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Election Night: Joy in Chicago and Pain in Phoenix

Nov 30th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Latest News

By Gao Wenhuan (Eliot)
Chicago, Illinois - On election night, more than 125,000 people stormed into Chicago’s Grant Park to join the rally and witness the historic moment of Barack Obama becoming the first African American to win the presidency.
At around 10 p.m. local time, when CNN announced the closing of polls in California, a breaking news [...]



McCain Volunteers Disappointed

Nov 5th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Latest News

November 4, 2008
By Jed Layton
Phoenix, Arizona — Mark Simmons refused to give up hope. 
He held red streamers in one hand and a plate of spicy nachos and salsa in the other.  Every few minutes he would put the streamers down and run his hand through his hair.  Wrinkles of worry lined his forehead and [...]



Election Day - Voting in Arizona

Nov 4th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Latest News

November 4, 2008
By Jed Layton
Phoenix, Arizona—One line was 10 feet long.  The other line was three hours long.  Mitch Quayle was in the long one and not happy about it.
At Laveen Elementary Schoool, Quayle waited in line with wind, dust, heat and allergies.  In between sneezes, Quayle said he did not understand why across the [...]



Latino Voters in Arizona

Nov 4th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Latest News

November 4, 2008
By Jed Layton
Phoenix, Arizona - Dust swirled in the air picking up straw and bits of cotton from a field nearby.  Vic Lopez had beads of sweat on his forehead and his cowboy hat had a ring of moisture around where it touched his head.
Lopez, a convenience store manager from Laveen, Arizona, was [...]



Debate Watch in Northern Virginia

Oct 19th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Latest News, Uncategorized

Woodbridge Republicans Say Election Is Not Over
By Zheng Jialiang (Jelen) with Gong Jietong (Yamaha)
Woodbridge, Virginia – About 60 GOP partisans in Woodbridge, VA., gathered Wednesday night to watch the third and final presidential debate between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama.  In the end, they praised McCain’s aggressive performance and claimed the election was [...]



A New Media View of the Presidential Debate

Oct 19th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Latest News

October 16, 2008
By Jed Layton
Washington, D.C.—Katelyn Polantz had a lot on her mind as she watched the final presidential debate Wednesday night from her news desk.  She was doing double duty covering the debate as the editor-in-chief of her student newspaper and as a blogger for the New York Times.
Polantz, a senior in English literature [...]



Obama Pleases His Fans in Dayton, Ohio

Oct 15th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Latest News

October 10, 2008
By Jed Layton
Dayton, Ohio—Jackie Frescon was worried about her family as she walked onto the grass of Fifth Third Baseball Field to hear Barack Obama.  But walking out of the stadium after listening to the Illinois senator she felt relieved.
Frescon, a fifth year senior in computer science at Wright State University, said her [...]



McCain, Palin Woo Crowd in Strongsville, Ohio

Oct 14th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Latest News

Photos by Hua Qi (Sara)



Early Voting Popular in Ohio

Oct 9th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Latest News

October 6, 2008
By Jed Layton
Columbus, OHIO—Jose Dixon has a fear of long lines.  He doesn’t go to amusement parks, avoids the lunch rush and was dreading a potential five-hour line to vote in Ohio on Nov. 4.
But in a fast moving line at the Franklin County Memorial Auditorium downtown Columbus, Dixon felt fine waiting 30 [...]



Georgetown Students Canvass Virginia Neighborhoods

Oct 7th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Latest News

Photo by Ma Jing (Masa)
October 4, 2008
By Jed Layton
Sully, VA—Each door Imani Tate knocked on had a mystery behind it. Would anyone be home? Would the person be receptive? How should she talk to them? What should she do if they get angry?
Tate, a freshman in international affairs at Georgetown University, [...]