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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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Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin talks to CBS news anchor Katie Couric in their interview last Wednesday. NORAD: Sarah Palin has no role in guarding U.S. airspace despite claims in Katie Couric interview BY JAMES GORDON MEEK - NY DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU - Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 5:21 PM - WASHINGTON - When Russian bombers approach American airspace and U.S. Air Force fighters are scrambled, Sarah Palin's phone doesn't ring. Read more...

Elizabeth Edwards ties health care to economy By MIKE BAKER – AP - SEPT. 30, 2008 ...Elizabeth Edwards said during a conference call Tuesday that medical bills often lead to foreclosure, a primary factor in the lagging housing market that's led to the demise of several Wall Street firms. Read more...

AP Photo: Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, second from left, speaks as her daughter...Campaign tries to explain Palin's Putin comment - AP - Tue Sep 30, 5:49 PM ET Gov. Sarah Palin cites vigilance against Russian warplanes coming into U.S. airspace over Alaska ...but Military authorities say it has not happened while she has been Governor ...Read more...

US 'casino' mentality blamed for planet's meltdown By ALAN CLENDENNING, AP Business Writer Tue Sep 30, 5:21 PM ET SAO PAULO, Brazil - Astounded by the U.S. government's failure to resolve the financial crisis threatening the foundations of the global free market, fingers of blame are pointing at America from around the planet. Read more...

House Makes McCain Pay For His Bailout Intervention - September 30, 2008 - Hartford Courant - The house always wins, gamblers are warned, and the U.S. House made John McCain pay Monday for his politically risky, high-profile involvement in a financial rescue plan that came crashing down, mainly at the hands of his fellow Republicans. Read more...

Simon Le Bovier, writer of Masters of the End Times Sci-fi writer sues Bush: You stole my end of the world story - Sept. 29, 2008 - PTSD News - (Satire) ...“They not only stole the story, they’ve put it into action.” Read more...

Bailout, Take II: What the Feds Do Next - U.S.News & World Report - Monday September 29, 6:07 pm ET By Rick Newman - OK, so that didn't work. Read more...

House members rejected bailout because voters back home hated it By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers Mon Sep 29, 5:55 PM ET WASHINGTON — Almost until the early afternoon vote Monday on the financial rescue plan, voters bombarded congressional offices, protesting almost in unison: Don't bail out renegade financial executives and companies. Read more...

Ron Paul on the Failed Bailout Vote Sept. 29, 2008 - Alex Jones' InfoWars.com - Watch the online video...

And This Is The System We're Saving! - Dennis Kucinich - Sept. 29, 2008 - Watch YouTube from the Halls of Congress...

FEDERAL RESERVE ABOLITION ACT - HR 2755 Introduced by in the House of Representatives by Ron Paul on June 15, 2007 Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: It is a very important time in history, as Congress is ready to vote on borrowing to bail out out-of-control businesses. The Federal Reserve has been loaning the U.S. Government and Banks currency for ages, with no collateral to back up Federal Reserve Notes except the paper they are printed on. Let your representatives know loud and clear how you feel about this issue before it gets worse. This is an appeal to all political parties.

Once things calm down, a new page will be created and linked here with all the latest information about "The Fed", a private Government sanctioned Bank that bilks us of $Trillions. Just think - if our own Government controlled the issue of currency...?

Restore the American Republic's Constitution!$***Secrets of the Federal Reserve***$ by Eustace Mullins EDITOR'S NOTE: Ezra Pound was imprisoned for over 15 years without ever being sentenced with a crime. At the behest of Ezra, Eustace Mullins spent more time in the U.S. Library of Congress than any American in History while researching this. Read the straight story...

Congresswoman: Criminal Insiders Behind Bailout - Bill Paul Joseph Watson - Prison Planet - Monday, September 29, 2008 - Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur boldly slammed the bailout bill this past weekend as the work of criminal insiders who have shut down the normal legislative process to commit “high financial crimes” and defraud the American people, while Rep. Michael Burgess warns that “martial law” has been declared. Read more and see video...

Stop Paulson's Plunder George Bush wants taxpayers to give Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson a $700 billion blank check - $2,333 for every man, woman, and child - to bail out Wall Street for its reckless speculation and greed. That's on top of $1.1 trillion for Bush's other recent bailouts, including A.I.G., Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Bear Stearns. Click here to help ASAP...

