Thursday, April 10, 2008

4/10 Morning News

News Items
Utah Superdelegate for Obama
The Obama campaign then released a new superdelegate of their own, Utah Democratic Party Chair Wayne Holland. Holland had been thought to be leaning Obama, but had not said so publicly.

Obama to receive Phila. endorsements today
A bevy of city and state elected officials - specifically, six City Councilmembers, three state represenatives and two state senators - are expected to endorse Barack Obama for president at 2 p.m. today in City Hall.

Dems assail McCain on Iraq, economy
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she is the only presidential candidate who will begin a prompt drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq, and rival Sen. Barack Obama cast himself as the one best able to turn the nation's economy around.

Obama Poised To Turn Down Public Financing
"We have created a parallel public financing system where the American people decide if they want to support a campaign they can get on the Internet and finance it," Obama said ...

Clinton and Obama Vie for Women Of Philadelphia Suburbs
With polls showing a closer Democratic contest in Pennsylvania, both candidates have stepped up efforts to court a prized constituency: the young, college-educated women who reside in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

Obama Brings Economic Message - and Bus Tour - to Indiana
Barack Obama kicked off a three-day statewide bus tour at a rally here last night, where he focused on the slumping economy.

Obama Talks All Things LGBT with The Advocate
In an exclusive Chicago sit-down with The Advocate's Kerry Eleveld, Democratic front-runner Barack Obama discusses "don't ask, don't tell," Rev. Wright, and what he would do for LGBT Americans if he becomes president.

Obama, Clinton Scrub California Delegate Rolls of Potential Traitors
Barack Obama’s and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaigns are purging potential California delegates to ensure that only their loyalists vote at the national convention that will crown one of them as the Democratic presidential nominee.

Obama: Repeal of "don't ask" possible
He said his priority for the Joint Chiefs will be that they make decisions to strengthen the military and keep the country safe, not their position on the policy.
Related Articles:
ABC News Political Radar: Obama: Joint Chief Screening Will Not Include Opposition to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

‘Idol’ Pulls Telethon Off, but Candidates Miss Cut
Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain made taped appeals for charity on a special edition of “American Idol” on Wednesday night that didn’t make the cut.

Clinton and Obama Talk Religion, Not Science
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are eager to talk about religion. But why are they so scared of science?

Obama Fields Another Farrakhan Question
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was forced to deal with another question about the racially polarizing Minister Louis Farrakhan out on the stump in Levittown, Pennsylvania, a town with it's own history of racial tensions.

Allies of Palestinians see a friend in Obama
A special tribute came from Khalidi's friend and frequent dinner companion, the young state Sen. Barack Obama. Speaking to the crowd, Obama reminisced about meals prepared by Khalidi's wife, Mona, and conversations that had challenged his thinking.

Asked About the Deficit, McCain Cites Reagan’s Example
When Senator John McCain was asked here this afternoon how he plans to balance the budget, he said that he hoped to do so by stimulating economic growth – and approvingly cited the example of President Ronald Reagan.

Montana Governor Weighs Democrats' '08 Chances
While he thinks either Obama or Clinton running on his or her own has a 50-50 shot of winning the White House against presumptive Republican nominee John McCain, Schweitzer doesn't think either Democrat can take Montana. Asked why not, he had a one word answer: "Guns."

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Polling Results
Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
In the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, Obama now attracts 48% of the vote while Hillary Clinton earns 41%.

Gallup: Obama Education Gap Extends to General Election
Barack Obama leads John McCain by a significant margin among voters with the most education, but trails the likely Republican nominee among voters with the least formal education.

TIME Poll: Clinton Hangs Onto Lead in Pennsylvania
Backed by more than half of all white female Democrats, Hillary Clinton holds a six point lead over Barack Obama in Pennsylvania, a new statewide poll by TIME reveals.
Related Articles:
TPM: Poll: Clinton Ahead By Six Points In Pennsylvania
Boston.com: Poll: Clinton leads in Pennsylvania

Polling Women
Overall, there is a three-way tie between the three remaining candidates among women, with Clinton receiving 27%, while Obama and McCain each received 25%. ... Black women supported Obama by a wide margin (57%) and a significant chunk of Latinas supported Clinton (43%)

Hillary arranca con el pie derecho en Puerto Rico
Hillary Clinton supera en Puerto Rico a Barack Obama, su rival en la primaria demócrata, con una cómoda ventaja de 13 puntos porcentuales, reveló una encuesta divulgada ayer por la empresa Research & Research.
Translation:
Hillary Off to a Good Start in Puerto Rico (link leads to Google translation of the page)
Hillary Clinton leads Barack Obama, her rival in the democratic primary, in Puerto Rico with a comfortable 13 point lead, a poll by Research & Research reveals.

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Commentaries
The Note: 'Still Standing'
Subtlety won't work as she seeks to convince superdelegates that only she -- not Sen. Barack Obama -- can win this fall. She needs to take loud steps (as if Bill Clinton and Terry McAuliffe were capable of moving around in silence).

Obama's economic advisers: forward-looking, untested
Barack Obama is surrounded by bright but untested academic economists who are on the cutting edge of research on health-care policy, social insurance, technology and taxes.

The Story of Barack Obama's Mother
Today Obama is partly a product of what his mother was not. Whereas she swept her children off to unfamiliar lands and even lived apart from her son when he was a teenager, Obama has tried to ground his children in the Midwest.

Addressing Obama's Olympics Inexperience
Therefore, Obama should take an outright position. He should completely rule out boycotting the Games. I say this ... because its the one that is consistent with Obama's principles. (I'm essentially pretending to be a strategist for Obama).

Starting Gate: Just Another Politician?
But the lengthy and sometimes bitter primary campaign has taken a toll on that image in ways that might not become totally apparent until the general election should he win the nomination.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris: terrific summary. you have not been posting things from robert reich's bloh. the former clinton cabinet member's been excellent in his commentary. although no formal endorsement, his writing deserves greater exposure.

http://robertreich.blogspot.com/2008/04/hrcs-odd-economics.html

thanks,
marc