April 29: Arianna

Tuesday, April 29

7:00 pm

(doors open at 6:00pm)
DL21C's Political Author Series continues with
Arianna Huffington
Editor-in-Chief, the Huffington Post
discussing her new book
Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe
723 Washington Street
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In The News

Setback for China's expanding railway BBC News
Poll: Clinton leads McCain
The Associated Press
Obama strays from the Rudd manual
Sydney Morning Herald
Clinton donors open their chequebooks for Obama guardian.co.uk
Obama tweaks strategy to woo blue-collar voters in Indiana
International Herald Tribune
Clinton gets bump in polls Boston Globe Clinton now leads Republican John McCain, 50 percent to 41 percent, while Barack Obama remains virtually tied with McCain, 46 percent to 44 percent. ....... Clinton leads McCain 47 to 44 percent while Obama and McCain are tied at 45 percent. Also, Clinton and Obama are tied at 47 percent among Democrats in the tracking poll -- a 5-percentage-point gain for Clinton since she won the Pennsylvania primary last Tuesday.
Obama pastor says controversy is 'attack on the black church' AFP
Obama's Former Pastor Says Attacks on His Comments Are Unfair Voice of America
Clinton's dare falls on deaf ears
Sydney Morning Herald
Clinton’s New Debate Proposal: On the Back of a Flatbed Truck FOXNews
Yup. Things Were Different Before Clinton-Obama. New York Times Oct. 22, 2006, when Mr. Obama said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he had changed his mind and was considering a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. The average price of gas then stood at $2.20 a gallon.
Clinton calls for gas tax holiday Boston Globe
Nepal PM urges political parties to form new coalition government
International Herald Tribune

Party Leaders Concerned Voters Will Not Unify After Nominee is Chosen ABC News
Mars, Buffett to buy Wrigley for $23 billion
MarketWatch
Austria Says Man Locked Up Daughter
New York Times 73-year-old man .... kept his daughter locked in a cellar for 24 years and fathered seven children with her, three of whom never emerged into daylight ...... Josef Fritzl, an electrical engineer ....... this quiet Austrian town. ...... provide for the children in his basement. ...... a nondescript, three-story apartment house in Amstetten, a town 80 miles west of Vienna ...... Elisabeth, 42, told the police that in 1984, her father drugged, handcuffed and dragged her into a basement, accessible only through a hidden door with an electronic code. She said she spent close to the next quarter-century imprisoned there, a constant victim of sexual abuse and incest by her father. ........ Her father ordered her to give up three of the children, who were then adopted or cared for as foster children by Josef and his wife, Rosemarie, the mother of Elisabeth. ....... Rosemarie apparently did not know of her daughter’s ordeal ...... When Elisabeth disappeared in 1984, her father claimed that she had written a letter asking her parents not to search for her. ....... Three of the children born in the basement — now 19, 18 and 5 — never left it ....... sexually abused by her father from the age of 11. ....... he built a dwelling capable of sustaining a family. ....... one room to sleep in, one to cook, and there are also sanitation facilities ...... “I can see the house from my balcony and from my window, and when I think now of who was in there, I can simply not imagine that.”
William Kristol: Hillary Gets No Respect Obama will most likely be the nominee. His team has run the better campaign. ..... realized how important the caucus states could be: Obama’s delegate lead depends on his caucus victories. ...... “I get pretty fed up with people questioning my patriotism.”