Nader at UCSB Daily NexusNader Brings Independent Views to SB Candidate Attacks Rivals, Explains Third-Party Issues By Becca Horrigan / UC Santa Barbara Daily Nexus - Monday, September 29, 2008 Issue 5 / Volume 89 - Ralph Nader assumed the spotlight in Corwin Pavilion yesterday, speaking out against the deficiencies of his political rivals and defending his position as a viable candidate in the 2008 Presidential race. Read more...

Bush binges; Obama, McCain will pay By JIM VANDEHEI & MIKE - Politico - ALLEN | 9/28/08 7:06 AM EDT - Barack Obama says a John McCain victory would amount to a third term of the Bush presidency. What he doesn’t say: an Obama victory would, too. Read more...

Predatory Lenders' Partner in Crime How the Bush Administration Stopped the States From Stepping In to Help Consumers - By Eliot Spitzer Thursday, February 14, 2008 - Washinton Post - Several years ago, state attorneys general and others involved in consumer protection began to notice a marked increase in a range of predatory lending practices by mortgage lenders. Read more... EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS ARTICLE TRIGGERED SPITZER'S POLITICAL ASSASSINATION

McCain art by Barry Blitt McCain’ s Suspension Bridge to Nowhere - By FRANK RICH - New York Times - Published: September 27, 2008 WHAT we learned last week is that the man who always puts his “country first” will take the country down with him if that’s what it takes to get to the White House. Read more...

For McCain and Team, a Host of Ties to Gambling - New York Times - By JO BECKER and DON VAN NATTA Jr. Published: September 27, 2008 - ...Only six members of Congress have received more money from the gambling industry than Mr. McCain, and five hail from the casino hubs of Nevada and New Jersey, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics dating back to 1989. Read more...

Obama slams McCain for not mentioning middle class By JESSE J. HOLLAND – AP - Sept. 27, 2008 - GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday called Republican rival John McCain out of touch with middle-class Americans, telling supporters that the GOP senator never once uttered the words "middle class" during their first debate. Read more...

Consensus on Wall Street Rescue Plan Is Said to Be Near By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN Published: September 27, 2008 - New York Times - ...Because the government would be purchasing assets of value — potentially worth much more than the government will pay for them — there is a even a chance the rescue effort would eventually result in a profit for taxpayers. Read more...

Senate leader: Significant progress on bailout By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press Writers - Sept. 27, 2008 - WASHINGTON - Congress made significant progress on a financial bailout of Wall Street and the Senate's Democratic leader said Saturday he hoped to announce a deal by the end of the weekend. Read more...

Grading the First Presidential Debate By MARK HALPERIN / OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI - Time - Sept. 27, 2008 - Read more...

Lawmakers: Financial bailout agreement reached - AP – Sept. 25, 2008 - WASHINGTON – Warned that time was running short to bolster the distressed economy, congressional Republicans and Democrats reported agreement in principle Thursday on a $700 billion bailout of the financial industry, and said they would present it to the Bush administration in hopes of a vote within days. Full Story»

McCain, Obama call for bipartisan work on bailout By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press Writer Sept. 25, 2008 - NEW YORK - John McCain expressed confidence Thursday that Congress and the Bush administration can reach consensus before markets open Monday on a $700 billion bailout plan to rescue financial institutions from crippling debt. Read more...

McCain: Scrap Friday Debate for Bailout; Obama: The Debate is On
September 24, 2008 3:04 PM
ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos and Rick Klein report: Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Wednesday said he would "suspend" his presidential campaign to come to Washington to help negotiate a financial bailout bill and argued Friday's first presidential debate should be scrapped -- a dramatic move designed to seize a powerful issue. Read more...

Henry PaulsonWall Street Strip
IS PAULSON'S BAILOUT BILL UNCONSTITUTIONAL?

Posted Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at 1:43 PM ET - Slate - Does the Constitution have any role in the intense debate and blowback surrounding Secretary Henry Paulson's $700 billion bailout proposal? Read more...

John McCain's decision to suspend his campaign comes as two new polls show him slipping in the head to head matchup against Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) John McCain's decision to suspend his campaign comes as two new polls show him slipping in the head to head matchup against Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Behind McCain's Decision to Suspend His Campaign
- Washington Post - Sen. John McCain's surprise announcement that he would temporarily suspend his campaign to return to Washington to help broker a deal to save the financial industry is the latest in a series of political gambits surrounding the financial crisis on Wall Street, and is sure to reshape political calculations and voter attitudes around the volatile issue. Read more...

