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Libertarians have chosen

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By Dan

Cheers of "Barr/Root" went up from the crowd (which sounded like the Hebrew derivation of Barack Obama's name, "Baruch" meaning "Blessed") after the results from the 5th ballot were posted to the floor at this year's Libertarian Party convention in Denver, Colo., when third-place finisher Waybe Allyn Root asked his supporters to throw their support behind a Barr/Root ticket in 2008.*...

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From Mrs. Washington to Mrs. McCain, Obama

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By Emily

Bill Harris, author of “The First Ladies Book: The Stories of the Women of the White House from Martha Washington to Laura Bush,” spoke with amNewYork this past week on this election cycle’s possible first ladies He offered a historical perspective on the role and how Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain figure in. Here are more excerpts from the interview:

What's...

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Putting your money where the poll is

By Jeff

The Democratic ticket of Barack Obama and V.P. Hillary Clinton will win the presidential nomination by defeating Republican challengers John McCain and V.P. Tim Pawlenty by capturing 293 electoral votes to 245. Specific enough for you?

Every pundit and polling company is predicting the coming election, but would they really bet on it? Would Rasmussen and Zogby et al care to make...

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Change — Yes, We Can?

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Barack will have to show voters that "change" is more than a banner slogan. (AP)

By Adrian

Barack Obama has been carried skyward on a cloud of “change” to his current position as the presumptive Democratic nominee. Hillary Clinton and John McCain have relentlessly attacked Obama for his stirring rhetoric backed by nothing but four years in the Senate and a few in the...

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Hillary Sprouts Rhetoric

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By LaShawnda

Another low of lows for Hillary Clinton. Just when you think she can’t sink any further, she proves you wrong. On May 15 the Washington post ran an article titled, Misogyny I Won't Miss, by Marie Cocco. Apparently, Hillary bi-passed my rebuttal here on Politirazzi, because she went and put both feet in mouth and hooked a ball and chain to her neck.

She had the gull...

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Bridging Past and Future

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This is one of my favorite pics of this whole primary season; it represents the roots of this country and it’s fruit. At a rally on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana, Barack Obama was adopted by a Crow couple named Black Eagle and given the name “Awe Kooda bilaxpak Kuuxshish.” (Translation: One who helps people throughout the land.)

— LaShawnda...

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The McCainPedia

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By LaShawnda

Here’s an interesting concept: a Web site dedicated to opposition research. (i.e. John McCain is the opposition; I’m in favor of Barack Obama).

The Democratic party created a Wiki on McCain in their continued effort to use the Internet to change the political process, scope and the participation of citizens.

Apparently, they were asking the same questions...

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Media cycles perpetuate "-isms"

By Jeff

Of course race, sex and age are more discussed in this election season than they have in the past; there’s a black, a woman and a 71-year old running for president. I will admit that as a straight white male, I really haven’t been exposed to prejudice in my life. I realize there are prejudiced people, and while I haven’t experienced bias, I haven’t witnessed much...

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Southern states defying race stereotypes

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By Matt

The most interesting “ism” at play in this year’s presidential race is racism. It is an issue that has at times shadowed and at times come to the fore of Barack Obama’s campaign. While he might have hoped to settle the issue of his race with his speech on the matter several weeks ago, it is unfortunately likely that it will surface in some serious (as in attention-grabbing)...

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Obamaniacs by the masses

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Sen. Barack Obama on Sunday spoke to a crowd of 65,000 supporters in Portland, according to an estimate by firefighters. People even sat in kayaks along the Willamette River to hear his words. Remarkable, to say the least.

Check out 15 photos of the crowds here.

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-- Emily...

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