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Archive for November 9th, 2008

Most Proud of Obama’s Election

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 9th, 2008 5:36 am by HL

Most Proud of Obama’s Election
A new USA Today/Gallup survey asked how people felt about Barack Obama’s election as president: 67% said proud, 67% said optimistic, and 59% said excited.

On the other side, 30% said pessimistic and 27% said afraid.


As He Manages Transition, Obama Under Pressure To Act Quickly On Economy

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 9th, 2008 5:35 am by HL

As He Manages Transition, Obama Under Pressure To Act Quickly On Economy
With Obama planning his transition, meeting with his economic transition team and holding a press conference today, it’s worth noting the extraordinary pressure he is under to be perceived as acting quickly, particularly with regard to the economic crisis –…


Walking a Fine Line

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 9th, 2008 5:34 am by HL

Walking a Fine Line
The Pentagon confirms to TPM Election Central that military officials told the Obama campaign he could not visit Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany yesterday with campaign aides in tow because that would violate DOD regs. “We informed the Obama…


Filibuster-proof majority possible

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 9th, 2008 5:33 am by HL

Filibuster-proof majority possible
As elections dust settles, unresolved races could end with Dem supermajority.


McCain and Palin to stump for Chambliss.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 9th, 2008 5:32 am by HL

McCain and Palin to stump for Chambliss.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), who is locked in a run-off election against challenger Jim Martin, will be calling on support from John McCain and Sarah Palin: U.S. Sen. John McCain will come to Georgia to campaign for Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the Moultrie lawmaker’s campaign confirmed Friday. “We just have to work out the dates,” […]

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), who is locked in a run-off election against challenger Jim Martin, will be calling on support from John McCain and Sarah Palin:

U.S. Sen. John McCain will come to Georgia to campaign for Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the Moultrie lawmaker’s campaign confirmed Friday.

“We just have to work out the dates,” said Chambliss’s spokeswoman, Michelle Grasso.

Grasso said the campaign is also in touch with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s office about a possible Georgia appearance.

“She wants to come down, but right now we are working with her schedulers to see if that’s possible,” Grasso said.


High Court May Consider Legality of Detention

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 9th, 2008 5:31 am by HL

High Court May Consider Legality of Detention
Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri was close to going on trial for fraud when prosecutors marched into an Illinois courtroom with a demand. Dismiss the charges, they said, because President Bush had just designated the defendant an enemy combatant.