December 5, 2008 |
James Dillon, a onetime Republican activist who grew disgusted with politics, was so inspired by Barack Obama's candidacy that he joined the campaign's massive volunteer army, hosting house parties and recruiting supporters. But beyond influencing the November election, Dillon thought he was joining a new political movement that would be mobilized for big goals -- to end poverty or fix the healthcare system, or maybe to end the U.S. reliance on foreign oil.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2008 |
More than 60% of Californians who were eligible to vote cast ballots in the Nov. 4 presidential election, the highest turnout since Richard Nixon and George McGovern competed for the office in 1972, elections officials reported Tuesday. The total includes all qualified citizens, including those who had not registered to vote. The percentage of registered voters who cast ballots statewide was 80.6% -- 81.9% in Los Angeles County.
November 28, 2008 |
A rainbow runs through Tyler Winograd's veins. His mother, Maile, is half black and half Chinese American. His father, Jeff, is white and grew up Jewish in Evanston, Ill. "I always check 'Other' on my college applications," Winograd said. But on election day, Winograd was filling out a different kind of form. The 18-year-old accompanied his parents to the polling place across the street from their Glencoe, Ill., home to cast a ballot for president for the first time.
November 14, 2008 |
A Roman Catholic priest told parishioners they should not take Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democrat supports abortion, and supporting him "constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil." The Rev. Jay Scott Newman said in a letter distributed Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville that they were putting their souls at risk.
November 12, 2008 |
In his first interview since he conceded the presidential election, John McCain said that Sarah Palin did not damage his campaign, and he dismissed aides' anonymous criticism of her. "I'm so proud of her and I'm very grateful she agreed to run with me," McCain told Jay Leno during a "Tonight Show" interview. "She inspired people; she still does." McCain alluded to the difficult political environment for Republicans nationwide and said, "I could tell you a lot of things that we may have made mistakes on."
November 9, 2008 |
As they review the results of Tuesday's election victories and begin looking toward future campaigns, some Democrats have settled on a rallying cry: Texas is next. It sounds improbable for the Republican bastion that produced President Bush and served as an early laboratory for Karl Rove's hard-nosed tactics.