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Barack Obama's camp is reporting that they have raised $32 million dollars in January of 2008 for his campaign. The campaign attracted 170,000 new contributors during the month.
“Obviously this contest could go on for some time in the primary.'’ David Plouffe said, Obama's campaign manager, speaking to reporters on a conference call. “We think the strength of our financial position and the number of donors does speak to financial sustainability.”
Looks like Barack is getting a lot of support from voters but to raise that much money and only 170,000 new contributors means they all must be high rollers or he's getting more money from past contributors. Either way; Ba-rock ON! Barack Obama's camp is reporting that they have raised $32 million dollars in... more
Hillary Clinton's campaign has inspired a whole new level of semi-tasteless campaign slogans that walk the line of decency--or in some cases pole vault completely over it. Hillary Clinton's campaign has inspired a whole new level of semi-tasteless... more
To no avail.
"The Clinton campaign launched a last-ditch effort over the last few days to stop Kennedy's move, orchestrating a flood of phone calls to Kennedy from sources ranging from union chiefs to his Massachusetts constituents." -PoliticoTo no avail. "The Clinton campaign launched a last-ditch effort over the last... more
Friday, January 25, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Illinois Democrats close to Sen. Barack Obama are quietly passing the word that John Edwards will be named attorney general in an Obama administration. Friday, January 25, 2008 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Illinois Democrats close to Sen.... more
"His entire campaign has been an orgy of regret and renunciation:
As senator, he voted in 2001 for a bankruptcy bill that he now denounces.
As senator, he voted for storing nuclear waste in Nevada's Yucca Mountain.
He is now fiercely opposed.
As senator, he voted for the Bush-Kennedy No Child Left Behind education reform.
He now campaigns against it, promising to have it "radically overhauled."
As senator, he voted for the Patriot Act, calling it "a good bill . . . and I am pleased to support it."
He now attacks it.
As senator, he voted to give China normalized trade relations.
Need I say? He now campaigns against liberalized trade with China as a sellout of the middle class to the great multinational agents of greed, etc."
- Krauthammer, Washington Post
"His entire campaign has been an orgy of regret and renunciation: As senator,... more
With the presidential race tightening and little time before the first party nomination contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, candidates are trying to woo voters without trampling on their holidays.
Most campaigns said they considered how close to Christmas they could campaign without alienating voters. Top contenders like Democrats Barack Obama and John Edwards as well as Republicans Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani chose to take off Christmas Eve as well as December 25.With the presidential race tightening and little time before the first party... more
Just two weeks until the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic presidential candidates appear to be in a dead heat in the Hawkeye State, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll.
Thirty percent of likely Iowa Democratic caucus-goers support Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York as the nominee, with Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois at 28 percent and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina at 26 percent, according to the poll, released Thursday morning.Just two weeks until the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic presidential candidates appear... more
Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani will check out of a St. Louis hospital today after he was admitted overnight for flu-like symptoms, his spokeswoman, Maria Comella, said.
"After precautionary tests the doctors found nothing of concern at this time, and Rudy will be going back to New York later today," Comella said. "He is in high spirits and is grateful to the doctors and nurses who checked him out."Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani will check out of a St. Louis hospital... more
A record previously set by John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election has been broken by Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul who raised an amazing $6 million in one day for his campaign and should most certainly be able to have a presence in the upcoming primaries vowing to outraise his republican rivals. A record previously set by John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election has been... more
If you're feeling flush and really want to help someone out, take a look at this site. The concept is very simple. You loan somebody in need an agreed sum of money for something they need to improve their lives, with a focus on entrepreneurial start-ups. How sweet is that? If you're feeling flush and really want to help someone out, take a look at this... more
When is the gift of weight loss, forty one pounds of weight loss to be precise, not likely to insult its recipient? While a gift membership in Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig may well seem like a big fat insult to many on your Christmas list, whatever their body type, we're sure they would be delighted to receive the service provided by 41pounds.org. For it's unwanted pounds of pesky and annoying junk mail that you will be sparing them, not pounds of excess flesh.
For a fee of, what else, $41, the people at 41pounds.org will do the footwork of contacting dozens of direct mail firms to remove your gift recipient's name from their lists. Their efforts, they promise, will reduce a household's junk mail by 80 to 95 percent for five whole years.
The 41pounds website spells out the environmental impact of this gift. The company is named for the weight of junk mail received by the average American household each year. According to the company's website, all this quickly discarded, nuisance mail cumulatively takes a heavy toll on the planet. Here are a few not-so-fun facts:
More than 100 million trees are destroyed each year to produce junk mail. 42% of timber harvested nationwide becomes pulpwood for paper.
The energy used to produce and dispose of junk mail exceeds 2.8 million cars.
About 28 billion gallons of water are wasted to produce and recycle junk each year.
You waste about 70 hours a year dealing with junk mail.
With the gift of this service, you will be doing good this holiday season by reducing global warming and helping to save trees, water and time. This in itself is pretty terrific, but the glad tidings don't stop there. The three Michigan brothers who founded 41pounds.org in 2006 will donate over one third of their $41 fee to nonprofit organizations that "protect watersheds, plant trees and strengthen communities."
Late with your holiday gift shopping and concerned that what you order may not be delivered in time? Consider the gift of making certain unwanted deliveries all but disappear. Free those you love from the relentless and wasteful aggravation of junk mail. They will be grateful you did and so will the rest of the planet.
by LaelWhen is the gift of weight loss, forty one pounds of weight loss to be precise, not... more
Got a problem with milk? Better not rip off the industry's well-known marketing slogan to express it. Milk processors are demanding that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals end a publicity campaign that asks "Got pus? Milk does."
I don't know. I think it's pretty clever. And I agree with PETA's lawyers in that no reasonable person will honestly confuse this message as something coming directly from the milk industry. That is udder-ly ridiculous.Got a problem with milk? Better not rip off the industry's well-known marketing... more
PETA has announced that Eva Mendes will be the face of its winter anti-fur campaign. You may remember Eva, with her clothes on, in movies like Ghost Rider, Hitch or Training Day...PETA has announced that Eva Mendes will be the face of its winter anti-fur campaign.... more