Daily Archives: October 31, 2008

Fox News covers Sheehan’s campaign against Pelosi

Fox News’s Fox Report had a story on Cindy Sheehan’s independent campaign against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in California’s Eighth District. The election is “expected to be an easy victory for Pelosi, but it’s been a bit of a rough campaign.” Sheehan “blasting her for not doing more to end the Iraq war, and claiming Pelosi should have allowed impeachment hearings against President Bush.” In addition, Sheehan “is all but accusing Nancy Pelosi of sabotaging her campaign, after a series of strange incidents, including a break-in at Cindy Sheehan’s campaign headquarters.” Pelosi’s campaign “isn’t too worried about losing the race, despite the fact that polls show that Pelosi is not terribly popular in San Francisco.… Read more ...

Let’s Look at the Issues: Consumer spending

What does Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman have to say about the recent decline in consumer spending? Let’s take a look at his perspective and prescription, from the New York Times:

The long-feared capitulation of American consumers has arrived. According to Thursday’s G.D.P. report, real consumer spending fell at an annual rate of 3.1 percent in the third quarter; real spending on durable goods (stuff like cars and TVs) fell at an annual rate of 14 percent.

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Zogby: Nader 1.7%, Barr 1.1%, McKinney 0.1%, Other 2.0%

The latest Zogby tracking poll of 7,000 likely voters across the U.S. (+/- 2.9%) has independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader at 1.7%, Libertarian Bob Barr 1.1%, and Green Cynthia McKinney 0.1%. No other alternative presidential candidate was included, but 2.0% said they would vote for someone else, and 1.9% said they were undecided.… Read more ...

Barkley launches television spot

Minnesota Independence Party U.S. Senate nominee Dean Barkley “began airing his first — and likely only — TV ad of the campaign Thursday,” the AP reports. Barkley “employed Minneapolis adman Bill Hillsman in the hopes of recapturing Hillsman’s success in commercials he crafted for former Gov. Jesse Ventura and the late Sen.… Read more ...

Goldwater to vote for McCain

Mississippi’s Starkville Daily News reports this morning on ex-Rep. Barry Goldwater Jr.’s visit to “the state where his late father garnered 87 percent of the popular vote in the 1964 presidential election” Thursday. Goldwater was there to address a group at Mississippi State University. He said he backed Rep. Ron Paul for president this year and will vote for Sen.… Read more ...

Paul on why he opted against third party run

During an appearance on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, Rep. Ron Paul was asked, “Why did you decide to stick with the Republican Party right through the primaries and not try to be the nominee of the Constitution Party or the Libertarian Party this year?” Paul replied, “Mainly because the laws are very biased against people doing that.… Read more ...