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Yes We Can: African-American Perspectives on the Election


BY N’JERI EATON//

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YES WE CAN


President-Elect Barack Obama just finished his victory speech.

Following his acknowledgment of the bravery and sacrifice of his opponent, Sen. John McCain, Obama used his speech as a call to action.

He relayed a story of a 106-year-old voter from Atlanta. From the Depression to World War II, from Civil Rights to the current financial crisis – America has seen tough times before. Today, once again, she got to vote for change.

Obama moved the crowd in Chicago and moved Americans across the country.

The crowd answered Obama’s call to action with a ubiquitious “Yes We Can.”

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BLOG: NBA Star Supports Voting… for Obama


The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Houston Rockets All-Star Tracy McGrady and recent NBA champion Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics are going to wear special red, white and blue Adidas sneakers tonight when their teams face off at 5:30 p.m. The shoes are also decorated with stars and stripes.

McGrady’s sneakers will be emblazoned with the words “Change is Needed,” which the player admits is an endorsement of Obama.

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Cell Phones for Change


Team leader Juantia Hughes trains first-time callers Sydney Matherson and her mother Sheri Freeman-Matherson

Team leader Juanita Hughes trains first-time callers Sydney Matherson and her mother Sheri Freeman-Matherson

BY N’JERI EATON//

In the last critical days of the presidential election, volunteers at the West Contra Costa United Democratic Campaign Headquarters are spending the weekends working the phones for Obama to get out the vote and clear up any confusion. Read the full story

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Candidates Appeal to Joe the Plumber in Last Debate


BY ALEXIA UNDERWOOD //

In the last presidential debate of the 2008 election, both presidential candidates spent much of their time Wednesday night jockeying for the approval of middle-class Americans.

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Joe the Plumber Takes Center Stage in Final Debate


BY N’JERI EATON//

Senators Barack Obama and John McCain met for the final presidential debate to discuss domestic policy last night. However, while the country’s current economic woes were a major topic, an unknown citizen stole the show. Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher became a key figure in the debate. Throughout the 90-minute debate, both candidates repeatedly mentioned Joe who seemed to represent middle class America.

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Obama and McCain Struggle to Stay on Point in Second Presidential Debate


BY FERNANDO GALLO//

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain met for their second presidential debate Oct. 7, and for the third time in three weeks the Cerrito Speakeasy Theater in El Cerrito was filled with people eager to see democratic discourse on the big screen. Veteran broadcaster Tom Brokaw moderated the debate and chose the questions for the candidates. Read the full story

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Economy Drives Town Hall Presidential Debate, Local Opinion Unchanged


BY MATT DURNING //

EL CERRITO – A pensive crowd at the 33 Revolutions Café in El Cerrito watched intently last night as presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama presented distinct plans for addressing the nation’s economic crisis.

Each candidate declared himself better prepared to help bring the country out of what they called the most serious financial disaster since the Great Depression. Most people watching here, however, felt only one man had their best interests at heart.

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