Entries tagged with “Abraham Lincoln” from Polichicks

Campaign '08:

Holy cash cow! Barack Obama raises $55 million in February, smashing fundraising records and beating Hillary Clinton by $20 million. [The Washington Post]

Obama senior staffer calls Hillary Clinton a "monster."  [The Scotsman (UK paper)] (Hat tip: Politico)

Shirley Chisolm, an African American congresswoman who ran for president in 1972, paved the way for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. "I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo," she wrote in her book The Good Fight. "The next time a woman runs, or a black, a Jew or anyone from a group that the country is 'not ready' to elect to its highest office, I believe that he or she will be taken seriously from the start." [Seattle Post-Intelligencer] (Hat tip: Black Superwomen)

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will not run for president.  [MTV News]

Democratic candidates raised more money than Republican candidates, but the RNC is raising more money and has more cash on hand than the DNC. [The New York Times]

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett Packard and trailblazer for women corporate executives, will chair the RNC's Victory organization, which is the party's primary voter contact organization. Fiorina is one of three top John McCain loyalists appointed to senior RNC positions to help facilitate communications between the party and the campaign. [Politico]


U.S. News:

Green Bay Packer Brett Favre says retires and says a tearful goodbye to football fans.  Favre is the NFL's only three time MVP and holds several other playing records. [AP]

Foreclosures hit an all-time high and are up 71% from a year ago. [Money]

Abraham Lincoln's 1864 letter to 165 children who petitioned him to free America's "little slave children" goes up for auction at Sotheby's this spring.  The letter has an estimated worth of $3 to $5 million and is expected to become the most expensive Lincoln letter ever sold.  Sotheby's will also auction off over 100 writings by other American presidents and historical figures. [AP]


World News:

A gunman killed eight students at a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem.  The attack may hurt U.S. efforts to broker peace in the Middle East. [The Washington Post]

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