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Monday, March 03, 2008

Barack Obama on National Security


Barack Obama in Providence, RI


Barack Obama: Keeping America's Promise

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Barack on Senator Clinton's "3:00 AM" TV Ad

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We Are The Ones Song by will.i.am - Obama

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On Signature Issues, McCain Has Shown Some Inconsistencies in the Senate

By ELISABETH BUMILLER

Published: March 3, 2008

WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain likes to present himself as the candidate of the “Straight Talk Express” who does not pander to voters or change his positions with the political breeze. But the fine print of his record in the Senate indicates that he has been a lot less consistent on some of his signature issues than he has presented himself to be so far in his presidential campaign.

Mr. McCain, who derided his onetime Republican competitor Mitt Romney for his political mutability, has himself meandered over the years from position to position on some topics, particularly as he has tried to court the conservatives who have long distrusted him. His most striking turnaround has been on the Bush tax cuts, which he voted against twice but now wants to make permanent. Mr. McCain has also expressed varying positions on immigration, torture, abortion and Donald H. Rumsfeld, the former defense secretary....(Click here for remainder of article).

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Obama Ad Buys in Ohio & Texas


The Obama campaign is lavishing some of its cash advantage on the LGBT community with targeted ad buys in Ohio and Texas leading up to the critical March 4th primaries in both states (Rhode Island and Vermont also vote that day). According to Obama LGBT Steering Committee member Eric Stern, the campaign has just completed an ad buy with queer newspapers in the four largest LGBT markets of those two states -- Columbus, Cleveland, Dallas and Houston.

This is a generic version of the full-page ad that will appear starting this Friday (2/29) in Outlook Weekly of Columbus, the Gay People's Chronicle of Cleveland, the Dallas Voice, and OutSmart, which is Houston based. Buying a full-page, four-color ad that appears one time typically costs anywhere between $1,000 and $2,000 in weekly publications. In the Gay People's Chronicle, for instance, the ad cost about $850 according to the paper's advertising manager; the same ad went for about $1500 in the Dallas Voice. (Ad provided by Obama '08) ...(Click here for remainder of post).

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The best health care plan

Clinton and Obama take very similar approaches

Published: March 2, 2008 12:00AM

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. We’re here to present the award for best Democratic health care plan. The nominees are Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama. Let’s take a look at the competing plans before we announce the winner.

This is going to be a close call, because in most major respects, the two candidates’ approaches are almost identical. Both seek to eliminate or greatly reduce the number of Americans — now about 47 million — who have no health insurance. Both candidates depend mainly on employers in what’s called a “play or pay” plan, which means they require employers to provide health insurance for their employees (play) or to contribute to the cost of employee-purchased coverage (pay).

Both plans create purchasing pools that enable people without employer-provided insurance to buy coverage. Pool participants could choose from a public insurance plan that’s similar to Medicare or private plans that offer benefits similar to those available to members of Congress....(Click here for remainder of Op-Ed).

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Richardson: No Endorsement Decision Yet

By BARRY MASSEY – 7 hours ago

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson remains undecided on whether to make an endorsement in the Democratic presidential race, but he said Sunday the party needs to unify behind a candidate to avoid a protracted and negative campaign.

In an interview, Richardson — a former presidential candidate — said he doesn't know when he'll make a decision or if he will endorse either of his former rivals, Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack Obama.

"I may wake up tomorrow and do it. Then I may not," Richardson told The Associated Press.

The governor doubts the value of an endorsement in swaying voters although he acknowledged there's plenty of interest in political circles — including Clinton and Obama who frequently call him — in whether he throws his support behind one of them.

"The key is I don't think anybody cares," Richardson said of endorsements by politicians.

Richardson is the nation's only Hispanic governor. Hispanics are the nation's largest and fastest-growing minority and a key constituency for Democrats looking to win the White House....(Click here for remainder of article).

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Russell Simmons endorses Obama for president

NEW YORK (AP) — Russell Simmons has been pushing young people to vote, but for a while there, it was looking as if the music industry heavyweight would have trouble casting his own ballot.

Not anymore.

The hip-hop mogul said Sunday he is endorsing Barack Obama for president, inspired by the diversity among the Illinois senator's supporters. Obama has built an unprecedented national movement of people from all ethnic, racial, political, social and economic backgrounds, Simmons said in a news release.

It was a little more than a year ago that Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings who says he's an independent who has supported Democrats and Republicans, sounded as if he was having a hard time deciding.

"If you could take Barack Obama's image, add Hillary Rodham Clinton's money and John Edwards' voice, that would be my candidate," Simmons said in January 2007....(Click here for remainder of article).

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Strong Words in Ohio as Obama and Clinton Press On

By MICHAEL POWELL
Published: March 3, 2008


WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Like rival warships pulling into the same small harbor, Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton held rallies hours apart and exchanged oratorical barrages here Sunday.

Mr. Obama, of Illinois, struck at Mrs. Clinton’s claim to expertise in the arena of national security, saying she had one moment of transformative decision — Iraq — and she fumbled it.

“What precise foreign-policy experience is she claiming that makes her qualified to answer that telephone call at 3 a.m. in the morning?” Mr. Obama asked an audience of more than 3,000 in a high school gymnasium and overflow rooms here. “When it came to making the most important decision of our generation, Senator Clinton got it wrong.”

Mrs. Clinton’s take on Mr. Obama hours earlier was not much more forgiving. She again suggested that his speeches were empty and that the first-term senator was too green to occupy the Oval Office in a time of crisis....(Click here for remainder of article).

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