Tag Archives: John McCain

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The Black Vote: The Only Way Republicans Can Beat Obama

Often ignoring the minority vote, Republicans fail to tap into the diversity of the American people

As the 2012 presidential election heats up some believe Republicans fail to make headway because…

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Obama Ends Iraq War But Battle Still Rages At Home

Commander-In-Chief gets hit with political bombs from GOP over decision while he fights for opportunities for vets

President Obama ended the Iraq War but the troubled economy and unemployment rate leaves veterans…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Former Ariz. Congressman Plans Run Against McCain

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Congressman J.D. Hayworth says he’s planning to run against John…

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Obama to Announce Economic Team

In a move that is expected to ease speculation amid the continued roller…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama, McCain Meet

President-elect Barack Obama and Sen. JOhn McCain met face to face for the…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The GOP Tries to Regroup

After a licking in the polls, the Republican Party seeks to find itself

The Republican Party is in a state of flux. Many call it an identity crisis;…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama, McCain to Meet Monday

Obama and McCain at their final presidential debate. (Source: Getty Images)
President-elect Barack Obama will meet…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Young People Ba-Rock the Vote

(source: mybarackobama.com)
They came out in droves on Tuesday, an estimated 24 million of…

By Renita Burns

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Obama’s Win: Newspapers React

The New York Times: With a message of hope and competence, he drew in legions…

By Renita Burns

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A President for All America

Now that the heady elation of Obama's landslide victory over Sen. John McCain, the first African American president-elect has a very long to-do list.

History was made last night when the U.S. elected Barack Obama president.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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McCain Concedes, Offers Congratulations to Obama

After a highly contentious presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain held a rally in Phoenix, Ariz.,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reaction: Obama Victory Speech

(source: Getty Images)Throngs of supporters descended upon Grant Park in Chicago to hear…

By Renita Burns

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RNC Celebration Turns Glum as McCain Concedes

The twenty-two month battle for the highest position in the country came to a halt…

By Brittany Hutson

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Update, Poll Closings: 7:30 p.m.

Update: CBS and MSNBC project a win for Obama in Ohio. MSNBC shows Obama ahead…

By Renita Burns

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9 p.m. Poll Closings, Obama Pushes Ahead

A number of swing states closed polls at 9 p.m. including Sen. John…

By Renita Burns

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Barack Obama Is Elected President

Barack Obama defeated John McCain to become the first African American elected as president…

By Joyce Jones

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McCain’s Lead Dwindles as Polls Close in Virginia

The last time Virginia’s electoral votes went to a Democratic presidential candidate was 1964,…

By Cliff Hocker

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Florida May Swing for Obama

One frequently heard theme about the Obama–McCain presidential contest was that while young voters might…

By Robert Woodard

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7 p.m. Poll Closings

update – As more poll places tally votes, numbers show McCain lead in…

By Renita Burns

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Nobody’s Perfect, But He’ll Take McCain

The lawn in front of the Upper Merion Baptist Church is riddled with signs promoting…

By Brittany Diggs

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McCain’s Final Push

During a campaign stop in Grand Junction, Colorado, earlier today Sen. John McCain implored voters…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Lull in Voters as Florida Poll Officials Combat Glitches

Minor malfunctions in scanning devices in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Lakeland, and Orlando dampened the mood of Floridas election officials

Minor malfunctions in scanning devices in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Lakeland, and Orlando dampened the mood…

By Robert Woodard

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Voting for the Rock Star

Citizens cast votes in Florida's key I-4 corridor

Sen. John McCain’s campaign spent much of the past two months derisively referring to Sen.…

By Robert Woodard

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13,000 Miles to Vote

Contractor travels from Afghanistan to Ohio to cast vote for Obama

For some, however making the trip to cast their ballot was a long, rocky road–literally.…

By Jennie Faith Wright

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Virginia Has High Turnout in the Rain

Rain usually means lower voter turnout, but the cool, wet weather is not stopping people from showing up at the polls in Virginia.

Rain usually means lower voter turnout, but the cool, wet weather is not stopping people…

By Cliff Hocker

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Hoosiers Head to the Polls Early

Randy and Nicole Fields braved the early morning chill and were near the head of a long line at their northeast Indianapolis polling place when voting started in Indiana at 6 a.m.

Randy and Nicole Fields braved the early morning chill and were near the head of…

By Michael Dabney

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McCain Rocks the Vote

 
 

Presidential hopeful John McCain was videoed leaving an Arizona polling place earlier today. After McCain…

By Renita Burns

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Monday Night Football: The Last Stand

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

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Renita Burns

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Obama Pushing for Arizona and Georgia

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

By Renita Burns

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McCain: Blame the Media

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

By Renita Burns

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By Renita Burns

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Early Voting Surge

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

By Renita Burns

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By Renita Burns

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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…

By Renita Burns

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Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

It appears as if things aren’t all peaches and cream in the McCain-Palin camp.

Politico is…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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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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…

By Joyce Jones

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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…

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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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?…

By Renita Burns

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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.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama’s Urban Agenda: An Economic Engine for the Nation

In a conference call today, Michael Coleman, mayor of Columbus, Ohio, addressed Obama’s plan for…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Jobs, Baby, Jobs

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

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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And the Winner is…

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

By Renita Burns

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Obama vs. McCain Round 2

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

By Renita Burns

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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…

By Renita Burns

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Trail Mix

Economy continues to take toll on McCain

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

By Joyce Jones

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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…

By Renita Burns

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Palin vs. Biden

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

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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McCain Cedes Michigan

Sen. John McCain is giving up on Michigan.

Republican officials with knowledge of the strategy said…

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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Dewey Defeats Truman Redux

John McCain's ad that appeared many hours before the debate. (click to enlarge)

Apparently, somone on…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Alvaro Muir

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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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Election Day: What Not to wear?

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

Clint and Stacy, hosts…

By Renita Burns

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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,…

By Renita Burns

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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…

By Renita Burns

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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…

By Renita Burns

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

By Renita Burns

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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…

By Renita Burns

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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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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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Tonight’s Program

Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin Are Among Featured…

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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Bush to Speak at Convention

President Bush plans to address the Republican National Convention tonight live via satellite in a…

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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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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McCain Picks Palin for VP: A Giant Step for Tokenism, Not Diversity

Come on, now. Let’s be honest. Condoleeza Rice. Hillary Clinton. Sarah Palin. Which one of…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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…

By Alvaro Muir

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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African Americans in the GOP

Black Republicans grapple with historic implications of Obama candidacy

Many African American Republicans are entering the general election campaign season balancing their concern that…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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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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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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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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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…

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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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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