Bonnie Erbe


September 2008


Blacks and Jews Have Common Cause Against Palin, According to Dem Representative

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The quote of the day comes from Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Florida Democrat who, according to Fox News, told a Jewish audience to beware of Gov. Sarah Palin (Sen. John McCain's vice presidential running mate) because " 'anybody toting guns and stripping moose don't care too much about what they do with ...

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Palin, Sarah
race
2008 presidential election
Hastings, Alcee
Judaism
running mates

Barack Obama, John McCain, the Polls, and the Electoral College

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The economic crisis hasn't been bad for every single American: Sen. Barack Obama (and his running mate, Sen. Joe Biden) seem to have benefited from it. Not financially, of course, but in the polling data that continues to improve for the Democratic ticket, despite or perhaps because of economic ...

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McCain, John
Obama, Barack
polls
Electoral College
2008 presidential election
Rasmussen Report

Barbra Streisand, the GOP Attack Machine, and Barack Obama's Image Problem

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Should Barack Obama be out hobnobbing with A-list stars while Wall Street is crashing and John McCain is rallying with Main Street American workers?

On the one hand, there are 9 million reasons (all of them dollar bills) that drew Senator Obama to Hollywood last night. On the other, the timing could ...

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McCain, John
campaigns
2008 presidential election
Obama, Barack
celebrities
Hollywood
Republican Party

Sarah Palin Displays a World-Class Ignorance of Foreign Affairs, but Her Supporters Won't Care

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Sarah Palin's debut interview in a widely-touted exclusive on World News with Charles Gibson showed she has little knowledge of foreign policy and needs to study up on what she, herself, has said in the recent past. Will her fans care? Not a whit.

Witness her re-write of her own words. In the ...

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military strategy
foreign policy
Palin, Sarah
ABC
2008 presidential election

Polls Show McCain Got Some Convention Bounce, but Bad Economic Numbers Could Hurt Him

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We now have today's numbers from those two daily presidential tracking polls I cite so often. They are pasted in below.

They should show the beginning of the GOP's widely expected convention bounce. Surprisingly, a new CBS poll shows John McCain enjoying an even bigger convention bounce, having ...

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McCain, John
economy
polls
Republican National Convention
2008 presidential election
Gallup
Rasmussen Report

It's Time for Sarah Palin, John McCain, and the GOP to Abstain From Abstinence-Only Education—It Doesn't Work

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Sen. Barack Obama took the high road in refusing to answer reporters' questions about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's pregnant 17-year-old daughter Bristol and the girl's decision to marry the father and have the baby.

He also drew a distinct boundary line between legitimate topics for policy ...

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sex education
Palin, Sarah
Republican Party
birth control
abortion
sexual health

McCain's Palin Dilemma—Should She Stay or Should She Go?

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The liberal blogworld is alive and kicking with questions about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and whether she will be as quickly pushed off the McCain ticket as she apparently was added to it. Concerns linger not just over her own version of "troopergate" in which she allegedly fired an Alaska public ...

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McCain, John
Palin, Sarah
2008 presidential election
running mates
Alaska
politics
Republican Party

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