Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Monday Night Football: The Last Stand

Last night, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain appeared during the Monday Night…

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The Final Lap

McCain edges up in the polls, while Obama focuses in on states Bush won in 2004

Early voting makes a difference in turnout of black voters

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama’s Grandmother Dies

Sen. Barack Obama announced the death today of his grandmother, who helped raise him.

Sen. Barack Obama announced the death today of his grandmother, who helped raise him.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Law Students See Diminished Glass Ceiling

Before running for the U.S. Senate, Sen. Barack Obama served as a professor at…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Voter Hopes His First Presidential Ballot Elects the First Black President

At 19, Andrew Kilpatrick is not old enough to remember many of the nation’s civil…

By Joyce Jones

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Mike the Carpenter

It’s a gorgeously sunny day in downtown Chicago and Michael Smith, a Carpenters Union steward,…

By Joyce Jones

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Is McCain ‘Delighted’ by New Obama Ad?

Talk about waiting until the last minute. Vice President Dick Cheney endorsed Sen. John McCain for president while he was campaigning for GOP candidates in his home state of Wyoming.

Talk about waiting until the last minute. Vice President Dick Cheney endorsed Sen. John McCain…

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Trail Mix

Three days out, it is what it is

With the candidates’ closing arguments behind them, their fate now rests with the voters

By Joyce Jones

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McCain: Blame the Media

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Sen. John McCain turned up the notch in his media blame game after…

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Straight-Ticket Voting a Confusing Issue in N.C.

Americans all over the country are wondering about the validity of a rumor that was forwarded to voters by e-mail in several states. It warned that if voters choose to cast a straight-ticket or straight-party ballot, they could inadvertently not vote for president of the United States.

Americans all over the country are wondering about the validity of a rumor that was…

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Obama Pushing for Arizona and Georgia

Sen. Barack Obama will be making a pull for three states not quite…

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McCain: Blame the Media

Sen. John McCain turned up the notch in his media blame game after…

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Surge of New Registrations in Georgia Gives Black Voters Power

New registrations of black voters ran more than 25% higher this year than…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Candidates Weigh In on GDP Numbers

Both Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama today issued statements on the latest gross…

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Obama Infomerical: Too Much or Just Right?

Before the curtains close and lights dim on the 2008 Presidential election, Sen. Barack…

By Renita Burns

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Candidates Focus on Florida

Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio offer the most electoral votes, with 27, 21, and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Deficit Grows with McCain or Obama

The candidate’s tax plans are complicated for individuals, but according to the Tax…

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Arizona: No Love for McCain?

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In a presidential race few things are certain. One of which is…

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Early Voting Surge

Today, Sen. Barack Obama is giving what his campaign describes as the closing arguments…

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McCain Pulls Away from Bush, Obama Pulls Away in the Polls

Today, Sen. Barack Obama is giving what his campaign describes as the closing arguments…

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Making the Case for John McCain

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The State (S.C.): For more than 40 years, in war and peace, John McCain…

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Making the Case for Barack Obama

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The Santa Fe New Mexican: Neither he nor John McCain alone can overcome…

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100% Turnout for Black Voters?

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With economic issues propelling many voters to the polls experts agree that voter turnout…

By Renita Burns

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Obama Presents Closing Case to Ohio

With polls showing a tight race in Ohio, Sen. Barack Obama today plans to make…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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McCain Talks Economy in Cleveland

In a speech on the economy today, Sen. John McCain told supporters that he would…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Trail Mix

In 11 Days Anything Can Happen

In another, more progressive nation or perhaps even a different period in this nation’s history,…

By Joyce Jones

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Endorsements Might Sway Swing Votes

Over the last couple of weeks newspaper endorsements have been pouring in.  As of yesterday,…

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Presidential Election or Salem Witch Hunt?

Even as John McCain slips further in the polls, Republicans are continuing to spread dangerous…

By Renita Burns

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The Prejudice That May Rear Its Head

Will Obama fall victim to the 'Bradley effect'?

Race is one of those thorny topics that people rarely want to talk about…

By Joyce Jones

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EDITORIAL: Barack Obama for President

Democratic senator the right choice for change

As the 2008 presidential campaign enters its final weeks, Black Enterprise magazine publishes a special…

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Candidates Fire-up Electorate for Early Voting

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain along with their surrogates are hitting the swing states…

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Obama Raised $150 Million in September

Barack Obama raised more than $150 million in September, a staggering amount of money that…

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Colin Powell Endorses Obama

After months of speculation and courting from both Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain,  former…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Game Ads: Has Barack Obama Gone too Far?

