Obama-Biden News Round-Up


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



Police fear riots if Obama loses election – Telegraph, UK 10/24/08

3,000 academics back Ayers – Raw Story 10/22/08

NY election mix-up: ‘Osama’ on the ballot (AP)  – Yahoo 10/10/08

In an upstate New York county, hundreds of voters have been sent absentee ballots in which they could vote for “Barack Osama.”
Old-school Bluegrass godfather Dr. Ralph Stanley cuts radio ad for Barack Obama – BoingBoing 10/5/08

Jeffrey St. Clair / Joshua Frank : Obama’s Nuclear Ambition – CounterPunch 10/10/08

The Obama Difference – Progressive 10/7/08

It seems that Barack Obama and John McCain are arguing over which war to fight.

Obama and the Derivatives Merchants – Dissident Voice 10/16/08

Obama Camp Connects ACORN Probe to US Attorneys Scandal – TPMuckraker 10/17/08

Add the Obama campaign to the growing list of players who think that DOJ’s election-eve investigation into ACORN is a repeat of the politicization of the department that we saw in the US attorney firings scandal.

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

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

Vladimir Frolov : Medvedev to Obama: We Come Not to Bury America, But to Buy It – CounterPunch 10/17/08

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

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

Sowell compared Obama to Hitler, Mao, other dictators, and Jim Jones – Media Matters 10/22/08

Powell & Biden reference an international crisis to test Obama after he’s ‘elected’ – Cryptogon 10/21/08

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 the two 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.”



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