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Barack Obama lead in Florida


Barack Obama

Poll: Barack Obama lead in Florida

A new Miami Herald poll indicates Barack Obama has taken a lead in Florida. The key factor: swing voters.

Obama has opened up a 49-42 percent lead over John McCain in Florida, according to a new Miami Herald poll showing the Democrat earns high marks on the economy and is drawing significant support from the swing voters who decide elections in the nation’s largest swing state.

Barack Obama widening lead in Florida

October 24, 2008 Posted by | US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

www.MyDebates.Org


MyDebates.Org

www.MyDebates.Org

MySpace.com – Presidential Debates live on MyDebates.org. Watch the final McCain-Obama Presidential Debates here

Watch the 2008 Presidential debates live and interact with the 2008 presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain.

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October 16, 2008 Posted by | US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

presidential debate october 15 2008


Presidential Debate

presidential debate october 15 2008

Presidential Debate 2008 election are now over, brought to a close by an at-times testy back and forth between Barack Obama and John McCain at Hofstra University in New York.

McCain did not score the knockout blow that many Republicans had hoped but he did land several solid body shots — the best of which was his repudiation of Obama’s contention that he represented four more years of President George W. Bush.

Obama, well aware of his lead in state and national polls, refused to be flustered by McCain and instead brought nearly every question he was asked back to the economy and the struggles of average middle class families. Obama wasn’t particularly dynamic, but he didn’t have to be.

Presidential Debate

October 16, 2008 Posted by | US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Congressman Lewis


Congressman Lewis

Congressman John Lewis

McCain took issue with a recent attack by Democratic Rep. John Lewis, an icon of the civil rights movement, who levied a harsh attack against McCain and Sarah Palin for not doing more to repudiate the negative statements some supporters have made at GOP rallies. McCain called the attack “unfair and totally inapproate” and rightly noted that he has personally repudiated attacks from Republicans against Obama.

Congressman Lewis

October 16, 2008 Posted by | US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Palin Abuse of Power


Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin Abuse of Power

An Alaska ethics inquiry found on Friday that U.S. Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin Abused her Power as the state’s governor, casting a cloud over John McCain’s controversial choice of running mate for the November 4 election.

At the same time, McCain shifted his strategy. After a week in which his campaign tried in vain to seize the momentum from Democrat Barack Obama with fierce personal attacks, he adopted a conciliatory tone, calling on supporters to respect the Illinois senator.

The Alaska inquiry centered on whether Palin’s dismissal of the state’s public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, was linked to her personal feud with a state trooper who was involved in a contentious divorce with the governor’s sister.

A report prepared for the state Legislative Council said Monegan’s refusal to fire the trooper was not the sole reason he was dismissed but was likely a contributing factor. The McCain-Palin campaign had said the commissioner was fired because of poor performance.

Palin Abuse of Power

October 11, 2008 Posted by | US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sarah Palin Defends Terrorist Comment

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin defended her claim that Barack Obama “pals around with terrorists,” saying the Democratic presidential nominee’s association with a 1960s radical is an issue that is “fair to talk about.”

Obama has denounced the radical views and actions of Bill Ayers, a founder of the violent Weather Underground group during the Vietnam era. On Sunday, Obama dismissed the criticism from the McCain campaign, leveled by Palin, as “smears” meant to distract voters from real problems such as the troubled economy.

Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, launched the attack Saturday and repeated it twice Sunday, signaling a new strategy by John McCain’s presidential campaign to go after Obama‘s character.

“The comments are about an association that has been known but hasn’t been talked about,” Palin said as she boarded her plane in Long Beach, Calif. “I think it’s fair to talk about where Barack Obama kicked off his political career, in the guy’s living room.”

Later, at an Omaha rally, Palin elaborated on her attack, claiming one of Obama‘s advisers had described Obama and Ayers as “friendly.”

“In fact, Obama held one of his first meetings hoping to kick off his political career in Bill Ayers’ living room,” she told the crowd, which had just raised $2.5 million for the Republican party’s McCain-Palin Victory 2008 fund.

At issue is Obama‘s association with Ayers. Both have served on the same Chicago charity and live near each other in Chicago. Ayers also held a meet-the-candidate event at his home for Obama when Obama first ran for office in the mid-1990s, the event cited by Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin Defends Terrorist Comment Against Obama

October 6, 2008 Posted by | US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Senate Vote On Bailout



Senate Passes Bailout Plan

The Senate strongly endorsed the $700 billion economic bailout plan Wednesday, leaving backers optimistic that the easy approval, coupled with an array of popular additions, would lead to House acceptance by Friday and end the legislative uncertainty that has rocked the markets.

In stark contrast to the House rejection of the plan on Monday, a bipartisan coalition of senators — including both presidential candidates — showed no hesitation in backing a proposal that had drawn public scorn, though the outpouring eased somewhat after a market plunge followed the House defeat. The Senate margin was 74 to 25 in favor of the White House initiative to buy troubled securities in an effort to avoid an economic catastrophe.

Only Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who is being treated for brain cancer, did not vote.

The presence in the Senate of both presidential candidates in the final weeks of the campaign gave weight to the moment. The political tension was clear as Senator Barack Obama walked to the Republican side of the aisle to greet John McCain, who offered a chilly look and a brief return handshake.

Mr. McCain did not make remarks on the legislation. Mr. Obama, in his speech, said the bailout plan was regrettable but necessary and he referred to the stock market drop after the House vote. “While that decline was devastating, the consequences of the credit crisis that caused it will be even worse if we do not act now,” he said.

Senate Vote On Bailout

October 2, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who Won the Debate Mccain Obama

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Who Won the Debate Mccain Obama

McCain, Obama fight for title of ‘most qualified’
In their first head-to-head debate Friday, Sen. John McCain criticized Sen. Barack Obama as a candidate who “doesn’t understand” the key issues the country faces, and Obama linked McCain to President Bush on several issues.

Who Won the Debate Mccain Obama

September 27, 2008 Posted by | US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Debate Results,Poll Results,Obama Mccain Debate Results



The Debate Scorecard, With Mixed Results

Here’s a summary of the smartest new political analysis on the Web:
by Gerald F. Seib and Sara Murray.

The initial reviews on the first presidential debate rolled in without a clear declaration of a winner.

The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder found “no memorable moments, fascinating body language, no major gaffes by either candidates, no major surprises. …a good debate for both men.” Ambinder writes that Sen. John McCain “did not filter himself, letting his frustration and contempt” for Sen. Barack Obama show through. Obama, in turn, “was a cool cat throughout–although I am reliably informed that GOP spinners are claiming the exact opposite. He seemed confident enough to stand up to McCain’s challenges and in a deferential way. He seemed at times to go out of his way to agree with McCain when agreement was warranted, which the McCain campaign will surely point out.”

Overall, “where McCain was shaky in the first half of the debate, he was on much firmer ground as he navigated Jim Lehrer’s broad foreign policy questions, particularly those questions which did not require McCain to defend his Iraq war. Obama agreed with McCain – and said so – almost as much as he disagreed. But he didn’t topple or stumble…Thresholds are artificial, but both candidates seemed to meet them – although Obama’s threshold was arguably higher. The press will probably conclude that McCain did not fundamentally change impressions tonight. And that Obama held his own.”

Obama Mccain Debate Results

September 27, 2008 Posted by | Politics, US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment