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Saturday, January 26, 2008
We've just won a big victory in South Carolina.
After four great contests in every corner of this country, and another record turnout today, we have the most votes, the most delegates, and the most diverse coalition of Americans we've seen in a long, long time.
More than 20 states will have their voices heard on February 5th, and we will need your help there, too.
I'll be heading down shortly to thank our supporters in South Carolina.
If you're reading this tonight, I hope you'll tune in at home so I can thank you, too.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
By ANNA JO BRATTON – 1 hour ago
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Presidential hopeful Barack Obama won the endorsement Saturday of U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, a popular moderate Democrat in largely Republican Nebraska who said he believes Obama has ability to bridge the partisan divide and to carry Democratic candidates across the country to victory in 2008.
Nelson, pledging his support for his Illinois colleague, said Obama has "the greatest potential to ending the bitterness and poisonous atmosphere in Washington."
He said Obama's victory speech after winning Iowa's Jan. 3 caucuses was an effort to reach out to Democrats, independents and "enlightened Republicans," and that Obama's campaign epitomizes what Nelson has tried to do in Washington.
Obama is the "prototype of what we need today," said Nelson, who served two terms as governor.
Nebraska Democrats will choose a presidential candidate Feb. 9, four days after 24 states hold contests on Feb. 5.
Nelson often votes with his GOP colleagues, and in 2005 won praise from President Bush, who called Nelson "a man with whom I can work."
With Republican Sen. John McCain, Nelson was one of the founding members of the so-called "Gang of 14," a group of seven Republicans and seven Democrats that averted a Senate showdown over President Bush's lower-court judicial nominees in 2006.
Nelson was elected governor in 1990 and re-elected in 1994. He won his Senate seat in 2000 and easily won re-election in 2006.
Republicans hold all statewide offices in Nebraska except Nelson's seat, and enjoy a heavy majority among voters.
Mr Clinton was forced to telephone the nationally-syndicated radio talk show of the Reverend Al Sharpton, the outspoken black preacher, to deny that he had dismissed Senator Barack Obama’s bid to become the first black president as “the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen”.
Donna Brazile, a leading black Democratic strategist and former Clinton insider, said that many African-Americans had found his widely publicised comments condescending and insulting. “For him to go after Obama using 'fairy tale’, calling him a kid as he did last week, is an insult,” she said. “As an African-American, I find his words and his tone to be very depressing.”
Some black radio stations and internet blogs contained much harsher criticism and alleged the put-down was racially-charged.
Mr Clinton, who is still revered by many African-Americans from his time as president, insisted that his “fairy tale” jibe was aimed not at Mr Obama’s presidential aspirations but at uncritical media coverage of his much-vaunted opposition to the Iraq war. Indeed, he produced unusual praise of his wife’s rival, telling Rev Sharpton: “He’s put together a great campaign... He might win.”................. MORE
A statement from the clinton campaign outlining the senators stimulus proposals said while economists may still be debating whether weve met the technical definition of a recession for hard hit middle class families that question has already been answered. With the ailing economy emerging as the campaigns top issue sen. Mr.
On Stimulus Measures
As Recession Fears Mount
January 12, 2008; Page A3
WASHINGTON -- Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are both calling for Congress to take quick action on economic stimulus.
With the ailing economy emerging as the 2008 campaign's top issue, Sen. Clinton said Friday she will call in the Senate for $70 billion in emergency funds directed to housing, energy and unemployment assistance. If conditions worsen, she said, Congress should also provide a one-time $40 billion tax rebate for low- and middle-class workers to spur consumer spending.
Mr. Obama's campaign said he will unveil proposed stimulus legislation in coming days. His plan would likely include expediting a $500-a-person tax credit already proposed by the Illinois senator for low- and middle-class workers. He says the tax credit would benefit an estimated 150 million Americans.
The plans of the two leading Democratic presidential contenders mostly serve as clues about how they would react if they were in the White House. Until then, any stimulus package is likely to be written by Congress, with President Bush having the final word. On Friday, Democratic leaders in Congress wrote Mr. Bush to ask that he work with them on bipartisan stimulus legislation as soon as he returns from his current Middle East trip.
Democrats began their nominating race nearly a year ago with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as the main issue. By last fall, they were talking more and more about the economy, as the subprime mortgage crisis took hold. Republicans continued to emphasize terrorism and illegal immigration.
Recent economic news -- including last week's report showing anemic job creation and a higher jobless rate for December -- has jolted both parties. The campaign calendar has also focused attention on the economy. The next Republican showdowns include Tuesday's primary in long-suffering Michigan and a Jan. 29 primary in Florida, which has one of the nation's highest rates of home foreclosures.
Democrats are competing for the caucuses in Nevada, another place with many foreclosures and falling property values. On Friday, Sen. Clinton campaigned in California, the most coveted of the 22 states holding Democratic nominating contests on Feb. 5, "Super Tuesday."
A statement from the Clinton campaign outlining the senator's stimulus proposals said, "While economists may still be debating whether we've met the technical definition of a recession, for hard-hit middle-class families that question has already been answered."
Her $70 billion plan includes $30 billion for a housing-crisis fund to provide grants to states, cities and community groups. The money would assist families in danger of foreclosure and buy vacant properties to rent to needy families. Another $25 billion would aid low-income families facing increased home-heating costs; $10 billion would supplement unemployment assistance to workers out of jobs for extended periods, and $5 billion would be aimed at promoting energy efficiency while creating "green industry" jobs.
In past months, Sen. Obama has made comprehensive proposals on middle-class tax relief, health-care insurance, energy and more. But some advisers privately acknowledged after his narrow defeat in New Hampshire last Tuesday that he hadn't done a good enough job, in the few hectic days of the campaign there, in going beyond his well-received stump speeches to detail what he would change in Washington.
Obama advisers say the candidate is getting ready for a series of policy speeches to outline the substance behind his slogans about change. "There are a number of things in the queue, on the economy, foreign policy, energy," said one senior Obama adviser.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
We have seen that sen. Ned lamonts diary making healthcare affordable for all americans rebuilding our aging infrastructure and ending our dependence on foreign oil are all problems that require more than a tax credit here or an earmark there. Obama has the tone and temperament to bring out the best in our people and our nation and to bring new coalitions together in support of the progressive policies we all want to see enacted. Dodd especially for his powerful calls to defend our constitutional freedoms by restoring habeas corpus closing guantanamo and living up to the spirit of the geneva conventions.
We have seen that sen. I have the deepest respect and admiration for sen.
We have seen that sen. And when president obama steps out of air force one in countries around the world he will represent a fresh start with friends and allies. I have the deepest respect and admiration for sen. Obama a former professor of constitutional law has been and will continue to be chris ally in fighting to protect our constitution.
We democrats are fortunate to have had many strong candidates running for president. Obama has the wisdom and judgment to get the big decisions right as he did on iraq more than five years ago.
Cyber-rally with events from across the Garden State and remarks from Congressman Steve Rothman, Mayor Cory Booker, Councilman Ron Rice, Keith Hovey, Julie Diaz, Patrick Kelley, Avery L. Brown, and other Jersey peeps.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
There is something happening in America.
A week ago we were 14 points behind, and no one imagined that we'd accomplish what we did in New Hampshire last night.
There is something happening when Americans who have never participated in politics turn out in numbers we've never seen before.
There is something happening when people vote not just for the party they belong to but the hopes they hold in common.
Change is what's happening in America.
We are ready to take this country in a fundamentally new direction, but we need your help to make it happen.
We are about to enter the most decisive period of the campaign. We need to act immediately to build up our organization to compete in Nevada, South Carolina, and the 22 states that will hold their contests on February 5th.
Please make a donation of $25 now:
We can lead this nation out of a long political darkness.
We can overcome the division and distraction that have clouded Washington.
Because when we challenge ourselves to reach for something better, there's no problem we can't solve -- no destiny we cannot fulfill.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2008
KOGELO, Kenya (AP) — Seated on plastic chairs surrounded by chickens and barefoot children, Barack Obama's Kenyan relatives listened to the radio Tuesday for news of how their favorite son was doing in the New Hampshire primary.
The early results were encouraging, bringing a whoop of satisfaction from the candidate's uncle. "Ah, that's wonderful," Said Obama declared, breaking into a wide grin. "But I don't want to jump just yet."
Results of the New Hampshire voting didn't become clear until well after midnight in Kenya, with Obama finishing a close second to Hillary Clinton. "I am still fired up and ready to go," he told cheering supporters.
Said Obama remained optimistic, saying Wednesday: "He still stands a good chance. I don't think it's too much of a setback because there was a time he was trailing Hillary and if he was the kind of man who gives up, he would have given up then." (MORE)
It was a prescient warning.
Mr. Obama, who arrived here five days ago after a commanding triumph in the Iowa caucuses, had planned to leave New Hampshire on a similar high. But a defeat by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton here on Tuesday evening startled Mr. Obama and ensured that the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination remained fully engaged.
“We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change,” Mr. Obama said, speaking at a rally of crestfallen supporters. “We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics that will only grow louder and more dissonant in the days and weeks to come.”
For the last five days here, Mr. Obama made one appeal above all to the legions of voters who turned out at rallies from dawn to dusk to see him: Prove that Iowa was not a fluke. He made that pitch again and again to audiences, which spilled from gymnasiums into side rooms and from opera houses onto snow-covered sidewalks, a tableau of young and old pressed closely together as they cheered his historic candidacy.
In the end, though, it was another historic candidacy — that of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton — that appealed to more voters in New Hampshire, particularly women who broke with Mr. Obama in significant numbers in the closing hours of an accelerated campaign here.
