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Arlen Specter Leaves GOP for Dems

The Republican party today moved another step closer to becoming just the regional party of the South by losing one of its most respected members, Senator Arlen Specter (PA). Citing the Republicans’ notable swing to the right in recent years, Specter announced earlier that he would be switching parties to join the Democrats. His switch…

Two weeks before what could be a decisive Texas primary, Barack Obama picked up the endorsement Monday of Congressman Chet Edwards, whose district includes Texas A&M University, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library, and George W. Bush’s Crawford ranch. I’m not going to go so far as to say that I called this one, but…

Yesterday, Barack Obama won all three contests (Maryland, Virginia, and DC) in the “Potomac Primary”, all by sizable margins. This means that he has won all eight contests that have occurred since Super Tuesday. He now leads the delegate race–even when superdelegates are included–and he maintains an incredible amount of momentum going into the February…

Obamamentum

Barack Obama swept all three Democratic contests yesterday, winning the popular vote convincingly in Louisiana (57-36), Washington (68-31), and Nebraska (68-32). In case there were still any doubts about his broad appeal, for the record that’s a largely African-American Southern state (Louisiana), a white progressive West Coast state (Washington), and a white conservative red state…

Brief Super Tuesday Update

On the morning after Super Tuesday, the dust has mostly settled, although all results aren’t set in stone quite yet. There weren’t any huge surprises last night, so there’s no need to go into a detailed accounting here (at least not right now), but for a little more, The New York Times has a nice,…

Although Hillary Clinton has been the perceived favorite to win the Democratic nomination since the 2008 presidential race began, Barack Obama has been picking up momentum continuously for the last week and a half, starting with his unexpectedly large win in South Carolina and leading up to today’s Super Tuesday vote. Twenty-two states will hold…

The Democratic Party is doing the very cool thing this year of giving Americans living abroad their own delegation to the 2008 Democratic Convention. This means that anyone currently living outside of the US can vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary for their own 11 delegates. Voting will take place online from February 5-12 and…

Last night, Barack Obama won the South Carolina Democratic Primary with 55% of the vote, doubling second place finisher Hillary Clinton’s 27% share of the vote. John Edwards came in third with a disappointing 18% of the vote. Nobody should have expected Obama not to win South Carolina, but a victory of almost 30 points…

Although it feels like the 2008 Presidential Election has been going on for ages, it only officially kicks off tonight with the Iowa Caucuses. According to a recent poll, the main issues on the minds of Democratic caucus-goers will be Iraq (28%), health care (22%), and the economy (20%). Despite the pressing nature of all…

The Jena Who What Huh?

While thousands march today in protest of modern day racial injustice, it’s pretty difficult to not be aware of the Jena Six. Certainly all of the Democratic presidential candidates are. Apparently, though, staying up to date on current events isn’t a prerequisite for the Republicans. Asked about the Jena Six case today on his way…