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U2 Bono's Famed Speech & Sermon to the 2006 National Prayer Breakfast
This speech, dubbed a sermon by many, was delivered on February 2, 2006 at the Washington DC Hilton, by activist and rock star Bono, to the 51st annual National Prayer Breakfast, attended by President George Bush and hundreds of national leaders. Bono is an energetic, non-partisan AIDS and anti-poverty activist who focuses his crusade on Africa. His remarks at the 2006 National Prayer Breakfast have been widely acclaimed as a uniquely powerful blend of faith and the mission of governments. Page 4.

Obama Campaign Promises: Ending the Iraq War
An overview of '08 presidential candidate Barack Obama's plan for ending the Iraq War, including bringing U.S. troops home, an aggressive diplomatic effort in the region, and the moral imperative for a humanitarian initiative for Iraqis.

Profile of Cesar Chavez, Latino Champion of Civil Rights & Fairness
Cesar Chavez, admired by world leaders, never owned a home. Never earned more than $6000 in a year. He was a California migrant worker all his life who did much to secure better wages, health care and working conditons for Latino migrant workers. He was awarded the Prsidential Medal of Freedom by Bill Clinton. His 1993 funeral, attended by 50,000, was presided over by Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahoney.

Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on National Security
The following is the Democratic Party agenda on national security.

President Obama's First Inaugural Address - Full Text, January 20, 2009 - Obama Inaugural Speech
Full text of President Barack Obama's first inaugural adddress, delivered on January 20, 2009.

President Obama's First Inaugural Address - Full Text, January 20, 2009 - Obama Inaugural Speech
Full text of President Barack Obama's first inaugural adddress, delivered on January 20, 2009. Page 2.

President Obama's First Inaugural Address - Full Text, January 20, 2009 - Obama Inaugural Speech
Full text of President Barack Obama's first inaugural adddress, delivered on January 20, 2009. Page 3.

Obama Campaign Promises: Immigration Reform
An overview and quick-reading details of '08 presidential candidate Barack Obama's policies and plans for reform of U.S. immigration laws, regulations and practices.

Profile of Retired US Army General Wesley Clark
General Wesley Clark is a retired four-star US Army general who led the NATO's Kosovo operation from 1997 to 2000 as Supreme Allied Commander. Clark is rumored to be on Barack Obama's VP shortlist.

Profile of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire - Jeanne Shaheen Biography
Jeanne Shaheen was elected to the U.S. Senate on Nov 4, 2008. She was previously elected to three two-year terms as Governor of New Hampshire, in 1996, 1998 and 2000.

Bill Clinton Delivers Keynote Address at World AIDS Conference - Clinton Foundation Photo Archives - William J. Clinton Foundation
Former President Bill Clinton walked off stage after delivering the keynote address on August 4, 2008 at the World AIDS conference in Mexico City, Mexico. Page 11.

Bill Clinton with Bill Gates at Clinton Global Initiative - Clinton Foundation Photo Archives - William J. Clinton Foundation
Former President Bill Clinton spoke with philanthropist Bill Gates during a session of the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative on September 24, 2008. Page 12.

Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton at Healthcare Clinic in Rwanda - Clinton Foundation Photo Archives - William J. Clinton Foundation
Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea hold babies as they visited a rural healthcare clinic in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda on August 2, 2008. Page 10.

Profile of First Lady Michelle Obama - Michelle Obama Profile
Profile of fist Lady Michelle Obama, especially in her 2008 campaign role for husband Barack Obama. Page 2.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York - Ten Democrats Under 45 to Watch - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
Thumbnail profile of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Page 6.

President John F. Kennedy with Son, John Kennedy, Jr. - Photos from National Archive
President John F. Kennedy with his son, John Jr. on the beach at Newport, Rhode Island on September 12, 1963. Page 17.

