Monday, February 25, 2008

News Round Up

Islamic Links on Obama Web Site Stir Criticism
( - A page for Muslim supporters of Sen. Barack Obama -- hosted on Obama's presidential campaign Web site -- promotes events sponsored by controversial Islamic groups.

Poll Shows Spike in Young Voter Interest — to Democrats’ Benefit So Far
The nation’s youngest voters, after years of lagging behind the general populace in political participation, may be on the verge of a breakthrough in a year marked by a hotly contested election for president. And the 18-to-29 year olds who responded to a major bipartisan poll released Monday morning say it’s not just about Barack Obama — even if the Illinois Democratic senator currently is a strong favorite for president among members of this demographic group.

Democrats Try to Shut Down Republicans' Earmark Reform Web Site
( - House Republicans are blasting Democratic leaders for ordering the shutdown of an "earmark reform" Web site that was launched two weeks ago as part of a Republican effort to "change the way Washington spends taxpayer dollars."

GOP Freshman Faces Test — Too Conservative or Just Right for Michigan Voters?
The decision by Democratic Party strategists to heavily target freshman Republican Rep. Tim Walberg as too conservative for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District has its roots in the 2006 campaign that sent Walberg to Congress. Walberg won that year’s Republican nomination in an August primary by defeating one-term GOP moderate incumbent Joe Schwarz after an ideologically charged campaign — one in which the political action committee for the Club for Growth, a conservative organization that endorsed Walberg, waged a vigorous independent expenditure campaign against Schwarz.

Obama photo in turban, robe causes stir
WASHINGTON - A photograph circulating on the Internet of Democratic Sen. Barack Obama dressed in traditional local garments during a visit to Kenya in 2006 is causing a dustup in the presidential campaign over what constitutes a smear.

Ralph Nader and Alan Keyes
Friday night I spoke at the Galveston County, Texas Lincoln Day Dinner.
It was a great event. Maybe 300 people came on a Friday night to chat with each other, greet candidates, bid on tshatshkes placed on tables against the back wall which no one really wants or needs to help raise money for their county party, and listen to a speech.

A new American Research group poll conducted over the weekend has Gov. Huckabee down by 4 points! Click here for details.

Code Pink Fasts for Cheney's Impeachment
( - Hundreds of anti-war protesters are on a hunger strike, trying to urge House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) to begin impeachment proceedings against Vice President Dick Cheney.

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