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Hillary Clinton Moves Nomination Of Barack Obama At Democratic Party Convention

Hillary Clinton has moved the nomination of Barack Obama as the Democratic Party’s candidate for President.

Clinton moved the nomination at the party’s National Convention in Denver, Colorado.

Obama was elected by acclamation, bringing to an end the gruelling nomination campaign with Clinton. [Read more…]

Super Tuesday Election Speeches: Obama, Clinton, McCain, Huckabee, Romney

These are the main election night speeches from the 2008 Super Tuesday round of primaries.

The Democratic candidates are Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton.

The Republican candidates are Senator John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. [Read more…]

Senator Kennedy Endorses Barack Obama For President

Senator Edward Kennedy has endorsed Barack Obama for this year’s presidential election.

The senior senator from Massachusetts, and the sole surviving brother of John and Robert Kennedy, was accompanied by JFK’s daughter, Caroline, who endorsed Obama in an op-ed piece in the New York Times on the weekend. [Read more…]

President Bill Clinton – An Overview

William Jefferson Clinton was Governor of Arkansas when he was elected the 42nd President of the United States in November 1992.

ClintonSworn into office on January 20, 1993, Clinton was soon embroiled in controversy over the question of gays in the military. He embarked upon an ambitious program of reform, including an ill-fated attempt to reform Health Care in 1994.

At the mid-term congressional elections of 1994, the Democratic Party lost control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, ushering in a period of confrontation between the Congress and the President. A shut-down of the US government occurred in late 1995 following the breakdown of negotiations on the passage of the President’s budget. [Read more…]

Controversy Rages Over Reports Of September 11 Warnings

Controversy is raging in the United States about reports that the White House had intelligence warnings of possible hijackings prior to September 11.

President George Bush indignantly asserted his lack of knowledge: [Read more…]

Historic Firsts As United States 107th Congress Convenes

Hillary ClintonThe 107th United States Congress convened today following last November’s elections. In a series of ceremonies, a number of intriguing and historical situations have now unfolded.

With Hillary Clinton’s swearing in as the junior senator from New York, this is the first time an incumbent First Lady has also served as an elected representative. President Bill Clinton attended the swearing-in ceremony in the Senate chamber.

As Vice-President, Al Gore also serves as President of the Senate. He has a casting vote in the event of a tie. There are now 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans in the Senate. Gore’s casting vote means that the Democrats will hold a majority for 17 days until George W. Bush is sworn in as President on January 20. On this day, the new Vice-President, Dick Cheney, will assume Gore’s role in the Senate, swinging the balance of power back to the Republicans. [Read more…]

Hillary Clinton’s Speech to 2000 Democratic Party National Convention

This is the speech by Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Democratic Party’s National Convention in Los Angeles.

Speech by Hillary Clinton to Democratic Convention.

Thank you so much for your warm welcome. Thank you, Senator Mikulski and all the women senators, who have brought vital voices and fresh perspectives to our public life. [Read more…]