'The Next President's Own Words'
Federal authorities have announced that they are opening an investigation into the collapse of Washington Mutual, the largest bank failure in America. This step is long overdue, and should be the start of a much broader investigation of potential criminal behavior throughout the financial system.
I have been calling for such an investigation since the financial crisis broke publicly. It is heartening to see at least two U.S. Attorneys, as well as the Attorney General of New York, take their responsibilities seriously.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders are urging progressive, independent, and antiwar voters to invest their votes in a growing progressive, antiwar party on Election Day 2008 by voting for the Green Party presidential ticket: Cynthia McKinney for President, Rosa Clemente for Vice President.
Open letter to Senator Barack Obama
Dear Senator Obama:
In your nearly two-year presidential campaign, the words "hope and change," "change and hope" have been your trademark declarations. Yet there is an asymmetry between those objectives and your political character that succumbs to contrary centers of power that want not "hope and change" but the continuation of the power-entrenched status quo.
ATLANTA, GA – “With the campaign moving towards its close, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin gave a speech denouncing America’s dependence on foreign oil. She also criticized the consequences ‘when foreign powers control our energy supplies,’ observes Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president. “Yet Gov. Palin backs the export of Alaskan liquefied natural gas to Asia. That makes sense in an international market, but not when one’s official goal is energy independence.”
Chicago - Below is a statement from Senator Barack Obama on today's decline in our GDP
Today, Doug Holtz-Eakin, McCain-Palin 2008 Senior Policy Adviser, issued the following statement on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) number:
"Today's announcement that third quarter GDP fell at a 0.3 percent rate confirms what Americans already knew: the economy is shrinking. Barack Obama would accelerate this dangerous course. According to the independent Center for Data Analysis, Barack Obama's new policies will destroy nearly 6 million jobs over the next decade.
"After eight years of Bush, the next President will need to Consitution. Printing the Constitution on the dollar bill is an easy, inexpensive, transpartisan start off on the right foot," said Indpendent Presidential Candidate, Ralph Nader.
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader today called on Senator John McCain to come clean on what he knows about the 1967 attack on the USS Liberty.
The attack killed 34 American soldiers and wounded more than 170.
The Israelis claim that the attack on the Liberty was an accident.
But the crew of the Liberty, and high ranking U.S. officials, including then-CIA director Richard Helms, then-Secretary of State Dean Rusk, as well as Admiral Thomas Hinman Moorer, former Chief of Naval Operations and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — said the attack was deliberate.
When I was in Seattle last week, I expressed support for the workers opposing the outsourcing of Boeing jobs, and it is reassuring to see recent signs of progress on this front. The Nader/Gonzalez campaign stands in solidarity with the thousands of workers represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) in their struggle to protect their jobs at the giant and profitable Boeing Corporation, one of only two manufacturers of large passenger aircraft left in the world.
Barack Obama is going to win the presidency. While the end of the current era of Republican mismanagement may be good news in many respects, this is no cause for complacency for anyone concerned about American liberty and America's place in the world. Senator Obama, despite his eloquent call for reform, has demonstrated that he, like other politicians, is ever ready to trim his sails to gain a few votes. A vote for Bob Barr and the Libertarian Party would be the best way to tell President-elect Obama that the American people are serious about real change in Washington.