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Today's Faves: Don't Vote, Obamamania, and One Hot Mama
Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. Today's picks take us to blogs from Palestine, Canada and the UK.
Providing a Voice for the Independent Candidates
Despite the media's focus on Barack Obama and John McCain, they are not the only candidates running for the office of President of the United States of America. The race to the White House also includes Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party, Bob Barr of the Libertarian Party, Cynthia McKinney...
To Bailout or not to Bailout?
Itâ€™s been 19 days since the Federal Housing Finance Agency became conservators of GSEâ€™s Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; Eleven days since Bank of America purchased Merrill Lynch for the â€œbargainâ€ price of $50 million dollars and holding company Lehman Brothers had to file for bankruptcy; Ten days since the Federal Reserve spent $85 billion to rescue insurance corporation American International Group; Less than 24 hours since the FDIC seized bank Washington Mutual Inc., and sold its assets to JPMorgan Chase for $1.9bn; and nine days since the U.S. administration first proposed a Wall Street bailout of nearly $700bn. Following are some blog reactions from around the world.
Global: Who will McCain Pick as Vice President?
Condoleeza Rice? Mitt Romney? Rudi Giuliani? Ron Paul? Mike Huckabee? These are just some of the names circulating on blogs as to who presidential hopeful John McCain will pick as his running mate in the US elections race.
An Interview with Blogger Darryl Wolk
Many bloggers around the world have been talking about the upcoming U.S. elections. One such blogger is the Darryl Wolk, who resides in Canada and blogs about politics in general. Jillian York recently had the opportunity to ask the prolific blogger a few questions about his life, interest in politics, and thoughts on the 2008 U.S. elections.
Palestine: Obama on Jerusalem as Undivided
Barack Obama's pledge on June 11th to AIPAC that Jerusalem should be Israel's undivided capital has angered Palestinian officials. President Mahmoud Abbas made a statement that Obama's pledge is “totally rejected,” while Saeb Erekat, an Abbas aide, said that Palestinian negotiators would continue to insist upon East Jerusalem as the...
Global: The World Has a Say!
A number of websites to poll readers from around the world on their choice of who the next president of the US should be have popped up recently. And while non-Americans do not have a vote in the elections, they are still having their say online.
Global: For Clinton, a new mandate from the ‘Mountain State'?
For those of you who werenâ€™t aware, West Virginia, the 41st-largest state in the United States, broke away from much larger Virginia in 1861, during the U.S. Civil War. It was in the mountain state Tuesday night, where West Virginiaâ€™s voters overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton 67 to 26 per cent over Democratic front-runner Barack Obama. John Liebhardt brings us the latest world's reactions to newest face off between the Democrats.
Iran: Hillary or Obama – America is the Winner
Iranian bloggers continue to watch the US elections closely, drawing parallels between the elections in the US and that on their own turf. While Ron Paul is a favourite for one blogger, a prominent female blogger is excited about Senator Hillary Clinton's prospects - saying that her nomination as a woman for her country's top office is something impossible to replicate in Iran.
Peru: Bloggers Provide Thoughts on U.S. Elections
The primary elections in the United States has aroused interest all over the world. Peruvian blogs are not foreign to that interest and are concerned with the subject in many ways, such as simple references, casual commenting, analysis of the situation or just by reproducing things that have appeared on the web. In this post, Juan Arellano sums up some of the original content he was able to find online.