Monday, June 30, 2008

Campaign Desk Monday, June 30, 2008

Obama: I will never question others' patriotism

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Monday he will never question others' patriotism during the race and blames his own "carelessness" for some criticism of him so far. MORE>>>

McCain campaign: Clark's comments 'sad'

Clark, a military adviser for Sen. Barack Obama, questioned Sunday whether McCain's military experience qualified him to be commander in chief. MORE>>>

Obama and McCain campaign in states their parties lost in 2004

The likely presidential nominees of the major political parties today went to states their parties lost in 2004, as they worked to reverse those results in this fall's general election. Democrat Barack Obama delivered a speech on patriotism this morning in Independence, Mo., while Republican John McCain campaigned in Pennsylvania. MORE>>>

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Campaign Desk Tuesday, June 24,2008

McCain gambling on offshore drilling

For decades it has been a bipartisan political staple -- the jaunt to the beaches of Santa Barbara to profess opposition to oil drilling at the spot where a massive 1969 spill despoiled sea life and ocean waters, launching the modern environmental movement. MORE>>>

Gov. Schwarzenegger joins John McCain at campaign stop

With Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in attendance, Sen. John McCain stressed environment and energy issues today, his second day of presidential campaigning in California. MORE>>>

Obama's virtues aside, it's politics as usual

Barack Obama's first television spot of the general election campaign is so faithful to the comfy cliches of political bio ads that its appearance seems to be a statement in itself: The candidate who won the Democratic presidential nomination by emphasizing his difference from politics as usual is now calling attention to his sameness. MORE>>>

News Desk Tuesday, June 24,2008

Yar'Adua dumps Obasanjo's due process

Finance Minister, Dr. Shamsudeen Usman, yesterday dismissed the due process of the last administration and called it a contraption just as a Senate investigation committee discovered a N300 billion gap in the funds released to the Federal Ministry of Works between 1999 and 2008. MORE>>>

Why attack on Bonga field was easy, by oil firms' chiefs

FOR all who have wondered at the easy with which the militants hit Nigeria's prized Bonga Oil Field target last week, major oil frms helsman have a clue: Lack of modern security facilities. MORE>>>

Emergency in the power sector

THE Federal Government's decision to declare the much-touted emergency in the power sector from next month does little to assuage the yearnings of Nigerians for improved electricity supply. MORE>>>

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Presidential Campaign, Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Obama veep vetting team looks at retired military

Barack Obama is considering former top military leaders among his possible running mates, according to a senator who met Tuesday with the Democratic presidential candidate's vice presidential vetting team. MORE>>

Turning Point: Energy

As much as editors have come to love articles about “green” power sources like solar and wind, the most pressing questions for the candidates revolve around the our traditional fossil favorites—coal and oil. MORE>>

McCain, Obama trade jabs on economy, taxes

Barack Obama on Tuesday participated in a "change that works for you" work day with a local nurse in St. Louis, Missouri. "John McCain doesn't have a comprehensive plan to control rising healthcare costs... MORE>>