Tales from the Trail

from FaithWorld:

A new twist on the “Is Obama a Christian?” debate

November 19, 2008

The "Is Obama a Christian?" discussion is starting up again, this time not by people who suspect he's a Muslim but those who think he's a phony follower of Jesus Christ. The occasion for this is the posting on Beliefnet of an interview he gave to the Chicago Sun Times in 2004, while he was still an Illinois state senator. Conservative Christians have taken his religious views as proof he's not a real Christian, but there's support from a more liberal corner for his views.

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

Israel and India vs Obama’s regional plans for Afghanistan

November 15, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Israel and India -- the first the United States' closest ally and the second fast becoming one of the closest -- emerge as the trickiest adversaries in any attempt by the United States to seek a regional solution to Afghanistan?

Obama, McCain face rematch in Senate race

November 11, 2008

WASHINGTON – U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and his defeated Republican rival, John McCain, are engaged in somewhat of a rematch. The two are trying to help their respective parties win a razor-close U.S. Senate race in Georgia. 

Biden smells “victory” in the air for Obama

November 2, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Just two days before the U.S. presidential election, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden smells victory for Barack Obama.

Obama has 19-point lead with early voters — Pew

October 28, 2008

DALLAS – According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has a 19-point lead over Republican rival John McCain among U.S. voters who have already cast their ballots.

McCain says he wants people to ‘get wealthy’

October 23, 2008

johnmc.jpgGREEN, Ohio – John McCain wants Americans to get rich.

That was the message from the Republican presidential hopeful Wednesday as he focused again on the differences in his tax proposals and those of Democratic rival Barack Obama.

Greek gods, a birthday billboard and other Denver nuggets

August 28, 2008

And the Obama campaign thought their biggest worry was getting the right mix of substance and style in tonight’s big speech. Not so much.

Ever the writer, Obama took hands-on role in preparing big speech

August 28, 2008

DENVER – Democrat Barack Obama spent long hours crafting the speech in which he will make history by formally accepting his party’s presidential nomination.

Obamanomics and the Federal Reserve

August 26, 2008

Barack Obama economic adviser Laura Tyson said at the Democratic National Convention on Monday that U.S. financial regulation needs modernizing, but hedged on how big a role to give the Federal Reserve.