An exclusive look at Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, their two daughters and Chicago home will be the cover story of People magazine
Along with ColorofChange.org and MoveOn.org, the artist will deliver a petition to Fox News at its New York headquarters demanding the network end its
According to People's online poll, 74 percent of readers prefer the more relaxed look, and People congratulates her for "showing her softer side."
Sens. Tom Harkin (Iowa), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Tom Carper (Del.), Ron Wyden of (Ore.), Mary Landrieu (La.) and Ben Cardin (Md.) issued a joint statement supporting the Illinois Democrat. Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado issued a separate statement that said the same.
"As Senators who remained neutral in this contest, we are proud of Senators Obama and Clinton for breaking down barriers that some believed were unbreakable and for inspiring millions in our country to participate in our political process, many for the first time," the statement says.
"Our focus now is on victory in November and on giving Barack Obama every ounce of our support, every bit of our energy, and our total commitment to do everything in our power to win the Presidency."
The full statement is after the jump.
- J. Taylor Rushing
In a statement released by Obama's campaign, Donnelly said, "At a time when too many Americans have lost faith in their government, Senator Obama can move us beyond the politics of stalemate and gridlock that has kept us from meeting the monumental challenges of our time: our dependence on foreign oil, a health care gap that leaves tens of millions uninsured, the steady deterioration of our manufacturing base, and an economy that is not working for working people."
Obama has recently shown momentum in the battle for uncommitted superdelegates, picking up over 26 since the day before Indiana and North Carolina Democrats went to the polls (see yesterday's AP story on Obama's superdelegate momentum here).
Obama lost to Hillary Clinton in Donnelly's home state last Tuesday, falling to the New York senator by a margin of 51 percent to 49 percent. Obama carried South Bend, Ind., which falls in Donnelly's district.
From Time's story:
As aides looked over the campaign calendar, chief strategist Mark Penn confidently predicted that an early win in California would put her over the top because she would pick up all the state's 370 delegates. It sounded smart, but as every high school civics student now knows, Penn was wrong: Democrats, unlike the Republicans, apportion their delegates according to vote totals, rather than allowing any state to award them winner-take-all. Sitting nearby, veteran Democratic insider Harold M. Ickes, who had helped write those rules, was horrified
McCain begins by saying Latino-owned small businesses are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy. He then goes on to outline his economic plan.
McCain announced Monday (Cinco de Mayo) that he would speak at the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic rights and advocacy group, at its annual convention in July, and that he had launched a Spanish section of his campaign website.
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Gravel and Obama girl sing and dance in a city park. They also spend time in an office and a recording studio. At the end, Gravel says, "I totally learned that Soulja Boy dance for nothing."
Ford said on MSNBC last night, "I think it's something that this party is going to have to think very seriously about in the next few weeks."
VoteBoth.com, a website founded to push for a unity ticket, began circulating Ford's statement last night in a release.