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Most International Bloggers Think Obama Won on Temperament

Amira Al Hussaini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amira Al Hussaini

One blogger wrote: "Obama was unbelievably calm, collected and straight to the point. In fact he went out of his way to be nice while McCain was constantly attacking and putting on that fake, scary smile. Damn, that smile is scary."

Obama Boy Band Boybama In "Battleground For Your Heart" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A message for all the swing voters out there, courtesy of Boybama: ...

McCain's Tax Plans Also Redistribute Wealth

Edward Rotchford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Edward Rotchford

McCain could have been a real "maverick" and told his party that he opposes the Bush Tax Cuts just like he originally did. But no. That's because McCain is not a true leader when it comes to the economic crisis this country faces.

McCain State Chair: Robocalls "A Waste Of Money"

Union Leader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New Hampshire is among the swing states where automated calls are being played by John McCain's campaign and the Republican National Committee that tr...

Accidential Pregnancies Not To Be Taken Lightly

Barbara Dehn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Dehn

As a practicing women's health nurse practitioner, I've worked for over 20 years to try and prevent accidental pregnancies because I've seen first hand the effects that this has on women. An accidental pregnancy may be a source of joy for some women, and a crisis for others.

Health Of The Mother Not Negotiable

Ioana Uricaru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ioana Uricaru

I lived in a country where abortion was illegal. On top of killing close to a million women during a 25-year span, that law intruded on the intimacy of couples and families. I have male friends who had to provoke unsafe abortions on their wives, risking their life and freedom.

Many US Corporations Not Paying Taxes At All

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Devin

John McCain's official website would make it seem as if corporate taxes are somehow crippling American business. But two-thirds of the corporations doing business in the U.S. paid no taxes from 1998-2005, while collectively reporting $2.5 trillion dollars in sales.

Election Consuming The Lives Of Everyone I Know

Joanna Lamb Looby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joanna Lamb Looby

My formerly apolitical husband has a crush on Rachel Maddow (I know, who doesn't?), has taken to watching hours of political shows, and now that the Red Sox are in the playoffs, his TV to-do list is getting out of control.

Special Judge Appointed In Early Voting Case

CBS 2 | Pamela Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The battle over early voting locations in Northwest Indiana continues. The state's Supreme Court issued an order today appointing a "special judge" i...

Dear Joe, You Can Afford $1500

Martha Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Martha Miller

Joe, if you are making $250,000, you can afford $1500. That amount of tax doesn't cost a job, reduce capital investment (except maybe for the third wide screen TV), or cause a plumber to not expand with another truck.

If You Love Jesus, Vote For Obama

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

If McCain wins this election, the Religious Right and Sarah Palin will take the credit. The Religious Right's hold on the Republican Party will be even stronger, and the party will be pulled deeper into an extremism that serves only a small minority of Americans.

Chicago Crowd Watches Their Representative With Pride

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Eleuterio

After watching three debates (two prez, one vp) in northwest Indiana, I persuaded my sweetheart to return to my longtime adopted home of Chicago last ...

McCain's Debate Air Quotes Badly "Misfired"

Judy Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judy Muller

When it comes to dismissive finger gestures, there is nothing quite like the two-handed "air quote." For pure sarcastic appeal, it beats the much more obvious middle finger every time. But beware what words you put inside those little air quotes.

Obama Has The Intelligence, Dedication And Dignity Of Jackie Robinson

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marlene H. Phillips

My father said Jackie Robinson wasn't just a great ballplayer, he called him simply A Great Man. I watch Barack Obama handle this campaign and I'm struck by more than just his talent and intelligence and dedication to doing right. I'm struck with his dignity in the face of insult.

Sam Stein

Wave Of McCain Robocalls Reported, Some May Violate State Law | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain-Palin campaign and the Republican National Committee launched a massive robocall campaign on Thursday designed to alarm voters about Barack...

Parents' Racism And Bigotry Rubbing Off On Children This Election

Auburn McCanta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Auburn McCanta

How did our "village" go so wrong that a seven-year old girl would think a respected American senator and presidential candidate is the equivalent of the Bogey Man under the bed? Where did she get the notion that people of the Muslim faith are to be feared rather than embraced?

Sam Stein

GOP, McCain Appear To Dominate Robocall War | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While Barack Obama may be drowning out his opposition on the airwaves, spending copious amounts of cash on television advertisements in key markets, e...

Nevada Student Voters May Swing the State and the Nation

Daniel Riggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Riggs

RENO, Nev. -- In 2004, the University of Nevada went red--and so did the state. This time, UNR will likely go blue--and with it, perhaps, the nation....

We Should Embrace Obama's Middle Name

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Devin

When are we -- as progressives and liberals -- going to stop pandering to the obvious racism of others and stand up in defense of our candidate's full name? When are we going to be able to say Barack Obama's full name with pride, and not with trepidation?

McCain Wrong, Real Estate Prices Must Devalue

Vanessa Edwards Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vanessa Edwards Foster

Either American living standards must continue eroding at a shocking pace, or the costs of these living standards must come down accordingly in order to give American workers a chance to compete for jobs.

Obsessive Compulsive Election Disorder Takes Its Toll

Barbara Dehn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Dehn

In this particular psychological response to variables, the person is unable or unwilling to tear themselves away from media coverage of the upcoming election. Ordinary people with no previous history of repetitive behaviors are suddenly checking polling websites every 1/2 hour.

Dems Battle With Yard Signs And Gain Ground In Southwest Virginia

Adrienne Birecree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adrienne Birecree

For the first time in over 40 years, the state of Virginia may help put a Democrat in the White House. More important, the Democrat who will reside th...

Rachel Weiner

Final Debate: McCain's Deer In The Headlights Moment (VIDEO) | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCain mentioned "Joe the Plumber" almost constantly throughout the final debate -- even tying him into an attack on Obama's health care plan. But the...

In Iraq And At Home, We Are A Nation At War

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Farris

Our nation has been conditioned to become a firing squad of hate, absolving ourselves of our crimes overseas by conformity here at home. John McCain and his spotter Sarah Palin have set their sights on the bullseye, Barack Obama, and are blatantly firing-at-will.

Polls: Obama Surging In Four Battleground States

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Quinnipiac finds that Barack Obama now polls ahead of John McCain, and over 50 percent, in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In three of th...