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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

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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...


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...

Funny how things work out

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If I hadn’t spotted that I’d left my iPod on my tube train seat, I wouldn’t have jumped back on the train just before the doors shut, and had to stay on until the next stop; and then got back on the line going back to my original stop. If I hadn’t been delayed by those 10 min...

Photos thus far

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Click on the photo below for shots I’ve taken since arriving Washington. The weather/light wasn’t great today - very grey and overcast - which never makes for very good pictures (at least on a little 800 ISO Ixus), but still. There are ones from the inaugural concert - I watched it from ...

January 14, 2009

Obama to start closing Guantanamo in his first week

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It will take some time to close, but this is a great start: “Advisers to President-elect Barack Obama say one of his first duties in office will be to order the closing of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay. That executive order is expected during Obama’s first week on the job - ...

Bush’s final press conference

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If you’re like me, you started to watch George Bush’s last press conference, and gave up after about 30 seconds because it made you so mad. So here, instead, was Keith Olbermann’s coverage of it (ie the conference in nice, palatable chunks broken up by comment/sarcarsm/fact-correc...

January 13, 2009

That free inauguration concert line-up in full

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It’s official: the music stars scheduled to perform at the “We Are One” free inaugural concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial this Sunday include* (my bolding): Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headle...

To move on, or not to move on?

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That’s the question facing Obama when it comes to pursuing the Bush administration for crimes such as torture and wire-tapping. And from the sounds of his interview on ABC yesterday, he’s still unsure (watch the video here). As the Huffington Post piece notes, however: “As pointed ...