Democratic vice presidentiaal candidate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. speaks during a rally at the Woodbridge... Biden: McCain shielded offshore tax loopholes
- Associated Press - Tue Sep 23, 4:54 PM ET -
WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Republican John McCain protected offshore tax shelters worth billions of dollars to U.S. insurance giants. Read more...

Palin press may boycott UN conference
- SEPT 23,2008 - Politico -
NEW YORK – Journalists, displeased with Sarah Palin’s efforts to restrict their access to her, are threatening not to cover her events surrounding the United Nations conference here unless they're allowed more access. Read more...

Obama: Bailout likely to delay spending programs
Associated Press - SEPT 23,2008 -
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says he probably would have to delay the spending programs he has called for during his campaign in light of the massive government bailout being proposed for the nation's financial industry. Read more...

Congress, Bush team OK bailout terms; Stocks sink
Associated Press - Mon 09-22-08 -
WASHINGTON - Scrambling for a quick accord on the $700 billion bailout, the Bush administration and leading lawmakers have agreed to include mortgage aid and strong congressional oversight along with unprecedented help for failing financial institutions, a key lawmaker said Monday. Read more...

EFF Sues President Bush Over Internet Surveillance - WebProNews - Sun, 09/21/2008 - 9:41am - Aims to end illegal spying - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a lawsuit against President George W. Bush and others in his administration for the illegal surveillance of emails and telephone calls without a warrant. Read more...

Spoilers Galore
- Wall Street Journal - The presidential race is within the margin of error in just about every poll, which makes it quite newsworthy that two alternative candidates for president, Bob Barr and Ralph Nader, have managed to stagger onto the vast majority of state ballots for this fall's election. Read more...

Judge orders Cheney to preserve records
AP - Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Saturday ordered Dick Cheney to preserve a wide range of the records from his time as vice president. Read more...

Hazards in a half century of presidential debates
AP - Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008
Weary and recovering from illness, Richard Nixon looked so bad in his TV debate with John Kennedy that his mom called afterward to see if he was all right. Forty years later, Al Gore loudly sighed, shrugged in exasperation and got in George W. Bush's face in a display of pique and impatience. Read more...

John McCain's Health Records Must Be Released! - The state of John McCain's health is an issue of grave concern for all Americans, regardless of political persuasion. Read more, watch video or add comment...

Nader, Barr muscle onto the Nov. ballots
Politico - Fri Sep 19, 6:27 AM ET -
Third-party presidential candidates Ralph Nader and Bob Barr will be on nearly all of the state ballots on Nov. 4, according to their campaigns and independent tallies, raising the threat they could be spoilers on Election Day and siphon key votes away from Barack Obama and John McCain. Read more...

Gov't rushing to finish huge financial rescue plan
- Associated Press - Fri Sept. 19, 2008
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration sketched out a multi-faceted effort on Friday to confront the worst U.S. financial crisis in decades, outlining a program that could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars to buy up bad mortgages and other toxic debt that has unhinged Wall Street. Read more...

Palin staff won't testify in trooper probe, AG says - 6:00 p.m. EDT, Wed September 17, 2008 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) -- Aides to Gov. Sarah Palin won't comply with subpoenas issued by state lawmakers investigating the firing of Alaska's former public safety commissioner because Palin "has declined to participate" in the probe, her attorney general says. Read more...

Sarah Palin's E-mail Hacked
- time.com -Thursday, Sep. 18, 2008 - ...The Alaska Governor could also face charges for conducting official state business using her personal, unarchived e-mail account (a crime), with some critics accusing her of skirting freedom-of- information laws in doing so... Read more...

Hackers break into Sarah Palin's e-mail account
Associated Press - 9-17-2008 -
WASHINGTON - Hackers broke into the Yahoo! e-mail account that Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin used for official business as Alaska's governor, revealing as evidence a few inconsequential personal messages she has received since John McCain selected her as his running mate Read more...

Community organizing: How the U.S. makes democracy work
9-17-2008 - Tucson Citizen - In the contest over who will be our next president, community organizing is the latest political football under attack. Read more...

