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Obama’s Lead in Delegates Shifts Focus of Campaign

Friday, February 15, 2008

Published: February 14, 2008

WASHINGTON — Senator Barack Obama emerged from Tuesday’s primaries leading Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton by more than 100 delegates, a small but significant advantage that Democrats said would be difficult for Mrs. Clinton to make up in the remaining contests in the presidential nomination battle...(Click here for the remainder of article).

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Black Leader, a Clinton Ally, Tilts to Obama


Published: February 15, 2008

MILWAUKEE — Representative John Lewis, an elder statesman from the civil rights era and one of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most prominent black supporters, said Thursday night that he planned to cast his vote as a superdelegate for Senator Barack Obama in hopes of preventing a fight at the Democratic convention...(Click here for remainder of article).

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Our oceans are turning into plastic...are we?


By Susan Casey, Photographs by Gregg Segal

A vast swath of the Pacific, twice the size of Texas, is full of a plastic stew that is entering the food chain. Scientists say these toxins are causing obesity, infertility...and worse.

Fate can take strange forms, and so perhaps it does not seem unusual that Captain Charles Moore found his life’s purpose in a nightmare. Unfortunately, he was awake at the time, and 800 miles north of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean...(Click here for the remainder of the article).

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Answer to Lanny Davis and Hillary Clinton Calling for Fixing the Nomination (Brent Budowsky)

Lanny is a brilliant and articulate voice of a past that Americans want ended and his argument, and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D-N.Y.), that the will of the people can be overturned by the arrogance of insiders, is wrong, and will lose.

It is revealing that Lanny quotes the history of the past, not even the 1990s, but the 1980s. He quotes the dead hand of a past that is abhorrent to the enormous majority of Americans who want business as usual in politics ended, and want the future to begin, now.

In Lanny’s world, and Sen. Clinton’s world, the primaries mean nothing. The caucuses mean nothing. The surge of voters in record and historic numbers mean nothing.

The American people, except for party insiders, mean nothing. Democracy means nothing...(Click here for remainder of post).

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House finds Bolten, Miers in contempt of Congress

By Alexander Bolton and Klaus Marre
Posted: 02/14/08 02:21 PM [ET]

The House voted Thursday to hold White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before a panel investigating the firing of several United States attorneys.

Ahead of the vote, Republicans had walked out in an effort to show that they want to work on a permanent update to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) rather than be part of a “partisan fishing expedition,” as House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) put it.

The contempt vote raises the stakes between the White House and Congress in the battle over the fired U.S. attorneys and could set up a constitutional showdown between the legislative and executive branches...(Click here for the remainder of the article).

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Wexler calls for Contempt on the House Floor

Way to go Congressman Wexler! Visit www.wexlerwantshearings.com.

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