This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

Barack Obama paid tribute last night to the black leadership in the civil rights battles of the 1960′s and 1970′s and said, “if I have the privilege of serving as your next President… I will stand up for you the same way earlier generations of Americans stood up for me – by fighting to ensure that every single one of us has the chance to make it if we try.”

In an op-ed piece in yesterday’s “New York Times,” Obama embraced Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Maliki’s recent call for a timetable for American troops to leave Iraq as “an enormous opportunity.”

A new Wash. Post/ABC News poll finds the country split down the middle between those backing Obama’s 16-month timeline for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and those agreeing with McCain’s position that events, not timetables, should dictate when forces come home.

An insurgent raid that penetrated an American outpost in Eastern Afghanistan, killing 9 soldiers, has deepened doubts about the U.S. military’s effort to contain Islamic militants and keep locals on its side.

President Bush yesterday promised to lift an executive ban on offshore drilling that has stood since his father was president.

Former Min. Gov. Jesse Ventura has decided to not run for U.S. Senate in that state, he told CNN’s Larry King last night. He would have been running against Sen. Norm Coleman (R) and Democrat Al Franken.


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