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2008-11-12 18:00:09

The United Church of Christ says it's hoping to settle the matter of which church U.S. President-elect Barack Obama will attend in Washington. The church has extended him a hand-delivered invitation to worship there, the Washington publication The Hill reported Wednesday. "(The letter) invited him to consider finding a spiritual home for him and his family at one of the UCC churches in the Washington area," Sandy Sorenson, the UCC's associate for communications and media advocacy in...

2008-10-24 12:00:11

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld said in a statement Friday that he is supporting Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama's White House bid. Calling the Obama, D-Ill., a "once-in-a-lifetime candidate," Weld, a Republican, said Obama is the best candidate to help maintain the United States' standing in the international community, ABC News reported. "Senator Obama is a once-in-a-lifetime candidate who will transform our politics and restore America's standing in the world,"...

2008-08-26 03:00:33

STANFORD, Calif. - Anyone who thinks the media have been balanced and unbiased during the current election simply hasn't been paying attention. Barack Obama has benefitted from adoring coverage, a lack of journalistic rigor, and a sizeable advantage in media coverage. In short, everything in the media seems to break his direction. Large parts of the American public already recognize this. According to a recent study by Rasmussen Reports, 50 percent of independent voters and even 27...

2008-07-15 12:00:27

By John McCormick and Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune Jul. 15--When it comes to African-American audiences, some have called Sen. Barack Obama's presidential bid a "dual-track" candidacy, one that seeks to prove he is in tune with the needs of the black community while also not alienating whites. The latest stop in that balancing act came Monday evening as he spoke in Cincinnati to the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It was his...

2008-07-02 15:00:00

ZANESVILLE, Ohio Taking a page from President Bush, Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday he wants to expand White House efforts to steer social service dollars to religious groups, risking protests in his own party with his latest aggressive reach for voters who usually vote Republican. Obama contended he is merely stating long-held positions surprising to some, he said, after a primary campaign in which he was "tagged as being on the left." In recent days, with the Democratic nomination in...

2008-06-30 21:02:15

CHICAGO _ The Democratic Leadership Council's hierarchy on Monday sought to reconcile divided presidential preferences with its core centrist-themed mission as it embraced Sen. Barack Obama as a candidate to further the group's moderate agenda in the White House. "I say to my friends who supported someone else, put it aside," Harold Ford, a former Tennessee congressman who heads the group, said on the final day of its annual convention at a Chicago hotel. "Our reforms, the things that we...

2008-06-30 21:00:05

Sen. Barack Obama defended his patriotism Monday as he sought to inoculate himself from attacks for his lack of military service, complex biography and past incidents that have generated questions about his American values. "It's worth considering the meaning of patriotism because the question of who is _ or is not _ a patriot all too often poisons our political debates," the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said in a speech at the Truman Memorial Building in Independence, Mo. "I...

2008-06-30 18:02:25

Sen. Barack Obama provided his definition of patriotism Monday, while also seeking to inoculate himself from Republican attacks regarding his lack of military service, complex biography and past incidents that have generated questions about his national devotion. "It's worth considering the meaning of patriotism because the question of who is _ or is not _ a patriot all too often poisons our political debates, in ways that divide us rather than bringing us together," Obama said in a speech...

2008-06-19 09:00:16

By David Usborne Michelle Obama went on daytime television yesterday to reveal that she likes Laura Bush, does not like wearing tights ("they hurt") and - oh, yes - is very, very proud of her country and always has been. All this during an hour-long stint guest co-hosting the popular morning talk-show The View - along with Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters - which is being greeted as part of a calculated effort at reintroducing a candidate's wife who has suffered some blows to her...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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