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Welcome to the 21st Century

If one was to judge by the calendar alone, the 21st century started eight years ago this week. Although, when people refer to the 21st century in conversation, often they aren't talking about the specific time ...
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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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Geithner tapped for Treasury

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...
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Voting on the South Shore, Mass.

SHARON, Mass. -- I voted today, and so should you. It was busy in the little town of Sharon, 25 miles south of Boston and 25 miles north of Providence. Everyone in town voted at the high school, adding to th...
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And here we go!

Thanks for sticking with Blast Magazine for your Election Day 2008 coverage! Here's our gameplan: Sachin Seth will man the news desk. One of our top newsmen, he will be constantly updating you throughout ...
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Tina Fey reprises Palin role

One word: accurate. Two words: comedic timing. Tina Fey did another spot-on impression of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live. We watched it, live, and loved it, live. SNL also parodied ...
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WHAT is the election about?

After two years of rumors, expectations and political dramas, America finally has its four main contenders for the presidential race. Democrats Obama and Biden are up against Republicans McCain and Palin. As th...
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PSA makes the case against Palin

I had to make this a bulleted list because it is extremely long and probably will need to be updated almost hourly because right now, there is an army of progressive bloggers vetting her much more thoroughly than the McCain campaign ever did.
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Who is Sarah Palin?

If you are anything like me, or the millions of utterly confused Americans (yes I live in Canada but I am an American citizen) following the blisteringly long 2008 presidential election, you were baffled by Senator John McCain's running mate choice.
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Possible Obama assassination plot foiled

Tharin Gartrell, 28, was arrested early yesterday morning after an Aurora, Colo., officer pulled him over for reckless driving. What the officer didn't know was, by making this routine stop, he may have saved Senator Barack Obama's life.
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DNC Day 1 – Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama has been described by many as a "firecracker." Now when I hear that, I think of Teresa Heinz Kerry. A strong woman who isn't afraid to speak her mind, people act like that's such a bad thing. To ...