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I’m watching Fox News “In Focus” where they ask the question “Will Wall Street Back Barack Obama.” What I expected to be a conservative bashing of the Senator was anything but. All of the panelists, including Steve Forbes, the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine gave Senator Obama high marks for being a fresh face on the poiltical scene. And at least two of the panelists were quick to bash the idea that Senator Obama would be too liberal for Wall Street. But all believe that it’s time for the Senator...

I am watching Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer right now and even though Senator Barack Obama drew a crowd of over 15,000 people in Oakland and held a massive fund-raiser at the Mark Hopkins in San Francisco, there was no mention of him in the discussion of presidential candidates on the program. CNN didn’t even report where Barack Obama was going to be on the campaign trail. They inforrmed us of Hillary Clinton’s fund raiser in New York this evening and the events of five other presidential candidates. But CNN didn’t...

I just saw this article in the New York Post where Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s comparing herself to John F. Kennedy, apparently hoping to both fire up her supporters and take some of the “Kennedy” tag off Senator Barack Obama. Well, one thing I’ve learn is to let others call you JFK and not yourself. Remember Dan Quale? Recall the debate with the now Late Senator Lloyd Bentson, where he says to Quale, “I knew John F. Kennedy, and you’re no JFK!” Seems Hillary just...

The way Rev. Al Sharpton’s treating Senator Barack Obama reminds me of something that happened to me in Oakland. When I worked for the City of Oakland, and then-Mayor Jerry Brown, fresh from his election victory, was moving into City Hall, I was to be transfered over from my office in the Mayor’s Office, to …somewhere. City Manager Robert Bobb personally asked me to talk with then-Economic Development Director Bill Claggett, with whom I did not entirely get along with. But I did have lunch with him and he told...

Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama appeared in Selma, Alabama today to give speeches recognizing “Bloody Sunday.” Bloody Sunday is described in this way: “On March 7, 1965, 600 marchers gathered outside of Brown Chapel and set out for Montgomery by way of the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Acting on orders from Governor George Wallace, Alabama state troopers stood in their pathway and ordered them to turn around. The marchers were then met with billy clubs, tear gas, and bullwhips and were trampled by horses. The attack...

I just watched the CNN Situation Room telecast where former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle appeared in an interview with host Wolf Blitzer and said that he’s backing Senator Barack Obama for President because he “has a unique ability to connect with people, especially young people.” (Tom Daschle’s pictured with blogger Kendall Church , — one of the young people Tom may have been thinking of — who he stopped to take a photo with at the Wright Brothers Memorial Dinner in 2003) Daschle went on to compare...

Wow. This is getting deeper, the anti-Hillary news. And While I’m not anti-Hillary, I’m certainly pro-Barack and am concerned that the Clinton camp’s wrongly attacking Barack Obama , almost portraying him as their enemy. And according to the website Judicial Watch, we all know what Hillary does to her enemies. The site explains: “In the early 1990’s, President and Hillary Clinton violated the privacy rights of their perceived political enemies by wrongly accessing and misusing the FBI files of the Reagan and...

Los Angeles eagerly embraces Obama Presidential hopeful addresses black community, then schmoozes with Hollywood eliteCarla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer Wednesday, February 21, 2007 (02-21) 04:00 PST Los Angeles — Illinois Sen. Barack Obama brought his campaign to the heart of the city’s African American community Tuesday, drawing thousands of enthusiastic supporters eager for a first look at the black man looking to be president.Emboldened by the air of excitement filling the park in the city’s Crenshaw district,...

You know you’ve reached star status when — even though you’re a US senator — they just call you by your name and not your title. Such is true for US Senator and Candidate for President of The United States, Barack Obama. They just call him Barack Obama. Senator Barack Obama (D) Illinois, appeared as the star of a rousing February 19th fund-raiser hosted by Senator Barbara Boxer at The Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco’s Union Square. The event drew almost 2,000 people, if not a little more than that...

This is a video from Senator Barack Obama on his plans for the 2008 Presidential campaign. ...

Former SC Democratic Party chairman endorses ObamaAssociated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. – A former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party said Monday he would throw his support behind presidential hopeful Barack Obama. “I see in Barack Obama … the same magnetism I saw in Bill Clinton,” said Dick Harpootlian, who met with the Illinois senator during Obama’s first campaign visit to this early voting state Friday. Harpootlian’s announcement came as New York Sen. Hillary Clinton made her first campaign...

Ann Coulter’s got a thing about us Black guys that she just can’t shake at all. First, if you’ve seen her on TV, she’s recently admitted to a desure for us brothers. Yep. Not kidding. She told Larry King that she’d date a brotha — I heard her say it myself. And now, she’s got this new article that says she’s got Obama Fever! Oh, yeah! Now, she does poke fun at him, but if you read the text she’s got nothing but love for his message. And of course, she admits her excitement...

Illinois Senator Barack Obama announced his candidacy for President of The United States in Springfield Illinois last Saturday morning. Under a clearn sky and thousands of supporters, Obama gave his reasons or this excting decision. ...

This is the widely circulating Barack Obama video I found over at Brightcove, the new video distribution site. It’s on Barack’s background and message. Also, he’s going to be at a fund raiser for Senator Barbara Boxer on February 19th at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, Grand Ballroom, San Francisco. ...

 Get Presidential Inaugural Tickets – click here. According to Brian Becker of ANSWER Coalition, the reason why it was so hard to get Presidential Inaugural tickets is that the Presidential Inaugural Committee let Ticketmaster have control of distribution of the tickets. If you called Ticketmaster to buy them, they asked for you ID number. If you were a major party donor, you got a number. Or if you were Ticketmaster, you could go out and resell the tickets. That’s why the tickets started poping up, first, on Craigslist,...