Obama: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun”

ImageAt a fundraiser in Philadelphia where he was flanked by PA governor Ed Rendell, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter, and Sen. Bob Casey, Barack Obama said, "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I've seen Eagles fans."

In PA, Obama Calls McCain’s Gas Tax Holiday a Washington Stunt

Image At a town hall meeting in Wayne, PA today, Barack Obama took aim at John McCain's gas tax holiday proposal. "Well it is time for a President who will take on the big oil and gas companies so we can finally meet our energy challenge; a President who will help Americans pay their rising gas bills during these difficult economic times," Obama said.

Tim Russert Dies at Age 58

ImageA stunning loss not only for NBC News, but for the millions of weekly Meet the Press views around the nation and world. Very few details are available at this time only that Russert collapsed at the NBC News Studios in Washington D.C.

SOS: It’s Where the United States Needs the Most Help

ImageSince Barack Obama clinched the Democratic nomination two weeks ago, the national media has been working overtime speculating on Obama's possible number two. The Obama campaign even made a big deal out of announcing their VP selection committee.

Colin Powell Won’t Rule Out Supporting Obama

ImageAt a news conference before a speech in Vancouver, BC, Colin Powell said that he would not rule out supporting Barack Obama. He said that his support of John McCain is not a foregone conclusion. He also said that although he and Obama are both black, he won't be voting based on race.

McCain Campaign Lied About Town Hall Meeting

ImageRepublican presidential candidate John McCain held a town hall meeting in New York City that was carried live on Fox News tonight that was billed as town hall with Democrats and Independents. The problem is that this wasn't really true. The McCain campaign pre-screened the audience, and invited only supporters to attend.

Obama Reacts to Detainee Supreme Court Decision

ImageBarack Obama said of today's Supreme Court ruling that the detainees at GITMO have the right to challenge their detention in civilian court, "The Court's decision is a rejection of the Bush Administration's attempt to create a legal black hole at Guantanamo - yet another failed policy supported by John McCain."

Obama Attacks McCain’s Tax Cut Plan

ImageBarack Obama was in Kaukauna, Wisconsin today talking about tax cuts. Surprisingly Obama used much of his speech to talk about John McCain's tax cut plan which he described as a tax code that rewards wealth instead of work.

The Constitution Must Live!!

ImageEarlier this morning, the United States Supreme Court gave the Constitution, which had become much attacked under the Bush Administration, a boost of high octane gas (at $5.65 a gallon...ok, kidding).

Carville: Obama Should Pick Gore as VP

ImageWhile appearing on CNN's The Situation Room, James Carville, not only suggested, but made the case for Al Gore as Barack Obama's running mate. "If I were him, I would ask Al Gore to serve as his vice president, his energy czar, in his administration to reduce our consumption and reliance on foreign energy sources," Carville said.

Poll Update: Obama Leads McCain by 17 in Washington

ImageThe latest Survey USA state poll of Washington finds Barack Obama with a commanding lead over John McCain 56%-39%. Obama leads McCain among all age groups and races. He leads McCain 59%-36% among 18-34 year olds and 56%-40% with those 50-64 years old. Not surprisingly, McCain runs best with older voters. Among voters over age 65, Obama leads McCain 49%-46%.

5 Retired Military Leaders Who Could Be Obama’s VP

ImageIt is being reported that retired military leaders is one of the categories being looked at by the Obama campaign's vetting team, so with this in mind, I have compiled a list of five retired military leaders that Obama might consider.

Senate Republicans Block Profit Tax on Oil Companies

ImageBy a vote of 51-43 Senate Republicans were able to block a bill that would have rolled back $17 billion dollars in tax breaks and placed a windfall profits tax on the largest oil companies. The bill would have used the money from the tax to develop alternative energy.

McCain and the GOP Are Desperately Trying to Build an Obama Scandal

ImageThe McCain campaign is doing their best to turn the story about the leader of Obama's VP search committee, Jim Johnson receiving a mortgage loan from Countrywide into a major scandal. The Obama campaign called McCain's huffing and puffing, "an overblown story about what appear to be completely above-board transactions."

RNC Claims the Obama Camp is Stocked Full of Lobbyists

ImageThe Republican National Committee released a statement today that claimed because of Jim Johnson's loans from Countywide, the Obama campaign is full lobbyists and corporate insiders. "Barack Obama routinely rails against lobbyists and corporate insiders, yet his campaign is stocked with both."

Will Obama’s Running Mate Come from Virginia?

ImageVirginia has supplied more presidents to the U.S. than any other state. In 2008, could the state provide the running mate that propels Barack Obama to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? The Old Dominion has seen a shift in demographics that has it trending Democratic, and it features no less than three intriguing running mate possibilities.