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Jeff Jones : The Bay Area Reacts to the Rick Warren Saga

San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom has always been a vocal supporter of diversity and the GLBT community.‘As an enthusiastic gay Obama supporter, I can see that his choice of a homophobe preacher is a gratuitous political gaffe that he didn’t … finish reading Jeff Jones : The Bay Area Reacts to the Rick Warren Saga

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The Rick Warren Debacle : Views From the Left and the Right

Barack Obama’s choice of pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration has stirred up a storm. Dancing with Rick Warren is more than making nice with a sector of our society that Obama probably views as an … finish reading The Rick Warren Debacle : Views From the Left and the Right

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Obama’s Consensus Building : Rick Warren and, Say, Bull Conner?

Birmingham Police Commissioner Eugene (Bull) Conner called out the dogs on civil rights demonstrators in 1963. Surely he wouldn’t have been included under President-elect Barack Obama’s umbrella.‘Using an evangelical mega-church fence-straddling homophobe and anti-abortion champion to offer an inaugurating prayer … finish reading Obama’s Consensus Building : Rick Warren and, Say, Bull Conner?

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Obama Picks Duncan and Salazar : A Hit and a Miss?

Arne Duncan, Barack Obama’s nominee for Education Secretary, comes with some impressive references. Here’s a “thumbs up” and a “thumbs down” from a progressive perspective on two of President-elect Barack Obama’s most recent Cabinet nominees. Arne Duncan appears to be … finish reading Obama Picks Duncan and Salazar : A Hit and a Miss?

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Sorry Hillary : Obama Boys Behaving Badly

Jon Favreau, left, and unidentified friend with Sen. Hillary Clinton cutout. From the “44” Blog / Washington Post. ‘Asked about the photos, Favreau, who was recently appointed director of speechwriting for the White House, declined comment. A transition official said … finish reading Sorry Hillary : Obama Boys Behaving Badly

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Obama : A Healthy Use of the Internet

The health-care mobilization taking shape before Obama even takes office will include online videos, blogs and e-mail alerts as well as traditional public forums. Already, several thousand people have posted comments on health on the Obama transition Web site. By … finish reading Obama : A Healthy Use of the Internet

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The Audacity of Obama : Centrist Appointments a Smoke Screen

Barack Obama at a book signing in 2006. “The writing style of Audacity of Hope reveals how complex and perceptive Obama is.” These various initiatives, which will collectively set the nation on a path towards energy independence, ending the war … finish reading The Audacity of Obama : Centrist Appointments a Smoke Screen

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Mark Rudd : Let’s Get Smart About Obama

In structuring his presidential campaign, Obama adapted methods he learned as a community organizer in the streets of Chicago. ‘He has a narrow mandate for change, without any direction specified. What he’s doing now is moving on the most popular … finish reading Mark Rudd : Let’s Get Smart About Obama

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Obama’s Team : Can the Big ‘O’ Put the Ball in the Hoop?

‘Our early take must hinge on how much we believe in Obama’s long-term commitment to at least a modicum of progressive change and his ability to listen, to incorporate the ideas of others, and to use their skills to make … finish reading Obama’s Team : Can the Big ‘O’ Put the Ball in the Hoop?

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Preparing for Office : Obama’s Studying Vlad the Impaler

Obama getting some tips on Capitol Hill “vlad-handing” from the master?Obama reading biography of Vlad but spokesman quickly dismisses any plans to impale.By Jerry and Joe Long / November 26, 2008 Also see ‘Past Legends Pass on Past Lessons’ by … finish reading Preparing for Office : Obama’s Studying Vlad the Impaler

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