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Watch Debate #3, Obama vs. McCain. Fact check. Voters react.
Watch Debate #2, Obama vs. McCain. Fact check. Voters react.
Watch VP Debate, Biden vs. Palin. Fact check. Voters react. Tina Fey parodies Sarah Palin.
Watch Debate #1, Obama vs. McCain. Fact check. Voters react.


A Night To Remember: Barack Obama Elected 44th US President

Relive Election Night, 2008.
Obama's Victory Speech.
Chicago, IL. Nov. 4, 2008.
"60 Minutes": Obama's Inner Circle. Interview of David Plouffe, David Axelrod, Robert Gibbs, and Anita Dunn on Election Night. Transcript.

Colin Powell eloquently endorses Obama and decimates the rationale for McCain's campaign, on "Meet the Press."
Oct. 19, 2008. Transcript.

Obama's comedy speech at Alfred E. Smith Dinner (Parts 1 & 2).
New York, NY. Oct. 16, 2008. Transcript.


Joe Biden on "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (Parts 1 & 2).
Burbank, CA. Oct. 16, 2008.
Joe Biden, Bill & Hillary Clinton.
1. Bill introduces Hillary.
2. Hillary introduces Biden.
Scranton, PA. Oct. 12, 2008.
"The American Promise": Highlights from our grassroots movement for change. Includes never-before-seen Super 8 film shot at the 2008 DNC. "Four Days in Denver": Follow Barack, Michelle, Joe, and their families behind the scenes at the 2008 DNC. Informal and touching.

"You can't call yourself a maverick when all you've ever been is a sidekick."
Joe Biden is on fire in his first rally after his vice-presidential debate, at the U. of South Florida.
Tampa, FL. Oct. 8, 2008.
Bill Clinton campaigns for Obama at the U. of Central Florida. He clearly explains the economics of Obama vs. McCain, in simple terms.
Orlando, FL. Oct. 1, 2008.
Obama's passionate, brilliant speech in the Virginia rain. On the bailout. How to solve this economic crisis and change our country.
Fredericksburg, VA. Sept. 27, 2008.

President Barack Obama
Voter Registration Deadlines
VOTE: Vote for Change | Project Vote Smart | Rock the Vote | If you live outside U.S.: Federal Voting Assistance Program
Barack Obama site: Donate | Vote | Take Action | Talk to Your Neighbors
Obama HQ Blog | my.BarackObama.com | Fight the Smears
Meet Obama | Obama on the Issues | Obama in All 50 States | His Speeches
Democratic National Convention Videos | His YouTube Videos

Click for www.electoral-vote.com
National Polls:
FiveThirtyEight.com
Electoral-Vote.com
RealClearPolitics
Pollster.com
270toWin.com
Election-Projection.net
Princeton Election Consortium

Political News:
Daily Kos
Huffington Post
Jed Report
Politico
NY Times|Wash Post|LA Times
Talking Points Memo
Pollster.com
The Hill (on Congress)
CQPolitics|Congress 101
OpenSecrets.org
(tracks money in politics)
Google News
MSNBC

Fact Checkers:
PolitiFact
FactCheck.org
Washington Post
New York Times
Snopes.com
Fight the Smears | Know the Facts (Obama)

Obama's Plans:

Obama details his economic rescue plan, for victims of the financial crisis. "J-O-B-S."
Toledo, OH. Oct. 13, 2008. Transcript.
Obama's plans to fix America's economy.
Golden, CO. Sept. 16, 2008.
ObamaTaxCut.com. Your taxes under Obama vs. McCain.
His plan to reform education.
Dayton, OH. Sept. 9, 2008. Transcript.
Obama sums up his economic plan in 4 minutes. Visit his Plan, Issues, or Economy pages for his full plan. His health care plan in 3 minutes. His education plan in 5 minutes.
His seniors & social security plans in 3 minutes. His ethics plan in 4 minutes. His foreign policy in 6 minutes.
His Iraq plan in 2 minutes. His energy plan in 2.5 minutes. Campaign Manager David Plouffe gives us a strategy update. Volunteer in the four days before the election.
Oct. 6, 2008.

Obama's Greatest Hits:

A Night To Remember: Barack Obama Elected 44th US President

Relive Election Night, 2008.
Obama's Victory Speech.
Chicago, IL. Nov. 4, 2008.
"60 Minutes": Obama's Inner Circle. Interview of David Plouffe, David Axelrod, Robert Gibbs, and Anita Dunn on Election Night. Transcript.
He accepts his Presidential nomination, Democratic National Convention.
Denver, CO. Aug. 28, 2008. Transcript.
Pastor Rick Warren asks Obama and McCain moral questions at Saddleback Civil Forum.
Lake Forest, CA. Aug. 16, 2008. Side-by-side Obama/McCain transcript.
To 200,000 Berliners at the Victory Column.
Berlin, Germany. July 24, 2008. Transcript.
"A More Perfect Union": His speech on race.
Philadelphia, PA. Mar. 18, 2008. Transcript.
"Yes We Can" music video: featuring an all-star cast, by will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas. Inspired by Obama's 'Yes We Can' speech.
Feb. 02, 2008.
At Ebenezer Baptist Church (that of Martin Luther King).
Atlanta, GA. Jan. 20, 2008. Transcript.
"Yes We Can": After his New Hampshire primary defeat to Hillary Clinton.
Nashua, NH. Jan. 8, 2008. Transcript.
At Google's headquarters to deliver his innovation agenda, speak with CEO Eric Schmidt, and take questions from employees.
Mountain View, CA. Nov. 14, 2007.
Fiery speech at Iowa Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.
Des Moines, IA. Nov. 10, 2007. Transcript.
Obama announces his run for President.
Springfield, IL. Feb. 10, 2007. Transcript.
"Call to Renewal" Conference: On faith and politics, to the Sojourners (progressive Christian group).
Washington, DC. June 28, 2006. Transcript.
"The Audacity of Hope": His keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
Boston, MA. July 27, 2004. Transcript.



Books by Barack Obama: Dreams From My Father | The Audacity of Hope | Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise
Barack Obama Logo
A Mother's Promise: Barack's Biography
"American Stories, American Solutions": Barack's 30 Minute TV Special PBS FRONTLINE's critically acclaimed series "The Choice" examines the rich personal and political biographies of John McCain and Barack Obama. In-depth interviews with the advisers, friends and those closest to the candidates, plus with seasoned observers of American politics, who together tell the definitive story of these men and their ascent to their party's nominations.


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