Political chatter from DC and NYC, the amNewYork way
By Bragg Van Antwerp
Like many, I watched with interest Monday as President-elect Obama visited President Bush at the White House.
While watching the video and seeing the pictures of Bush and Obama, I was sincerely moved. Sometimes the beauty of our democracy is apparent when I would least expect it, and Monday was a wonderful example of so much of what makes...Read more »
For those of you suffering election withdrawal, here's what appears to be a political social networking site to find others in the same position. Politics 4 All covers much of the presidential race, but hosts discussions about local politics as well. Just a reminder that there's more to politics than the presidential election.
And if you're just in need of a laugh:
Obama Win Causes Obsessive...Read more »
Does your living room look like this? (AP)
By Jason Fink
For those New Yorkers whose ideal Friday night date has become MSNBCs Rachel Maddow and her wry smirk, or were riveted when John King worked his magic on CNNs slick wall-mounted electoral map, the end of the election means one thing: Campaign withdrawal.
Though millions across the city cheered and danced in the...Read more »
Expats watch the returns at the swank coffee shop Choka La in south Delhi. Below, a girl shows her U.S. pride. (Mary Bowers)
By Kristen V. Brown
Special to amNewYork
Tucked away on a dusty side street of a deserted New Delhi shopping center, 100 or so Obama fans crammed into a small coffee house, eyes fixed firmly on CNN reporters as the West Coast polls neared closing.
With...Read more »
By Julie Gordon
Michelle Obamas red-and-black election night frock may have inched her further away from her burgeoning Jackie O. style status and closer into Mrs. O. No territory.
The future first lady who has been praised in the past for her sophisticated, figure-flattering (and often affordable) choices wore a Narciso Rodriguez dress...Read more »
Unable to find a copy of Wednesdays New York Times with news of Barack Obama's historic victory on the cover?
You're not alone: Copies flew off newsstands as fast as they arrived and the paper was sold out at stores throughout the city by mid-morning.
Copies of the Daily News, New York Post, and amNewYork were also in short supply, quickly snapped up by New Yorkers looking...Read more »
Sherri Wright of Harlem celebrates Obamas victory. (RJ Mickelson/amNY)
By Benjamin Sarlin
Special to amNewYork
As election night excitement gave way to thoughts of how Barack Obama would govern as president, New Yorkers expressed their hopes and fears for the next administration, often divided along lines of age and race.
In his victory speech, Obama proclaimed that...Read more »
By Ryan Chatelain
For many civil rights leaders, electing a black president was the pinnacle in their fight for equality. But Barack Obamas historic victory Tuesday may spur political breakthroughs for other minority groups, observers say.
An Obama presidency could open the door for more minorities in public office, prompt the rest of the world to re-evaluate perceptions of African-Americans...Read more »
By Emily Ngo
The election season has passed as one of historys longest and most memorable, but not without catchphrases and buzzwords voters wish they could forget. Here are amNewYorks top 10:
10. You betcha
Paired with a wink, this Sarah Palin affirmation caught the nations attention and proved she couldnt annunciate.
9. 18...Read more »
By Lauren Johnston
Theres one promise President-elect Barack Obama must make good on ASAP.
Get his daughters a puppy.
Obama had pledged that win or lose he would get Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, a dog after the election. But what sort of pooch should Washingtons new first dog be?
More than 42,000 people voted in an online American...Read more »