It seems strange sometimes, the things that trouble Senator John McCain. Take the NATO war on Libya, for example, in which the United States is a participant, if not the outright leader.
Just one day after officially beginning her campaign for President in neighboring Iowa, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann went to the East Coast and campaigned Tuesday in both northern New England and the deep South, speaking at rallies in the early voting states of New Hampshire and South Carolina and finding receptive crowds in both states.
America could see the kind of violent uprisings that have cost countless lives and convulsed societies in the Middle East if the nation does not stop rolling up massive deficits and devaluing its currency, Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate warned in a front-page interview published in the New Hampshire Sunday News.
As former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said, there are the "known knowns" and the "known unknowns" and the "unknown unknowns" and, well ... "Stuff happens."
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Friday he did not know when he would decide whether he would launch another campaign for President. But where he said it might give some indication of what that decision might be. Giuliani was in New Hampshire, recalling the events of 9/11. And he answered questions about his own possible presidential plans in "an exclusive sit-down" interview with the Boston Herald, during which he also knocked potential rival Mitt Romney over the former Bay State governor's health insurance program, commonly called "RomneyCare."
The doctor is in.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, a 12-term Texas Congressman and retired obstetrician, "officially" announced his candidacy for President on ABC's Good Morning America Friday morning and a few hours later told about 300 supporters at a Town Hall rally in Exeter, New Hampshire, that he would carry the battle for personal freedom and constitutional government into the 2012 campaign.
Ron Paul, the Texas Congressman and retired obstetrician best known for his uncompromising libertarian convictions and his opposition to the Federal Reserve, is expected to announce his candidacy for President of the United States Friday on ABC-TV’s Good Morning, America during the 7 o’clock hour, a source in the Paul camp told the online news journal Politico.
Time truly flies on the Internet, and political campaigns may sometimes lead to strange alliances, both real and fanciful. By the time the Barack Obama campaign released its much-publicized YouTube video, The Road We've Traveled, Thursday night, the Republican National Committee had produced a poster that, while not exactly promoting the "docuganda" (what the Washington Post dubbed the combination documentary and propaganda production), it did call further attention to it.
President Barack Obama's reelection campaign will launch a YouTube video Thursday evening that will feature a 17-minute Hollywood-style video at a site that will function as a "one-stop shopping" venue to enlist volunteers, solicit contributions, and disseminate information and campaign videos on an ongoing basis. The interactive technology "will allow viewers to post campaign content to their Facebook pages, volunteer and donate all without having to leave Mr. Obama's dedicated YouTube page," the New York Times reported Thursday. The site reflects a growing reliance on "social media" of political campaigns, which have traditionally run all their videos and audio messages on TV and radio.
Reflecting an ongoing controversy in Washington, D.C., New Hampshire's House of Representatives Wednesday approved a bill to exempt employers with religious or moral objections from provisions of a state law requiring health insurance plans to provide coverage for contraception. The bill passed in the heavily Republican House by a vote of 196-150 after a spirited debate, with arguments for religious liberty met with vigorous objections to limits on women's access to reproductive health services.