Bill Clinton with Gao Qiang, China's Executive Deputy Health Minister - Clinton Foundation Photo Archives - William J. Clinton Foundation
Former President Bill Clinton shakes hands with Gao Qiang, China's Executive Deputy Health Minister on February 23, 2005, in Beijing, China. The two signed an agreement for the Clinton Foundation to provide a year's supply of AIDS drugs to 200 children to help China's battle against the disease. Page 2.

Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee Announce Partnership to Fight Childhood Obesity - Clinton Foundation Photo Archives - William J. Clinton Foundation
Former President Bill Clinton and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, with student Ujijji Davis, 14, announced a new partnership to fight childhood obesity on October 20, 2005. Page 3.

Bill Clinton with Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg - Clinton Foundation Photo Archives - William J. Clinton Foundation
Former President Bill Clinton embraced former South African President Nelson Mandela following remarks by Clinton July 19, 2007 in Johannesburg during a visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Page 6.

Bill Clinton Greets Farmers in Rwanda - Clinton Foundation Photo Archives - William J. Clinton Foundation
Former President Bill Clinton greeted farmers in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda on August 2, 2008. Page 9.

Bill Clinton at Benefit at New York's American Museum of Natural History - Clinton Foundation Photo Archives - William J. Clinton Foundation
Former President Bill Clinton speaks on October 28, 2006 at his birthday celebration benefiting the Clinton Foundation at the American Museum Of Natural History in New York City. Page 8.

Bill Clinton Visits Rural Hospital in Malawi - Clinton Foundation Photo Archives - William J. Clinton Foundation
Former President Bill Clinton greeted residents of the Malawi village of Neno during a July 20, 2007 visit to the construction site of a rural hospital established by the Clinton Hunter Development Initiative and Partners in Health project. Page 5.

Bill Clinton Surveys Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania - Clinton Foundation Photo Archives - William J. Clinton Foundation
Former President Bill Clinton surveyed the Ngorongoro Crater on July 24, 2007, the final day of his trip to Africa. Clinton spent eight days traveling to support the efforts of the Clinton Foundation. Page 7.

Bill Clinton Accepts AIDS Check from Sharon Stone in Vienna - Clinton Foundation Photo Archives - William J. Clinton Foundation
Former President Bill Clinton, along with actress and AIDS activist Sharon Stone, Gerry Keszler, chairman of the Vienna Life Ball organisation comitee, and former and Austrian chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer, posed with a giant check for the William J. Clinton Foundation prior to the Schoenbrunn Concert (Concert For Europe) on May 24, 2007, in Vienna, Austria. Page 4.

Profile of Barbara Richardson, Married to Bill Richardson, 2008 Democratic Candidate
Candid profile of Barbara Richardson in her campaign role as spouse to Bill Richardson, 2008 presidential candidate. Page 4.

Profile of Elizabeth Edwards, Married to John Edwards, Democratic 2008 Candidate
Candid profile of Elizabeth Edwards in her campaign role as spouse to John Edwards, 2008 presidential candidate. Page 3.

Why Red States Turned Blue in 2008 - Indiana, Iowa
Democrat Barack Obama won crucial presidential election victories in Indiana and Iowa, both predominantly white states that voted for Bush in 2004, due to a winning coalition of new and younger voters, those worried about the economy, and women, and due to an energized get-out-the-vote effort. Page 4.

Why Red States Turned Blue in 2008 - Ohio
Barack Obama handily won the '08 election in Ohio over John McCain by a margin of 51% to 47%. Since 1892, Ohioans have voted for all presidential election victors except in 1944, for Thomas Dewey, and in 1960, for Richard Nixon. Main reasons for Obama's victory in Ohio include... Page 2.

President Kennedy Faces the Press during Cuban Missle Crisis, 1962 - Photos from National Archives
President John F. Kennedy speaks during a televised speech to the nation about the strategic blockade of Cuba, and his warning to the Soviet Union about missile sanctions, during the Cuban missile crisis October 24, 1962 in Washington, DC. Page 8.

President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and other Civil Rights Leaders, 1963 - hoto from National Archives
Rev. Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders meet with President John F. Kennedy on August 28, 1963 at the White House. Page 13.

