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Modern Democracy, Politics, and the American Dream - By Dennis Knicely - Democracy and American Politics have so much effect on our lives that it is in our best interests to be informed. This is a short chronology detailing aspects of recent events shaping our Roots in American Democracy. Read more...

The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States - Looking at the facts and fallacies about this huge American Corporation

Drilling for Oil Destroys Environment “Fracing”, plain and simple, is the main reason drilling is one of the worst possible things we can do to our environment. Read more...

Fundamentalism, the Religious Right, and the NeoCon Agenda

Religions & Politics

"When fascism comes to America - it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross" --- Sinclair Lewis

Labels – Defining NeoCon versus Right Wing Conservative, and How It Compares to Left Wing Liberal

Secrets of the Federal Reserve

 

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Obama weighs Clinton, Richardson as sec. of state - By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer – Nov. 14, 2008 - WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama has interviewed primary election rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bill Richardson for secretary of state, according to Democratic officials who revealed his secret meetings with both as he weighed the decision on folding former foes into his new administration. Read more...

Naomi Klein Blames Greenspan, Deregulation for Economic Crisis - Liberal commentator Naomi Klein blames Alan Greenspan for the current economic crisis, citing the former Federal Reserve Chairman's push to deregulate financial systems such as derivatives markets as a key element of the crisis. Online Video + Read more...

Islam and the Media: LA Times and Brave New Films The mainstream press often depicts Muslims and Arabs negatively, perpetuating negative stereotypes that stoke xenophobic fears in our country. Online Video Short and Read More...

Public interest was "strongly in favour of the navy," the court ruledUS Supreme Court allows sonar use BBC News - 27 minutes ago The US Supreme Court has removed restrictions on the navy's use of sonar in training exercises near California. The ruling is a defeat for environmental groups who say the sonar can kill whales and other mammals. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sonar use in this way threats the existence of whales and dolphins, as these are sound waves sent out that endanger these creatures, in a more severe way than cell towers have knocked out the abiltiy of bees to find their way back to the tribe, endangering their existence.

Lieberman 'Really, Really Good' at Being a Neocon With friends like McCain, who needs Democrats! Online video short and Read More...

Paulson Shifts Focus of Rescue to Consumer Lending (Update2) By John Brinsley and Robert Schmidt - Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Secretary Henry Paulson plans to use the second half of the $700 billion financial rescue program to help relieve pressures on consumer credit, scrapping an effort to buy devalued mortgage assets. Read more...

20 Resilient Responses for Troubled Times

Commentary: What Obama should do with Biden - By Julian E. Zelizer Special to CNN - PRINCETON, New Jersey (CNN) -- Now that he is president-elect, Barack Obama must start thinking about what to do with Joe Biden. Read more...

Obama plans review of Bush executive orders Associated Press Article Launched: 11/09/2008 06:27:48 PM PST - CHICAGO — President-elect Barack Obama is poised to move swiftly to reverse actions that President Bush took using executive authority, and his transition team is reviewing limits on stem-cell research and the expansion of oil and gas drilling, among other issues, members of the team said Sunday. Read more...

Google CEO And Obama Get Cracking On Economy By Jason Lee Miller - Fri, 11/07/2008 - 11:55am. Dotcom Bust Treasury Secretary, too - Economists and Wall Street types sent two clear messages this week in one simple statement: President-elect Obama needs to get his financial team working on the present crisis ASAP. Read more...

FOX and McCain Toss Palin Under the Straight Talk Express Online video short...

 

EXCLUSIVE: Emanuel accepts White House job By PATRICK O'CONNOR & MIKE ALLEN | Updated: 11/6/08 2:52 PM EST - Politico - Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), a wily, aggressive West Wing strategist under President Bill Clinton, has accepted the post of White House chief of staff for President-elect Barack Obama, Democratic officials tell Politico. Read more...

Bush warned that a number of serious issues are still pending and stressed cooperation with Obama. Photo: APBush says he'll meet with Obama 'early next week' By ANDY BARR | 11/6/08 12:03 PM EST President Bush promised a smooth transition Thursday and said he expects to meet with President-elect Barack Obama "early next week." Read more...