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Barack Obama spares no expense when it comes to getting his message out and…

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FBI Investigates ACORN

The raids on ACORN offices in Las Vegas and Ohio this month won’t be for…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Trail Mix: The Final Debate

Eighteen days and counting, Obama maintains the lead

The third and final presidential candidate debate Oct. 15 between Sens. John McCain and…

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They’re not “Fringe People,” They’re GOP Staffers

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Apparently Sen. John McCain was wrong. Those zealous hate-mongers that made McCain-Palin rallies look…

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Hip Hop’s Soundtrack to the Election

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Hip-hop continues to throw its unwavering support behind Sen. Barack Obama as he takes…

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Black Students, Voter Eligibility Questioned

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With the election 19 days aways controversy over voter fraud, intimidation and suppression have…

By Renita Burns

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The Third Debate: And the Pundits Prefer…

Heading into the final stretch, last night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University gave American’s their…

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Ayers, ACORN, and ‘Joe the Plumber’

Without a doubt, three of the most popular topics of tonight’s debate were former radical…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The Final Showdown

Last weekend, McCain said he’s going to “whip Obama’s you-know-what,” and he needed…

By Joyce Jones

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Cut to the Chase

“Stop beating around the bush” is the general consensus of attendees of tonight’s debate at…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Pre-Debate Q&A with Adolfo Franco

Adolfo Franco, the McCain-Palin, Latin affairs advisor took a moment to call in and give…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Pre-Debate Q&A With Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett, Sen. Barack Obama’s long time friend and senior advisor sat down with BlackEnterprise.com…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Final Debate

 
 
 
Sen. John McCain is on the ropes and is expected to come out swinging at…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama: The Student’s Choice

If students could decide the presidential election who would be the next commander in chief?…

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McCain and RNC Hammer at Obama’s ACORN Involvement

Former Sens. John Danforth (R-Mo.) and Warren Rudman (R-NH) reissued an invitation today to Sen.…

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Jobs, Baby, Jobs

Sen. Barack Obama greets workers at a 3 p.m. shift change at the Chrysler machining…

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Voters Leery of Negative Campaigns

Ever since Gov. Sarah Palin sought to link Sen. Barack Obama to Bill Ayers during…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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McCain Campaign Leader Pens Racist Rant

Seeds of misinformation sown by Sen. John McCain’s camp have sprouted into thorny pine bushes…

By Renita Burns

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Trail Mix

As the race winds down McCain goes negative

With just three weeks left until Election Day, the presidential campaign of Republican Sen.…

By Joyce Jones

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Economy Poses Difficult Challenge for Candidates

Obama, McCain may have to alter or scrap economic proposals

Most people have heard the old saying: Be careful what you wish for. And, soon…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama's Advertising Strategy

Will candidate's plan be to his ultimate detriment?

African American voters have long lamented that Democratic politicians take their vote for granted, while…

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Obama’s Advertising Strategy

Will candidate's plan be to his ultimate detriment?

African American voters have long lamented that Democratic politicians take their vote for granted, while…

By Black Enterprise

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‘That One’

Tuesday night’s presidential debate wasn’t the be-all end-all meeting viewers had anticipated but there were…

By Renita Burns

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And the Winner is…

The presidential candidates knocked out their second debate last night in Nashville, Tennesee. The town…

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Obama vs. McCain Round 2

The debate ended without the fireworks some pundits were expecting. Though Sens. McCain and Obama…

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Walk-Up to the Debate

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It’s round two of the presidential debates, with Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain…

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Obama Touts Documentary About McCain’s S&L Past

Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign is making sure voters are aware of Sen. John McCain’s transgressions…

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Obama Touts Documentary About McCain’s S&L Past

Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign is making sure voters are aware of Sen. John McCain’s transgressions…

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Attack Ads Lead up to Second Presidential Debate

The past comes to roost for McCain, Obama

While the presidential candidates gear up for the second debate Tuesday evening at Belmont University…

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Russell Simmons Joins the Obama Campaign

(Source: Barack Obama for America) Russell Simmons on the Obama campaign trail

Media mogul, Russell Simmons,…

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Voter Registration Deadline Monday

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On Nov. 4 registered voters will have the opportunity send a message to…

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Palin vs. Biden

The debate is over.  To her credit, Palin made no gaffes and gained confidence as…

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Is Palin Out of Her League?

