Since neither Democratic presidential candidate will win enough delegates to secure the party's nomination, party leaders like DNC chair Howard Dean and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are turning are turning up the heat on the 300 or so undecided super delegates to make up their minds well before the Democratic convention in late August.
This week the Senate will move to reconsider the Foreclosure Prevention Act, which is a bill that would allow families who are facing foreclosure, due to increases in their adjustable rate mortgages, to stay in their homes. Today Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) held a press conference to discuss the bill.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a statement today criticizing Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama for distorting John McCain's position on Iraq as wanting to stay there for 100 years. They claim that, "Obama is adopting the same old school political tactics he claims he opposes by distorting Sen. McCain's remarks for political advantage."
In this week's issue of Newsweek, Republican Presidential candidate John McCain tried to reassure voters about his position on a potential war with Iran. Michael Hirsh interviewed McCain and asked him if his Los Angeles speech last week was designed to quiet some voters' fears that he wants to lead the nation to war against Iran.
John Edwards gave his first public speech today since withdrawing from the Democratic race a couple of months ago. He had lots of nice things to say about both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, but dropped no hints about when or if his personal endorsement was coming. "I have a very high opinion of both of them.
Recently elected Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) gave this week's Democratic Radio address. Foster's topic was the Democrats economic plan, and its priority on helping middle class families. "My constituents are worried about the economy, and with good reason. They can barely afford groceries or a trip to the gas station.
Barack Obama picked up a critical endorsement in Pennsylvania today, when Sen. Bob Casey Jr. decided to announce his endorsement of him at a rally in Pittsburgh. "I believe in my heart that there is one person whose uniquely qualified to lead us in that new direction and that is Barack Obama," Casey said.
Well, we are now down to three. Three candidates who have a chance at being President come this November. One Republican and two Democrats. History will be made regardless of who wins. We will see the first black President, the first female to be elected to the Oval Office or the oldest Commander-in-Chief.
On the same day that the State Department instructed all its employees not to leave reinforced structures, due to increased rocket attacks in the Green Zone, President Bush gave a speech in Dayton, OH where he continued to paint a rosy picture of the situation in Iraq, and said the critics of the war refuse to acknowledge the progress that has been made.