Barack Obama said Saturday that his greatest moral failure -- and the country's -- has been selfishness, but his opponent, Sen. John McCain, cited his failed first marriage. McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, added that the country's greatest shortcoming has been a tendency to not devote itself "to causes greater than ourselves.
Write to Katy Steinmetz at katy. He also says that he supports affirmative action for gays and lesbians. Ina copy of his typed responses was unearthed and printed in the Windy City Times.
And as the measles outbreak continues, the vaccination fight comes to D. It actually increases the risk period for children. It is been a remarkable news day today, lots to get to.
In his write-in response to a survey, Obama stated his abortion position as conforming with the Democratic platform: "Abortions should be legally available in accordance with Roe v. In the Illinois state legislature, Obama opposed the Induced Infant Liability Act  and repeatedly voted against requirements and restrictions intended to stop what opponents label as "born alive" abortions. Obama voted against a bill that would have made it a federal crime for anybody other than a parent to accompany a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion.
Obama himself was frustrated about it, if a description in a new book by his former top adviser, David Axelrodis to be believed. Obama may have been selling himself short on that score, given the number of times he or his advisers publicly opposed same-sex marriage over the years. In the book, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, Axelrod blames himself, and his political calculations, for preventing Obama for standing up for what he believed in.
Barack Hussein Obama II born August 4is an American politician who represented the 13th District for three terms in the Illinois Senate from toserved as United States Senator from Illinois between January 4, and November 16, and served as the 44th President of the United States of America from to Born in Hawaii, the son of a Kenyan father and a mother from Kansas, the former United States Senator from Illinois won the presidential election to become the first U. In October he was announced to be the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Candidate Barack Obama lied about his views on gay marriage to get elected inwrites David Axelrod, Obama's campaign advisor in and February 10, If Americans didn't know it already, David Axelrod is stating it for the record: President Obama lied about his opposition to gay marriage in the early years of his presidency.
By presidential fund-raising standards, the dinner at the St. Regis hotel in Washington in April was an intimate one. President Obama made the rounds, moving among the dozens of people in attendance, including Chad Griffin, a year-old political operative known for his ability to raise money in Hollywood and for his work on trying to legalize same-sex marriage.