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Kucinich Says No to Patriot Act February 7, 2008

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“The Patriot Act has undermined several rights in this country,” said Kucinich.

He said he planned to get rid of the act as president.


Edwards Rejects Bumber Stinker Slogan

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Edwards argues that the bumper sticker slogan endorsed the war in the Iraq.

Clinton said she lived with the aftermath of 9-11 and doesn’t want limit the war on terror is not simply a bumper sticker.

Funny, because that is not at all what Edwards had said.


Obama Gets the First Question

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WMUR’s Scott Spradling and the Union Leader Tom Fahey are first will ask questions for the first hour. Candidates are asked to answer the questions presented to them (something which is often avoided).  

Spradling asked Obama if Bush’s plan in Iraq is working. to thwart terror at home

Obama answered that he didn’t. He said the administration hadn’t strengthened our lines with other countries.


Candidates of Democratic Debates at Saint Anselm College

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Moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitze,  democratic candidates Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, former Sen. Mike Gravel of Alaska, Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barak Obama are all present at the  June 3 Democratic Debate in Manchester, New Hampshire.


Shopping Through the Snow December 7, 2007

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First Snow in Manhattan’s Union Square Holiday Market

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One to two inches of snow blanketed Manhattan last Sunday, December 2nd. But that didn’t deter holiday shoppers from coming out. Over 100 festive booths at the Union Square Holiday Market were bustling with people searching for gifts for friends and family. The market, now in its 12th year, is open through Christmas Eve.


The Semantics of Hunger December 5, 2007

According to the USDA,  11 percent of U.S. households experienced what the USDA call “food insecurity”  in 2006. Three years ago, the USDA used the term “hunger,” but a 2003 expert panel deemed “hunger” to be a misleading word for the sensation one gets in her belly when she lacks sufficient food.

A recent article in Mother Jones magazine challenges a report from The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank, that says these 12.5 million hungry people eat too much food and therefore shouldn’t get more money to buy more food. The online discussion that ensues, much of which is in favor of The Heritage Foundation, is rather interesting too.


Meet The Leopard Lady November 2, 2007

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Maryesta Carr is the jeweler, actress, business owner and single mother who designed the rhinestone version of the pink breast cancer ribbon and brought African-style design to the United States in the early 1980’s. Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina as Maryesta Applewhite, she has lived in Manhattan, New York since her early 20’s when she got a chance to work on NBC’s radio show ‘Betty and Buddy.’ Maryesta eventually became a fashion consultant and began Maryesta Carr International Jewelry. She was introduced to Kenyan fashion in the late 1970’s.

Here’s her Slideshow.