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03 February 2008

AlterNet: Obama Is Sub-Prime on Lending Crisis

As the subprime mortgage debacle drives a recession that threatens financial markets around the world, the Democratic presidential candidates are pushing plans to address the crisis. John Edwards and Hillary Clinton are pledging substantial federal resources to stabilize the mortgage market and intervene on behalf of borrowers. Barack Obama's proposal is tepid by comparison, short on aggressive government involvement and infused with conservative rhetoric about fiscal responsibility. As he has done on domestic issues like healthcare, job creation and energy policy, Obama is staking out a position to the right of not only populist Edwards but Clinton as well.

22 January 2008

Paul Krugman: Debunking the Reagan Myth - SPIEGEL

the furor over Barack Obama's praise for Ronald Reagan is not, as some think, overblown.

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