Entries tagged with “Chris Dodd” from Polichicks

Haven't done the qwickie news briefs in a bit.  We'll try to do it more regularly.


Campaign '08:

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton duked it out over health care, Iraq and NAFTA during a debate Tuesday in Cleveland, OH. [The Washington Post]

Fearing Barack Obama's "unknown quality," some military leaders feel a little shaky about Obama as Commander in Chief.  [Washington Times]

Ralph Nader announced his candidacy for president.  He's on the Green Party ticket.  [USA Today]

Chris Dodd endorsed former rival Barack Obama for president.  Dodd dropped out of the presidential race back in January. [CNN]

John McCain denies romantic and professional impropriety with female lobbyist. [The New York Times]


U.S. News:

More Americans are saying no to that old-time religion. They are switching religions or losing faith all together.  [CNN]


World News:

A big earthquake shook England Wednesday morning.  The quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and is said to be the biggest to hit the UK in 25 years. [The Guardian]

Pakistan banned YouTube in the country.  In an effort to block Pakistanis' access to the site, the Pakistani Telecommunications Authority knocked out access to the site worldwide for 2 hours. [CNN]

The New York Philharmonic received a standing ovation after their historic performance in Pyongyang, North Korea on Tuesday.  The Philharmonic is the first major orchestra to play behind the country's iron curtain.  [AP]


  Edwards Labor Day_ campaign site.jpg In a Labor Day speech in Pittsburgh, Democratic Presidential Candidate John Edwards promised to make joining a union easier (by requiring only a signature on a membership card) and protect workers' right to strike (by outlawing the use of replacement workers during strikes). 

Edwards' efforts to attract labor support have paid off. Prior to his speech on Monday, the United Steelworkers and United Mine Workers of America endorsed him.  (The United Steelworkers has 850,000 members and, according to the Edwards campaign, is the largest private industrial union in the United States.)  The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners has also endorsed Edwards.

Other Democratic candidates have also scored with unions. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and the United Transportation Union have endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton. The International Association of Fire Fighters has endorsed Sen. Chris Dodd.

For more, see USA Today and Edwards' campaign blogYou can also watch part of Edwards' Labor Day rally here.


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