John McCain was on CNN’s The Situation Room, and he had a really good idea. If Bin Laden is captured alive, he should be given a tribunal trial like Nuremburg was for the Nazis. The only problem is that McCain supports Bush’s ignore him and hope he goes away policy when it comes to looking for Bin Laden.
Today, John McCain gave a speech where he tried to paint Barack Obama as opposed to funding for the troops. In response the Obama campaign released a list of McCain’s votes against funding for the troops. Let’s take a look at some of those votes.
Today in Berlin Barack Obama put a 21st Century vision to the theme of walls that must be torn down, “The fall of the Berlin Wall brought new hope. But that very closeness has given rise to new dangers – dangers that cannot be contained within the borders of a country or by the distance of an ocean.
Within the data about new jobless claims released this morning by the Labor Department, there is a disturbing trend for the McCain campaign. Five of the top ten states with the highest amount of new jobless claims are swing states being targeted by Barack Obama.
Either John McCain does not understand the laws of supply and demand, or he tried to pull the wool over our eyes in Wilkes-Barre, PA today when he claimed that by lifting the executive ban on offshore drilling, President Bush changed the psychology of the oil market.
During a press availability in Sderot, Israel this morning Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, reiterated his strong support for Israel, “I bring to Sderot an unshakable commitment to Israel’s security. The state of Israel faces determined enemies who seek its destruction. But it also has a friend and ally in the United States that will always stand by the people of Israel.”
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Oil man T. Boone Pickens testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee today that the energy crisis is a national security threat and an emergency that needs to be dealt with immediately.
In a statement to the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown laid the groundwork for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq in 2009. This is another domino to fall in the endgame for the Iraq war.
Of all the potential running mates mentioned for Obama, John Edwards is the most well known. Despite his notoriety, this edition of Pros and Cons will look at the prospects for an Obama/Edwards ticket.
So Phil Gramm finally fell on the sword and resigned from the McCain campaign after calling America a nation of whiners, but his reason for resigning is so delusional that even Rush Limbaugh on a two week bender couldn’t comprehend it.
The report today that Barack Obama won’t give a speech at the Brandenburg Gate next week in Germany, and instead will speak at Berlin’s Victory Column lends credibility to the speculation last week that the Bush administration was pressuring German Chancellor Angela Merkel to block the speech at the Gate.
It seems like in every election since 2000 Evan Bayh’s name has been floated as a potential running mate for the Democratic nominee. In the last few days, his name has surfaced again, so in this edition of Pros and Cons, we will take a look at Sen. Bayh (D-IN) as a potential running mate for Obama.