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Monday, April 12, 2021

Huckabee drops Presidential bid

With Arizona Sen. John McCain clinching the Republican nomination, former Arizona Gov. Mike Huckabee dropped out of the race Tuesday night, saying he ran a good race and did not want to call it quits until the race was officially over.

Huckabee spoke to supporters shortly after McCain officially clinched the nomination, surpassing the required 1,191 votes needed for the Republican nomination.

Huckabee compared his race to a stalled computer, saying it was “time to hit the reset button.”

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McCain clinches GOP nomination

John McCain, the Arizona Senator declared DOA last summer, clinched the Republican nomination for President Tuesday, clinching primaries in Ohio, Vermont, Rhode Island and Texas.

McCain now has more than 1,200 delegates pledged, including those originally pledged to former candidate Mitt Romney, who withdrew and endorsed McCain. He needed 1,191 to clinch.

Mike Huckabee is expected to withdraw from the race on Wednesday.

While Republicans appear settled on a nominee, Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton continue to battle it out in Texas and Ohio. With polls closed in both states, the race is still considered too close to call.

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Obama wins Vermont, Ohio too close to call

Democratic Presidential frontrunner Barack Obama won an easy victory in Vermont Tuesday, giving him 12 straight primary wins but early returns in Ohio appear to give Hillary Clinton a new lease on her political life.

John McCain won handily in Vermont and Ohio and appeared well on his way to officially capturing the GOP nomination.

Polls closed in East Texas at 8 p.m. EST and Obama held a 100,000 edge with 1 percent of the vote in. West Texas polls close at 9 p.m. EST.

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Global Warming – new information

Alan Caruba is a close friend of mine and just returned home from this conference with new information. He has given me permission to use the article.
An Extraordinary Event:

For the last two days I and about five hundred other people attended the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change, including some of the world’s leading authorities on climatology, meteorology, economics, energy, and other fields of knowledge.

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The Vacation President

President Bush famously, if unjustifiably, casts himself as Ronald Reagan’s disciple. But in at least one way, he has surpassed his master.

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Meanwhile, back on Capitol Hill…

While everyone seems to be focused on the melodramatic race for the Democratic Presidential nomination, a few things are actually happening in Congress.

The Senate Monday confirmed a Chicago judge to serve as the Number 2 attorney general in the justice department.

The approval of Mark R. Filip, 41, came as part of a deal between the White House and Congressional Democrats to move long-stalled executive appointments.

Such deals have been announced in the past. Most have fallen apart.

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Road blocks on Obama’s nomination expressway?

A week ago, a surging Barack Obama looked towards today’s primary races in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont as deal closers — the elections that would send Hillary Clinton packing and seal his drive towards the Democratic Presidential nomination.

Today, with lingering questions about his ties to a corrupt Chicago deal maker and conflicting reports about what his trade adviser may or may not have told the Canadian government, Obama could hit a roadblock on his road to inevitability.

As in past elections, Obama’s chances for another round of primary wins depends heavily on turnout. Early voting in Texas shows signs of a record count and long lines at polling places are expected in the other states but polls in Ohio and the Lone Star state show a race that is deadlocked.

Tracking polls suggest Obama’s race may be stuttering under the glare of increased scrutiny but — as New Hampshire and other states have shown in this unpredictable primary season — polls don’t always predict the final outcome.

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When the media does the right thing

A few years back — some 30, to be exact — the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency showed up at my office to ask that a story obtained by our Pentagon correspondent be withheld, not because it was inaccurate but because it would endanger the life of an operative inside the Soviet Union.

He made a very persuasive case that the information on which the story of Soviet laser technology was based was so tightly held that it was highly likely that revealing the United States had knowledge of it would point the finger at the source.

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All hat, no cattle and little scrutiny

My part of the country — deep South Texas — doesn’t usually get as much political attention as it has gotten during the last two weeks. Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama both addressed large crowds here, Ted Kennedy rallied Obama supporters on the campus of the college where I work, and Bill Clinton has been to town twice.

But the stakes down here are high; by the time you read this, the Texas Democratic Party primary (March 4) could be over, and so could Clinton’s campaign.

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Reclaiming the American dream

Most Americans have simple dreams. A job that can support a family. Health care we can count on and afford. A retirement that is dignified and secure. Education and opportunity for our kids.

But today, the price of the American dream is going up.

All across the country, Americans are working harder for less. We’ve never paid more for health care or for college. It’s harder to save, and it’s harder to retire. There are things we need to do right now to give our economy a boost, but a short-term stimulus is not enough. We have to put the American dream on a firmer foundation.

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