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Monday, November 29, 2021

Obama, Thompson lead in South Carolina

South Carolina appears poised to shake up the 2008 presidential race, with Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Fred Thompson the frontrunners in a new state survey by Mason-Dixon.

With strong support from the African American community, Illinois Senator Obama has assumed a strong lead over New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. On the Republican side, Thompson zoomed to the top spot, slightly ahead of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, even though he hasn’t yet announced his bid for the GOP nomination.

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Paying tribue to fathers who died in war

Father’s Day is difficult for any child or daughter whose Dad is gone but it is especially hard for those who lost a father in war.

On Sunday, as an increasingly unpopular war in Iraq continues to take more and more American lives, sons and daughters gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington to honor their fathers who died in another war waged for questionable reasons.

Many of those who made it home from Vietnam hoped and prayed the United States would not repeat the tragic mistakes of that war. Unfortunately, they were wrong.

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Hard times for the NAACP

The recent announcement by the NAACP of a major retrenchment due to funding shortfalls received brief coverage and got scant attention.

But I think it is an important story that should get attention, because it is a story as much about the real challenges facing our country today as it is about the NAACP.

The NAACP announced that it will cut its national staff by 40 percent and that seven regional offices will be cut — at least temporarily. Several weeks before this the organization announced a delay of plans to move from Baltimore to fancy new headquarters in Washington.

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A relative problem for Congress

Memo to all those partisans who claim their party is better than the other guys: Your bubbles have been burst once again.

A new study by Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW), a non-partisan activist group, found that 72 members of Congress diverted some $5.1 million in campaign funds to their relatives, or companies owned by their relatives, over the past six years.

The list includes 41 Republicans and 31 Democrats.

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Reps’ kin live large on campaign funds

Democrats and Republican members of Congress use millions of dollars in campaign funds to pay fat fees and salaries to family members.

The practice is so widespread that lawmakers dismiss it with a nod and a wink and laugh at legislative attempts to ban payments to family members from campaign funds.

Federal Election Commission Reports show Republican and Democratic members of Congress diverted $5.1 million in payments were diverted to family members or entities owned by family members in the past six years and that the practice is increasing with each new campaign season.

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