February 17, 2012
A Yahoo blog called The Signal is predicting that Barack OBama will will the general election this November. The writer even tallies the electoral votes this way...Obama with 303 and the Republican nomnee with 235. I'm not asking if it matters to you who wins...or who your preference for the White House would be. The question is, does such a prediction make any difference to you? Does it in ANY way change your view of the political landscape? If it turns out to be accurate, will you pay more attention to future predictions from a source like this.
October 31, 2008
HONOLULU (AP) - State officials say there's no doubt Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. Health Department Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino said Friday she and the registrar of vital statistics, Alvin Onaka, have personally verified that the health department holds Obama's original birth certificate. Fukino says that no state official, including Republican Gov. Linda Lingle, ever instructed that Obama's certificate be handled differently. She says state law bars release of a certified birth certificate to anyone who does not have a tangible interest.
May 7, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Barack Obama has picked up support from four more superdelegates and Hillary Clinton has gained two more. The announcements came in the wake of Obama's big win in North Carolina yesterday and Clinton's narrow victory in Indiana. The Associated Press interviewed more than 70 undeclared superdelegates or their representatives today, and many said they don't want to get involved until the voting ends on June 3rd. Meanwhile, Clinton met with undecided superdelegates at Democratic Party headquarters.
November 11, 2008
by Jim Grawe (Wichita, Kan.) A Topeka man wants a national holiday named after Barack Obama. Sonny Scroggins is organizing weekly rallies at a downtown McDonald's to promote the idea. But a leading presidential historian isn't ready to jump on board. Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke at the annual meeting of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce. Goodwin tells Eyewitness News the election of Obama may be historic, but he president-elect has yet to earn such an honor. "Now the task is for him to be a leader that is worthy of that election, and I think he'd be the first to say it's pretty premature to name a national holiday after me right now," Goodwin says.
November 3, 2009
By Eyewitness News A year ago, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. Tuesday night's election results may show the president's influence... or lack thereof. In Virginia, Republican Bob McDonnell beat out Democrat Creigh Deeds, who had President Obama's support. Voters in Virginia said the economy was a bigger factor in their decision than President Obama. In New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie beat out incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine.
May 20, 2008
Louisville, Kentucky. (AP) - Barack Obama stands at the brink of victory in the Democratic presidential race. He has defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Oregon primary and is within 100 delegates of the total needed to claim the top prize at the party convention this summer. He told cheering supporters at a rally in Iowa that they had put him within reach of the nomination. Iowa is the overwhelmingly white state that launched the black, first-term senator from Illinois on his improbable path to victory last January.
January 9, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Promising to protect the United States while adhering to its core human values, President-elect Barack Obama formally unveiled his intelligence team Friday, praising their integrity, management skills and willingness to tell him the truth. "We must adhere to our values as diligently as we protect our safety with no exceptions," Obama said. Obama picked retired Adm. Dennis Blair as the national intelligence director and Leon Panetta to head the CIA. He called them "public servants with unquestioned integrity, broad experience, and strong managers with the core pragmatism that we need in dangerous times.
November 14, 2008
CHICAGO (AP) - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is among the candidates that President-elect Barack Obama is considering for secretary of state, according to two Democratic officials in close contact with the Obama transition team. Clinton, the former first lady who pushed Obama hard for the Democratic presidential nomination, was rumored to be a contender for the job last week, but the talk died down as party activists questioned whether she was best-suited to be the nation's top diplomat in an Obama administration.
November 26, 2008
CHICAGO (AP) - Barack Obama and his wife say they wanted to show their young daughters the meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday, especially at a time when so many are struggling. They took 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha to a food bank today, where the girls joined their parents in shaking hands and giving holiday wishes to hundreds of people who'd been lined up for hours. The family handed out wrapped chickens to the people waiting in the chilly outdoor courtyard on Chicago's south side.
November 25, 2008
CHICAGO (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama will keep Defense Secretary Robert Gates in that job for at least a year, according to an official familiar the two men's discussions. Obama is expected to announce the selection of Gates and other members of a national security brain trust next week. Gates has served as President George W. Bush's defense chief for two years. Gates, a moderate with long-standing ties to Republican administrations and the Bush family, would fulfill an Obama pledge to include a Republican in his Cabinet.