President Bush’s recent round of 14 presidential pardons brings his total up to 157. ‚ The outgoing president still has almost two more months in office, but barring anything unforeseen, it is likely that Bush will end ‚ up as one of the‚ stingiest presidents in recent history‚ when it comes to giving out pardons.‚ His predecessor, Bill [...]
Nov. 25, 2008 Leave a Comment
President-elect Barack Obama announced Tuesday some key staff appointments in the financial sector of government. Timothy F. Geithner, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will serve as Secretary of the Treasury. Lawrence H. Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton, will serve as Director of the National Economic [...]
Nov. 21, 2008 Leave a Comment
Hillary Clinton has accepted President-elect Obama’s offer to become secretary of state, finally uniting the two most popular democrats after a hard-fought primary season, the New York Times reports.
Nov. 16, 2008 Leave a Comment
Advisers to both Sen. Hillary Clinton and President-elect Barack Obama say that the two are, in reality, not as far apart on foreign policy as it seemed during the primaries earlier this year, according to the International Herald Tribune.
Nov. 14, 2008 1 Comment
When Howard Dean’s presidential campaign floundered in 2004, many thought his days as a major player in politics were over. Four years later, Dean is credited for having rejuvenated not only his own political reputation, but also for contributing to the Democrats recent takeover of Washington. It was more than four years ago that Howard [...]
President-elect Barack Obama will resign his U.S. Senate seat on Sunday to focus on his transition to the White House. “It has been one of the highest honors and privileges of my life to have served the people of Illinois in the United States Senate,” Obama said in a statement released Thursday afternoon. Obama’s seat [...]
Last week, Blast News reported that‚ some of Obama’s early advisers may prove disappointing for many who voted for him based on his plans for change. Indeed, it appears the criticism may be starting to accumulate. Dean Baker, one of the few economists who predicted the housing bubble, wrote the following for The UK Guardian. [...]
Former President Jimmy Carter, who has been spending the last few years trying to help forge a just peace in the Middle East, said Obama will “not wait for even a month after he is president to start working on the peace process, where as you know, the previous two presidents waited till the least [...]
Nov. 8, 2008 Leave a Comment
While Americans hope President-elect Barack Obama can live up to almost two years of hype, citizens around the world are hoping some of that Ã¢â‚¬Å“changeÃ¢â‚¬Â spills out in their direction.
Nov. 6, 2008 1 Comment
A recent survey shows, not necessarily surprisingly, that 10 percent of voters went to the polls Tuesday with the recent political parodies from Saturday Night Live on their minds.
Nov. 5, 2008 3 Comments
The speculation over who will serve in the Obama administration continues at a fever pitch. Some early media reports suggest that some of Obama’s picks may run counter to the “change” narrative that has dominated his campaign for two years. The Associated Press is reporting that Rahm Emanuel has been asked to serve as Obama’s [...]
Nov. 5, 2008 Leave a Comment
Barack Obama’s blowout victory over John McCain may come as a disappointment for Republicans, but it certainly comes as no surprise. Joe Trippi, who managed Howard Dean’s campaign in 2004 and John Edwards in 2008, made an astute observation on C-SPAN the other day when he suggested that GOP operatives knew damn well that John [...]
Nov. 5, 2008 1 Comment
A young country the United States has, sadly, had a horrific history of racism. Blacks could not vote until the 1960s; were human property until the 1860s; were not truly included in the creation of our country in the 1770s; and were kidnapped, chained onto ships and enslaved in the 1600s. Today, an African American [...]
Nov. 5, 2008 2 Comments
You offer hope to a generation who had no place to find it before you came along. Thank you.
Nov. 5, 2008 Leave a Comment
Over on Fox, Karl Rove just mentioned Barack Obama’s four part agenda for the beginning of his Presidency: “His change in the tax code, green jobs or whatever, healthcare, and…I can’t even remember the other one, it’s getting really late.” That would be ending the Iraq War, Karl. And it’s 10:48 pm. I know George [...]
Fox News calls Virginia for Obama, a traditionally red state.‚ This is a big win. U.S. media is pretty scared to admit it, but global networks are declaring Obama the winner. I agree.
Now that Ohio is solidly blue, CNN’s John King just hypothetically painted the rest of his magic map red and John McCain still can’t win. My guess is they will wait an hour or two to officially call this thing. The networks have been waiting two years for this night, they will milk their allotted [...]
McCain will lose the election. The Ohio and New Mexico losses are death blows. There is no forseeable path to victory for McCain. Now we watch the Senate race with great interest.