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November 3, 2008

Breaking News: Twittersphere Reacts to Obama Grandmother's Passing

In a sad turn of events, presidential hopeful Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, passed away from cancer less than 24 hours before her grandson could be elected president. Obama visited his grandmother, whose nickname was "Toot," last week, taking a break from his schedule of heavy campaigning. Although it's too ...

Global Experts Liveblog the Election

The Morningside Post (a publication of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs) will be liveblogging Election Day results. Bloggers from Brazil, France, Germany, Singapore, Japan, Russia and the UK will be joining Americans in covering the event.

Is the Obama camp hijacking URLs to ensure Obama's victory?

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See what happens when you search www.ElectPalin.com Riehl World View and Doug Ross reported this last night. Then this morning a friend of mine sent me a copy of this article on a body of email without a link, so I did a Google search on the title of the article "Understanding Obama: The Ma...

Aggregated from: The Angry Arab News Service

I have a theory about US presidents and the Middle East: every president since Lyndon Johnson becomes more pro-Israeli than his predecessor--with the exception of George H.W. Bush. So expect Obama to be more pro-Israeli than George W. Bush--his palling around notwithstanding. ...

Auntie Zeituni and Obama’s African Burden

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I was still digesting the news of Obama’s Auntie Zeituni, living in the US illegally since 2004, when the doorbell rang. It was after 5pm on Saturday afternoon, and I wasn’t expecting anybody on a cold November day at the onset of the Michigan winter. I went to see who it was, and was ...

reason 598, 599, 600, etc. NOT to vote for Obama

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...or McCain for that matter. But given the tendency for formerly progressive or radical people to support Obama here are more reasons to vote for Ralph Nader or Cynthia McKinney. I have not been keeping track exactly, but over the course of the last year there are numerous examples I’ve give...

The View From MoroccoThis is a Photos post

On the eve of the elections, the world is atwitter - and Morocco is no exception. Bloggers based in Morocco - both Moroccan natives and foreign residents - are musing over potential election outcomes. While Morocco is also no exception to the world's preference for Obama, bloggers have a lot more to say than "Yes we can!" Jillian C. York gives us a glimpse into this North African nation.

McCain on SNL: Funny Enough to Be President?This is a Video post

Over the years, a number of US politicians have appeared on Saturday Night Live. From presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton to hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the famous late-night program has been an excellent platform for candidates to show their sense of humor. Bloggers comment on John McCain's latest appearance on the show.

November 2, 2008

In Case You Forgot/Missed US Election 2000

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US election 2008 is only a few days away. According to many polls, Obama seems to be in the lead. Some people are worried about the so-called “Bradley effect“, which the result goes opposite to polls. Some are concerned about the low turnout. Some are questioning about the possibility of...

October 31, 2008

Halloween: A Pre-Indicator of Election Results?

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 ...