AG's vote lawsuit threatens to undermine democracy
The Capital Times, Madison, WI — 9/17/2008 5:30 am
When Republicans gathered in St. Paul for their national convention at the start of September, former White House political czar Karl Rove met with the Wisconsin delegation. Read more...

Even GOP says McCain must accept earmarks
- Politico - Wed Sep 17, 5:42 AM ET
Out on the stump, John McCain gets wild applause each time he promises as president to veto every spending bill that contains an earmark. Read more...

McCain campaign clamps down on questions in Alaska
- Associated Press - Wed Sep 17, 3:11 AM ET -
JUNEAU, Alaska - GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is effectively turning over questions about her record as Alaska's governor to John McCain's political campaign, part of an ambitious Republican strategy to limit any embarrassing disclosures and carefully shape her image for voters in the rest of the country. Read more...

Reports criticize Obama, McCain health plans
Tue Sep 16, 6:15 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's health care plan would cost too much and create more regulation, while Republican John McCain's plan would leave 60 million Americans without health insurance and reduce coverage, experts said on Tuesday. Read more...

Bush suddenly scraps comments on financial markets
Associated Press - Tues 9-16-2008
WASHINGTON - With little explanation, President Bush on Tuesday scrapped a statement he planned to give on the tumultuous financial markets, abandoning any press coverage of his meeting with key economic advisers as more developments roiled Wall Street. Read more...

Palin won't meet with 'Troopergate' investigator "Rather than cooperating with the investigation, the Republican presidential campaign is doing everything it can to stall and smear." Read more...

Fired commissioner Walt Monegan with Sarah Palin Fired Commissioner: Palin Lied To ABC - ABC News - Sept. 15, 2008 - "She's not telling the truth when she told ABC neither she nor her husband pressured me to fire Trooper Wooten," said Walt Monegan, the Alaskan official whose dismissal by Sarah Palin is the focus of a state investigation known as "Troopergate". " Read more...

McCain Obama split on strength Candidates split on strength of economy
Mon Sep 15, 9:56 AM ET - Politico -
The candidates split Monday on the strength of the U.S. financial system, with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) declaring in Florida that "the fundamentals of our economy are strong" and the Obama campaign mocking the remark as out of touch with reality. Read more...

Obama blames Wall St. crisis on Republican policy
Mon Sep 15, 8:37 AM ET - AP -
CHICAGO - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said Monday the upheaval on Wall Street was "the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression" and blamed it on policies that he said Republican rival John McCain supports. Read more...

Granholm calls McCain's comments on the economy 'absurd'
Mon. Sept. 15, 2008 - Politico - Michigan Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm blasted John McCain for repeating his claim Monday that the fundamentals of the economy are strong, as Wall Street recoils from the bankruptcy declaration by Lehman Brothers bank and the takeover of Merrill Lynch. Read more...

McCain: 'Fundamentals' = American people Sept. 15, 2008 - Politico - “My opponents may disagree, but those fundamentals of America are strong…. " Read more... The Page / Time - Excerpt from McCain’s Orlando Remarks Huffington Post - McCain On 'Black Monday': Fundamentals Of Our Economy Are Still Strong

Palin pic The Palin Doctrine: Why the Neocons Are So Excited - Arianna Huffington - Sept. 15, 2008 - Sarah Palin may not have known what the Bush Doctrine was, but we're getting a pretty good idea of what the Palin Doctrine is. Read more...

Fundamentalism, the Religious Right, and the Neo-Con Agenda Roots of Democracy explores how religious extremists have taken government on a dangerous path.

Religions & Politics at Roots of Democracy, explaining effects to our lives as a result of individual beliefs.

Presidential hopefuls spell out China policy
Mon Sep 15, 1:26 AM ET
BEIJING (Reuters) - Presidential contenders John McCain and Barack Obama both vowed to press China on trade and to work with it on climate change if elected, and Obama said he would make shifting Beijing's currency policies a priority. Read more...

McCain health-care plan assailed
- Sept. 15, 2008 - Politico - A progressive group pushing for health-care reform – Health Care for America Now – took a swing at Republican presidential nominee John McCain Monday, telling him to “stop lying about” Democratic rival Barack Obama’s health-care plan Read more...

