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|The GOP: Sore Losers - Need a Time-Out (Nobel Peace Prize Reaction)
This morning, the President of the United States of America was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Regardless of political affiliation or differences, this is an honor for which every American citizen ...
|AZ Sheriff Loses 287g ICE Immigration-Enforcement Authority: Critical Moment for Immigration Reform
I usually lurk and read (occasionally comment). But we are at a seminal moment in immigration reform, and I didn't see any diaries here about today's important development on 287g. 287g is the ...
|ASU Says Obama Too Inexperienced for Honorary Degree
By now you may have heard that ASU is not planning to confer an honorary degree on President Obama when he gives the commencement speech there in June. A few local media outlets have written about ...
|Arizonans: URGENT Action Needed, "Why are you cutting lives?"
The quote in the title, "Why are you cutting lives?" are the words of a disabled man who spoke last night at the budget hearing about proposed budget cuts that would affect him directly. The ...
|Help These Kids Help Jim Martin
While Americans are trampling each other in stores across the country thanks to the greed permeating our society, some noble college kids have forgone Thanksgiving with their families and forgone ...
|John McCain Losing It in Arizona?
Although John McCain was ahead in his home state by 14 points at the end of September, a spate of new polls reveals a substantial shift, putting Democratic nominee Barack Obama well within ...
|McCain-Palin & the Lucificer effect: PsyOps against Obama
At this point, most reasonable people understand that John McCain and Sarah Palin have engaged in rhetoric that has incited hate and fear. I do not have my PhD, but I am a research assistant in a ...
|AZ-GOP Wants Robo Calls Stopped -- To Save Themselves Money
On Thursday, the day after the final presidential debate, the national Republican National Committee (RNC) launched one of the most wide-...
|McCain: Smug, Angry, Inept, and Gauche
Throughout the debate, two questions kept going through my mind: (1) Why does McCain keep making that smug smiley face? You know the one. That superior, disdainful smirk that ...
|Sign Thieves Caught Red-Handed Stealing Obama Signs
Although this may be one of the most emotional and hotly contested presidential elections in decades, the theft and vandalism of political signs are nothing new. Every election season, candidate ...
|"Yes to Hate on 102"
Prop 102, if passed, would define marriage as "between one man and one woman." I know vandalism is bad, but I really do like the extra description someone added to these signs:
|WWII Vet Given Non-Apology Apology for Politicizing His Photo
Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) recently released a television advertisement in which he used a (possibly ...
|Biden Schedule Cancelled: Family Illness (Bayh & Hillary stepping in)
Biden's spokesperson, David Wade: The campaign has cancelled Sen. Biden's schedule today and tomorrow because of a serious illness in Jill Biden's family. Hospice has advised the Bidens ...
|Channel 73 on Dish Network Is Now the Obama Channel (w/Pics)
That's right. The Obama campaign has made possibly the most unusual media buy of any presidential campaign. They have bought an entire channel on the Dish satellite network. More after the jump..
|The Big Bailout: Where We Are & How We Got Here
Although it might be oversimplified in some areas (and a little long), I think, though, that I succeeded in making both the history and the current bill easy to understand. It is incumbent on ...
|In McCain's AZ: Debate a Fundamental Disaster for McCain
Even here in McCain's hometown, Obama was the clear winner of the debate. I attended a debate watching party at a restaurant in McCain's home town. Democrats for America (DFA) had a private banquet ...
|Don't Take November Win For Granted
Amid the frustrations over the economic crisis, government-sanctioned torture, illegal domestic spying programs, illegal partisan firings of U.S. Attorneys, blatant lies by the McCain campaign, and ...
|Help Needed: 1 of Obama's Top 10 Must Win Counties
Talked to a young man who worked for the Obama campaign here in Arizona during the primaries earlier today. He's the Northwest Deputy Regional Field Director in Missouri, and he was emailing and ...
|Are you going to a platform meeting? Take this with you!
It is going to take a lot of hard work to restore all of our constitutional rights and roll back the abuses of power of the Bush administration over the last eight years. Attending the Obama ...
|Skelly (TX-7) Launches 1st TV Ad
Last week wind energy executive Michael Skelly (D, TX-7) announced that he has $1 million cash on hand and was ready ...
|"Long Shot" Candidate Has $1 Million Cash on Hand
Lots of people thought that Michael Skelly (D) would be a long shot against incumbent John Culberson (R) for the 7th Congressional district of Texas. He started with little name recognition but ...
|FISA - It's NOT Over
First of all, we are asking everyone to contact their Senators and hold them accountable if they voted for yesterday's FISA bill (or thank them if they voted against it). We've put up an online tool ...
|Lay off Obama, Don't take November for granted
I've been reading with dismay the messages on the newest, fastest-growing MyBO group, SenatorObama-PleaseVoteAgainstFISA. Many (not all) of those people are really taking things too far. They are ...
|Obama Grassroots Taking Over McCainland
Here's to making McCain spend money and spread his resources thin trying to protect his "safe" states... Last week the McCain ...
|McCain Acknowledges That He Could Lose in Arizona: Calls It a Swing State
The McCain campaign's election strategy briefing , published on his website this morning, reveals that the campaign has accepted a remarkable ...
|Almost Blue: The Obama-Dean Western Campaign: Congressional Edition
With the primaries behind us, attention is quickly turning to the possibility of a map-changing election in November. The long, intense primary created a formidable Democratic machine. Notably, the ...
|Clinton's speech was a Rorschach test
In observing the myriad articles, blogs, interviews, and commentaries on Clinton's concession-endorsement speech yesterday, it strikes me that she could have stood on her head while pledging her ...
|Meanwhile, in McCainland... A Whole Lot of Nothing
I live here, in John McCain's roundhouse, in the Maverick's back yard, the home state of the Republican Party's presumptive nominee. I signed up at the McCain's website a month or so ago to see how ...
