Having refused to be a guest on KQED´s public affairs
program Forum because she was not allowed equal time, America´s leading peace activist Cindy Sheehan audaciously called in
to the program this morning to get a chance to address House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Upon stating that Nancy Pelosi has ducked
her responsibility of meeting with her San Francisco constituents since 2006, the impatient program host, Michael Krasny,
interrupted Cindy to prod her to ask the question his call screeners had agreed to. In all, Cindy Sheehan was granted less
than 40 seconds to speak, and was not allowed to respond to Nancy Pelosi´s answer. Cindy Sheehan is running against Nancy
Pelosi for California´s District 8 Congressional Seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Breaking the Sound Barrier: Third-Party Candidates Ralph Nader & Cynthia McKinney
Respond to Final McCain-Obama Debate
Senators Barack Obama and John McCain met last night for the final debate before the November 4th presidential election,
sparring over the economy, tax policy, negative campaigning, trade agreements, abortion and the educational system. As with
the other debates, third-party candidates were not invited to participate. We break the sound barrier and hear from Green
Party presidential nominee Cynthia McKinney and independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader. [includes rush transcript]
Oct. 6: Countdown's
Keith Olbermann points out in a Special Comment that while John McCain might want to use Sarah Palin to hit Barack Obama below
the belt and accuse him of terrorist associations, he overlooked the unfortunate fact that "pallin' around with terrorists"
is one area where Palin has more experience.
This is Dakota & the Black River Bandit's first video release. They are a folk/political duo
from Phoenix, Arizona. They are great admirers of Congressman Dennis Kucinich's optimistic policies and wrote this song for
his presidential campaign of 2008.