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Obama — the first six months

The economic crisis has literally changed the rules of government. The executive branch has overseen an injection of trillions of public funds into the private sector -- and without admitting it, has essentially conceded that American-style capitalism, which has been viewed as holy writ by economists, journalists, academics and politicians for 30 years, is not sustainable. There are still many unknowns about how Barack Obama will govern when he takes office later this month, but one thing is clear: Obama will have enormous power. [...]
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For Bush, pardons have been rare

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 B...
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Boston’s political bedlam

Not only did Turner hold a press conference to claim innocence and plead for public support, but Maureen Feeney, city council president, preempted that 2:30 p.m. press conference with one of her own.
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The Howard Dean Rejuvenation Project

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 ...
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Obama to leave Senate on Sunday

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 peop...
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Obama’s advisers criticized by economist

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 acc...
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Silver lining for Republicans?

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 2...
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A new chapter

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...
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It’s over

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....
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Will McConnell hold on?

The most intrugiuing early results may well be in the Kentucky Senate Race, where Republican Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, may lose a stunner to Bruce Lunsford. McConnell has a "narrow...