Election 2008

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  • POLITICS

    Obama's change begins with transition Web site

    President-elect Obama's got a new Web site, www.change.gov , that gives people a chance to say what they think his priorities should be, track the transition to his new administration, tell their personal stories and even apply for federal jobs.

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    Obama's fundraising set precedent for expensive campaigns

    President-elect Barack Obama's rejection of public funds for his general-election campaign set a precedent that may forever change how such races are financed and signal a decline in support for campaign finance reform efforts, political experts say.

  • POLITICS

    Tensions over Obama's victory still high in Texas

    Tensions apparently are running high in Texas after Barack Obama’s election. Texas Christian University reported a half-dozen instances of racial epithets being used about the president-elect. Baylor University reported three racially motivated incidents, and a University of Texas football...

  • POLITICS

    N.C. State students protest graffiti that threatened Barack Obama

    Four students who admitted spray-painting racist and threatening graffiti aimed at President-elect Barack Obama at N.C. State University won't be charged with any crime, but their work was condemned at a student rally Thursday.

  • POLITICS

    Palin effect: Republicans she opposed in Alaska won

    U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, found guilty of seven felonies last week, is beating his Democratic opponent. So's Rep. Don Young, who's been under federal investigation for years. Some strategists suggested a "Palin effect," which is ironic, given that she backed Young's opponent in the primary and called...

  • POLITICS

    NC's Robert Gibbs may be Obama press secretary

    Though nothing has been made official yet, Robert Gibbs of Raleigh NC is widely expected to be the new public face of the White House for Obama, a job that would have him conducting daily briefings with reporters and explaining presidential policies.

  • POLITICS

    House GOP, its numbers in decline, preparing for combat

    Rep. Roy Blunt, the House of Representatives' second-ranking Republican, stepped down from his leadership post Thursday as the House GOP moved quickly to reposition itself as more conservative, unified and eager to fight Democrats in the Obama era.

  • POLITICS

    Emanuel to be Obama's White House chief of staff

    The selection of the highly partisan Emanuel, 48, signals that Obama wants a tough taskmaster to run his White House, as well as steely insider able to help push the Obama agenda through Congress. News of his appointment angered some Republicans, who called it a betrayal of Obama's pledge of a more...

  • POLITICS

    Dems now have 57 Senate seats as Oregon's Smith falls

    That's still short of a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority that might enable Democrats to leap Republican hurdles to press their agenda. Three Senate contests — in Alaska, Georgia and Minnesota — are still undecided and may not be decided for weeks.

  • POLITICS

    4 Ky. Appalachian counties proud they went for Obama

    John McCain won 112 of Kentucky's 120 counties, but not the Appalachian counties of Elliott, Menifee, Wolfe and Rowan. Political leaders in the four counties said race wasn't a factor for their mostly white constituents.

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