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Indian Crisis "Tests" Obama
This transition period was supposed to be all about getting a grip on the financial crisis -- and it looked this week as if Barack Obama has succeeded sufficiently to take the Thanksgiving holiday off. But on Wednesday, the president-elect was reminded that he is inheriting messes far beyond Wall...
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What's with all of the hawks in your new administration? You presented yourself as a peace candidate and then chose Joe Biden as your VP. Yes, he brought in the white male vote, but he also backed the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq. Views
You're Scaring Me, Obama: Let the Bush Years Die
In short, Mr. President-elect, you promised "Change we can believe in," but across the board it's looking a lot more like "Business as usual."
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This is Change? 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House
U.S. policy is not about one individual, and no matter how much faith people place in President-elect Barack Obama, the policies he enacts will be fruit of a tree with many roots. Among them: his personal politics and views, the disastrous realities his administration will inherit, and, of course,...
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Antiwar Groups Fear Barack Obama May Create Hawkish Cabinet
Activists note that most of the candidates for top security posts voted for the 2002 resolution authorizing President Bush to invade Iraq or otherwise supported launching the war.
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Holder on Bush, Executive Power
Judging by his past statements, Eric Holder Jr., reportedly Barack Obama's top pick for attorney general, may aim to roll back several of the Bush administration's most controversial legal moves if he is selected for the post. In a June speech to the American Constitution Society, Holder said the...
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Obama's Message To The World: We Will Act Quickly on Climate Change
It's going to be busy 2009, says president-elect's aide • Judges reject ban on navy exercises to protect sealife
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In Memory of Bubbling Bob
Barack Obama has inspired a generation and a nation. It's a wonderful thing. But please allow me to be the crotchety old lady next door screaming "Get off my lawn!" for just one moment longer. From what we're hearing, Obama is listening to good people and making good moves. He can't close...
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Don't Let Barack Obama Break Your Heart: Why Americans Shouldn't Go Home
On the day that Americans turned out in near record numbers to vote, a record was set halfway around the world. In Afghanistan, a U.S. Air Force strike wiped out about 40 people in a wedding party. This represented at least the sixth wedding party eradicated by American air power in Afghanistan and...
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It Still Felt Good The Morning After
On the morning after a black man won the White House, America's tears of catharsis gave way to unadulterated joy. Our nation was still in the same ditch it had been the day before, but the atmosphere was giddy. We felt good not only because we had breached a racial barrier as old as the Republic...
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A Chicago-Area Electoral Victory Says 'No We Won't' to Nuke Power
As the world media filled with the victory of Barack Obama, a defeat for atomic power in his own back yard sent a Solartopian message to the new administration. In the Chicago-area communities of Oak Park, Berwyn and Riverside, voters approved by well over two-to-one a referendum asking that "our...
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