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The personal-story-telling inspirer.

Seeking Superdelegates (Capital Eye)
Obama, who narrowly leads in the count of pledged, "non-super" delegates, has doled out more than $698,200 to superdelegates from his political action committee... Clinton does not appear to have been as openhanded. Her PAC ... and campaign committee appear to have distributed $205,500 to superdelegates.

But if buying doesn't work, try threats.

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He ain't a saint: A citizen's guide to Barack Obama

Why do Peggy Noonan, George Will and David Brooks favor Obama? (David Seaton's News Links)
Because they are terrified of Hillary Clinton, that's why... It is this simple: in recent decades the Clintons are the only Democrats that win elections against Republicans... They don't want to ever face them again, no more complicated than that. As soon as Barack Obama is declared the official candidate of the Democratic party the voters will be treated to something similar to the old TV show, "This is your Life"...

And below are some of the things they'll bring out about him.

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Granny Bee - Bubbleheads

Listen to your granny!

Granny has been thinking about bubbles, and wondering when we're going to stop getting ourselves into them.

Granny Bee

1/29/08 - Bubbleheads (1:16) .mp3

Carolyn Kay
MakeThemAccountable.com

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Brent Budowsky: The economic crisis


A graduate of the London School of Economics, Brent Budowsky has been quoted by name recently on CNBC.  The following is an excerpt of his regular Tuesday column in The Hill.

The economic crisis

By Brent Budowsky

President Bush, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) should be applauded for bipartisanship, but the pending stimulus falls short, with a gathering storm of economic danger upon us...

The possibility of a cascading recession that spreads to global markets is real. The need for an anti-recession "insurance policy" is urgent. Chairman Greenspan, Chairman Bernanke, President Bush, Secretary Paulson, Congress and Wall Street leaders have all been wrong about this crisis. They must restore their credibility with policies equal to the task.

First, there must be a six-month freeze on foreclosures. If another million homes are foreclosed upon, the stimulus will be swept aside under a tidal wave of trouble.

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Brent Budowsky: The Politics of Hope


From The Hill's Pundits Blog:

Obamism: The Politics of Hope in the Year of the Political Independent

Brent Budowsky

Something great is happening in America and for today, after Iowa, we can call it "Obamism," though it involves movements of history, people and ideas that come in many flavors and are offered by many voices, whose torch may or may not ultimately be carried by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

The real America is back again, rising above the overwhelming negativities of the Bush years and the suffocating banalities of the chattering insider classes who were wrong, yet again, as usual, about Iowa because they are so wrapped up in their insider interests and cocoons that they miss what is happening in the real America.

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Brent Budowsky: What Gore, Clinton and Democrats Can Learn from Benazir Bhutto


From The Hill's Pundits Blog:

What Gore, Clinton and Democrats Can Learn from Benazir Bhutto

Brent Budowsky

Benazir Bhutto was no angel, but she was a believer in democracy who gave her life for her country, retuning to Pakistan knowing she would probably give her life for her country.

By contrast, Democrats in Washington have a life crisis, consult an army of pollsters, and have trouble taking clear leadership stands on war and peace because members of a Congress with record unpopularity might lose another point or two in the polls.

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Brent Budowsky: Alliance For Change


From The Hill's Pundits Blog:

Time For Obama-Edwards Alliance For Change

Brent Budowsky

With Al Gore out of the race, I propose that in the Iowa caucus supporters of Barack Obama, John Edwards and Dennis Kucinich fire the shot that will be heard around the world and vote for Iowa delegates committed to change the world.

In each local caucus, the caucus-goers can unite behind the leader in that locality with a shared delegate slate that would include supporters of Edwards, Obama and Kucinich...

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Brent Budowsky: Torture Tapes are the Watergate of Our Times

From The Hill's Pundits Blog:

Torture Tapes are the Watergate of Our Times

Brent Budowsky

As I write these words on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 19, high- and low-level officials of the Bush administration involved in torture, and the destruction of the torture tapes, are consulting their criminal lawyers as The New York Times reports that highest-level lawyers in the administration had discussed the destruction of the tapes.

I predict there will soon be new stories about more torture tapes that were destroyed and new stories about more high-level officials that were either tainted or corrupted by this scandal, and others who opposed this travesty who will ultimately testify about who they approached to attempt to prevent it.

Washington and America will momentarily ask once again: What did the president and vice president know, and when did they know it?

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Brent Budowsky: Come Clean on Torture

From The Hill's Pundits Blog:

Did Democrats and Republicans Endorse Torture?

Brent Budowsky

The reason a special prosecutor is needed in the torture tapes obstruction of justice case, and the reason there is private panic in many Democratic and Republican circles, is that it now appears that some prominent Democrats, along with some prominent Republicans, gave a private thumbs-up to torture in 2002...

It is time for truth. It is time for truth without fear. It is time to end torture. It is time for those who were wrong, in either party, to put their wrongness to the side and call for a full and complete investigation, no matter where the truth may lead,  because it is clear where the cause of right must stand: End torture now.

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Brent Budowsky: The Grandparents Vote: 70 Million Lovers of Children


From The Hill's Pundits Blog:

The Grandparents Vote: 70 Million Lovers of Children

Brent Budowsky

The grandparents of America are one of the largest untapped voting and consuming blocs, one that is rising to 70 to 80 million people who view many separate issues with one great common interest: the love of their grandchildren and all grandchildren.

As the holiday season arrives, grandparents are looking to buy the grandkids toys that are safe, joining in the national movement to leave their grandkids a better world by combating global warming, and even joining the Peace Corps in record numbers as the group reaches out to them, to use their experience in life to serve our country and help the world.

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