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Did Obamas sex appeal help him win?

Posted by Zeeska Lee on November 8, 2008

He’s cool, charismatic and sexy! Americans seem to be collectively swooning over Barack Obama. And, while it’s his policies that have primarily attracted them, some haven’t been shy about admitting they find America’s President-elect fetching.

Russia Today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxeT9MjBv98

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Beijing criticises US on human rights record

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 22, 2008

One of the big foreign policy challenges facing the next US president is how to handle China.

Trade has grown exponentially between the two nations but bilateral ties remain strained.

The US accuses Beijing of locking up political dissidents and brutally suppressing a separatist movement by Uighur Muslims.

But China has published its own reports on human rights abuses in the US, saying Washington has been incapable of lifting many African-Americans out of poverty.

In our second of a series of reports examing this fractious relationship, Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng has more

Source:

Al Jazeera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2eKfd62BMY

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Capitalism on Trial

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 20, 2008

Is capitalism taking a pounding as Western nations try to handle the global financial crisis?

On Thursday, Riz Khan speaks to economist Robert Shiller, the best-selling author of The Subprime Solution, in which he charts the origins of the ongoing crisis and calls for an aggressive solution.

Mark Bloomfield, the president and CEO of the American Council for Capital Formation, also joins the show.

Sources:

Al Jazeera: http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/insidestory/2008/10/200810161365822531.html

Riz Khan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W646OE1W1UM

Riz Khan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlf1mEp5i0o

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Second Presidential Debate 2008

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 8, 2008

Full video of the second 2008 Presidential Debate with Sen. John McCain and Barak Obama from C-SPAN.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaBiVJtZc00

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