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There might be eight weeks to go until Election Day, but students at IU are already prepared to face off.IU’s
Students for John McCain will debate Students for Barack Obama at 7
p.m. today in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.
The debate will cover topics including the economy, the war in Iraq,
energy policies and national security among other issues.
The Democrats called John McCain “only 90 percent Bush.”
The Republicans said “we can’t leave Iraq too soon.”
The Democrats fear a McCain administration would be a “gradual chipping away at women’s rights.”
The Republicans fear Barack Obama has “the most radical view on abortion.”
Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign announced Sunday it raised
$66 million in August, marking another record fundraising month for the
Democrat. The August total tops the $55 million Obama raised last
February.He reached the $66 million mark with help from more than a half million new donors.Obama’s total for August was almost $20 million more than the $47 million Republican rival John McCain raised last month.Obama’s campaign said with the latest figures he had more than $77 million cash on hand.More
details about the campaigns’ finance are expected later this week, when
their monthly financial reports are due at the Federal Election
President Bush sympathized Monday with investors and employees of
storied but fallen financial institutions, but said federal policy
makers will focus their attention on “the health of the financial
system as a whole.”
Iran has steadfastly blocked a U.N. investigation into allegations it
tried to make nuclear arms and the probe is now deadlocked, the
International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday.
Monday night’s IU College Republican call-out meeting was more like a history class than a political meeting.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN and Ex-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will speak from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Friday at the Indiana Memorial Union Alumni Hall.
John Hooker, director of the Monroe County Emergency Management board,
was told by the board Sept. 6 he needed to put in a letter of
resignation or prepare to be terminated.
Hooker said he was given no specific explanation for his forced resignation.
Kathy Dayhoff-Dwyer, south district coordinator for the Indiana
Department of Homeland Security, and two representatives from the
Homeland Security’s Response and Recovery Division attended the Sept. 5
meeting with Hooker to speak to the board on his behalf.
Gen. David Petraeus, whose strategy for countering the Iraq insurgency
is credited by many with rescuing the country from all-out civil war,
stepped aside Tuesday as Gen. Ray Odierno took over as the top American
commander of the conflict.
After a 17-year career at Ball State, it would take a unique opportunity for Tom Morrison to leave his alma mater.
He found that opportunity at IU as chief liaison and Indiana General Assembly representative this month.
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – Democratic challenger Jill Long Thompson and
Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels clashed over the economy, taxes and
privatization Tuesday night, seven weeks before the Nov. 4 general
In an echo of a time when things were going from bad to worse in Iraq,
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday the Bush administration is
reviewing its war strategy in Afghanistan amid spreading insurgent
violence, rising U.S. and allied military deaths and doubts about
About 70 students, faculty and citizens attended the first lecture in
the three-part Branigin Lecture Series. Dallek spoke about his
experiences as a presidential historian and professor for 44 years,
including qualities of successful presidents.
Students will have three days for early voting on campus, the Monroe County Election Board decided at a meeting Thursday night.
“I think we’ll see a lot of people taking advantage of this and have a
great appreciation for it,” said Jim Fielder, election board secretary.
Early voting will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 to 16
at a campus location to be determined. Three days of early voting will
also take place in Ellettsville, and another three days will take place
at Sherwood Oaks apartments.
Madeleine Albright’s journey through life and politics includes a
modest beginning as an American immigrant and an ascension to becoming
the first female secretary of state.
Now, it even includes a journey to IU.
On Friday, Albright will speak regarding her substantial knowledge of
foreign policy. The event is sponsored by Campaign for Change, a group
comprising IU College Democrats and Students for Barack Obama. Albright
will take the podium from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Friday in the Indiana
Memorial Union Alumni Hall.
She left the room the same way she entered it – to thunderous applause.Barack
Obama supporters turned out in droves to listen to former Secretary of
State Madeleine Albright speak in the Indiana Memorial Union Alumni
Hall on Friday.
Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh will present a lecture on the importance of
the separation of church and state at 3 p.m. Thursday at the IU School
Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, an IU Law School alumnus, will be speaking Thursday at IU.
Bayh, father of Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., will speak from 3:30 to 4:30
p.m. about the separation of church and state in the Moot Court Room at
the IU School of Law.
John Schlafer, law student and president of the IU chapter of the
American Constitution Society, said the group expects a full house.
At least 40 percent of white Americans hold some negative views toward blacks, enough to sway the presidential election in favor of Republican nominee John McCain, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll released last week.For some at IU, it’s expected.PODCAST: Hoosier Headlines
Fifteen percent of Americans are Hispanic, but on average they only account for less than 10 percent of all votes cast in elections.