For all the talk that Gov. Sarah Palin is in over her head, there’s more…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The CBCF Debate Watching Party Continues…Finishing up

The debate is over.

The Congressional Black Caucus crowd is cheering!

“Yes we can!” and “Obama!”

Everyone is…

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The CBCF Crowd Loves Obama

9:45-9:56pm-The debate crowd at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Debate Watching Party is on pins…

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McCain, Obama Traveling to Mississippi

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Sen. John McCain announced he will participate in tonight’s presidential candidate debate, going head-to-head…

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McCain Back in Debate: Desperate or Diligent?

Twists and turns continue to pop up along the campaign trail and this week’s…

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Fate of Debate Still Uncertain

Sen. John McCain, Republican presidential candidate, maintains that he will not participate in the Mississippi…

By Janell Hazelwood

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CBC Alights Statuary Hall

Congressional Black Caucus at Statuary Hall
This afternoon at the Capital Building in National Statuary Hall,…

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Election Day: What Not to wear?

With just 41 days until the presidential election, things are heating up.

Clint and Stacy, hosts…

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Obama Pounces, McCain Skirts the Issues

Presidential contenders John McCain and Barack Obama released new attack ads this morning.

In his ad,…

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Who’ll Get the Boot?

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Short of men leaping from buildings on Wall Street and children selling apples roadside, the…

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Who’ll Get the Boot?

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Short of men leaping from buildings on Wall Street and children selling apples roadside, the…

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Trail Mix

Weakening economy puts campaigns back on track

Following a week filled with bad news from the nation’s financial front, the presidential election…

By Joyce Jones

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Good for What Ails America?

In two new reports, the journal Health Affairs took a critical eye to Sens. Barack…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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On the Issues: Obama vs. McCain

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Voted against recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as…

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Ask an Economist: Breaking Down the Financial Crisis

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It has been a jarring September for Wall Street. It is just the middle…

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Got Jobs?

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It’s enough to make your stomach churn. Those gloom and doom economic reports that…

By Renita Burns

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Back to the Issues: The Economy

With the turmoil in the financial markets taking front stage in the presidential campaigns, Sens.…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Candidates Appear at Ground Zero

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain appear at Ground Zero to mark the anniversary of…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The Audacity of….McCain

Let me get this straight. Arizona Sen. John McCain, age 72, a 26-year veteran of…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Candidates React to Employment Figures

The Department of Labor reported this morning the U.S. unemployment rate surged 6.1% in August,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Betting on Palin

Some people will bet on just about anything, and there are seemingly limitless outlets for…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Sound Bites

Sen. Joseph Lieberman

Major themes at last night’s session:

Experience

And I’m optimistic about something else: When the…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Wooing Independents?

Today’s theme for the Republican National Convention is “service,” and tonight’s scheduled speakers include a…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Are You Experienced?

CNN’s Campbell Brown laid the smackdown on McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds yesterday when she asked…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Black Delegates Are Few in St. Paul

African American voters haven’t thrown much support behind Republican candidates, despite Republican officials claim that…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Responds to Gustav

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Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said yesterday he will use his vast political…

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Trail Mix: Part III

Dems End on a Victorious Note; McCain Makes Bold VP Pick

With the Democratic Party officially nominating Sen. Barack Obama as their presidential candidate and…

By Joyce Jones

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Transcript of Obama’s Speech

Transcript of Barack Obama’s acceptance speech, as prepared for delivery.

To Chairman Dean and my…

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Transcript of Obama’s Speech

Transcript of Barack Obama’s acceptance speech, as prepared for delivery.

To Chairman Dean and my…

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Recap of the 2008 Democratic National Convention

A retrospective look at the historic 2008 Democratic National Convention, during which Senator Barack Obama…

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Dream On!

I don’t know that I’ve ever been able to join hands in a large…

By Caroline Clarke

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Our Eyes Are Open. Are We Ready To See?

Whether Barack Obama gets into the White House or not, we are about to look into the mirror as a nation.

