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Campaign 2008

Lucia Graves

Power Shift Participants Denounce Obama's Environmental Inaction | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of young activists gathered at a rally in front of the White House on Monday to demand that the president protect the Clean Ai...

Lucia Graves

Change They Can't Believe In: Youth Environmental Movement Frustrated With Obama | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ten thousand former Obama voters -- many of whom worked on his 2008 campaign -- will descend on Washington on Friday for a three-day cli...

The Health Reform Fiasco Is an 'Old' Media Triumph -- and a Red Flag for Democrats

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Daou

The health reform showdown is powerful evidence that the much-touted online advantage of the Left is certainly questionable when it comes to major political confrontations.

Five Reasons the Health Care Battle Is NOT the Presidential Campaign

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Daou

Weeks ago, I cautioned that the White House was in perpetual campaign mode. Therein lies the problem. The August health care battle isn't the presidential campaign.

Jason Linkins

Steve Schmidt, McCain Campaign Manager: 'When Lehman Collapsed...The Campaign Was Finished' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ben Smith reports on a joint appearance by opposing campaign gurus Steve Schmidt and David Plouffe, who gave the students of the University of Delawar...

Pew Survey Charts Amazing Surge in Role of the Internet in Campaign 2008

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Some 55% of all adults said they went online for news and information about the election or to communicate with others about the race.

The Day I Learned Obama was not Mine Alone

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

Perhaps because we perceived Obama's victory as a long shot, we all somehow convinced ourselves that the involvement of each and every one of us was indispensable to the man's success.

Lightbulbs Aren't Enough

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The election's aftermath election continues, with lots of gossipy stuff about Governor Palin's wardrobe and how Rush Limbaugh hates John McCain and th...

The Speechless Speech

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

People in the crowd stood there in joyous tears, in shock. What was interesting was that there were invited guests, nearly 70,000 of them, but no VIP area. Jessie Jackson stood huddled in the crowd in tears. Oprah was out there, a citizen like you and me, in tears.

Obama Takes the Reins

Lynne Glasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lynne Glasner

Obama's victory ends the nightmare of the last eight years of the Bush Era, during which time the rule of law has taken a back seat to self-interest and aggrandizement of power.

Devotion, Suspicion and Excitement in Louisville

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

In the heavily African American area of well-kept middle class houses next to Shawnee Park, in Louisville, Kentucky, people across from the polls at ...

What Happens If Obama Wins Tonight?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Barack Obama has transformed American politics, and campaign finance. Now the question is, if he wins tonight, can he change government and live up to the expectations of millions of people?

The Undecideds: What's Their Problem?

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Wiener

The undecideds have been staring at the menu now for almost a year--why haven't they made up their minds? Here is how these voters break down, and how they are likely to act today.

Campaigners Have Heavy Presence at Philly Polls

James Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Sanders

Campaigners for both political parties are not lagging around with their vote, and they are making sure that you don't either with tables and chairs l...

"Toot" Passes Away Early, But Saw Plenty

Judy Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judy Muller

I felt sick when I saw the news bulletin about the death of Barack Obama's grandmother, the woman who raised him, who sacrificed so much to see him go so far.

Inspiration Comes to Ohio

Hilary Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hilary Lambert

This morning I saw Barack Obama speak on the steps of the Ohio statehouse. I finally understood something. I felt things I don't think I've ever felt.

I Have Reached Obama Overload

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pam Atherton

You know your family has crossed the line into Obama Overload when you start talking to your children about history and they don't walk out of the room.

American Voters Abroad: No Double Taxation Without Real Representation

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Expats have a high chance of not getting to fully participate in this election. One million absentee ballots were requested in the 2006 midterm election but only a third of those votes were counted.

My Son Is Why We Fight So Hard

Teresa McCoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Teresa McCoy

My son served in Falluja for 16 months. He lost his best friend on that battlefield, and the experience profoundly changed him. When they sent our son home, he was only a shell of his former self.

Baby Boomer Takes to the Road

Sue Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sue Bell

It is said by an African proverb, "it takes a village to raise a child." My village grew up with the Kennedy and Cuomo family tradition of dinner tab...

Oberlin Volunteer Canvasses Neighbor-to-Neighbor

Monica Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Monica Klein

The local middle school in Kathy Rednaur's old town used to call Child Abuse Services on her every few months. Eventually, she picked up and moved her...

Making It Official: I Endorse Barack Obama

Ron Reagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Reagan

I assumed most people already knew that I had supported Obama. Anyone who has spent five minutes listening to my program would have known that. But if it helped to make it official, I'm happy to make it so.

Starting an Obama Group Gives Supporter Confidence, Diverse Community

Stefanie Fontanez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stefanie Fontanez

It was shortly after watching Barack Obama speak for the first time that Megan Meagher turned to a friend and said "I have to do something. I've never...

Volunteer Invigorates Local Headquarters

Sheryl Z. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheryl Z. White

As a young child walking to school he would recite a rhyme that he learned from his grandmother - "Truman's in the White House eating bread and jelly....

Retired Social Worker Connects for Barack on the Phone

Andrew Sprung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Sprung

In July 2008, Roz Blau, was looking for the next major connection in her life. Recently retired after a 27-year career as a social worker, she had mov...