Archive for April, 2008

Recession? Not Yet.

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Economy

Despite all the economic doom and gloom, we’re actually not in a recession. Turns out, the economy grew 0.6% last quarter. A recession is when the gross domestic product (GDP) goes into the red for two consecutive quarters. Of course, 0.6% growth is only good news when you’re expecting negative growth. The economy’s growth in […]

April 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

US Troop Casualties In April Highest Since Sept. 2007

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care, Iraq, Mental Health, Military, Money, The War On Terrorism, War

From the AP: The killings of three U.S. soldiers in separate attacks in Baghdad pushed the American death toll for April up to 47, making it the deadliest month since September. One soldier died when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb. The other died of wounds sustained when he was attacked by small-arms […]

April 30th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

PPP: Hillary Leads By 8 In Indiana

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Indiana, Polls

Public Policy Polling did the worst in Pennsylvania, but that’s because they overestimated the African American and youth vote. I doubt they’ll do the same in Indiana. In any event, it’s Clinton/Obama, 50/42. More from the poll… Her support is coming from the same groups that she usually does well with- women (54-39), whites (54-38), […]

April 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

To GOP, Obama Has Won

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, McCain, Republicans

They get it, so why not the Dems and the media? From Politico: Hillary Clinton’s decisive Pennsylvania primary win last week may have reinvigorated her campaign, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to the Republican party. The National Republican Congressional Committee has purchased $500,000 in anti-Barack Obama ads for use in two upcoming special […]

April 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Obama To Announce Two More Superdelegates Today

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Super Delegates!!!

First, this nugget from The Caucus… Since Mrs. Clinton’s win in the Pennsylvania primary, Mr. Obama has landed more superdelegates, 7 to 3. So after these two superdelegates today, Obama will be leading Hillary 3-1 post-Pennsylvania. Now, onto the first superdelegate of the day (via TPM) The Obama campaign confirms that he will get the […]

April 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

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By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, General Politics, Political Graffiti

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April 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

SurveyUSA: Clinton Leads By 36 In Kentucky

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Kentucky, Polls

It’s a massive lead that shows no signs of changing. The details… In a Democratic Primary in Kentucky today, 04/29/08, three weeks until votes are counted, Hillary Clinton decisively defeats Barack Obama, 63% to 27%. In three SurveyUSA tracking polls over the past 30 days, there is no movement in the contest. Obama gains a […]

April 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Obama’s Wright Problem

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack

So, Barack Obama says the Rev. Jeremiah Wright we saw over the weekend is not the man he befriended 20 years ago. This has, as the Brits would say, become quite the sticky wicket for Obama. His credibility is at stake as he asks us to believe that he is genuinely surprised by the continued […]

April 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Obama Appears on Fox, Angers Left

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Blogging, Liberalism, Media

This weekend Barack Obama appeared on Fox News in an interview with Chris Wallace. Liberal bloggers are not happy. Many on the activist left see Fox as the enemy and some have accused Obama of legitimizing the rightwing press. I don’t watch Fox because I feel they too often cross the line between news and […]

April 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Video: Obama Disowns Wright

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Race, Religion, Video

Just a followup on what I shared earlier. (h/t: TPM) Tweet

April 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »