'The Next President's Own Words'
Presidential candidate Ralph Nader today called on West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin (D) to stop Massey Energy from blasting the top off of Coal River Mountain in the southern part of the state.
Manchin has until now ignored pleas from citizen groups in West Virginia and around the country to issue a "stay of execution" to prevent the mountain from being destroyed.
Nader said that the top of mountain is a perfect site for a wind farm and that Massey's blasting the top off would lower it by 500 feet, making it unusable for wind turbines.
ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, U.S. Senators John McCain and Barack Obama issued the following statement:
"The American people are facing a moment of economic crisis. No matter how this began, we all have a responsibility to work through it and restore confidence in our economy. The jobs, savings, and prosperity of the American people are at stake.
Chicago, IL - Today the Obama-Biden campaign released the following statement on this morning's Kaiser Family Foundation report on the rising costs of health care. To read the report, click HERE.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders and candidates, including presidential nominee Cynthia McKinney, are calling for extensive measures and reforms to resolve the economic crisis caused by the collapse of mortgage providers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, investment banks Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, American International Group (AIG), and other financial companies.
We the people must now seize the time!
"We are disappointed with the Texas Supreme Court’s denial of our request to have the Secretary of State abide by the law and remove the names of Senators Obama and McCain from the election ballot," stated Russell Verney, manager of Bob Barr's presidential campaign, following the Texas Supreme Court ruling.
Is Nader a Republican 'spoiler' this year?
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Ralph Nader's presence on the ballot in 2008 actually helps Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, according to at least five national polls conducted over the past three months, as well as a Florida poll conducted last week and a Virginia poll this week.
In each of the national polls, Obama's spread over Republican candidate John McCain widened by an average of more than 3 percent when Nader and Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr were included on the menu of choices.
Chicago, IL -- "The era of greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street and in Washington has led to a financial crisis as profound as any we have faced since the Great Depression.
"But regardless of how we got here, the circumstances we face require decisive action because the jobs, savings, and economic security of millions of Americans are now at risk.
As part of the Nader campaign's Get Out The Vote college speaking tour, Ashley Sanders, youth spokesperson, will be traveling around the country speaking to college audiences on the differences between Ralph Nader's platforms and the platforms of the two major-party candidates. She's introduced Mr. Nader at several events including the Open Debates Rally outside the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Check out her address before hundreds of people in Salt Lake City.
ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, U.S. Senator John McCain issued the following statement on today's attack in Pakistan:
"Today's attack on the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad is an outrageous act of violence. Cindy and I express our deepest condolences for the loss of life, and our thoughts and prayers are with those hurt or killed in the attack.