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Senator Barack Obama

So We Marched -- Now What?

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

Rumor has it that the same politicians who promised our community immigration reform in return for votes are now asking the community to hold off until the next election.

An All-American Obama Nation (VIDEO)

Hilary Beard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hilary Beard

The McCain/Palin campaign has engaged in an abominable campaign of painting Obama and his backers as "un-American." But Obama's supporters know that the candidate personifies the American dream.

Undecided No More

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

When he saw my Veterans for Obama button, an irate Vietnam-era veteran shouted at me. I realize that McCain's shoddy voting record for veterans and the troops is largely unknown.

By 2011...Funny If It Wasn't So Sad

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

The 110th Congress didn't bring the troops home. John McCain isn't interested in bringing the troops home. Barack Obama wants to redeploy the troops t...

Dowdy is at it Again

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Madeline Albright once was quoted saying, "There is special place in hell for women that don't support other women." So knock it off. Get off the Hillary bashing. Get on with the Barry O team building.

Telegraph: Obama To Pay Campaign Debt, Offer Cabinet Posts

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erin Medlicott

The U.K. Telegraph reports that Obama staffers are in discussions on when to pay off Clinton's campaign debt and are serious about offering her a place in the administration, perhaps as health secretary.

Help for Political Junkies

Carlotta Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carlotta Cooper

The long primary is not all bad. There is record voter turnout; tremendous numbers of new voters; large numbers of independents voting Democratic. These are all major pluses. Take a breath, people.

I Was A Clinton Volunteer

Tom Namako | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Namako

It's simple, grassroots, startup ideas that have poked holes in the Clinton 1990s-style carefully crafted mass-media-ready messages. Internet news. Facebook. Hordes of young community volunteers.

Making Lemonade From Lemons After Debate

Carlotta Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carlotta Cooper

Obama's politics of change is just a more subtle version of the same. He said the debate was all about "gotcha games" and "slash-and-burn politics." Then he said Clinton "looked in her element" on stage there.

They Were Undercover Campaign Volunteers

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Rosen

Two Philadelphia City Paper writers chose to go undercover to find out how the volunteer operations for Obama and Clinton actually worked. Ethical? Maybe. Revealing? Absolutely.

Why Younger Women Aren't Supporting Hillary

Carlotta Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carlotta Cooper

Many people have become sensitized -- even hypersensitized -- to issues of racism in this campaign, and words and attitudes are being examined and questioned. But sexism seems to go largely unnoticed or, if it is noticed, is dismissed as irrelevant.

Obama Risks Alienating Clinton Women and Blue-Collar Supporters

Carlotta Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carlotta Cooper

This doesn't go down very well with a lot of voters, especially with the working class and underpaid professional women who make up many of Senator Clinton's supporters -- women who may have been passed over for jobs in the past and who work for 80 cents of a man's dollar.

Hollywood Celebs Hedge Their Bets With Candidate Donations

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erin Medlicott

Hollywood loves a good Democratic presidential race. And just in time for some "light reading," the 1st Quarter 2008 Federal Elections Commission Dis...

Obama's Safety Concerns Supporters

NY Times | JEFF ZELENY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is a hushed worry on the minds of many supporters of Senator Barack Obama, echoing in conversations from state to state, rally to rally: Will he...

Obama, Clinton Speak At Black Churches

Bloomberg | Julianna Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama spoke Sunday at the church once pastored by Martin Luther King Jr., matching the soaring chords of the choir with an inspirational speech...

Obama Campaign Changes Its Story Over Controversial Donations

Washington Post | John Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign helped recommend several of the donations his political action committee made in recent months to...