Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
- There's been a change in the chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. This will likely affect the auto industry greatly and be celebrated by the environmental lobby.
- The rumors continue to fly about the future of Hillary Clinton. The NYTimes writes about the possibility of a Senate leadership role if she doesn't join the Obama administration.
- Minnesota Public Radio has posted photos of several disputed ballots in the Minnesota Senate recount. Do you think you can figure out how to count these votes?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
- Minnesota is preparing for a 3 million ballot hand recount for the U.S. Senate election between Norm Coleman and Al Franken.
- Interested in the influence of P.A.C.'s? Then you'll be interested to know that Mitt Romney is using his P.A.C. to donate money to Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss for his runoff election next month. It's never too early to start the invisible primary.
- And those rumors about Secretary of State Clinton? Turns out she may not be interested in the job.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Just a reminder that there will be a quiz in HoA classes in class on Nov. 19th and 20th. The quiz will cover all material covered so far in class on Mexico. Possible topics include: Liberal/Conservative rivalry, American/Mexican relations in the 1800s (Texas, Mexican War, etc.), Porfirio Diaz, Mexican Revolution up to Villa/Zapata and Carrancista divide.
- Barack Obama has made a few more appointments to the White House staff, but still no cabinet appointments. The NYTimes has a nice graphic of Obama's appointments.
- The final results from Missouri still aren't in yet. What's taking them so long?
- The Senate election in Alaska continues. There are only 15,000 more ballots to count and Begich, the Democrat, has the lead.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
- The New York Times writes about the very real possibility of Nebraska splitting its electoral votes due to the popularity of Obama in the Omaha region of the state.
- Remember the media report that Gov. Palin thought that Africa was a country and not a continent? It turns out that the story was a hoax; a really elaborate hoax.
- Want a job in the Obama administration? Just fill out this 63 question application.
- Timothy Noah explores polling results that show Obama didn't win the white vote, and why it wasn't just in the South.