Mr. Obama was counting on a New Hampshire victory to serve as a permission slip for Democratic leaders across the country to step forward to support his candidacy. He was hoping to trade the title of insurgent candidate for the perilous crown of front-runner. But the race is now a draw between the two rivals — with John Edwards of North Carolina, who came in a distant third, vowing to continue — and a furious scramble lies ahead.
With a confidence buoyed by a series of polls that consistently showed Mr. Obama leading Mrs. Clinton by as many as 10 percentage points, the Obama campaign was shaken by the loss as the final ballots were tabulated from a primary election held on a glorious springlike day where a record number of Democrats turned out.
If Mr. Obama had hoped to leave New Hampshire as a soaring victor, on his way to seizing the air of inevitability that had belonged for months to Mrs. Clinton, his narrow loss underscored the challenges that lie ahead for turning a political movement into an electoral success. As he addressed his supporters in a gymnasium at Nashua High School on Tuesday evening, he showed no signs of relinquishing his fight.
“When we’ve been told we’re not ready or we shouldn’t try or we can’t, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people,” Mr. Obama said. “Yes, we can. Yes, we can.” Throughout the evening, the confidence of Mr. Obama’s campaign gradually fell as returns poured in from across the state, which never put him over Mrs. Clinton. Aides said they believe that women rallied behind Mrs. Clinton in the final hours of the race, when news coverage was dominated by accounts of her nearly breaking into tears as she answered a voter’s question.
With Mr. Obama winning in Iowa and Mrs. Clinton winning in New Hampshire, a fresh dose of uncertainty was injected into the race as it moves to Nevada and South Carolina before contests in 22 states take place on Feb. 5. Mr. Obama was still hoping to win a crucial union endorsement in Nevada, where he dispatched his top aides from Iowa to organize the state.
Since Mr. Obama’s victory in Iowa, the volume of calls and inquiries into his campaign had more than doubled, with financial contributors, policy supporters and volunteers eager to join the campaign. He is flying on Wednesday to New York, in the heart of Mrs. Clinton’s territory, to hold a fund-raiser and to stage a campaign rally in New Jersey. Both states are among those with contests on Feb. 5.
“I am still fired up and ready to go,” Mr. Obama said. “First of all, I want to congratulate Senator Clinton on a hard-fought victory here in New Hampshire. She did an outstanding job.”
Those words seemed to be the only kind ones spoken between the two on Tuesday evening. In the final days of the race, Mrs. Clinton and former President Bill Clinton raised sharp questions about the viability of Mr. Obama’s candidacy, and Democrats were bracing for a combative race to come, with two well-financed campaigns and a series of primaries and caucuses ahead.
A victory for Mr. Obama, which even most of Mrs. Clinton’s advisers were predicting, would have opened the door for many Democratic leaders to coalesce around his candidacy.
As supporters filed out of the rally on Tuesday evening, Mr. Obama’s advisers declined to discuss the election results. They said they were moving on to the races ahead.
But Mr. Obama’s words from a rally on Monday, perhaps, provided the best explanation.
“It is very important for us all to be clear,” Mr. Obama said, “that we have not won anything yet.”
Carl Hulse contributed reporting from Washington.
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He said he would commit to training iraqi security forces only if the iraqi government engaged in political reconciliation and did not employ the iraqi army and the police for sectarian purposes. Obama made clear that forging a new relationship with iran would be a major element of a broad effort to stabilize iraq as he executed a speedy timetable for the withdrawal of american combat troops. Obama a first term senator from illinois.
“The trainers are going to have to be provided with missions that don’t put them in vulnerable situations” he said.
Mr. “Part of what my goal is is that the trainers are not constantly embedded in combat operations.
The suggestion which emerged as a flash point in the campaign has prompted mrs. And there are both carrots and there are sticks available to them for those changes in behavior.
“Well, I don't believe that climate change is just an issue that's convenient to bring up during a campaign. I believe it's one of the greatest moral challenges of our generation. That's why I've fought successfully in the Senate to increase our investment in renewable fuels. That's why I reached across the aisle to come up with a plan to raise our fuel standards… And I didn't just give a speech about it in front of some environmental audience in California. I went to Detroit, I stood in front of a group of automakers, and I told them that when I am president, there will be no more excuses — we will help them retool their factories, but they will have to make cars that use less oil.”
— Barack Obama, Speech in Des Moines, IA, October 14, 2007
He also introduced the healthy communities act to identify and address problems in communities that are at high risk from environmental contaminants. In addition recognizing the contribution of housing parks trails roadways and public transportation to healthy lifestyles senator obama introduced the healthy places act to assess and support improvements to the built environment. The most common source of lead exposure is lead paint in older housing. The department subsequently announced it would not sell its stockpiles. By in the year . Senator obama is also an original cosponsor of the climate stewardship and innovation act which was introduced by senators lieberman and mccain and would mandate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by .