Chris Dodd Fundraising Statistics and Contributor Info for 2008 Presidential Race
The following fundraising statistics and key contributor data for the Chris Dodd for President campaign were taken from the most recent Federal Election Commission report. Page 5.

John Edwards Fundraising Statistics and Contributor Info for 2008 Presidential Race
The following fundraising statistics and key contributor data for the John Edwards for President campaign were taken from the most recent Federal Election Commission report. Page 3.

Bill Richardson Fundraising Statistics and Contributor Info for 2008 Presidential Race
The following fundraising statistics and key contributor data for the Bill Richardson for President Exploratory Committee were taken from the most recent Federal Election Commission report. Page 4.

Top '08 Liberal Issues in Colorado, Key Battleground State
Top '08 issues concerning liberal voters in key battleground state, Colorado. Page 3.

Top '08 Liberal Issues in Michigan, Key Battleground State
Top '08 issues concerning liberal voters in key battleground state, Michigan. Page 2.

Top '08 Liberal Issues in Ohio, Key Battleground State
Top '08 issues concerning liberal voters in key battleground state, Ohio. Page 4.

Rating Joe Biden - Debate Scoreboard for the 2008 Democratic Race - Rating Joe Biden in the 2008 Democratic Debates
Dissects and rates Sen. Joe Biden in each of the Democratic 2008 debates and at certain conventions and conferences at which the Democratic candidates spoke. Page 6.

Rating John Edwards - Debate Scoreboard for the 2008 Democratic Race - Rating John Edwards in the 2008 Democratic Debates
Dissects and rates John Edwards in each of the Democratic 2008 debates and at certain conventions and conferences at which the Democratic candidates spoke. Page 3.

Rating Mike Gravel - Debate Scoreboard for the 2008 Democratic Race - Rating Mike Gravel in the 2008 Democratic Debates
Dissects and rates Mike Gravel in each of the Democratic 2008 debates and at certain conventions and conferences at which the Democratic candidates spoke. Page 8.

Rating Dennis Kucinich - Debate Scoreboard for the 2008 Democratic Race - Rating Dennis Kucinich in the 2008 Democratic Debates
Dissects and rates Rep. Dennis Kucinich in each of the Democratic 2008 debates and at certain conventions and conferences at which the Democratic candidates spoke. Page 7.

Rating Barack Obama - Debate Scoreboard for the 2008 Democratic Race - Rating Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic Debates
Dissects and rates Sen. Barack Obama in each of the Democratic 2008 debates and at certain conventions and conferences at which the Democratic candidates spoke. Page 2.

Rating Bill Richardson - Debate Scoreboard for the 2008 Democratic Race - Rating Bill Richardson in the 2008 Democratic Debates
Dissects and rates Gov. Bill Richardson in each of the Democratic 2008 debates and at certain conventions and conferences at which the Democratic candidates spoke. Page 4.

Top '08 Liberal Issues in Virginia, Key Battleground State
Top '08 issues concerning liberal voters in key battleground state, Virginia. Page 5.

Personal Profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
The President nominated federal appeals court Judge John Roberts in July 2005 to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Described as smart, cautious and fair-minded, Roberts is a conservative Washington insider who has worked at the White House, the Justice Department and in private practice. In his 2 years as judge, Roberts authored 40 opinions, only 3 of which drew any dissent. He won 25 of 39 cases he argued in front of the Supreme Court. Roberts' wife is also an accompished attorney.

Profile of Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota - Senator Al Franken of Minnesota Bio
Best-selling author and famed comedian Franken holds strongly progressive liberal beliefs, and is a bright, serious intellectual. On June 30, 2009, Al Franken was declared victor in Minnesota's 2008 Senate race over Republican incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman.

Eliot Spitzer, Former New York Governor - Profile of Eliot Spitzer, Former New York Governor
Profile and background of Democrat Eliot Spitzer, New York governor who resigned in March 2008 due to a prostitution scandal. Starting Oct 4, 2010, Spitzer became co-anchor of a one-hour CNN program with conservative columnist Kathleen Parker.

