President Elect Barack Obama formally announced former Senator Tom Daschle as his pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday. Daschle is also expected to serve as the Director of the White House Office of Health Reform. Read the rest of this entry »
President Elect Obama has plenty of challenges ahead of him. Issues ranging from the economy, energy, the environment, and of course healthcare will be at the top of his policy agenda. He has also pledged to reinvigorate the war against cancer. To accomplish this he has promised to double federal funding for cancer research and ensure all Americans have access to preventative healthcare screenings; including those that will detect, and possibly prevent, colorectal cancer.
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Barack Obama has carved his name out in history by becoming the first ever African American President of the United States. Obama defeated his Republican opponent, Senator John McCain last night. He received more than 50 percent of the popular vote, a feat not accomplished by any other Democrat since Jimmy Carter in 1976. Read the rest of this entry »
“We are a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” – President Abraham Lincoln
Happy Election Day!
You’ve studied the issues, now the only thing left to do is cast your ballot. While you wait for the returns to come in, pass the time with a fun video on “Why we vote.”
Wednesday evening, Senator Hilary Clinton (D-NY) announced that she will officially end her presidential campaign and endorse Senator Barack Obama (D-IL). The former First Lady is expected to address her supporters at an event this Saturday in Washington, DC.
After a hard fought primary by both candidates, Obama on Tuesday night surpassed the number of delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination.
The Democrats will now unite against the Republican nominee, Senator John McCain from Arizona.