Whether Barack Obama gets into the White House or not, we are about to look…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Denver vs. New York

When I arrived at the convention center in Denver yesterday I was struck by something:…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Grace Under Pressure

Call her a woman with class… And right now she seems to have it all. …

By Shon Gables

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Trail Mix: Part II

Experts: Obama must promote party unity, toughness on issues

By most accounts, this should be the year for Democrats, yet, recent polls show…

By Joyce Jones

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Hip-Hop Political Support

For Obama, celebrity endorsements can boost or back-fire

With such high-profile hip-hop celebrities as Russell Simmons, Sean Combs, and Jay-Z publicly supporting Sen.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Going to the Polls

Heightened oversight may ease Election Day stress

Election officials grapple the challenges inherent to making Election Day run as glitch-free as possible.

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Obama Addresses the National Urban League

Education, economy, small business at top of agenda

Speaking before an overflowing audience at the National Urban League’s conference in Florida on Saturday,…

By Joyce Jones

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McCain Takes Platform to Urban League

Sen. John McCain took Sen. Barack Obama to task at the National Urban League’s conference…

By Joyce Jones

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McCain Addresses Urban League

Education, economy, small business at top of agenda

Sen. John McCain took Sen. Barack Obama to task at the National Urban League’s conference…

By Joyce Jones

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Winning the Vote

Groups hold power to sway large blocks of voters

Campaigns are exploring ways to win the endorsements of respected groups and organizations that can…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Obama's Advertising Strategy

Will candidate's plan be to his ultimate detriment?

African American voters have long lamented that Democratic politicians take their vote for granted, while…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama's World Tour

Global citizens buying into possible presidency

Most recent U.S. public opinion polls have the presidential contest between Democratic presumptive nominee Sen.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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McCain Addresses NAACP

Candidate breaks Bush tradition

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, delivered a speech at the NAACP’s…

By Joyce Jones

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Trail Mix

Shake-ups, pundit rake-ups rouse flip-flop blame

Last week should have marked a new beginning for the Republican presumptive presidential nominee Sen.…

By Joyce Jones

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Drawing on Our Fears

Magazine cover inflames rumors, ruffles feathers

Tuesday night on Larry King Live, Sen. Barack Obama once again affirmed that he is…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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A Taxing Campaign

Obama and McCain take a stand on tax breaks, exemptions, deductions, and credits

Obama and McCain take a stand on tax breaks, exemptions, deductions, and credits.

By Joyce Jones

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The Spoiler Effect

Third-party candidates may take key votes from Obama, McCain

While the next president of the United States is expected to be either Democratic Sen.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Measuring Up Online

Web 2.0: Obama vs. McCain

When Bush and Gore challenged one another for the spot of commander-in-chief, the world had…

By Bridget McCrea

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The Campaign Trail

How are they doing?

During the Democratic primary season, Sen. Barack Obama proved himself to be not only a…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama: Standing on Their Shoulders

A look back at the foundation laid for Barack Obama's candidacy

While America relished in the historic moment of Sen. Barack Obama’s triumph over Sen. Hillary…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Senator Barack Obama – Change You Can Believe In Part 1

Senator Barack Obama talks about his run for President, health care, families, and his thoughts…

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Senator Barack Obama Change You Can Believe In Part 2

Senator Barack Obama addresses the media on being black, and his plan on becoming the…

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Internet Rumors Take Center Stage in Election Season

Campaign mudslinging reaches an online low

Every election cycle, voters must sift through media sources and other information outlets to discern…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Looking Forward, Democrats Hope for November Trifecta

Party on top as Republicans feel the squeeze

There’s a theory prescribed to by political observers and operatives that when a party benefits…

By Joyce Jones

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Looking Ahead

Obamas success may help boost other black politicians

Whether Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential run ends successfully at the White House, the historic implications…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Talking With the Enemy

Obama and McCain offer different approaches to dealing with Iran

Lately there seem to be few issues on which the presumptive presidential nominees, Democratic Sen.…

By Joyce Jones

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On the Issues: Immigration

Presidential candidates spell out plans for addressing immigration

Immigration ranks as one of the hot-button issues of the 2008 campaign. How strong are…

By Randy Hechet

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Barack Obama’s Lesson in Social Media

Senator adroitly uses Twitter to spread his message

With Sen. Barack Obama being recognized as the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party,…

By Brent Leary

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Mending Fences

Can Obama and Clinton supporters make nice?

