· October, 2008

Stories United Kingdom from October, 2008

Halloween: A Pre-Indicator of Election Results?

  October 31, 2008

Halloween is only a few hours away in the US…and as trick or treaters piece together the last of their costumes, the elections may be weighing heavy on their minds. For some, the elections and Halloween go hand in hand. Obama masks, do-it-yourself Sarah Palin, even a politically incorrect Hillary...

Today's Faves: Don't Vote, Obamamania, and One Hot Mama

  October 31, 2008

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.

International bloggers on U.S. helicopter attack in Syria

  October 30, 2008

Sunday's U.S. helicopter attack in Syria showed that the Bush administration is now using a more aggressive approach towards suspected insurgents in the region. With less than a week to go before the Presidential election, how will this new strategy affect the Obama and McCain campaigns in the eyes of the voters?

Today's Faves: Liberian Youth, Pepsi, and Obama in the Lottery

  October 29, 2008

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. 1) My first pick for today isn't exactly a blog, but the perspective is certainly blog worthy. In the Youth Media Reporter, a professional journal...

International bloggers tackle polling

  October 28, 2008

For many of us, scanning poll results have become a fixture of politics. The media has long been criticized for covering elections much like a horse race instead of concentrating on issues and probing the mind of voters. Candidates often complain about the polls, too, especially when those results show them trailing. International bloggers weigh in.

Assassination news hits Blogosphere

  October 28, 2008

The disturbing news of two young men plotting to assassinate Democratic candidate Barack Obama have reached the blogosphere with global citizens commenting on what it means for the election and the U.S.

Dressing Up Palin

  October 26, 2008

The self-confessed moose-hunting hockey mom Sarah Palin has spent a whopping $150,000 on hair, make-up and wardrobe, shopping in places where Joe-six-pack would only dream of window shopping. Bloggers from around the world react.

UK: The Unlikely Bandwagon of Conservatives for Obama

  October 24, 2008

Historically, the UK's Conservatives ties to the Republicans have been strong. This year's US election is anything but business as usual. Malcolm Clark brings us the latest buzz from the United Kingdom. What are Conservatives saying about Senators Barack Obama and John McCain? And what has the Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's nomination got to do with it?