Sunday, March 16, 2008

3/16 Sunday News: Providing Transparency

Transcript of Barack Obama's Tribune Interview
"Obama: "I would love to have an exhaustive conversation about all aspects of it and ensure that by the time we leave here today, you may not be happy with all my answers—but at least you can't say that I have not answered the questions. Is that fair? ..."

Obama prepares for full assault on Clinton
"Sen. Barack Obama is trying to air his dirty laundry -- even some items that might appear just a little wrinkled -- as he prepares a full assault on Sen. Hillary Clinton over ethics and transparency. ..."

Nita Lowey: Worst Clinton Surrogate Ever?
"... this is a net win for the Obama campaign because of the gaffe-filled performance of Nita Lowey for the Clinton campaign. Highlights? Yeah, we've got them. ..."

Democratic Primary Hits Its Trench Warfare Stage
"On Sunday, both the Clinton and Obama campaigns hosted conference calls in which each camp's aides played political victim, manufactured outrage, and likely didn't change the electoral landscape one bit. ..."

Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
"Barack Obama with a three-point advantage over Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. It’s Obama 47% Clinton 44% ..."

Obama Mama
"The insight into the life of Barack Obama's mother has given me that final piece of the puzzle, explaining the affection and admiration I have for this presidential candidate. ..."

Gallup Daily Polls
"Meanwhile, the race for the Democratic nomination remains close, with Gallup Poll Daily tracking showing that 48% of Democratic voters nationwide prefer Obama and 45% Clinton. ..."

ABC Political Radar: Obama Nets 10 Delegates in Iowa
"Sen. Barack Obama, saw his delegate lead over Sen. Hillary Clinton grow by 10 on Saturday ..."

Poll: More citizens see government as secretive
"Nearly nine in 10 Americans say it's important to know presidential and congressional candidates' positions on open government, but three out of four view the federal government as secretive ..."

'Meet the Press' transcript for March 16, 2008
"With us for the Obama campaign, former senator and presidential candidate Bill Bradley; for the Clinton campaign, New York Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey. ..."

'Fox News Sunday' prods Obama on no-show
"Hoping to prod Barack Obama into appearing on its show, "Fox News Sunday" launched the "Obama Watch," a weekly update on the number of days the Democratic presidential candidate has failed to appear on the program. ..."

The Deep Blue Divide
"For months, Democrats were just thrilled with their choices. Now they can't even stand to sit together. ..."

Axelrod: 'They are literally willing to do anything'
"Obama's chief strategist, David Axelrod, also intensified his criticism of Clinton's tactics, and what he described as their opportunistic view of how to count the votes. "They are literally willing to do anything" to win the nomination, he said. ..."

Obama's church accuses media of character assassination
"The Chicago church attended by Sen. Barack Obama issued a statement Sunday contending that coverage of his pastor’s inflammatory remarks amounted to character assassination and “an attack on … the history of the African American church. ..."

Obama, Clinton brace for three-month deadlock
"The Democratic race has entered its World War I phase, a bloody fight between two adversaries making only the most incremental of gains. And there is no reason to think either side will emerge from the trenches anytime soon. ..."

FOX: Pastor Creates ‘Guilt by Association’ Problem for Obama
"The fact of the matter is people would like to move on to other things,” said Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, characterizing remarks by Obama pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright as “outrageous,” but saying they are not relevant to Obama’s candidacy. ..."

FirstRead: Iowa Update, Part II
"Obama netted 10 delegates from this new Iowa exercise; that's more delegates than Clinton netted out of Ohio on March 4. Wonder if the Clintons want those negative comments about caucuses back? ..."

Obama camp presses Clinton on 'non disclosure'
"What is Sen. Clinton hiding and what is lurking in the documents?" Obama Communications Director Robert Gibbs asked on the conference call. ..."

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Anonymous said...

Great blog Cris

Keep up the good work :)

-Mike Jones

Kathleen from Oakland said...

Here's a good counterbalance to the hysteria playing around Rev. Wrights statements: "Obama's Minister Committed "Treason" But When My Father Said the Same Thing He Was a Republican Hero"

Wish there were some way to get mainstream play for this ...