1000 people evacuated near Sierra Madre wildfire Los Angeles Times
Hamid Karzai survives assassination attempt
Telegraph.co.uk
John McCain's war, Howard Dean's war Baltimore Sun
Iran to discuss pipeline with India, Pakistan Reuters India
A Topless Photo Threatens a Major Disney Franchise New York Times
Obama confronts race question in presidential vote
AFP as Democrats mulled whether racial bias makes Hillary Clinton the better Democratic candidate. ....... the American people, what they're looking for is somebody who can solve their problems ...... The reality is that Barack Obama has been in political office longer than Hillary Clinton. He's been in political office longer than George Bush had been
Barack Obama rejects Hillary Clinton debate Telegraph.co.uk
Obama discounts race as a factor in presidential election
The Associated Press
Obama, McCain Spar on Iraq as DNC Takes Aim at McCain FOXNews
Hillary has cynically turned to the one argument she has left: race
guardian.co.uk by Gary Younge The FBI wasted millions of dollars and hours trying in vain to prove that Martin Luther King was a communist. ...... Constantly questioning his national loyalty and obfuscating his religious affiliation, both the media and his opponents have sought to cast him not only as anti-American but un-American and at times even non-American. His bid to transcend race appears to be crashing on the rocks of racism. ....... Of the 10 whitest states to have voted so far, Obama has won nine. ....... One of the moderators asked Obama of his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright: "You do believe he's as patriotic as you are?" ..... Hillary applauded the line of questioning. "You know, these are problems, I think these are issues that are legitimate and should be explored." ....... When asked whether Obama was a Muslim, Hillary said that he wasn't: "There is nothing to base that on - as far as I know." ..... By February, 80% of Americans had heard rumours that Obama was Muslim. Even after the furore over the Rev Wright, one in 10 Democrats still believed this. A recent Pew poll showed that the only character trait on which Obama loses to Clinton is patriotism. Exit polls in Pennsylvania revealed that 18% of Democrats said that race mattered to them in this contest - and just 63% of them said that they would support Obama in a general election. ........ Polls show that in the states won with less than a five-point margin in 2004 Obama does far better than Clinton against McCain.

Tired Barack Obama resorts to aggression Telegraph.co.uk If he fails to wrest Indiana from Mrs Clinton, who is slightly ahead in the polls, his campaign fears that the remaining uncommitted super-delegates will lose faith in his ability to win and back his rival instead. ....... As he courted senior citizens on Friday he tried a little bonding. "Seniors, listen up. I'm getting grey hair myself. Running for president will age you quick." ......... The Democratic battle increasingly resembles a civil war ...... the candidate, who is clearly tired and lacks the electric energy of two months back. ....... the senator will do more to stress his humble roots as the scholarship schoolboy son of a single mother. ....... his campaign is carefully nailing down the pledges of super-delegates, to wheel out after the final primary on June 3. ...... he has seen a list of 50 names ready to declare for Mr Obama within days of the last vote, but that his campaign expects to have up to 150, enough to clinch the nomination.
Clinton’s battering of Obama is brutal, bloody – and fair Times Online the most intriguing presidential campaign of modern times. ...... Her campaign has been a chaos of sacked managers, unpaid bills, gaffes and indiscretions, but she cries: “The American people deserve a president who doesn’t quit,” and that is that. ........ There is a touch of Margaret Thatcher to Clinton at present. ....... America, she implies, is ready for a woman president but not a black one. ...... He is new and exciting, and would make McCain appear tired and old. ....... Obama not only writes good books (by himself) ...... His team is calm, efficient and, in comparison with Clinton’s, loyal. ........ Merely by being elected, Obama would resolve the anguish that seems to afflict modern America, both abroad and at home. Surely black America’s time has come in this man. .......... her jibe: “He is not a Muslim . . . as far as I know,” and the advertisement implying that Americans would not want a black hand reaching out to the 3am crisis phone call. ......... at this juncture she seems physically and emotionally tougher than him. ......... The attention paid by candidates to the smallest communities in states across the nation is phenomenal. Compared with the synthesised, centralised elections of Europe’s political clubs, it is politics raw and intimate and real. ......... The next president must end a war and rescue a nation’s finances.
Obama pastor: I had death threats guardian.co.uk He has two more interviews scheduled this week, including an address to the National Press Club in Washington DC. That will add fuel to a fire of negative attacks on the campaign trail. ....... After months of attacks Clinton's team believe they have finally succeeded in raising enough questions about Obama to weaken him. A win in Indiana, they believe, will ensure Clinton can carry that fight all the way to the Denver party convention in August where she will try to rally superdelegates to her side. ...... the most recent surveys show Obama opening a slight lead.


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