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Democrat rivals defend the right for abortion

The two Democratic rivals for their party’s presidential nomination have both affirmed their support for abortion rights.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were speaking at a forum on faith and politics in Pennsylvania, where the next key primary vote is to be held. Both candidates professed their Christian faith as they were questioned on a range of issues.

Republican candidate John McCain declined to attend the forum. Senator Obama leads Senator Clinton in terms of delegates won in the primaries so far. He is hoping to seal his lead with a victory in Pennsylvania ahead of the party’s nominating convention in August.

What the ones against abortion miss is that if somebody wants to do it will do it under any circumstances even if that costs them their own lives, isn’t it better to be protected in a healthy environment with experts around? This is the simplest argument!

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Clinton’s chief strategist quits

The chief strategist for Hillary Clinton’s campaign to become the Democratic Party’s candidate for the US presidency has resigned.

Mark Penn stepped down after a row over a potential conflict of interest involving his public relations firm. Mr. Penn’s company had been employed by the Colombian government to help it pursue a free-trade agreement with the US – a deal Mrs. Clinton opposes. Mrs. Clinton is vying with Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination.

They have been fighting a close battle in the continuing state primary election campaign. The latest count of pledged delegates to the party’s national convention in August, according to Associated Press, puts Mr. Obama at 1,634 and Mrs. Clinton at 1,500. A total of 2,024 delegates are needed to win the Democratic nomination.

I’m wondering if it is true that the mice are the first to run out of a sinking boat!


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The Ovi magazine today

Missing the forest by Thanos Kalamidas

I never pretended to be an expert on US politics and embarrassingly I have to admit that I learn a big deal on what’s going on in the White House and Capitol Hill from a television series called the “West Wing”.

Caption This! April 2008 by The Ovi Team
It is simple. Look at another photo of Sarkozy and write a caption/speech bubble/thought bubble or anything else that captures your imagination.

Manufactured Landscape – Landscape as Architecture by Luis Alves
Who are the users of an industrial structure like a factory, a mine, a quarry or an industrial village? Obviously they are the workers. In fact, who defines the requirements of those structures are the investors or the capital owners.

Union Pour La Mediterranee: Bienvenue Au Souk by Europe & Us
Forum de Paris, vendredi 28 mars. 17h30, Paris, XVeme arrondissement. Petite foule compacte sur les marches de l’Unesco.


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Hillary like we say …Rocky

Hillary Clinton has vowed to fight on in the contest to be the Democrats‘ presidential candidate, comparing herself to the film character Rocky.


Speaking in Philadelphia, where the film Rocky was set, she said: “When it comes to finishing a fight, Rocky and I have a lot in common. I never quit.”

Sylvester be aware a female Rocky is coming! I have to admit that it is amazing what politicians say for a few votes, occasionally even …entertaining!


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Pelosi urges for an end

Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, has urged a swift end to the Democrats’ contest to nominate a presidential candidate.


Mrs. Pelosi, a senior Democrat, told ABC News it was important to get behind one candidate if the party expected to win the White House in November. A number of supporters of Barack Obama have been calling for his rival Hillary Clinton to concede the race. Mrs. Pelosi did not say which candidate she preferred.

Another one asking the same, shouldn’t the candidates start thinking about it? Or is it a fools’ day joke?


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Obama Says Clinton Should Keep Running

Barack Obama refused Saturday to go along with other Democrats who are calling for Hillary Rodham Clinton to step away from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. “My attitude is Senator Clinton can run as long as she wants,” Obama said.

Obama told reporters he did not agree with one of his supporters, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, when he said earlier this week that Clinton cannot win the nomination and should therefore drop out. “I hadn’t talked to Pat about it,” Obama said.

At stops throughout the day, Clinton raised the question of whether she should leave the race — eliciting loud jeers from supporters. “There are some people who say we should just stop these elections.’Enough people have already voted, what’s a few million more?'” Clinton said in Louisville, Ky. “I don’t know about you but I’m glad Kentucky is going to be voting and you’ll be choosing because it’s such an important election.” The state holds its primary May 20.

Well he could not say anything else, could he? At least to the media, but he can do something more important, pick the phone and call her and Finlay give an end to this dog fight!


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