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A site called YouBama launched a few days ago. Designed by two Stanford grad students, Christopher Pedregal and Eric Park, to drum up grass-roots support for Obama, the site lets supporters upload videos explaining why they are going to vote for the candidate. The videos can then be voted up or down Digg-style.Hat Tip to TechCrunch
Next week, Democrats across New York will have their chance to take part in nominating our party’s next candidate for president. On February 5th Democrats in New York will head to the polls and select 151 voting delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Denver this summer. New York has a total of 281 delegates—the second highest of any state in the country—and on Tuesday your vote can make a big difference. The New York State Democratic Party is working hard to ensure New York has a record breaking turnout on Tuesday. That’s why we’re announcing today a new web resource with everything you need to know to participate on Super Tuesday. You’ll find critical info about how to participate in Tuesday’s primary, how to support your favorite candidate, as well as a listing of Primary Night parties and more.
On Primary Night, our site will have up-to-the-minute results from the State Board of Elections, and, starting today, you can sign up for Primary Night e-mail/Blackberry updates and text message alerts.Forward this e-mail to friends and urge them to confirm their polling place and eligibility to vote at our Super Tuesday site, and to sign up for Primary Night alerts.Happy Voting! June O’Neill & Dave PollakChair & Co-ChairNew York State Democratic Party PS: After the Primaries are over, we will all be working together to elect one Democrat to the White House. Sign up to volunteer, or donate to help us take back the White House, the State Senate, and Congressional seats all over New York.PPS: While much of our attention is focused on the Presidential Primary, there is still a State Senate race going on upstate. The special election is scheduled for February 26th. Check out our website for the latest.
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Bush Renominates Author of Interrogation Memos as Assistant Attorney GeneralThe Associated PressPresident Bush renominated Steven G. Bradbury as assistant attorney general Wednesday, refusing to yield to Democrats who oppose a permanent job for the official who signed legal memos authorizing harsh interrogations for suspected terrorists. Senate Democrats complain that two secret memos from Bradbury in 2005 authorized the CIA to use head slaps, freezing temperatures and waterboarding — a practice that invokes drowning fears — when questioning terrorism detainees.
Post-Standard (Michelle Breidenbach): Union members get paid to pack rallyThe state prison guards union has offered to pay members $150 to show up at a Watertown news conference to endorse Assemblyman Will Barclay, R-Pulaski, for the state Senate. The New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association wanted to “throw in a little bone” to union members who must sacrifice their personal time and take the day off to participate, said Tom Haas, the union’s Central region vice president. NYSCOPBA is offering $150, plus mileage and a jacket, for attendance at the Best Western Carriage House in Watertown Jan. 30. Newzjunky.com broke the news last week. Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine, D-Cape Vincent, is running against Barclay for the Senate seat vacated by Sen. James Wright, R-Watertown.
President George W. Bush and seven of his administration’s top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Nearly five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an exhaustive examination of the record shows that the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.
Take a look at the report here: http://www.publicintegrity.org/WarCard.