Biden: McCain is ex-reformer turned Rove disciple
Associated Press - Mon. Sept. 15, 2008 -
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden says the once independent-minded John McCain has adopted serve-the-rich policies of President Bush and the divisive tactics of ex-Bush strategist Karl Rove. Read more...

EAR OF CAMPAIGN LYING
Mon Sep 15, 10:24 AM ET - LOS ANGELES -- Driving to work on Thursday morning, I heard a radio report that began with the words: "Good news!" Read more...

Obama Campaign Reports Raising $66 Million in August
Washington Post - Monday, September 15, 2008
By Matthew Mosk Democrat Barack Obama again set a monthly record for presidential fundraising, bringing in $66 million in August that included donations from half a million new people, according to his campaign. Read more...

Wasilla City Council with Sarah Palin Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes
Sept. 13, 2008 - New York Times - Wasilla, Alaska - Throughout her political career, she has pursued vendettas, fired officials who crossed her and sometimes blurred the line between government and personal grievance, according to a review of public records and interviews with 60 Republican and Democratic legislators and local officials. Read more...

Republicans fault both campaigns for negative ads
Sunday, September 14, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Republicans on Sunday faulted both presidential campaigns for the increasingly negative tone of their advertising, suggesting the bitter attacks undermine John McCain and Barack Obama's credibility with voters and could backfire. Read more...

M&R: Fired official has no grudge with Palin
Sunday, September 14, 2008 - SFGate
The former Alaska public safety commissioner who refused to fire a state trooper embroiled in a domestic dispute with Gov. Sarah Palin's sister says he holds no grudge, but still believes the GOP vice presidential nominee is too thin-skinned for the job she hopes to fill. Read more...

Afghanistan: US killed civilians after false tip
- Associated Press - Sun Sep 14, 1:14 PM ET
KABUL, Afghanistan - An American bombing that killed up to 90 Afghan civilians last month was based on false information provided by a rival tribe and did not kill a single Taliban fighter, the president's spokesman said Sunday Read more.

Alaska lawmakers vote to subpoena Todd Palin
Associated Press - Sat Sep 13, 3:54 AM ET
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The abuse of power investigation against Sarah Palin, Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate, took a potentially ominous turn for her party on Friday when state lawmakers voted to subpoena her husband. Read more...

Congress Asks: Who Misled the Anthrax Investigation by Pointing at Iraq?
Friday 12 September 2008 -t r u t h o u t - ReportOn September 16, the House Judiciary Committee will hold oversight hearings to review the FBI's role in investigating the 2001 anthrax attacks, followed by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the 17th. (Glenn Greenwald, August 20 interview with Charles Grassley). Read more...

Putin warns West against starting arms race Sept. 11, 2008
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned the West on Thursday against starting an arms race in Europe by stationing a U.S. missile defense shield near Russia's borders and said there was no basis for a new Cold War. Read more...

Poll: Obama, McCain Split Key States
Wed. Sept. 10, 2008, 04:45 PM - Time -
Despite McCain's poll surge, Obama leads in Michigan and New Hampshire, while McCain is up in Missouri and Virginia
Read more…

Biden blasts McCain campaign, GOP plan to tax health care benefits
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Wednesday, Sep 10, 2008 -
MEHLVILLE, Mo. | Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden, campaigning in Missouri, on Tuesday repeatedly accused the Republican ticket of waging a campaign of deception Read more...

Sarah Palin’s Record on Alaska Native and Tribal Issues
1. Palin has attacked Alaska Native Subsistence Fishing...Palin argues that Alaska Tribes have no authority to act as sovereigns, despite their recognition. Read more...

Does Palin Have A Connection To The AIP? Read more...

Wide-Ranging Ethics Scandal Emerges at Interior Dept.
NYT / NYTimes.com - Thur 9-10-08 04:33 PM
The department’s inspector general found wrongdoing including allegations of financial self-dealing, cocaine use and sexual misconduct. Read more...

WH: No 'Superpowers' to Get Osama
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2008 - Time - (WASHINGTON) — The White House said Wednesday that the failure to capture Osama bin Laden in the seven years since the Sept. 11 attacks shows the limitations of military and intelligence power. Read more...

Obama accuses McCain camp of lies, phony outrage
- Associated Press - Sept. 10, 2008
NORFOLK, Va. - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Wednesday accused Republican John McCain's campaign of using "lies and phony outrage and Swift-boat politics" in claiming he used a sexist comment against vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Read more...

