As expected the Senate passed the FISA bill today complete with full immunity for the telecoms who participated in President Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program. The bill passed by a vote of 69-28.
In the last week, the buzz has been growing that Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) is soaring up the shortlist of potential running mates for Barack Obama. Since Obama campaign manager David Plouffe has already suggested that geography, or a running mate’s ability to deliver their home state, will not be a major consideration in selecting a running mate.
At a town hall meeting in Georgia today Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama denied changing his positions on issues like Iraq, guns, and the death penalty to appeal to the political middle.
The Christian Defense Coalition has announced a new campaign to “educate” American voters about what the group calls Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s “radical and extremist abortion positions.”
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama continues to try to distance himself from his primary campaign proposal of having all troops out of Iraq in 16 months. In an interview with the Military Times Obama was asked the timing and strategy involved in withdrawing the troops from Iraq.
In a statement from his office today, Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) announced that he has notified the Barack Obama campaign that he intends to remain in the Senate, and he does not want to be considered as a running mate for Obama.
He fought against what he thought was an unjust law, campaigning for what he, and many, sees as a women’s rights issue.
To his supporters he is a champion of freedom and a symbol of triumph.
To his detractors he is nothing but a murderer.
Barack Obama spoke via satellite to the National Education Association today, and called John McCain someone who “has a pretty slim record on education.” Obama said that when his opponent has taken a stand on education, it has been the wrong one.
In a sign of just how poisonous President Bush has become to his fellow Republican’s election hopes, the sitting President will speak on the opening night of the Republican convention, and there will not be a joint media appearance with John McCain.
The Obama campaign quickly put together another press conference after the negative reaction to the idea that Obama might refine his Iraq policy made the rounds. “Let me be as clear as I can be. I intend to end this war.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama released a statement reacting to new Labor Department statistics that revealed that another 62,000 people lost their jobs in June, “As we head into the 4th of July weekend, today’s report that our economy has lost another 62,000 jobs is a stark reminder that far too many Americans will spend this holiday out of work
Talking Points Memo is reporting this evening that the McCain campaign is gearing up to air ads in the four major media markets in the state of Virginia. Is this a sign that the McCain camp is worried that this long time red state is ready to turn blue?
As part of his national service agenda which he revealed in speech given in Colorado Springs, CO, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama called for increasing the military by 65,000 soldiers and 27,000 Marines. “In this young century, our military has answered when called, even as that call has come too often.
A new poll of the state of Connecticut released today by Quinnipiac University shows Barack Obama leading John McCain, 56%-35%. This poll is in line with a growing state by state trend towards double digit leads for Barack Obama.
Gen. Wesley Clark released a statement today that sought to clarify that he wasn’t referring to McCain’s service as a P.O.W, but how Vietnam doesn’t equate to executive experience. “There are many important issues in this Presidential election; clearly one of the most important issues is national security and keeping the American people safe.