US Supreme Court to test Obama's talents * by Lucile Malandain Lucile Malandain – Thu Nov 6, 10:18 am ET WASHINGTON (AFP) – President-elect Barack Obama may have the rare chance to appoint two judges to the Supreme Court, giving the former law professor an opportunity to make a further lasting mark on American society. Read more...

Secretary of State post looms large - Alexander Burns – Thu Nov 6, 4:42 am ET - Politico - Among the senior jobs the president-elect must fill, no position looms larger than that of Secretary of State. Read more...

Obama Wins: Why All Americans Have a Reason to Celebrate Even if your candidate didn't win tonight, you have reason to celebrate. We all do. Read more...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081105/ap_on_el_pr/obamaObama picks Clinton alum Emanuel chief of WH staff - By DAVID ESPO and NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writers – 11-05-08 WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama pivoted quickly to begin filling out his new administration on Wednesday, selecting hard-charging Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of staff while aides stepped up the pace of transition work that had been cloaked in pre-election secrecy. Read more...

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Associated Press - By GLENN ADAMS – 1 hr 44 mins ago Featured DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. – Barack Obama came up a big winner in the presidential race in Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, N.H., where tradition of having the first Election Day ballots tallied lives on. Read more...

Democrats Poised for Record Gains in U.S. House, Senate Voting By Jonathan D. Salant Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Congressional Democrats may be poised to gain their biggest majorities in 30 years as the number of endangered congressional Republicans has grown in the days leading up to today's election. Read more...

Both parties expect Democratic Senate pickups - By TOM RAUM, Associated Press – 2 hrs 36 mins ago Featured Topics: John McCain Barack Obama WASHINGTON – Democrats counted on solidifying their thin leadership grip on the Senate as voters flocked to the polls Tuesday to fill 35 Senate seats. Embattled Republicans braced for losses but hoped they would be modest ones. Read more...

This photo provided by the Obama campaign shows Obama in 1979 with his grandmother Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham.

Obama's grandmother dies after battle with cancer

FROM THE EDITOR -

Dear Barack, I feel your pain, and know how torn you must feel right now. Our prayers are all with you, and know how important your message of diplomacy has affected all of us. You will get through this, as we all will, in these troubling times. Just keep going, for all of us. The World needs you right now, and this is a last chance before this election to make it happen. We all know how important Grandmother Madelyn Dunham was to you, and her Spirit will be with you.

I came up with this slogan for the campaign: For love, harmony and peace, put your X next to O - Obama for President - XO XO XO

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AP poll shows Obama backers gleeful, McCain's glum By ALAN FRAM and TREVOR TOMPSON – Nov. 1, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of John McCain, long less enthusiastic than Obama's, have become increasingly glum about the presidential campaign in recent weeks, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll released Saturday. Read more...

Biden: Never thought I'd see this from McCain (CNN) -- The morning after Sen. Joe Biden told reporters he hoped Sen. John McCain would finish the campaign with a positive tone, the Delaware senator said he doesn't remember a presidential campaign ending so viciously. Read more...

UPDATE 1-PREVIEW-Drugmakers seek lawsuit limits at top US court Reuters - oct. 31, 2008 - By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The US Supreme Court hears arguments on Monday in a closely watched case that could limit liability claims against drugmakers if one of their medicines causes harm. Read more...

Why Filipino-Americans should vote for Obama - AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo Updated November 02, 2008 12:00 AM - Republican and former George W. Bush State Secretary Colin Powell provided the best reason for preferring and endorsing the Democratic Party presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama, over the Republican Party candidate, Senator John McCain. Read more...

Voter Suppression in New Mexico - National progressive bloggers and radio commentators (Randi Rhodes) have begun to decry what they call "racist voter suppression" in New Mexico. In Randi's words, Republicans are targeting "people with Hispanic names" for harassment and intimidation with regards to voting. Online video short & Read more...

Meaningful Media 2008: Art about Voting Report MEANINGFUL ART: ENVISIONING CHANGE - Artists have played a great role in this election Online video short + Read more...

 

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