Posts Tagged ‘ ELECTIONS ’

(VIDEO) Obama’s Hopeful Economic Speech

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Posted on YouTube: January 08, 2009
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Obama Offers White House Chief of Staff Job to Rep. Rahm Emanuel

Obama offered the job of chief of staff to Rep. Rahm Emanuel, ABC News’ Jake Tapper reported today.

Emanuel, a veteran of President Clinton’s administration and a close political ally of Obama’s from Chicago, hasn’t immediately given his answer.

Obama likes that Emanuel knows policy, knows politics and knows Capitol Hill and has told associates that he knows Emanuel will have his back,” ABC News’ chief Washington correspondent George Stephanopoulos said of the offer.

(VIDEO)John McCain concedes to Barack Obama

Nov. 4: John McCain concedes the presidency of the United States to Barack Obama and recognizes the significance of this election for African-Americans, saying, “we’ve come a long way from the old injustices that once stained our nation’s reputation.”

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In a speech before supporters in Arizona, McCain praised Obama and urged all Americans to congratulate him and put aside their differences in the nation’s interest. “His success alone commands my respect,” he said.

Sarah Plain Votes Plus Answers Questions From Media

Plain casts her vote in AK and takes some questions from news reporters. November 4 2008 Election Day

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Plain tells ABC considering running for President in 2012

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Vice presidential contender Sarah Palin told ABC in an interview to air Thursday that she’s not going to leave national politics if she doesn’t enter the White House in January, fueling speculation that she’s considering running for President in 2012.

“I think that, if I were to give up and wave a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots that we’ve taken…I’m not doin’ this for naught,” Palin told ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas on being asked.

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Video Essay: A Look Inside the RNC Protests

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Thousands of protesters gathered in St. Paul, Minn., the site of the Republican National Convention. As tensions mounted between those gathered and police, AP photojournalist Evan Vucci was in the middle of the crowd.

Secert Service May Round up Protesters in fence areas for DNCC

The U.S. Secret Service and city of Denver may restrict protesters’ access to the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center, a federal judge ruled today.

U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger agreed that the protesters would suffer some infringement on their freedom of expression but said those interests had to be balanced with security concerns.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the city and Secret Service, saying the parade route and protest zone didn’t allow them to convey messages to delegates or other people
attending the convention.

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