Posts Tagged ‘ Political Policy ’

(VIDEO) Obama’s Gun Control Positions

Gun sales have spiked 49% since the election. Buyers and sellers attribute the surge to worries that Obama and a Democratic-controlled Congress will move to restrict firearm ownership, despite the insistence of campaign aides that the president-elect supports gun rights and considers the issue a low priority.

Will Barack Obama battle the NRA?

Plain: I have more executive experience than Obama

(CNN) — Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin vowed on Tuesday to use her executive experience to tackle government reform and energy independence if she and Sen. John McCain win this year’s presidential election.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks with CNN's Drew Griffin Tuesday.WATCH VIDEO

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks with CNN’s Drew Griffin Tuesday.

“It’s going to be government reform because that, that is what I’ve been able to do as a mayor and as a governor, you, you take on the special interests and the self-dealings. Yep, you ruffle feathers and you have the scars to prove it,” Palin said Tuesday in an interview with CNN’s Drew Griffin.

“You have to take that on to give the American people that faith back in their own government. This is their government and we’ve got to put it back on their side,” she said.

Palin said she and McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, discussed the possibility of her working on the issue of energy independence if she becomes vice president. Video Watch Palin talk about potential plans for the vice-president »

Obama, 2 other senators in Afghanistan

(CNN) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is in Afghanistan on a multistop overseas trip for meetings with international leaders but with an eye on the U.S. presidential race back home.

Sen. Barack Obama is expected to visit several world leaders over the next few weeks.

Sen. Barack Obama is expected to visit several world leaders over the next few weeks.

Obama’s trip, which includes visits to Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, is intended to bolster his foreign policy credentials before U.S. voters.

“This is the campaign trail via satellite — pictures for the rhetoric back home,” CNN’s Candy Crowley said, adding that the trip was intended to demonstrate that Obama was up to the job of taking a lead role on the international stage.

“The question is, is he tough enough to stand up for America but graceful enough to improve [its] image?” Crowley said. Video Watch what Obama needs from this trip »

Cynthia Mckinney Accepts Green Party Nomination

Controversy has always been Cynthia McKinney‘s trademark. This election season, she may have finally found her perfect political home. Last weekend, the 53-year-old former Georgia congresswoman clinched the Green Party‘s presidential nomination; 35-year-old hip-hop activist and activist Rosa Clemente will be her running mate.

Bush Speaks at Walter Reed Medical Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

Bush Breaks Ground at New Walter Reed

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North Korea blows up tower at nuclear site

The North’s actions set the stage for another round in six-party talks, scheduled to take place next week in Beijing.