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Mike Gravel

Maurice Robert "Mike" Gravel (born May 13, 1930), is a former Democratic United States Senator from Alaska for two terms, from 1969 to 1981. He is primarily known for his efforts in ending the draft following the Vietnam War and for having put into the public record the Pentagon Papers in 1971. He is currently a candidate for the 2008 Democratic nomination for President of the United States. (More at Wikipedia)

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McCain's call to Obama

From NBC/NJ's Athena JonesPer Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs, McCain called president-elect Obama at 10 PM Central."Senator Obama thanked Senator McCain for his graciousness and said he had waged a tough race. Senator Obama told Senator... (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-11-05 04:25

Obama crosses 270 electoral votes

From NBC's Mark MurrayNBC News has projected Obama the winner in California (55 electoral votes), Hawaii (4), Oregon (7), and Washington State (11), which puts Obama at 284 electoral votes -- well past the threshold needed to win the presidency....( (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-11-05 04:00

Dems will fall short of 60

NBC News projects that incumbent Republican Roger Wicker will pull out a win against former Governor Ronnie Musgrove in Mississippi. With Kentucky's McConnell, Mississippi's Wicker, and Georgia's Chambliss - who looks positioned for reelection -... (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-11-05 03:37

Obama and Sweet Potato Pie

    1.     You would think first of all of a village fair: the entire community of Germantown, Northwest Philly, taking itself up on the brightest of bright sunny fall days and moving en masse, clumps (Read more...)

From: TruthOut | Posted: 2008-11-04 20:45

Voting obstacles in VA, PA

From Election Protection...Voters are reporting major obstacles to casting their ballot in polling locations across Virginia and Pennsylvania, which could disenfranchise thousands of voters in each state. Long lines, broken voting machines, ballot ... (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-11-04 18:58

Gov. Sarah Palin Cleared In "Tasergate"

New Report by State Personnel Board Investigator Ah, the death of a talking point...we have news from Alaska that the investigator for the State Personnel Board has issued a r (Read more...)

From: Redstate | Posted: 2008-11-04 03:49

"An open letter to our fellow Catholics on Election Eve"

Over at Hot Air, Ed Morrissey joins The Anchoress in addressing their fellow Catholics.  I’m no longer a Catholic, and haven’t been one for many years.  I have serious disputes with Catholic theology.  (Although I reject the argument... (Read more...)

From: Pursuing Holiness | Posted: 2008-11-03 19:55

Video: Bishop Finn says "give consideration to your eternal salvation"

Ending the deafening silence. (Read more...)

From: Hot Air | Posted: 2008-11-03 19:12

That's some streak

From NBC’s Domenico MontanaroObama has now led in 111 straight national polls with methodologies we trust (looking back through the national trend), including the trackers back to Sept. 22-24 when a Gallup Tracking poll showed the... (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-11-03 15:14

First thoughts: One day, eight points

From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Carrie Dann *** Obama has a clear lead: With just a day left until Election Day, Obama holds an eight-point lead over McCain among likely voters, 51%-43%, according to the final national NBC/... (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-11-03 14:40

Sarah Palin's Voodoo Economics--The Witch Hunts Aren't Metaphorical Anymore

Talk To Action co-founder Bruce Wilson posted an explosive recommended diary at DKos yesterday, "Palin Movement Urges 'Godly' T (Read more...)

From: Open Left | Posted: 2008-11-02 19:30

Americans Murdering Their Judges, and the US Crisis of Judicial Corruption

by Dr Les Sachs In the headlines are the appalling news stories of Americans carrying out murderous attacks on judges and their families. In a matter of days, one judge was shot and killed in his own courtroom, while another judge had family members ... (Read more...)

From: Revolution Radio | Posted: 2008-11-02 18:08

First thoughts: Our final map

From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Carrie Dann *** Our final map: With two days before Election Day, the final NBC News map shows Obama remaining above the 270 electoral-vote mark, with a 286-157 lead over McCain. Last week, ... (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-11-02 15:01

McCain vs. Obama: The final push

The New York Times says McCain and Obama “began their final push for the White House on Saturday across an electoral map markedly different from four years ago, evidence of Mr. Obama’s success at putting new states into contention and... (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-11-02 14:57

Obama: ICE, ICE, baby

“Responding to a report that a Kenyan relative of Senator Barack Obama was living in the United States illegally, his campaign said Saturday that he had no knowledge of her immigration status and that ‘any and all appropriate laws’ should... (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-11-02 14:42

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