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Michelle Obama Works on Her Image

June 23, 2008 // Le Monde - France - French

Since she has become the center of attacks and controversies, Michelle Obama, the Democratic candidate’s wife, has worked hard with the campaign team to modify her image. The first step, her noted appearance on the popular television show “The View,” on Wednesday, June 18. The Democratic first lady’s [Read more]

The McCain Enigma

June 21, 2008 // Le Figaro - France - French

Between the desire to separate himself from George Bush and the desire to cast a wide net, he has often changed positions and exposes himself to a particularly problematic accusation, which was fatal to John Kerry in 2004--that of a "flip-flopper."

Barack Obama Renounced Public Financing for Campaign

June 20, 2008 // Le Monde - France - French

By not accepting any aid from public funds to finance his campaign, Barack Obama is giving himself a strategic advantage in the race to the presidency. It is the first time that a presidential candidate has not accepted public financing since the adoption of the campaign financing law in 1971. The Democratic [Read more]

McCain and Obama: Hostilities Grow Over The War on Terror

June 19, 2008 // Le Monde - France - French

One week after the Supreme Court’s repudiation of the Bush administration regarding the legality of detainments in Guantanamo, the two American presidential candidates revealed hostilities in their discussion of terrorism. In his reaction to an interview between the Democratic candidate and ABC News on Monday, June [Read more]

The Clinton Way

June 19, 2008 // L'Express - France - French

Hillary Clinton had some moving moments during her eloquent concession speech on June 7th. The call to her followers and all women of her candidacy causing “18 million cracks in the glass ceiling,” – the invisible sexist barrier in American politics – could not hide the bitterness of failure due to a campaign [Read more]

After Iraq, Does the U.S. Want to Attack Iran?

June 17, 2008 // Le Point - France - French

War is often the result of an error in calculation. Saddam Hussein did not believe that the United States would dare to invade. Is the scenario in the process of repeating itself right in front of our eyes in Iran? Washington resounded with the sounds of boots, less a metaphor than fact, at the moment when Bush [Read more]

Barack Obama, A Three Time Reflection

June 15, 2008 // L'Humanité - France - French

The designation of the African-American candidate by the U.S. Democratic Party gave way to consensus in France, which articulates two good pieces of news. First, it is the first time that a man of color has arrived at this stage of political competition, which indicates a positive evolution in a country which did not [Read more]
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