U.S. Politics

Arianna Huffington

June 11, 2008
Arianna Huffington on her book Right is Wrong (1 of 3)

Faltering economy most important issue to voters

June 11, 2008

With the faltering US economy now the most important issue to voters, Barack Obama began a two-week campaign tour, hoping to highlight the fiscal differences between himself and rival John McCain.

Who is the real Obama?

June 11, 2008
With the democratic nomination under his belt, Senator Obama is riding high on invigorated public support. The task of effectively distinguishing himself from Senator McCain now lies ahead of him. Senior News Analyst Aijaz Ahmad explained to the Real News Network’s Senior Editor Paul Jay that while Obama’s candidacy itself is historic, Obama will still…

What are the weaknesses of Obama and McCain?

June 11, 2008

The Real News Network’s Senior Editor Paul Jay pursues his discussion with talk show host Sam Greenfield at the “New Media Seminar” in New York City. They delve into the issue of religious affiliation and its impact on the respective campaigns of this year’s presidential hopefuls. At stake are questions of faith and patriotism on…

Obama, faith and patriotism

June 10, 2008

The Real News Network’s Senior Editor Paul Jay pursues his discussion with talk show host Sam Greenfield at the “New Media Seminar” in New York City. They delve into the issue of religious affiliation and its impact on the respective campaigns of this year’s presidential hopefuls. At stake are questions of faith and patriotism on…

Obama and foreign policy

June 9, 2008
Talk show hosts from across the United States met in New York last weekend to attend the “New Media Seminar.” The event is ripe with informed opinion from political commentators, pundits and experts on American politics. The Real News Network’s Senior Editor Paul Jay met with New Jersey talk show host Sam Greenfield to discuss…

Has Obama moved to the right? (2 of 2)

June 7, 2008

In part 2 of his commentary, The Real News Network’s Senior News Analyst Aijaz Ahmad talks about Senator Barack Obama’s speech at the AIPAC policy conference in Washington DC this week. Obama talks about how he would deal with Iran including using military force if necessary to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. He also…

Bush, Olmert and Iran

June 7, 2008

AP: President Bush reassures Olmert about US commitment in preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear bomb

Has Obama moved to the right?

June 6, 2008

In Part 1 of his commentary, The Real News Network Senior News Analyst Aijaz Ahmad tells us that when Senator Barack Obama finished his speech at the AIPAC policy conference in Washington DC, he got an applause more thunderous than there had been for McCain on the first day . Obama has come a long…

Israel Lobby: Its influence on US foreign policy

June 4, 2008

        In March 2006, the London Review of Books published an article by John Mearscheimer and Stephen Walt titled “The Israel Lobby: Does it Have too Much Influence on US Foreign Policy”. The article caused an uproar and was called anti-Semitic in many US newspapers and magazines. The London Review of Books…