|Today, I Cried (Local Video)
NOTE: I tried to post this earlier today but the video did not work correctly. Now it's been uploaded to YouTube, so I'm re-posting. Also cross-posted ...
|Smithsonian: Obama Making History and Marking Time||dawnt||06/02/2008||5||6||1||10|
|#4 Live-Blogging from Inside The RBC Room
UPDATE: PLEASE RECOMMEND THE MOTHERSHIP DIARY , IT IS FALLING OFF REC LIST! UPDATE II:
|Clinton: Taking It to the Convention for FL-MI
Cross-posted at MyDD . The rumors of the demise of Clinton's Florida-Michigan demands for 100% seating have been greatly ...
|Michelle Obama in Phoenix: "Fear Is a Useless Emotion"
Cross-posted at HuffingtonPost . Tuesday, George Bush and Michelle Obama each traversed McCain's ...
|Obama Has Begun the VP Search and Vetting Process
According to several articles this morning, Obama has begun the process of shortlisting and vetting VP candidates. According to Democratic officials, James Johnson, who vetted VP candidates for ...
|Why John Edwards' Timing is Perfect
Cross-posted at Huffington Post . A lot is being said right now to the effect of, "What took him ...
|What Joe Trippi Wishes He Told Edwards
I just read an article written by Joe Trippi in Campaigns and Elections Magazine about what ...
|Is West Virginia Welcome in Your Democratic Party?
It will take more than hope for West Virginia. It will take hard work and understanding. It will take city liberals getting off of their high horses and coming down to our level -- the level of ...
|Mythbusting: Your Obama Donations Will NOT Pay Clinton Debt!
An awful lot of people are saying that they will not give any more money to Obama until they get clarification or confirmation from him saying that their hard earned dollars will not be given to ...
|Obama Camp May Approve Michigan Delegate Deal
Yesterday (Wednesday), the Michigan Democratic Party Executive Committee voted to propose a compromise to the DNC rules committee for seating Michigan delegates (the rules committee ...
|Our Tent is Not as Big as We Pretend It Is
Cross-posted at MyDD . Now that the pundits have called the nomination for Obama and some Clinton supporters are calling for ...
|Fuzzy Phonebanking: DNC Caller Stumping for Clinton?
I had a phone call last night from Telefund. The caller said she was calling on behalf of ...
|Obama's Website Hacked - Links Redirected! & Laptops stolen from campaign office! (UPDATED w/video)
UPDATE II: I think they have fixed it. The links are working / not working intermittently are working. Also, watch the video if you had trouble finding the redirects. I ...
|Michelle Obama's College Roommate Wanted All-White Dorm
There has been much ado about Michelle Obama's college thesis in which she described feeling like an outsider at Princeton -- a ...
|Clinton Is Losing Support Among Women in the Polls
One of Pennsylvania's dailies has released an article tonight that provides evidence that Clinton is losing support among women , ...
|For the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country
I admit it. I don't get it. I don't understand. I grew up in a military family, and I was taught, maybe even indoctrinated, that Americans don't torture. We shouldn't torture. We won't torture. ...
|Double-Dealing Delegates? Obama Scrubs California Delegate List to Prevent Poaching (UPDATE IV)
Update IV: All prospective delegates have been reinstated. Obama is taking Clinton at her word that pledged delegates are in play and taking strong measures to ensure pledged delegates are ...
|The State of Clinton Campaign Finances: A Comprehensive Review
As we all know, the Clinton campaign has had some financial difficulties. I did some reading today to get a better overall picture of the Clinton finances, and I am sharing my findings in this diary.
|Mark Penn NOT REALLY Stepping Down: Smoke & Mirrors
Rumors of Mark Penn's demise have been greatly exaggerated. I am writing this diary to try to set the record straight. Mark Penn did not resign. Mark Penn was not fired. In fact, this is just ...
|Clinton Foundation: Transparency Can Be Sold: UPDATED
Well, as you all know, the tax returns are out, and reporters, bloggers, and activists are pouring over them. The New York Times noticed something interesting: claimed deductions for $10.
|General to HRC's Vet Supporters: Her Dishonor Is Your Dishonor (UPDATED)
Major General (Retired) Walter L. Stewart, Jr. has written an open letter to Hillary Clinton in which ...
|Is America Turning Left? (Not a Candidate Diary)
A lot of people have been theorizing lately that America is turning blue, steering left, becoming more liberal. There's a lot of talk about Obama being the most liberal presidential candidate yet ...
|Bloomberg Introducing Obama at Tomorrow's Speech on the Economy
Tomorrow in Manhattan, Obama will be giving a speech on the economy, and Bloomberg will be introducing him. The Obama campaign says it is not an endorsement but that Bloomberg will ...
|"Bring Us Some Hope" from Erie, Pennsylvania
I've been making regular donations to the Obama campaign for the last couple of months. I've always left the "story" field blank. But tonight I was feeling a little more impassioned. I was thinking ...
|Postcards to Pennsylvania Voters Project
Bloggers like to write, so this should be a project you can all sink your teeth into -- and it's a quick, easy way to provide the Obama campaign with some real, on the ground assistance in ...
|Chatting with the guy from Illinois with the funny name
Way back in 2004, I was working for a union. Part of my job was to create and manage a handful of websites. One of the websites was an online election center where we graded the policy positions of ...
|Extorting the DNC.
The Hillary campaign has now resorted to rounding up high dollar donors and cajoling them to participate in a truly shameless strategy. HRC donors ...
|Bring back hope.
What Geraldine Ferrero is doing is most certainly a calculated attempt to draw attention to Barack Obama's race and to marginalize him as "the black candidate" in Pennsylvania, a state where even ...
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