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2008-09-09 18:00:27

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, at an event in Ohio, outlined his education plan, saying learning was ignored by the Bush administration. "Our kids and our country can't afford four more years of neglect and indifference. At this defining moment in our history, America faces few more urgent challenges than preparing our children to compete in a global economy," Obama said in Riverside, Ohio. The senator from Illinois also charged that Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the...

2008-09-09 12:00:31

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Republican National Committee, +1-202-863-8614 While Obama Gives Major Speech On Education, We Take A Look At His Failing Record On Education Policy WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Republican National Committee: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/RNCLOGO) OBAMA HAS MADE NO MARK ON EDUCATION POLICY Obama Has Made No Significant Mark On Education Policy: "In His Eight Years In The...

2008-08-29 12:00:44

The nomination of Illinois Senator Barack Obama for President at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Aug. 28 had the kind of over-the-top ending you'd expect from a political party sensing a chance to capture the White House with a charismatic, history-making candidate. Following performances by Stevie Wonder and Will.i.am before an ecstatic crowd of 75,000 at Denver's Invesco Field, Obama accepted his party's nomination in a passionate speech. Perhaps more important, with a...

2008-08-27 00:00:40

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Democratic National Convention Press Office, +1-720-362- 2006 DENVER, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a transcript of a speech, as prepared for delivery, by Chet Culver at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, August 26, 2008: Scheduled for delivery: August 26, 2008 - 3:00-4:00 pm MT EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE ON DELIVERY (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080331/DNCCLOGO) The long journey to this historic...

2008-08-25 15:00:30

By PATRICK MARLEY Eau Claire -- Sen. Barack Obama stressed the importance of making the economy work for the middle class, touted his pick for vice president and painted his opponent as out of touch with regular Americans in a stop in Eau Claire on Sunday. "It's not just that things are hard for people in the short term, it's this gnawing suspicion that maybe if we don't do anything about how this economy works, that we may be passing on an America to the next generation that's a little...

2008-08-19 15:00:13

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama has laid out a space plan that includes $2 billion in new funding for NASA. Sen. Obama, D-Ill., made his proposal, which continues many initiatives proposed by President George Bush, while criticizing the Republican's "poor planning and inadequate funding" for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Washington Post said Tuesday. He noted that under current administration policies there will be a five-year period after 2010...

2008-08-18 21:00:13

U.S. presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama said Monday that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was right to resign. Musharraf, who is an ally of the Bush administration, resigned Monday under the threat of impeachment. The Hill reported McCain and Obama said Musharraf's resignation could advance the U.S. hunt for terror suspects in Pakistan. "I have long said that the central terrorist threat to the United States lies in northwest Pakistan and Afghanistan, and not Iraq,"...

2008-08-17 18:00:46

With gasoline peaking at $4 a gallon, electricity prices climbing and heating costs looming, it's not surprising that the presidential hopefuls are scrambling to tout their formulas for driving down the pain of high energy prices. The surprise is that the proposals are so badly considered, inadequate and unimaginative. And that they differ so little from partisan orthodoxy. Start with Democrat Barack Obama's signature proposal, a $1,000 per-family rebate financed by a tax on oil company...

2008-08-07 03:00:32

Despite the current dip in gas prices, energy costs are still high. Americans want relief, and the two major-party candidates for president want to deliver. Not so long ago, both Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain opposed offshore drilling, which, though risky and unproven, has some long-term potential. Today, both support it in some form. For Obama, looking for oil off the coast is part of a comprehensive plan. It has to be. If oil companies started exploring today,...

2008-08-06 21:00:31

By Tom Raum YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Democrat Barack Obama blamed Republican energy policies for some of the nation's economic woes Tuesday as Republican John McCain advocated a large expansion of nuclear power. Obama told an audience in a Youngstown, Ohio, high school gym that the Bush energy policy, crafted in large part by Vice President Dick Cheney, tilted to provide tax breaks and favorable treatment for Big Oil and that McCain would expand oil industry tax breaks by $4 billion. Obama...


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