IS MCCAIN’S HISTORY WITH INDIANS A MIXED BLESSING? - Native American Times - ...Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s long history with Indian country may be hurting him as much as helping. Read more...

Hillary Clinton supporters say press should 'back off' Palin Politico - Sept. 9, 2008 The leaders of a women's political organization that launched earlier this year to support Hillary Clinton are speaking out against what they say are examples of media sexism toward Sarah Palin and urging members to tell the press corps "to back off." Read more...

Rice: US needs more black diplomats
September 8, 2008 - 4:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department needs more black diplomats to reflect the ethnic makeup of the U.S., Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday. Read more...

Obama inspires black Republicans to switch parties
August 21, 2008 - 2:02pm - Associated Press - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama isn't just inspiring black voters to register in large numbers as he gets closer to being the Democratic presidential nominee. Read more...

Prosecutors: Stevens didn't correctly report gifts
September 8, 2008 - 4:27pm - Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens didn't report getting gifts of a $3,200 stained glass window and a $2,695 massage chair from his friends on Senate records, and described a $1,000 sled dog as a $250 gift, federal prosecutors said Monday. Read more...

Obama considered joining military, regrets abortion answer Sun Sep 7, 10:00 AM ET - Politico -
Barack Obama says his answer about abortion at the Saddleback Church forum was “probably” too flip. Read more...

Obama On The Offensive
Sep 6, 2008 - CBS News -
(Political Animal) OBAMA ON THE OFFENSIVE.... It looks like Barack Obama's intent on starting the stretch run on an aggressive note. He added a few sections to his stump speech today that I hadn't heard before. Read more...

On to the main event for McCain, Obama
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Sunday, September 07, 2008
St. Paul, Minn. — — After nailing down the essentials in Denver and St. Paul, Barack Obama and John McCain have begun a two-month quest to win an essential group of voters who were at neither convention: independents. Read more...

Obama At Bon Jovi Event: 'We Won't Be Bullied'
Sept. 6, 2008 10:35 am Eastern US - wcbstv.com - Presidential Nominee Vows To Fight Back Against Character Attacks Better Than John Kerry Did In '04 Read more...

Subpoenas To Be Issues in Palin, Trooper Case
Sept. 5, 2008 - AP - ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ― The Alaska Legislature will work to complete its ethics investigation into Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner earlier than expected, weeks before the national election. Read more...

Michael Moore to release his next film via internet for free - 7:11PM BST 05 Sep 2008 - Telegraph.co.uk -
Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, is following the lead of Radiohead and Neil Young and releasing his next project via the internet for free. Read more...

Federal Highway Fund Running Out of Money
Sept. 5, 2008 03:20 PM - New York Times
An important account in the federal Highway Trust Fund will run out of money this month, which could hamper road and bridge projects, the transportation secretary said. ...Read more…

McCain can't match week's best speeches
Sept. 5, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) — After back-to-back convention weeks with some soaring oratory and flawless television productions, John McCain's crowning night had neither. Read more...

McCain promises "change," slams his own party (3rd Roundup)
US News - Sep 5, 2008, 4:15 GMT St Paul, Minnesota - John McCain touted his military service and record as a reformer in seeking to reclaim the mantle of change from his Democratic opponent in a speech accepting the Republican Party's presidential nomination on Thursday. Read more...

Obama On The Offensive
Sep 6, 2008 - CBS News -
(Political Animal) OBAMA ON THE OFFENSIVE.... It looks like Barack Obama's intent on starting the stretch run on an aggressive note. He added a few sections to his stump speech today that I hadn't heard before. Read more...

On to the main event for McCain, Obama
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Sunday, September 07, 2008
St. Paul, Minn. — — After nailing down the essentials in Denver and St. Paul, Barack Obama and John McCain have begun a two-month quest to win an essential group of voters who were at neither convention: independents. Read more...

Obama At Bon Jovi Event: 'We Won't Be Bullied'
Sept. 6, 2008 10:35 am Eastern US - wcbstv.com - Presidential Nominee Vows To Fight Back Against Character Attacks Better Than John Kerry Did In '04 Read more...

