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McCain-Palin News Round-Up

VOTER GUIDES

Toeing the Green Line: McCain v. Obama on Other Environmental Issues – Treehugger 10/7/08

More on candidates science views, drawn from five sources – CounterPunch 10/3/08

Progressive Voter Guide to Drug Issues – Alternet 10/10/08

Progressive Voter Guide to the Economy – Alternet 10/9/08

Voter Election Guide to Human Rights and Civil Liberties – Alternet 10/11/08

Progressive Voter Guide to Water Issues – Alternet 10/17/08

Progressive Voter Guide to Democracy and Elections – Alternet 10/17/08

Progressive Voter Guide to Media and Technology – Alternet 10/17/08

Progressive Voter Guide to the Environment – Alternet 10/17/08

Please note: most of these only list the positions of Obama and McCain.  While one of these two will be declared the winner, in a democracy, all candidates’ positions would be available and debated.  There are numerous candidates running, although their appearances on the ballot differ by state.  Explore more at Project Vote Smart

 

McCain 

Progressives: Don’t Underestimate McCain  – Alternet 10/9/08

Some progressives believe the McCain campaign is doomed. Let’s not forget how low the Republicans will go to win.

U.S. Nuremberg Trials Prosecutor Would Have Proudly Prosecuted McCain as a War Criminal – Dissident Voice 10/20/08

TPM: McCain’s world of sleaze – Raw Story 10/10/08

A collection of McCain’s worst attacks

A List of McCain’s Nastiest Moments – Alternet 10/2/08

McCain prone to mishaps as Navy pilot: report – Raw Story 10/6/08

Obama, McCain and voter fraud – Raw Story 10/17/08

Both campaigns are accusing the other of illegal voter registration practices.

McCain’s ‘voter sup- pression committee?’ – Raw Story 10/15/08

Nearly a quarter of John McCain’s “Clean Election and Voter Fraud Committee,” chaired by Warren Rudman and John Danforth, have been involved in GOP voter suppression efforts or unfounded partisan claims of voter fraud

Official GOP site gets violent – Raw Story 10/16/08

Sacramento GOP calls for torturing Obama, endorses e-mail attacks. 

Non-plumber ‘Joe’ tied to Keating, GOP – Raw Story 10/16/08

The 10 Biggest Differences Between Obama and McCain That Will Affect Your Daily Life – Alternet 10/17/08

Exposed: McCain’s Presidential Transition Chief Aided Saddam Hussein – Alternet 10/14/08

Obama vs. McCain on Equal Pay – Alternet 10/14/08

Omaha Dispatch: Things Are So Much Worse For McCain Than You Realize – Mother Jones 10/20/08

New Questions Arise Over McCain’s Health – Alternet 10/20/08

Did you know?  Presidential Quiz from LA Times 10/19/08

Most interesting: “Twenty-three of the 42 presidents were related to at least one other. They range from thetwo father-son pairs (John Adams and John Quincy Adams; George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush) to Madison and Taylor (who were second cousins) all the way to John Quincy Adams and Benjamin Harrison (who were 22nd cousins once removed) and John Quincy Adams and George W. Bush (who are 20th cousins three times removed). According to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Obama is a cousin to at least five presidents (Madison, Harry Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald Ford and George W. Bush — the closest would be Madison, a third cousin, nine times removed, and LBJ, a fourth cousin, three times removed), and McCain has no presidential relatives. The most “related” president is George W. Bush, who is the son of one president and the cousin of six others.”

McCain Was Not Tortured, POW Guard Claims – Alternet 10/15/08

Robert Richter : McCain: War Hero or War Criminal? – CounterPunch 10/14/08

McCain and the POW Cover-up – The Nation Institute 9/18/08

The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam
Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute. This is an expanded version, with primary documents attached, of a story that appears in the October 6, 2008 issue of The Nation.

New John McCain POW Footage Released – The Media Cynic 10/22/08

 

PALIN

Sensitive Palin ethics report kept secret, for now – USA Today 10/10/08

Palin’s Secessionists Problem – MotherJones 10/9/08

12 New Stomach-Turning Revelations About Sarah Palin – Alternet 10/10/08

The Palins’ un-American activities – Salon 10/7/08

Imagine if the Obamas had hooked up with a violently anti-American group in league with the government of Iran.

Cheney biographer: Palin backs ‘executive supremacy’ – Raw Story 10/5/08

New documentary on Palin’s kind of church – Raw Story 9/7/08

Salon: Meet Palin’s radical pals – Raw Story 10/11/08

Sarah Palin Pursued “Personal Agenda” in Seeking To Get Trooper Fired – TPMuckraker 10/10/08

Palin’s Reckless Abuse of Power — A Lawyer’s View – Alternet 10/11/08

Cut through the legal language, and the abuse of power is as bad as anything we’ve seen in the Bush era.

Palin Report: The Mavericky Governor “Abused Her Power” – Mother Jones 10/10/08

Sarah Palin: The view from Alaska – Salon 10/11/08

Amid “Troopergate” and other government scandals, including killing wolf pups, an Alaskan writer explains why the Palin phenomenon rings hollow in his home state.

Steve Conn : The Real Story of Troopergate – CounterPunch 10/15/08

Second Trooper-Gate Probe Expanding – TPMuckraker 10/14/08

The 11 Dumbest Things Sarah Palin Has Said So Far – Alternet 10/23/08

New Front in Palin’s ‘Troopergate’ Mess – Consortium News 10/21/08

AP INVESTIGATION: Alaska funded Palin kids’ travel (AP)  – Yahoo 10/21/08

 

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