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January 21, 2009

Justice Roberts and President Obama Flub the Oath

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

There has been some debate among bloggers about the oath President Obama took earlier today. Liberal bloggers argue that conservative Chief Justice Roberts flubbed the oath, which caused Obama to do the same. Conservatives (and others) ignore Roberts’ mistake and focus solely on Obama, blaming...

January 20, 2009

Oops! Cindy Biden Spills the Beans

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

Well I'm guessing Hillary isn't too happy with this: Did you see how red Joe Biden got? Talk about loose lips sink ships.Jill Biden said on the Oprah show that she wanted her husband to be vice president instead of secretary of state, chiefly because it would involve less travel. "If you're secr...

The best of VwV and the presidential campaign

Less than one year ago, Voices without Votes was created to offer a voice of those who couldn't vote in the U.S. presidential election to those who could. Our exciting journey has reached its final destination with Barack Obama's inauguration today. However, before we say "goodbye," our authors have chosen ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Prelude to History

Aggregated from: silversavant

Prelude to HistoryTwo conversations today helped me frame my thoughts about the historic inauguration Tuesday of Barack Obama as the 44th President of America. Prior to these conversations, I was probing and searching for a common denominator that would intimately connect me with the pomp, pageantry...