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2008-09-28 15:00:10

By JESSE J HOLLAND By Jesse J. Holland The Associated Press FREDERICKSBURG Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama sought to score a post-debate advantage Saturday by traveling to two Republican- leaning states and accusing GOP rival John McCain of being out of touch with middle-class Americans. "We talked about the economy for 40 minutes, and not once did Sen ator McCain talk about the struggles middle-class families are having," Obama told more than 26,000 people who stood...

2008-09-23 18:00:21

By DAVID HUNT Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said reducing Jacksonville's murder rate and protecting the St. Johns River would be priorities for him in the White House. While the Illinois senator did not grant any one-on-one interviews with local media after a First Coast campaign stop Saturday, he fielded several Times-Union questions by e-mail on Sunday in what campaign aides termed an "exclusive." In Jacksonville, we have the distinction of being the "murder capital of...

2008-09-22 21:00:24

By Philip Dine WASHINGTON - John McCain and Barack Obama differ on many things, but none of their differences are starker than those on one proposal that will rise or fall depending on who next occupies the White House. Touted by organized labor and reviled by business, the Employee Free Choice Act is likely to be among the first pieces of legislation the new Congress will approve next year. Obama has pledged to sign the bill into law, while McCain has vowed to veto it as President Bush...

2008-09-17 12:00:00

To keep science and innovation at the forefront of the process that will elect the next US president, Science Debate 2008 has developed a questionnaire, comprising of the most prominent issues, for each candidate to answer. As the first to respond, Barack Obama provides his insights on how investment in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) will ultimately benefit the US. Across the US, all eyes and ears are focused on two people: Senator Barack Obama and Senator John...

2008-09-12 00:00:23

By Lynn Hulsey Staff Writer RIVERSIDE -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama laid out his education plan here Tuesday, Sept. 9, and it includes policies more traditionally associated with the other party. Appearing before about 750 invited educators, politicians, campaign volunteers and others at Stebbins High School, Obama said he would double funding for charter schools to $400 million annually and called for using pay to reward good teachers while replacing those who...

2008-09-12 00:00:23

Sen. Barack Obama could have picked any city in the country for Tuesday's speech on education, but it was fitting that he chose to embrace charter schools in the Dayton area. Arguably, this is the charter school capital of the country. From 2001 to 2006, Dayton was No. 1 in the nation for the percentage of schoolchildren attending charter schools, and the city slipped to No. 2 in recent years only because New Orleans is rebuilding its schools after Hurricane Katrina with a largely charter...

2008-09-11 03:00:22

By Snow, Nick More domestic oil and gas exploration will be needed as the US makes a transition to a new energy economy, US Sen. Barack Obama (D- Ill.) said in a presidential campaign address in Michigan. "But we should start by telling the oil companies to drill on the 68 million acres they currently have access to but haven't touched. And if they don't, we should require them to give up their leases to someone who will," he continued in remarks prepared for delivery at Michigan State...

2008-09-10 18:00:26

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Ramona Parks-Kirby of National Education Association, +1- 202-822-7823, rparks@nea.org WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you want to know what resources are needed in America's classrooms, ask an educator. That's exactly what Sen. Barack Obama did today as he took his message on education reform to a high school in Norfolk, Va. Obama emphasized the importance of increasing access to technology and making college affordable and accessible...

2008-09-10 09:00:34

Energy issues are more prevalent in this year's U.S. presidential election than at any time since the 1970s oil shocks, analysts say. High gas prices, soaring heating and electricity costs and concerns about global warming have become so widespread that energy issues will probably receive more presidential attention after the election than they ever have, USA Today reported Wednesday. "No matter who wins, there is likely to be far more action on energy policy than in the past few...

2008-09-10 09:00:15

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Barack Obama is promising to double funding for charter schools and replace inferior teachers, embracing education reform proposals normally more popular with Republican candidates. The Democratic presidential nominee says both parties must work together to improve education, according to remarks prepared for delivery Tuesday at a suburban high school gymnasium. The pitch was an appeal to moderate voters in this presidential election swing state, where the fight over...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.