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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

McCain relishes win in Wisconsin

Sen. John McCain moved closer to clinching the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, winning delegates in Wisconsin and competing for more in the state of Washington.

Sen. Barack Obama extended his delegate lead by winning the Democratic primary in Wisconsin.

McCain won 13 delegates by carrying the popular vote in Wisconsin, with 24 delegates still to be awarded. There were 19 GOP delegates at stake in Washington.

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Obama takes Wisconsin for 9th straight win

Barack Obama won the Wisconsin primary Tuesday night, his ninth straight triumph over a fading Hillary Rodham Clinton in their epic struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Obama cut deeply into Clinton’s political bedrock, splitting the support of white women almost evenly with the former first lady and running well among working class voters in a blue collar battleground, according to polling place interviews.

The economy and trade were key issues in the race, and seven in 10 voters said international trade has resulted in lost jobs in Wisconsin. Fewer than one in five said trade has created more jobs than it has lost.

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Final Thoughts on Gun Control

Having read most of the blogs and subsequent comments concerning the latest gun-related tragedy, and having participated in a few myself, I noticed the wildly disparate opinions regarding this incident and the purpose of the second amendment.

While these incidents are tragic, there are many reasons, some never to be known, for these types of crimes. I’ll not attempt to analyze these reasons here, but I will say this…banning firearms for law-abiding citizens is not the answer. Unfortunately, incidents like these are the assumed risks of life in a free society.

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Bush’s BFF Going Down

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf wooed and won President Bush shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the two leaders have been an international power couple ever since.

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Supremes reject challenge to Bush’s spying

The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down a legal challenge to the warrantless domestic spying program President George W. Bush created after the September 11 attacks.

The American Civil Liberties Union had asked the justices to hear the case after a lower court ruled the ACLU, other groups and individuals that sued the government had no legal right to do so because they could not prove they had been affected by the program.

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Oh Dear, More stuff on 9/11 coming soon!

The European Parliament is now being given more information on 9/11 and wants a new investigation. We need the subpoena power over and above the White House. The contradictions in the Commission Report need to be addressed right down to the Philip Zelikow, the director who has had a lot of contact with Karl Rove. I’m on this and will bring updates.

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Fidel Castro stepping down as Cuba’s leader

Ailing revolutionary icon Fidel Castro permanently gave up the Cuban presidency on Tuesday, ending five decades of ironclad rule of the island marked by his brash defiance of the United States.

In a message published by the online version of the Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma, the 81-year-old Castro said he would not seek the presidency again when it is decided later this week.

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Can Clinton stop Obama in Wisconsin?

White House hopeful Hillary Clinton strove to stem rival Barack Obama’s surge in the Democratic nomination race Monday as she wooed Wisconsin’s blue-collar voters.

On the Republican side, runaway front-runner John McCain won the endorsement of former president George H.W. Bush, who could help the maverick senator court conservatives suspicious of where his loyalties lie.

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Off we go into the wild, outdated yonder

Air Force officials are warning that unless their budget is increased dramatically, and soon, the military’s high-flying branch won’t dominate the skies as it has for decades.

After more than six years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Air Force’s aging jet fighters, bombers, cargo aircraft and gunships are at the breaking point, they say, and expensive, ultramodern replacements are needed fast.

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Super delegates or super screwup?

First-term Rep. Carol Shea-Porter supports Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination, even though her New Hampshire constituents voted for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“It came to a virtual draw in our state” in last month’s primary, she says of the mismatch in positions. “I think it’s a moot question.”

In her case, perhaps so. But Shea-Porter is not alone, and increasingly in the close Democratic race, the political intentions of delegates picked outside the primaries and caucuses are cause for controversy.

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