Wednesday, November 05, 2008

NATIONAL & WORLD DIGEST - November 05, 2008

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Today's edition is in celebration of President-Elect Barack Obama!

New York Times
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Racial Barrier Falls as Voters Embrace Cal

-Democrats Widen Senate Edge to Solid Majority
Democrats expanded their slim control of the Senate to a solid majority when they picked up at least five seats. The Democrats appeared to fall short of the 60-vote majority that would enable them to push bills to a vote by overcoming filibusters.

-For Many Abroad, an Ideal Renewed
It's hard to overstate how fervently vast stretches of the globe wanted the election to turn out as it did.

-Finishing Our Work
Let every child and every citizen and every new immigrant know that from this day forward: Everything really is possible in America.

-Video: President-Elect Obama

Washington Post
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-History Gives Way to Its Future
Magnitude of win suggests the country might be in a gravitational pull toward a rebirth.

-Sen. Barack Obama's Acceptance Speech in Chicago, Ill.

-For Once, Ahead of the Curve
A Victory for America, and the World
Jonathan Zimmerman
We just became the first majority-white democracy to elect a black leader.
There will be jubilation in the streets of London and Berlin this morning.
Likewise in Lagos and Bamako, Lahore and Bangkok, Lima and Bogota.

-President Obama
A new direction in challenging times, a new dawn in the nation's long struggle to bridge its racial divide

-Election Day in Photos

Le Potentiel, Congo The Democratic Republic
Obama Saves America

The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
America has Hoped, Voted and Taken the Leap

Pravda, Russia
Welcome Back Friends!
"Yet in choosing Obama, the people of America have opted to come back into the international fold. Welcome back, friends! "

Daily Nation, Kenya
Kenya: A Holiday, Song and Dance For Obama

China Daily, China
We Wish Obama Well

The Sophia Echo, Bulgaria
A 'Dear John' Letter to Sarah Palin
"I know that perhaps now you are feeling some sense of rejection. Or at least, most of us hope that you are. "

Financial Times, U.K.
America's Chance to Re-engage the World

Spiegel Online, Germany
The Serenity of Obama,1518,588447,00.html

New Zealand Herald, New Zealand
America on Edge of Transformation

Middle East Times, Egypt
Pride and Shame in American Politics
"The new president will inherit this world where racism against Arabs and Muslims is the last permissible form of wholesale slander and denigration. "

Obama Unites the First and Third Worlds,
Christianity and Islam, the Poor and the Rich

=, The Netherlands
Will We Miss Bush?

Die Welt, Germany
America Storms The Polls,
Markets Celebrate In Advance

Folha, Brazil
Obama Wave Reaches Brazil

Aftenposten, Norway
The Most Important Election in the World

Guardian - UK
What Obama's victory means for US foreign policy
The president-elect faces stiff challenges in reshaping America's relationship with the rest of the world

The Independent - UK
The new President faces huge challenge
It is a devastating inheritance for the 44th president of the United States

Toronto Star
World waits for Obama to realize his promise
A black man in the White House. And it only took 232 years. America feels a lot different this morning. The view of America is a lot different

Miami Herald
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-Leonard Pitts: 'We' are finally part of 'We the People'
"For the first time in my adult lifetime I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change." -- Michelle Obama, Feb. 18, 2008
I always thought I understood what Michelle Obama was trying to say. You are familiar, of course, with what she actually did say, which is quoted above. It provided weeks of red meat for her husband's opponents, who took to making ostentatious proclamations of their own unwavering pride in country. But again, I think I know what the lady meant to say. Namely, that with her husband, this brown-skinned guy with the funny name, making a credible run for the highest office in the land, she could believe, for the first time, that "we the people'' included her.


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