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2008-08-28 06:00:11

By Jill Lawrence DENVER -- Putting the bitter primary season behind him, former president Bill Clinton declared Wednesday night that Barack Obama is "ready to lead America and restore American leadership in the world." Minutes into his speech, Clinton said the next president needs to "rebuild the American Dream and restore America's standing in the world." "Barack Obama is the man for this job," he said, to roars from the packed hall. "Barack Obama is ready to be president of the United...

2008-08-26 06:00:24

By Susan Page DENVER -- This is not the convention the Clintons had planned. New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is playing a supporting role, not the starring one. Former president Bill Clinton won't even be speaking in prime time. Even so, Clinton-watching has become the mesmerizing sideshow of the Democratic National Convention that will nominate Barack Obama. Their words, actions, even body language are being parsed for clues about how aggressively they'll help the rival who...

2008-08-15 09:00:33

By Rupert Cornwell EVEN THOUGH she narrowly lost the presidential nomination to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton's name will be formally placed in nomination at this month's Democratic convention in Denver, under a deal announced by the two campaigns last night to heal the persisting divisions within the party. The move is intended to be "recognition of the historic race she [Hillary Clinton] ran", as the first woman to compete in every single primary and caucus vote. More important, it...

2008-08-11 12:01:05

By MARK BINKER BEECH MOUNTAIN -- The wind raking over a flat, grassy acre near the top of this mountain community stroked the blades of eight small windmills, each of which purred louder as gusts reached up from the valley below. "I actually expected these to be bigger," said state Sen. Kay Hagan, peering up at the turbines on her visit to the N.C. Small Wind Initiative demonstration site maintained by Appalachian State University. The turbines tested there are marketed for individual...

2008-08-08 21:00:04

By Tom Raum; Nedra Pickler CHICAGO - Former President Clinton will have a role at the Democratic convention in Denver. Democratic officials told The Associated Press on Thursday night that Clinton will give a speech on the third night of the convention, before an address by the as-yet-to-be-named running mate for Barack Obama, the party's likely presidential nominee. Exactly what role the former president would play at the gathering Aug. 25-28 has been the subject of speculation since...

2008-08-08 18:00:05

By Susan Estrich The knives are out for my friend Bill Clinton. Again. There he is in Rwanda, not one of the top spots for August vacations, trying to do something to stop a few million Africans from dying of curable diseases. Far as I can tell, no one wanted to discuss that, or at least report what he had to say about it. No, it was his refusal to simply say "yes" when asked whether he thinks Barack Obama is ready to be president that resulted in one of the most viewed stories this...

2008-08-04 18:00:19

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said he's said things he's regretted while campaigning for his wife, Hillary Clinton, but he never made a racist comment. There are things that I wish I'd urged her to do, things I wish I had said, things I wish I hadn't said, Clinton said Monday on ABC's Good Morning America. But I am not a racist. I never made a racist comment, and I didn't attack (Barack Obama) personally. During Hillary Clinton's primary run to be the Democratic presidential nominee...

2008-07-29 09:00:00

By Barbara Barrett and Ryan Teague Beckwith, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 29--U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole will be a no-show at her party's big bash in St. Paul, Minn. Dole spokeswoman Katie Hallaway confirmed Monday that Dole won't be at the Republican National Convention in September. "She's got a busy week scheduled in North Carolina," Hallaway said. "When there are breaks in the Senate schedule, she spends as much time as possible in North Carolina." Hallaway said...

2008-07-26 21:00:25

By Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald Jul. 26--Just as the XXIII International Hispanic Theatre Festival winds up its three-week run, another theater festival -- shorter, but more geographically expansive -- is about to begin. The biennial Urban Theatre & Entertainment Festival and Awards begins Tuesday at 8 p.m. with a glitzy celebrity gala featuring Tony Award winner Melba Moore and television veteran JoMarie Payton as hosts. Between its beginning and its end on Friday, this second...

2008-07-25 06:00:41

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL Funding clean energy technologies such as solar and wind power through tax credit incentives while building a new transmission system will help pull the U.S. economy out of its downward spiral, former President Clinton said Wednesday. "We have to rewire America," he said in a call with reporters that included Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and University of Nevada, Las Vegas President David Ashley. They announced that Clinton will participate...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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