Jerry Brown Profile - Profile of Jerry Brown, California Governor - Jerry Brown Bio
Profile and background of Jerry Brown, elected California governor on November 2, 2010, and former California governor from 1975 to 1983.

Andrew Cuomo Profile - Profile of Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor-Elect
Profile and personal background of Andrew Cuomo, elected New York governor on November 2, 2010.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Profile - Profile of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island - Sheldon Whitehouse Biography
Sheldon Whitehouse, former Attorney General of Rhode Island, was elected senator in 2006, and reelected in 2012.

Sen. Maria Cantwell Profile - Profile of Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington - Maria Cantwell Biography
Maria Cantwell of Washington was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, and was reelected in 2006 and 2012. Cantwell is best known for her pro-environment stances and leadership in developing alternative energy sources.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Profile - Profile of Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota - Amy Klobuchar Biography
Amy Klobuchar, former County Attorney of Hennepin County, was first elected in 2006 as U.S. senator from Minnesota. Sen. Klobuchar, who was legal advisor to former Vice President Walter Mondale, won reelection in 2012.

Sen. Claire McCaskill Profile - Profile of Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri - Claire McCaskill Biography
Claire McCaskill was first elected in 2006 and reelected in 2012 as U.S. senator from Missouri McCaskill was national co-chair of the 2008 Obama for President campaign.

Christopher Coons Profile - Profile Sen. Christopher Coons of Delaware - Christopher Coon Bio
Background and profile of Sen. Christopher Coons of Delaware who was newly elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010.

Paul Krugman Profile, Economist & Political Liberal - Paul Krugman Biography, Liberal Economist
Paul Krugman, American economist, bestselling author and respected professor, was awarded the prestigious 2008 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. An avowed liberal, he is an influential, outspoken opinion leader on politics and the economy.

Richard Trumka Profile - Profile of Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President - Richard Trumka bio
Profile and background of Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President since September 2009.

Profile of Brad Pitt, Activist & Film Actor
As film star Brad Pitt has aged, the more publicly active he's become in supporting Democratic candidates and causes, including John Kerry in 2004, environmentalism, alternative fuels and energy-efficient cars, and global issues of trade, poverty and AIDS. And like close pal George Clooney, Pitt, is increasingly using his film skills and connections to bring political issues to the Hollywood silver screen.

Profile of Rosie O'Donnell, Liberal Activist, Proud Democrat, ABC Talk Show Host, Mother
Rosie O'Donnell assumed the moderator role in September 2006 on popular ABC talk show

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Profile - Profile of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC Chair - Bio of Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Profile, background and accomplishments of four-term Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was elected Democratic Party Chair on May 4, 2011.

Profile of Howard Dean, Former Democratic Party Chair - Howard Dean Biography
Profile of Howard Dean, Democratic Party Chair from Feb 2005 to Jan 2009, who pioneered the successful 50-state strategy that propelled Democratic control in Congress in 2006 and 2008. He was also Vermont governor from 1991 to 2002.

Profile of Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, 3rd Ranking House Democrat in 112th Congress
As House Majority Whip in the 110th Congress, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) is the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, and the most powerful Democrat in his home state. Clyburn's annual Fish Fry is the Democratic political event of the year in South Carolina.

Sen. Bill Nelson Profile - Profile of Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida - Bill Nelson Biography
Bill Nelson of Florida was first elected as senator in 2000, and was reelected in 2006 and 2012. Nelson, an Army veteran and NASA booster, is a fiscally moderate Democrat.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Profile - Profile of Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, Respected Moderate - Dianne Feinstein Biography
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, first elected as senator in 1992, is Chair of the powerful Senate Select Committee in Intelligence. Sen. Feinstein, who catapulted to prominence when San Francisco Mayor Moscone was assassinated, was reelected in 2012.

