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Obama: American Dream of a Nonexistent French Diversity

July 8, 2008 // Liberation - France - French

There was not a single American in the room. Not many America lovers either. And yet, Thursday evening, there were close to 200 people, coming from Lyon, Paris and Marseille, to meet in a restaurant-bar in Lyon for an evening of support... for Barack Obama. Among them, many activists for diversity in France, from the [Read more]

Obama and McCain Court the Spanish Vote

July 7, 2008 // Le Figaro - France - French

It is one of the biggest stakes in the future election. With more than 45 million members (15% of the population), Latin-American communities constitute the second largest ethnic group in the United States, behind the white majority (66%) and ahead of African Americans (12%).

Opponents of Iraq War on Way to White House?

July 3, 2008 // Le Figaro - France - French

At the end of 2002, rare was the American politician who denounced publicly the invasion of Iraq by George W. Bush. It must be said that at that time, rather curiously, 60% of Americans were certain that Saddam Hussein was behind the attacks of September 11, 2001. Today, three of these Cassandras [Note: a term used by [Read more]

The American Debt Market: A Cause for Concern

July 2, 2008 // Le Monde - France - French

More importantly, the Stock Exchange is no longer at the center of finance. Rather, credit is. The price of stocks has influence over industrial investments, household consumption, and economic development. But the cost and availability of debt is even more significant.

Washington Regrets E.U.-Cuba Normalization

July 2, 2008 // Le Figaro - France - French

Republicans do not see reasons to relax American sanctions. But the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama, promised a new approach. “We are disappointed.” Gordon Johndroe, spokesperson for the Council of National Security at the White House, did not hide behind diplomatic formulas after the decision of the European [Read more]

Obama the Realist

July 1, 2008 // Le Monde - France - French

Only four years after being the speaker who set the tone for the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Barack Obama will officially be named the party’s presidential candidate at the end of August in Denver. The road he’s taken here, from being no more than a candidate for an Illinois senate seat in 2004, is [Read more]

Bush's Discreet McCainCampaigning

June 27, 2008 // Le Monde - France - France

President George W. Bush participated in his first public collection of funds for the Republican candidate on Wednesday, June 25th in Michigan, thus marking a new step in his participation, until now discrete, for John McCain’s campaign.
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