Senator Obama at Wesleyan Commencement Ceremony

Barack Obama pinch hits for Senator Ted Kennedy at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT


Cardoza’s endorsement the first of at least 40 to come

US Rep Dennis Cardoza switched his endorsement from Clinton to Obama today.

Cardoza also waded into the controversy over seating the Florida and Michigan delegations at the Democratic convention. “I will not support changing the rules in the fourth quarter of this contest through some convoluted DNC rules committee process. Yet, we must find a resolution” to the situation with Florida and Michigan, Cardoza said. “I believe we need to avoid this potentially divisive situation by uniting behind one nominee and bringing the party together immediately,” he added.

But according to Al Giordano of the Field, Cardoza’s move signals many more to come.

The Field has learned that Cardoza is the first of a group of at least 40 Clinton delegates, many of them from California, that through talking among themselves came to a joint decision that all of them would vote for Obama at the convention. They have informed Senator Clinton that it’s time to unite around Obama, and that they will be coming out, one or two at a time, and announcing their switch between now and the convention if Senator Clinton doesn’t do the same.

James Baker: Talking to an enemy is NOT appeasement

Nice rebuttal to President George W. Bush and Senator John McCain. James Baker in 2006 explains diplomacy and discusses what is and is not appeasement.

Obama on the new GI Bill

Written by Senator Jim Webb, a Vietnam Veteran, the new GI Bill was approved by the Senate yesterday with help of many Republican senators, such as war veterans John Warner and Chuck Hagel. Senator Obama also supported the bill’s passage.

“I am proud to stand with Sen. Webb and a bipartisan coalition to give our veterans the support and opportunity they deserve. It’s disappointing that Sen. McCain and his campaign used this issue to launch yet another lengthy personal, political attack instead of debating an honest policy difference. He should know that this is not about John McCain or Barack Obama — it’s about giving our veterans a real chance to afford four years of college without harming retention,” Obama said in a statement. “Sen. Webb’s bipartisan bill will do this, and the bill that John McCain supports would not. These endless diatribes and schoolyard taunts from the McCain campaign do nothing to advance the debate about what matters to the American people.”

Obama speaks in Iowa on May 20, 2008

Senator Obama won enough delegates in Kentucky to get a majority of pledged delegates. Then, he won Oregon by 16 points.

Senator Obama’s interview with BlogHer

A representative from BlogHer, the community for women who blog, asks Senator Obama 12 questions, ranging from the Iraq War to poverty.

Obama ’08

Another look at the biggest rally yet