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D.C. Churches Compete To Attract The Obamas

Washington Post | Jacqueline L. Salmon and Michelle Boorstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There have been letters, discreet inquiries and bold appeals. Some are using their connections; others are just seeking a foot in the door. It's part...

Sam Stein

Reverend Wright's Church Bulletins: On Philanthropy, Race, And Life In The Spotlight

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, Sen. Barack Obama distanced himself from his controversial former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, saying in part that he no longer recognize...

Virginia Masses Turn Out For Obama; Concerned With Campaign Strategy

Emily Pease | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emily Pease

It doesn't bother her that the campaign might turn ugly. "This is the Armageddon of politics," she said. "It's going to be war. I want to tell Barack, 'Don't fear it, accept it.'"

Democrats Were Never Anti-Religious

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

The right wing evangelical agenda was never a quest for freedom; it was a quest to deny it to others. This year might see significant political, and yes, spiritual growth among the evangelical voting population

Obama's "Cultural Issues" At Play in Chicago

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

Supporters of Fr. Pflegler believe street-level advocates bring about the change Obama speaks so eloquently about. To turn away from that in the face of shoddy criticism seems to second guess their work.

If Wright Were White

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

In this election cycle, there was always going to be a Jeremiah Wright. In America, there are different standards. Black people are more quickly judged intemperate and arrogant and angry.

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

People like Rev. Jeremiah Wright don't speak for all blacks. We are not in lock step, no matter how much we all might like rap music.

Obama's Church Accuses Media Of Character Assassination

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Chicago church attended by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) issued a statement Sunday contending that coverage of his pastor's inflammatory statements a...

Jeremiah Wright, Obama's Pastor, Prompts Candidate To Address Comments

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The appearance of video by Jeremiah Wright, pastor to Barack Obama, has caused a recent frenzy as both Democratic candidate struggle with the issue of...

Thomas B. Edsall

Pastor's Remarks Spark Debate About Obama Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The emergence of controversial video-taped sermons by Barack Obama's longtime Chicago pastor, Jeremiah Wright, has produced an explosion of commentary...

Sam Stein

Obama Was In Chicago The Morning Of Controversial Sermon

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A bit of campaign controversy broke out Monday morning, after Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign and members of the media pointed to a serious ...

Obama Pastor's Sermons May Violate Tax Laws

Wall Street Journal | Suzanne Sataline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Christmas morning, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. compared presidential candidate Barack Obama's impoverished childhood to Jesus Christ's. "Barack knows ...