Bill Clinton Announces Joint Initiative for Tsunami Victims - Clinton Foundation Photo Archives - William J. Clinton Foundation
Former President Bill Clinton spoke at UNICEF headquarters on January 10, 2005 as he announced the creation of a joint initiative between the Clinton Foundation and UNICEF that delivered safe drinking water and sanitation systems to victims of the December 26, 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia.

Top '08 Liberal Issues in Nevada, Key Battleground State
Top issues concerning liberal voters in key battleground state, Nevada.

Why Red States Turned Blue in 2008 - Florida
Barack Obama won the '08 presidential election in Florida over Republican John McCain by a margin of 51% to 48%. Democrats have won in Florida only three times in 40 years: Obama in 2008, Clinton in 1996 and Carter in 1976. Main reasons for Obama's victory in the Sunshine State include...

Profile of Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, Congressional Super Committee Member
Profile and background of Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair and a member of the Congressional

Tim Kaine Profile - Profile of Tim Caine, Democratic Party Chair
Profile and background of Tim Kaine, Democratic Party Chair and former Virginia governor.

Rep. Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania - Ten Democrats Under 45 to Watch - Congressman Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania
Thumbnail profile of Rep. Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania

Rating Hillary Clinton - Debate Scoreboard for the 2008 Democratic Race - Rating Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic Debates
Dissects and rates Sen. Hillary Clinton in each of the Democratic 2008 debates and at certain conventions and conferences at which the Democratic candidates spoke.

Barack Obama Presidential Fundraising Statistics at June 30, 2008
The following fundraising statistics and key contributor info for the Obama for America campaign were taken from the most recent Federal Election Commission report.

Stem Cell Research - Basics & Issues, Advocacy Positions
Provides information on stem cell basics, stem cells and diseases, ethics and stem cells, federal funding policies and guidelines, glossary of terms, links to a stem cell registry, links to the International Society for Stem Cell Research, advocacy position papers suporting eligibiity of stem cell researach for government funds and expansion of stem cell lines researched.

Pros & Cons of Repealing the Estate Tax
President Bush wants to entirely end the federal estate tax. To do so would cut taxes of $745 billion of the wealthiest taxpayers over 10 years exactly when Social Security solvency becomes an immediate concern. In reality, this is a "back-door" way for Bush to accomplish two cherished Republican goals: to give even more tax breaks to wealthy families like the Bushes and Cheneys, and to erode or end Social Security benefits.

Pros & Cons of Repealing the Estate Tax
President Bush wants to entirely end the federal estate tax. To do so would cut taxes of $745 billion of the wealthiest taxpayers over 10 years exactly when Social Security solvency becomes an immediate concern. In reality, this is a "back-door" way for Bush to accomplish two cherished Republican goals: to give even more tax breaks to wealthy families like the Bushes and Cheneys, and to erode or end Social Security benefits.

Barack Obama
Professional and personal profile, and vital, current info about Sen. Obama's candidacy and campaign for the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential race.

Liberal & Progressive Books & Books Reviews


Economics & Taxes - Current Issues & Hot Topics at US LIberals at About.com


US Government Economic Statistics
Links to leading federal economic indicators for employment and unemployment; prices (consumer price index, gross domestic purchases, crude oil prices, more); output (gross domestic product, personal savings rate, various researach & development indices); and income (dsposable personal income, per capita income, poverty, more).

Editorial Comments - Liberal Politics at About.com


Essential Newspapers for News & Progressive and Liberal Views


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Discusses the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, created by the first Executive Order of the Bush Presidency. $1 billion in federal funds were gifted to faith-based groups in 2003 under this initiative.

Federal Funding of Faith-Based Services
Discusses the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the $1 billion in federal funds given to faith-based gorups in 2003. The White House initiative allows faith-based groups to discriminate in employment for any reason when using federal funds, and to disregard federal employment discrimination laws. In February 2004, the President earmarked another $3.7 billion for faith-based service providers.

Liberals Laughs and Progressive Chuckles


Hillary Clinton
Professional and personal profile, and vital, current info about Sen. Clinton's candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential race.

2008 Presidential Candidate Info Hubs


Reviews of Books