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January 20, 2009

What will Obama do with Churchill's bust?, Srdjan Vucetic

Aggregated from: open Democracy News Analysis - american power & the world

The task of redecorating the Oval Office includes remembering and re-imagining trans-Atlantic relations One of the first jobs of an American president is to redecorate the Oval Office. Each new president is expected to update the furniture, replace the carpet, repaint the walls and woodwork as w...

From Afghanistan: Open Letter to the President of the United States of America

Aggregated from: Mideast Youth - Thinking Ahead » USA

Contributed to Afghan Press by Afghanistan’s Students’ Movement: Dear Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, We, members of the “Afghanistan’s Students Movement” congratulate you for your success in the Presidential elections of the United States of America, which we consider a sign...

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 ...

January 19, 2009

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...

Afghan Foreign Ministry at Odds with Hillary Clinton

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

Even though she hasn’t been sworn in yet, Hillary Clinton is already at odds with the Afghan foreign ministry. The reason: Clinton referred to Afghanistan as a “narco-state” during a recent confirmation hearing. Afghanistan’s foreign minister was insulted by the term, saying ...

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 ...


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...

Inagural Prayer Speaker Allegedly Linked to Hamas. But There’s a Twist

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

Oh boy.  Just what Obama needs two days from the inaguration.  A Muslim who is speaking at the prayer service on Wednesday is the leader of a group that some federal prosecutors say has ties to Hamas: Neither Mattson nor her organization have been charged. But prosecutors wrote in July that th...

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...