American minorities are on the fence with President-elect Obamaâ€™s decision to appoint New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson as Secretary of Commerce. On the other side of the fence, Mexican Americans are lauding the appointment.
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. Nervous about the election yet? Here's a triple dose of McCain favoritism brought to you from bloggers around the world.
More and more Americans are looking outside the box to see what the rest of the world thinks about the their country and the role it plays in the lives of millions worldwide. Here are two projects which ventured outside the US to poll international citizens for their views.
During the run up to the vice presidential debate, there was much media and blogosphere speculation as how Governor Sarah Palin might handle the debate, whether or not Senator Joe Biden would be able to control himself, and of course, who would win. Voices without Votes covered much of this...
Just a few short hours until the 2008 Vice Presidential Debate and days away from Sarah Palinâ€™s infamous interviews with Katie Couric. So, whatâ€™s expected of the Republican VP candidate tonight, as she proves to the world and American voters that sheâ€™s a superior choice to Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden?
Itâ€™s been 19 days since the Federal Housing Finance Agency became conservators of GSEâ€™s Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; Eleven days since Bank of America purchased Merrill Lynch for the â€œbargainâ€ price of $50 million dollars and holding company Lehman Brothers had to file for bankruptcy; Ten days since the Federal Reserve spent $85 billion to rescue insurance corporation American International Group; Less than 24 hours since the FDIC seized bank Washington Mutual Inc., and sold its assets to JPMorgan Chase for $1.9bn; and nine days since the U.S. administration first proposed a Wall Street bailout of nearly $700bn. Following are some blog reactions from around the world.
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama broke yet another record â€“ raising over $66 million in August with about 500,000 new donors. International bloggers react.
Sarah Palinâ€™s main man, Todd Palin, may be subpoenaed to speak about the firing of Alaskaâ€™s public safety commissioner, Walter Monegan. According to recent reports, Monegan believes his release was brought upon him because of his refusal to fire trooper Mike Wooten, Palinâ€™s former brother-in-law. World bloggers used the weekend to soak in the news and write their thoughts.
Itâ€™s been a week since the Republican National Convention and statistics are showing the convention worked in Republican nominee John McCainâ€™s favor. The Gallup Poll recently released scores showing that 48 per cent of registered voters would elect McCain over 45pc for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. For three of the worldâ€™s bloggers, the results didnâ€™t come as a surprise after viewing both the Democratic and Republican Conventions.
The hour when the one of the largest hurricanes ever to form and hit American shores are just a few short days away. And, citizens throughout the world have not forgotten this nor have they failed to let it shape their views of the two main U.S. presidential candidates.