March 4, 2008
Those were Obama’s words as he curtly walked out on a press conference earlier today, a sign of the continuing deterioration of the relationship between Obama and the press. As the Rezko trial begins and more and more evidence mounts that Obama has been rather untruthful (shocking!) with the press about his relationship with Rezko.
From Obama’s best friend in the media MSNBC;
From NBC/NJ’s Aswini Anburajan
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Led by the Chicago press corps that has covered Obama for years, the candidate today faced a barrage of questions in what turned out to be a contentious news conference. Read the rest of this entry »
March 4, 2008
ABC News: The Blotter
Despite Rhetoric, Obama Pushed Lobbyists’ Interests
Away from the bright lights and high-minded rhetoric of the campaign trail, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has quietly worked with corporate lobbyists to help pass breaks worth $12 million.
In his speeches, Obama has lambasted lobbyists and moneyed interests who “have turned our government into a game only they can afford to play.”
“It’s an entire culture in Washington — some of it legal, some of it not,” the Democratic hopeful told a New York crowd in June, rallying support for his ethics reform agenda.
But last year, at the request of a hired representative for an Australian-owned chemical corporation Nufarm, Obama introduced nine separate bills Read the rest of this entry »