Subpoenas To Be Issues in Palin, Trooper Case
Sept. 5, 2008 - AP - ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ― The Alaska Legislature will work to complete its ethics investigation into Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner earlier than expected, weeks before the national election. Read more...

Michael Moore to release his next film via internet for free - 7:11PM BST 05 Sep 2008 - Telegraph.co.uk -
Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, is following the lead of Radiohead and Neil Young and releasing his next project via the internet for free. Read more...

Federal Highway Fund Running Out of Money
Sept. 5, 2008 03:20 PM - New York Times
An important account in the federal Highway Trust Fund will run out of money this month, which could hamper road and bridge projects, the transportation secretary said. ...Read more…

McCain can't match week's best speeches
Sept. 5, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) — After back-to-back convention weeks with some soaring oratory and flawless television productions, John McCain's crowning night had neither. Read more...

McCain promises "change," slams his own party (3rd Roundup)
US News - Sep 5, 2008, 4:15 GMT St Paul, Minnesota - John McCain touted his military service and record as a reformer in seeking to reclaim the mantle of change from his Democratic opponent in a speech accepting the Republican Party's presidential nomination on Thursday. Read more...

E.P.A. Issues New Engine Rules
Sept. 4, 2008, 11:21 PM - New York Times
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday set stricter antipollution rules for engines that run pleasure boats, lawn mowers and weed trimmers. Read more…

Obama raises $10 million after Palin speech
7:20 p.m. MT, Thurs., Sept. 4, 2008 - AP - GOP raises over $1 million since speech Read more...

Iraqi surge exceeded expectations, Obama says
6:29 p.m. MT, Thurs., Sept. 4, 2008 - MSNBC - While violence is down, he says strategy hasn't led to political reconciliation Read more...

Hockey Moms, Luxury Jets, and More: Sarah Palin's Speech
by Molly McCall - The Buzz Log @ Yahoo
September 4, 2008 09:37:07 AMLast night, Sarah Palin stepped up to the microphone and let loose a rip-roaring speech that thrilled the Republican convention and (dare we say it) impressed the media. Read more...

Attacks, praise stretch truth at GOP convention Associated Press - Wed Sep 3, 11:48 PM ET
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her Republican supporters held back little Wednesday as they issued dismissive attacks on Barack Obama and flattering praise on her credentials to be vice president. Read more...

Radiation Detector Plan Falls Short, Audit Shows.
Wed. Sept. 3, 2008, 10:00 PM
An ambitious Bush administration program to use new technology to stop radioactive materials from being smuggled into the country has fallen far short of its aims and will likely be sharply curtailed, according to an audit report obtained by The Washington Post. ...Read more…

Lieberman calls Obama young, untested Associated Press - Wed Sep 3, 6:49 AM ET
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice presidential pick eight years ago, on Tuesday criticized his former party's nominee as an untested candidate unwilling to challenge powerful interest groups as both Republican John McCain and one-time Democratic President Clinton have done. Read more...

Moore writes Mike’s Election Guide
Sun. Sep 7 - 4:45 AM - The Associated Press -
NEW YORK — Author-filmmaker-activist Michael Moore thinks we should even take a break from reading any of the fall releases, including his own, and get out there and work for our favourite (progressive) candidates. Read more...

Clinton limits Palin criticism while campaigning Sept 6. 2008 AP - NEW YORK – Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton marched for labor and stumped with Democrats on Saturday, but sidestepped questions about the woman who has taken her place as the nation's most-talked-about female leader. Read more...

McCain, Obama Plan Joint Stop At Ground Zero
Sept. 6, 2008 4:24 pm - WASHINGTON (AP) ― Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama said Saturday they will put aside partisan politics for a joint appearance at Ground Zero to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Read more...

Barr blasts latest government bailout
September 6, 2008 - Libertarian Party - ...“First, government subsidizes an industry,” says Barr. “Then, after the industry crashes, government bails it out! The one factor that never changes is: the taxpayers lose,. ...Read more...

Michael Moore, Will You Campaign for Ralph Nader or Cynthia McKinney Eight Years from Today? ...The Michael Moore of the present day has become what Michael Moore of 2000 worked so adamantly against, taking on the role of head cheerleader for the Republican-lite policies of the Democratic Party. ...Read more...