With the primary season over, presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has his eyes…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Swinging on the Exit Strategy

Candidates differ greatly on when to leave Iraq

With the economy spinning out of control, the war in Iraq is no longer the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Secures Enough Delegates for Nomination

Clinton to make key decisions in coming days

Following 17 months of a hard-fought contest that may go down in the history books…

By Joyce Jones

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Small Business: Candidates On the Record

Clues show where these firms stand with presidential hopefuls

On the presidential campaign trail, Sens. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain have all…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Splitting Votes

DNC rules committee decides on Michigan and Florida delegations

When Democratic National Committee officials gathered in Washington, D.C. Saturday to deliberate the question of…

By Joyce Jones

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Raking It In

Obama campaigns fundraising prowess continues to yield results

If fundraising dollars translated directly to votes, Sen. Barack Obama would have the election…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Opting In or Out

Candidates must decide whether they will accept public campaign financing

As the first candidate to achieve a majority of delegates in the Democratic primaries…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Blue Collar Support

Can Obama win the rural, working-class vote in a general election?

Following Sen. Barack Obama’s recent thumping in Democratic primary states that have large working-class or…

By Joyce Jones

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The Key to the Right V.P.

Linking the Democratic or Republican nominee with the right vice president could help swing states

As the Democratic and Republican national conventions draw close, all eyes will not only be…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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A Delegate Situation

Edwards' endorsement of Obama could sway more superdelegates and advocacy groups

Fresh from a 41-point high in West Virginia on Tuesday night, Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign…

By Joyce Jones

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Clinton Sweeps Obama for Win in West Virginia Primary

Is this the first stanza of her swan song or enough to keep her campaign going?

Sen. Hillary Clinton celebrated Tuesday night with a landslide victory in West Virginia’ Democratic primary.…

By Joyce Jones

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Run-Up to West Virginia

Strategists predict West Virginia primary will be a win for Clinton�s end

Despite predictions that Sen. Barack Obama will get trounced by Sen. Hillary
Clinton in the West…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama, Clinton Both Clinch Victories

Illinois senator holds on to his lead in delegates and popular votes

As predicted in the topsy-turvy race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama and…

By Joyce Jones

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On the Issues: The Environment

Candidates share their solutions to solving the countrys environmental problems

With even President Bush recently announcing a national goal of stopping the growth of greenhouse…

By Jenny Sherman

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On the Issues: National Security

Experts weigh in about the candidates stances on national security

Almost immediately after Sen. John McCain became the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president of…

By Joyce Jones

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On The Issues: Experts Speak on the Record

What the front-runners' voting records say about how they may lead

The Economy
John McCain

Voted No to the Bush tax cuts but later voted Yes to extend…

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Will Voters Be Swayed by Pastor's Comments?

Wright controversy pulls focus from top issues in Obama campaign

In the critical days leading up to the Indiana and North Carolina primaries on Tuesday,…

By Joyce Jones

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Barack Obama Reveals His Master Plan

Presidential candidate speaks out on housing, education, and jobs

Barack Obama has emerged as a leading candidate for the president of the United States.…

By Joyce Jones

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On the Issues: Healthcare

Presidential hopefuls propose healthcare reform in varying degrees

The healthcare issues of the 2008 presidential election are as notable for what they highlight…

By Heather Boerner

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On the Issues: The Economy

Presidential candidates spell out plans for reviving the economy

The economy is the top concern for American voters, according to a recent Associated Press/Yahoo…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Clinton Wins Pennsylvania Primary

Obama still ahead in delegate count and popular votes

Following six weeks of vigorous—and often vitriolic—campaigning in Pennsylvania between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen.…

By Joyce Jones

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On The Issues: Obama and McCain on Housing

Leading presidential hopefuls tackle mortgage crisis

Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke uttered the words everyone else has been saying…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Affirmative Action Under Attack

Anti-affirmative action initiatives challenged

Ward Connerly, head of the American Civil Rights Coalition, is spearheading the November ballot initiatives…

By Ann Brown

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Clinton Unveils Housing Plan

New York senator's four-point plan addresses mortgage crisis and home foreclosures

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has proposed a $30 billion federal fund to buy out troubled…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Who Are Super Delegates

The battle for the Democratic nomination rages on as the profile of these political insiders rises

Many inquiring minds are weighing the influence of “super delegates,” whose votes are given equal…

By Nadirah Z. Sabir

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A Democratic Front-runner: Do the Math

Party still has a fight on their hands in the nomination of a presidential candidate

The 2008 election campaign has been saturated with talk of delegates and superdelegates. With prospects…

By Nadirah Z. Sabir

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