AMPEC

AMPEC–US Muslims on the Environment, and Super Tuesday

The Muslim community issues that need to be presented to the political candidates for 2008 elections, after the issues of War in Iraq and Foreign Policy are – Economy, Healthcare, and Environment that cover the breadth and depth of the American spectrum of life. This article presents presidential candidate positions on “Environment.”

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January 31, 2008

Making the Texas Democratic Party More Democratic

My usually serene and unflappable friend Sayeed Siddiqui of Houston appeared visibly incensed as he walked out of the committee room. He had just finished participating in the proceedings of the Resolutions Committee of the Texas Democratic Party last summer. “Our party is rife with some very undemocratic shenanigans”, he seemed to be saying.

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January 31, 2008

McCain takes Lead but Romney Vows to Fight on

MIAMI (Reuters) – John McCain, savoring his status as Republican presidential front-runner, moved into national campaign mode on Wednesday expecting to win the backing of defeated rival Rudy Giuliani ahead of next week’s “Super Tuesday” showdown, but Mitt Romney vowed to fight on.

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January 31, 2008

Lackluster Arab American Turnout in Michigan

Many Obama supporters, such as Shema Aman, 20, Widad Luqman, 25, and Nahad Hammad, 22, cite the ethnicity factor as central to their choice of candidate. Ali Bazzi, 21, says he’s voting for Obama because he believes the senator will better understand ethnic issues and will treat Arab Americans fairly.

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January 24, 2008

US Muslims and the Economy

The Muslim community issues that need to be presented to the political candidates for 2008 elections, after the issues of War in Iraq and Foreign Policy are – Economy, Healthcare, and Environment that cover the breadth and depth of the American spectrum of life. This article presents presidential candidate positions on economy.

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January 24, 2008

Jewish Leaders Slam Anti-Obama Emails

Referring to “hateful e-mails that use falsehood and innuendo to mischaracterize Senator Barack Obama’s religious beliefs and who he is as a person,” officials from nine national Jewish organizations sent an open letter to the Jewish community Tuesday “reject[ing] these efforts to manipulate members of our community into supporting or opposing candidates.”

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January 24, 2008

Minus Clinton, Democratic Rivals Compete in South

By Deborah Charles BENNETTSVILLE, S.C (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John Edwards appealed for votes in South Carolina on Wednesday, while Hillary Clinton campaigned in the Northeast — taking heat for leaving the state before its nominating contest this weekend. Edwards, a former senator from neighboring North Carolina, criticized the New York […]

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January 24, 2008

Obama Letter Retraction

Last week (Volume 10 Issue 4) we printed an article, supposedly a letter by Senator Barack Obama, which detailed his childhood and his relations with Muslims and Islam over the years. The letter had been sent to us by a trusted friend of TMO. The letter seemed to us perfectly attuned to the sensibilities of […]

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January 23, 2008

The Candidates on Health Care

This article considers each of the candidates and measures them by their stated positions and voting histories in relation to the vital issue of healthcare.

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January 17, 2008

Clinton Camp’s Dirty Tricks?

“As the nomination process has unfolded and Clinton has encountered resistance in every state so far — including Obama’s Friday endorsement by the 60,000-member Las Vegas Culinary Workers Union — her campaign’s increasingly critical rhetoric has been accompanied by voter suppression tactics aimed at her rival’s core voters.”

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January 17, 2008

Ron Paul Speech

anti-occupation, and against overreaching of presidential powers

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January 5, 2008

McCain: Stay in Iraq for 100 Years

For those of you who were thinking of McCain as a good spoiler for Romney, Huckabee, and Giuliani, get a load of this…

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January 4, 2008

AMPEC – American Muslim Political Education Committee

The Muslim community’s failure to recognize the importance of primary elections and their vital role in the overall elections process will mean that this year, as usual, a small minority of voters will make decisions for everyone else and the outcome most likely will not be pleasant for the American Muslims.

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January 3, 2008

Why Michiganders Should Vote for Ron Paul in Primary

Then there is the way to send a message and make your vote count. First of all, let me be clear: Any person who has registered to vote, in Michigan, by December 17th can vote for either one Democrat or one Republican. You do not need to register as the member of a party. The national Republican Party is seating half of Michigan’s delegates at its national convention; the Republican votes count. Those who support Obama because of his stance against the Iraq war and torture, can send a message by voting for a Republican who holds such views and has a voting record to prove it: Ron Paul.

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January 3, 2008

Clinton Makes Error Regarding Pakistani Election

But in two confident television appearances, on CNN and ABC, Clinton made an elementary error about Pakistani politics: She described President Pervez Musharraf as a “candidate” who would be “on the ballot.”

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January 3, 2008

Obama Addresses ‘Muslim Background’ Question

He told them his father had lived in a Muslim-dominated village in Kenya, but “didn’t practice Islam.”
“The truth is, he wasn’t very religious,” said Obama. “He met my mother. My Mother was a Christian from Kansas, and they married, and then divorced. I was raised by my mother. So I’ve always been a Christian.”

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December 27, 2007

Election 2008–AMPEC – The American Muslim Political Action Committee

TMO will be printing a weekly column that will be dedicated to the forthcoming elections, American Muslim Community issues, and positions of the candidates on these issues.

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December 27, 2007

Muslim Americans Feel Snubbed in Presidential Race

Mejgan Afshan’s father warned her about the danger of discussing religion and politics, but as a girl, she couldn’t resist the two things she thought mattered more than anything else. Now 28 and watching the 2008 presidential campaign closely, Afshan sees how uncomfortable those topics can be when they intersect.

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December 27, 2007

The Obama Phenomenon

December 17, 2007– “Over the past few weeks, as interest has grown in the 2008 U.S. presidential contest, I’ve been asked by friends across the Arab world for my opinion on Barack Obama. Could I explain the phenomenon they are seeing on television? Can he win? Here is my response.”

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December 20, 2007

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