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January 20, 2009

Voices without Votes Inauguration Liveblog

Join us starting at 10:00 a.m. EST for one final liveblog involving your favorite cast of Voices without Votes characters from all over the globe!

January 19, 2009

Today, I will mostly be watching Springsteen, Hancock, Taylor and Wonder

Aggregated from: England for Obama

So I managed slightly better today, and woke up at 6am rather than 4am. A friend had emailed me overnight to ask “So, what’s the atmosphere like over there?” My immediate reaction was: “Erm, well, I don’t really know. Because I haven’t been out in the thick of thi...

Everybody loves Barack

Aggregated from: England for Obama

Footage from yesterday’s train journey from Philadelphia to Washington: .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;} .msnbcLinks a {text-decoration:none !important; border-botto...

Cincinnati’s chilly welcome

Aggregated from: SixFifty

slideshowHey, America, I’m back! And I’m pleased to be here.” That’s what I wanted to shout when I arrived at Cincinnati airport on Thursday afternoon. Even the blast of icy air that hit me on disembarking the plane wasn’t going to dim my spirits and stop this next chap...

Pelosi Open to Prosecution of Top Bush Officials

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D. California) said she is open to press forth on some persecutions of top Bush administration officials. “I think you look at each item and see what is a violation of the law and do we even have a right to ignore it,R...

Chavez Says Obama Smells like Bush

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

Hugo Chavez isn't quite ready to make peace with the United States, even with a new president ushering in an era of "change". "I hope I am wrong, but I believe Obama brings the same stench, to not say another word," Chavez said at a political rally on a historic Venezuelan battlefield. "If Obama ...

Top Obama Donors Gave $100,000

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

The Washington Post reported Sunday that Obama’s top donors gave more than $100,000 to his campaign by giving to various entities working to get Obama elected. The report is more evidence that campaign financing laws are not effective in preventing big money from playing a key role in politics...


Aggregated from: England for Obama

According to my ex-boyfriend’s mum, who’s in Connecticut and who just called his sister, who just called me: I was just on national American television. I was interviewed by CBS’s London bureau (ooh, don’t you just love that? “London bureau”) last week, over a cof...

Obama inauguration concert on the mall

Aggregated from: JOTMAN

Washington DC today reminded me of the streets of Bangkok during the first days of the coup in 2006. The streets were closed to traffic. Humvees had been parked at every intersection manned by GIs.The first two photos capture the US military presence in the capital.1. Soldiers gather in near the ...

African celebrations

Aggregated from: SixFifty

I’m off to an African Inaugural ball tonight. Hosted by the African Foundation and a range of Maryland African / Afro-Caribbean academics and journalists. There’s an amazing line up of live African music to look forward to. I am interested in just seeing the people there and hearing w...