Friday, January 4, 2008

  • Obama, Huckabee Score Victories in Iowa Caucus


    Senator Barack Obama and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee have won the Iowa caucuses, the first of the 2008 campaign. Obama won 37 percent of the delegate support in the Democratic caucus easily beating his top rivals. He is the first African American presidential candidate to ever win in Iowa, a state that is 95 percent white. We play excerpts of Obama and Huckabee’s victory speeches, and also hear from second-place Democratic hopeful John Edwards and third-place Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton. [includes rush transcript]

  • After Iowa: A Roundtable Discussion on the Democratic Race with Danny Glover, Wayne Ford and Ellen Chesler


    Sen. Barack Obama and John Edwards placed ahead of Sen. Hillary Clinton just months after polls showed Clinton enjoying a wide lead. We host a roundtable discussion with supporters of each of the three frontrunners: the actor Danny Glover, who is backing Edwards; Iowa state legislator and Black and Brown Forum co-chair Wayne Ford, an Obama supporter; and Professor Ellen Chesler, a longtime friend and fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. [includes rush transcript]

  • Peace Activists Take Action to Keep Focus on War During Presidential Campaign


    Over a dozen antiwar activists were arrested this week at the Iowa offices of Mike Huckabee, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The protests were part of a campaign called Seasons of Discontent: A Presidential Occupation Project. We speak to Frank Cordaro, a Des Moines Catholic Worker member who took part in the protests. [includes rush transcript]

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