Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Big Dan's Big News June 4, 2008

John McCain's campaign co-chair, Phil Gramm, blocked legislation that would have helped US investigators track Osama bin Laden's financial network before 9/11. Also, Gramm had been lobbying for a Swiss bank this spring to head off relief for victims of the mortgage crisis at the same time that he was acting as a leading McCain economic advisor.

This fresh controversy about Gramm arose as McCain was blasting Obama for his promise to talk with Iranian leaders and the Obama campaign was responding that McCain "continues to cling to a foreign policy that's failed to make the U.S. or Israel safer."

"How does McCain run on being tough on Israel's enemies?" Olbermann asked Chris Hayes of The Nation.

Olbermann: 'McCain's top guy on the economy made it easier for bin Laden'

MSNBC: McCain economic policy shaped by lobbyist. Swiss bank paid McCain co-chair to push agenda on U.S. mortgage crisis

Newsweek: For weeks now, John McCain's presidential campaign has faced awkward questions about the outside activities of several top advisers. Add one more name to the list: former Texas senator Phil Gramm, McCain's longtime friend and one of his five campaign co-chairs. (A sixth, former congressman Tom Loeffler, quit recently after NEWSWEEK reported on his lobbying work for Saudi Arabia.)

Countdown: McCain's Lobbyists Ties to Terrorists


Obamanomination !!!

I think that Hillary conceded that Obama has more delegates...I'm serious! She didn't "concede"...she "conceded that Obama has more delegates". I am not sure if Hillary officially conceded! Please tell me, if you know!

Obama seals nomination: 'This is our moment'

Obama's Nomination Victory Speech In St. Paul

Clinton Speech: No Decisions Tonight (VIDEO, TRANSCRIPT)

Obama: 'I'm the nominee' Clinton wins SD, won't concede until she speaks to Obama


Publication of Scott McClellan's tell-all memoir last week has reinvigorated congressional inquiries into the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame. Now House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman is getting in on the act, calling for Attorney General Michael Mukasey to hand over unredacted copies of FBI interviews with top White House officials, including President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

Canada's parliament votes to grant asylum to US war resisters


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