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January 20, 2009

Live blogging Obama’s inauguration

Aggregated from: Pickled Politics » United States

I’m in central London right now at an event, with fellow Pickler Leon and will try and live-blog the inauguration. We start with a speech by Trevor Phillips, who is paying homage to Obama only weeks after he slammed Obama in Prospect magazine! Anyway, it’s a day of celebration so I won&#...

Two Million at Obama Inauguration

Aggregated from: AfricanLoft » USA

Two million Americans are expected to gather in Washington to celebrate the inauguration of the country’s first black president. President-elect Barack Obama will take office at 1700 GMT following two days of inaugural celebrations. He becomes the 44th U.S president, taking the place of outgo...

January 8, 2009

Bush's mate Howard back in Washington

The upcoming inauguration has taken an Aussie turn. Barack Obama's displacement from Blair House was caused by former Australian Prime Minister John Howard who is to receive the US Medal of Freedom from his mate George W. Bush. U.S. bloggers were outraged apparently. Australian bloggers were just as vocal.

December 15, 2008

Breaking News: Bush Ducks Shoes

It was an incident that lasted a mere 12 seconds. But as soon as bloggers the world over watched Muntadar Al Zeidi throw not one, but both his shoes, at US President George W Bush in a Press conference held in Iraq today, reactions - several in 140 characters or less in the Twittersphere - spread faster than you could say ‘footwear’ … twice.

December 10, 2008

Obama's Senate Seat for Sale!

President-elect Barack Obama's Illinois senate seat is vacant - and up for sale for the highest bidder. Bloggers from around the world chime in to catch up on the action after Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested and charged by the FBI of corruption in the selection of Obama's successor for the empty Senate seat.

December 9, 2008

Just like Our Governors exactly !!??

Aggregated from: Egyptian chronicles

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested today on charges that he conspired to sell or trade the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder. The Governor has been arrested along his Chief of Staff , of course this political scandal is the talk of the m...

Illinois Governor Blagojevich Arrested On Corruption Charges

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

In a stunning blow to Democratic Party claims to represent a reversal of years of Republican corruption, Illinois Governor Blagojevich has been arrested this morning.  Charges include attempts by the Governor to trade an appointment to President-Elect Obama’s Senate seat for Blagojevich’...

November 30, 2008

Armenian Bloggers Hail Power Return

While most people know Samantha Power as an Obama adviser who has called Hillary Clinton a “monster,” many genocide awareness and prevention activists consider the Harvard professor a hope they can believe in. The Associated Press has noticed that Power, who officially resigned from Obama’s campaign during the Democratic primaries, is on US President-elect Obama’s transition team. This news has encouraged several Armenian bloggers who now feel assured that the author of “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide” (2002) will remind President-elect Barack Obama to keep his promise of officially recognizing the WWI Armenian Genocide committed by Ottoman Turks.

November 26, 2008

Egypt: Getting High on Obama

Barack Obama's popularity in Egypt reaches a new high - with the introduction of a narcotic to the market bearing the President-elect's name. According to bloggers, dealers in the Mediterranean town of Marsa Matrouh are selling Obama branded hashish.

November 11, 2008

Goodbye Bush

Aggregated from: Pakistan Daily

For Pakistan, it’s not about Obama or Bush but about the Great Game, politics of intrigue, destabilization and deceit. While Mr. Bush’s departure is welcome, Mr. Obama’s victory should be received in Pakistan with caution. We have to wait and see before we judge him. He appears to be an hone...