E.P.A. Issues New Engine Rules
Sept. 4, 2008, 11:21 PM - New York Times
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday set stricter antipollution rules for engines that run pleasure boats, lawn mowers and weed trimmers. Read more…

Obama raises $10 million after Palin speech
7:20 p.m. MT, Thurs., Sept. 4, 2008 - AP - GOP raises over $1 million since speech Read more...

Iraqi surge exceeded expectations, Obama says
6:29 p.m. MT, Thurs., Sept. 4, 2008 - MSNBC - While violence is down, he says strategy hasn't led to political reconciliation Read more...

Hockey Moms, Luxury Jets, and More: Sarah Palin's Speech
by Molly McCall - The Buzz Log @ Yahoo
September 4, 2008 09:37:07 AMLast night, Sarah Palin stepped up to the microphone and let loose a rip-roaring speech that thrilled the Republican convention and (dare we say it) impressed the media. Read more...

Attacks, praise stretch truth at GOP convention Associated Press - Wed Sep 3, 11:48 PM ET
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her Republican supporters held back little Wednesday as they issued dismissive attacks on Barack Obama and flattering praise on her credentials to be vice president. Read more...

Radiation Detector Plan Falls Short, Audit Shows.
Wed. Sept. 3, 2008, 10:00 PM
An ambitious Bush administration program to use new technology to stop radioactive materials from being smuggled into the country has fallen far short of its aims and will likely be sharply curtailed, according to an audit report obtained by The Washington Post. ...Read more…

Lieberman calls Obama young, untested Associated Press - Wed Sep 3, 6:49 AM ET
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice presidential pick eight years ago, on Tuesday criticized his former party's nominee as an untested candidate unwilling to challenge powerful interest groups as both Republican John McCain and one-time Democratic President Clinton have done. Read more...

About Sarah Palin: A Letter From Anne Kilkenny
ThePresidentialCandidates.US - Sep 3, 2008 - What follows is an open letter written by a resident of Wasilla, Alaska named Anne Kilkenny. Read more...

Report Describes Careless Handling of U.S. Secrets
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 10:00 PM - Washington Post
Former attorney general Alberto R. Gonzales told investigators that he could not recall whether he took home notes regarding the government's most sensitive national security program and that he did not know they contained classified information, despite his own markings that they were "top secret... Read more…

Report: Gonzales mishandled top secret documents Associated Press - Sept. 2, 2008
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department refused to prosecute former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for improperly — and possibly illegally — storing in his office and home classified information about two of the Bush administration's most sensitive counterterrorism efforts. Read more...

Lieberman gets convention spotlight, Bush a cameo
AP - Sept. 2, 2008
WASHINGTON - Republicans relegated President Bush to a brief, offsite cameo at their national convention Tuesday night and awarded one-time Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman a prime-time speaking slot as they courted millions of independent voters essential to John McCain's presidential hopes. Read more...

Bob Barr Attends Ron Paul Rally to Woo Paul Supporters September 02, 2008 1:47 PM ABC News' Nitya Venkataraman reports from Minneapolis: In an effort to reach out to supporters of former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, 2008 Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr stopped by Paul's Minneapolis "Rally for the Republic" to meet and greet supporters of the Texas congressman. Read more...

Political Wisdom: With Sarah Palin, It’s Unknown Territory September 2, 2008, 7:35 am - Wall Street Journal - The news that Sarah Palin’s 17-year-old daughter is pregnant continues to raise questions about how this will play out on the campaign trail. Read more...

A Noun, A Verb and POW
BRAVE NEW FILMS : Sept 2, 2008
A former POW who served alongside McCain, criticizes the candidate's temperament and use of their experiences for political gain. Read more...

Greens compare McKinney/Clemente and Obama/Biden on US war policies, impeachment, environment, and energy Monday, September 1, 2008 - ...Greens challenged the belief among many pro-Obama voters that his candidacy opposed the warhawk actions of the Bush-Cheney White House, and noted that the Democrat-led Congress elected in 2006 — including Sen. Obama — endorsed most of the Bush Administration’s legislative agenda. Read more...

McCain: Sarah Palin's Daughter, Age 17, Is Pregnant -- Alaska Press Did Not Know - Editor and Publisher: September 01, 2008 12:40 PM ET
NEW YORK In a surprise announcement, the McCain campaign revealed today that Sarah and Todd Palin have announced that their 17-year-old unmarried daughter Bristol is pregnant. Read more...

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