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Entries by Rachel Weiner from 07/2008

Obama Vows To Expand Bush's Faith-Based Programs

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

** UPDATE BELOW: OBAMA CAMPAIGN REJECTS AP REPORT ** CHICAGO — Reaching out to evangelical voters, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Oba...

Poll: Canadians Prefer Obama To Their Own Leaders

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

A new poll suggests Canadians would prefer to vote for Barack Obama rather cast a ballot for their own political leaders, while 45 per cent of America...

Stephen Baldwin On Fox News: If Obama Wins, I'll Leave The Country

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

"What is freaky to me is the media and Hollywood is so convinced that Middle America and mainstream America cares what it thinks," the actor tells Lau...

WaPo Reporter Apologizes For Calling Obama "Much More White Than Black"

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

In an online chat last week, Washington Post reporter Jonathan Weisman said of Obama: He really did not become immersed in black American culture u...

McCain Confuses Somalia And Sudan

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

John McCain misspoke and confused his African countries while talking to reporters on the Straight Talk Express today. This time, he was bailed out no...

Poll: Joe Lieberman Sinking At Home As He Campaigns For McCain

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

According to a new Quinnipiac poll, as Joe Lieberman campaigns for McCain his approval rating at home is sinking: Sen. Joseph Lieberman gets a 45 - ...

"Whistling Past Dixie" Author: Obama Will Lose The South

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

THE interim between the primaries and the parties' nominating conventions is, according to ancient writ, a fertile period for presidential campaigns t...

Obama's Sister Becomes Asian-American Surrogate

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — The throng of Asian-American donors drew closer, drinks in hand, to hear Barack Obama's sister describe the wide arc of his life...

Why Caroline Kennedy Needs Obama

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

If Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg is crazy for Barack Obama, the guy must really be something special, right? This, clearly, is the line of thinking Te...

Abu Ghraib Inmates Sue Contractors, Claiming Torture

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Three Iraqis and a Jordanian filed federal lawsuits Monday alleging they were tortured by U.S. defense contractors while detai...

Black Politicians Face Voters' Ire For Supporting Clinton

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

Brooklyn's 10th Congressional District, home to more African-Americans than any other in New York, gave Senator Barack Obama his highest margin of vic...

McCain Taking Donations From Swift Boaters

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

Republican John McCain, who four years ago condemned independent ads challenging Democrat John Kerry's military record, has accepted nearly $70,000 fo...

Obama On Sebelius For VP: "I Love Kathleen"

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

Yesterday, Obama gave the Kansas governor high praise on a Missouri Fox affiliate, going so far as to hint that she could be his vice presidential nom...

Webb: McCain Should "Calm Down" on Military Service

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

On MSNBC's "Countdown" to talk about his G.I. Bill, Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) got into the debate over Wesley Clark's comment on John McCain's military s...

CIA Vet: Next President May Have To Scrap Agency

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

Over the last several months, there has been a gradual, but unrelenting, outing of the highest level U.S. government involvement in the sordid busines...

Dem Rep. Sends Out Mailer Featuring Soviet Soldier

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

TPM's Election Central points out an embarrassing campaign slip-up: The Congressional office of Florida Democrat Tim Mahoney, a freshman who faces a...

Kos Upset With Obama, Withholds Contribution

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

So many of you are upset that I pulled back my credit card last night, making a last minute decision to hold back on a $2,300 contribution to Obama. L...

McCain Uses Bush Picture In Fundraising Pitch

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

Via The Politico, McCain isn't shying away from Bush in his fundraising pitches. McCain has said he agrees with Bush on the "transcendent issues." B...

Ex-Aide: FBI Investigating Rep. Conyers' Wife

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

An adviser to Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers said FBI agents asked him in early June to cooperate with their investigation into possible Cit...

Powell Met With McCain And Obama

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama and retired Gen. Colin Powell met privately two weeks ago in Powell's personal office in Alexandria. Peggy Cifrino, Powell's spokes...

Obamaniacs: Tearful Mother & Daughter Overwhelmed Meeting Obama

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

Obama has taken some heat for his patriotism speech in Independence, Missouri -- but not from local supporters, including a mother and daughter who we...

Rush Limbaugh: McCain "The Team You Hate Less"

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

A rofile of radio titan Rush Limbaugh and his role in GOP politics fronts Sunday's New York Times Magazine. On McCain, he says: "If your team isn't i...

Obama: Don't Call Wes Clark A Swiftboater

Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

At a media availability in Ohio today, Obama says that the part of his patriotism speech read as a response to Clark was written months ago, and that ...

Rudy: I'm Still The Best, But McCain Is Number 2

Posted 07.02.2008 | Politics

Rudy Giuliani set out Tuesday to defend John McCain's readiness to be President, but ended up saying the presumptive GOP nominee is second-best - to h...

Poll: Public Mixed On Michelle, Doesn't Know Cindy

Posted 07.02.2008 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The public hasn't taken to Michelle Obama yet, especially whites. And it's got a question about Cindy McCain: Who is she? People a...