Bonnie Erbe


August 2008


Palin Could Help McCain Attract Hillary Supporters if She Can Address Troopergate

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If you're looking for answers as to why Senator McCain may have chosen a running mate who's involved in a messy state investigation, think "women's votes" and then think "former Clinton supporters." But she may well try to explain away the allegations of abusing her power by characterizing the ...

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Clinton, Hillary
Palin, Sarah
2008 presidential election
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A Good Roman Emperor

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Notice to all ancient history buffs! The head of a once 15-foot-tall statue of Marcus Aurelius, one of the earlier Roman emperors, has been discovered in Turkey.

From Iran-based Press TV:

The exquisitely carved marble sculpture was found in the largest room of Sagalassos's Roman baths,

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Sometimes It Feels Like Clinton is Still Running Against Obama

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DENVER—At times it feels like there are still 2 candidates running for the Democratic nomination here in Denver. This is despite Sen. Hillary Clinton's best efforts to unite her supporters behind Sen. Barack Obama. I just left the DNC's Women's Caucus event where die-hard Hillary fans were to be ...

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Obama, Barack
2008 presidential election
Clinton, Hillary
Democratic National Convention

"New York Daily News": Hillary Clinton for Barack Obama’s VP

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The Daily News editorial board adventurously puts forward Sen. Hillary Clinton's name as Sen. Barack Obama's best vice presidential running mate in an editorial today.

The News admits the choice is highly unlikely, but the paper concurs with many Clinton supporters who feel that she is Obama's best ...

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Obama, Barack
2008 presidential election

Hillary Clinton at Barack Obama's Convention

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A new Pew Research Center poll shows a surprisingly high level of interest in viewership of the Democratic National Convention, compared with prior years. "The upcoming Democratic National Convention is generating much more public interest than did the party's convention four years ago," according ...

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Democratic Party
Clinton, Hillary
Obama, Barack
2008 presidential election
Democratic National Convention

Democrats Should Not Be Surprised the Untested, Inexperienced, Ultraliberal Barack Obama Is Lagging

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This falls into the "You heard it here first" category. It also falls into the "Ho, hum: Should we be surprised?" category.

Let's see. The party that's predicted to make significant gains in Congress and should be winning the White House in a walk (due to the retirement of an unusually unpopular ...

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Obama, Barack
Democratic Party
2008 presidential election

Obama's View From On High

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More evidence of a candidate faux pas. "O-Force One" as CBS' Allison O'Keefe describes Obama's campaign plane, contains a luxurious section for the candidate more reminiscent of an airborne corporate executive suite than a presidential candidate who has to appeal to working class American voters.

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Obama, Barack

Barack Obama Needs to Carefully Handle Hillary Clinton's Supporters

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One media outlet described the release of the draft Democratic platform as a "compilation of Obama stump speeches," with just a nod to former candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton and former Sen. John Edwards.

But a close Clinton ally tells me the Clinton camp is quite happy with the platform's inclusion ...

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Obama, Barack
Clinton, Hillary
2008 presidential election
Democratic National Convention

Problems Mount for Barack Obama as the Democratic Convention Nears

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Call it delusional, even fanatical. But a growing Web-based movement of Sen. Hillary Clinton supporters is pressing to have Clinton's name "placed in nomination" at the Democratic convention in Denver later this month. Some are hoping, as Congressional Quarterly reported, that "if the roll call ...

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Obama, Barack
Democratic National Convention
2008 presidential election
Clinton, Hillary

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