Update: MSNBC just called PA for OBAMA! (8:00:44 EST)
Welcome to the Election 2008 Live Blogging Project.
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Pennsylvania polls close at 8:00 PM EST. For complete Pennsylvania Election Results, please check Pennsylvania Department of State Election Results Website. (Additional State Races: Attorney General, Auditor General, State Treasurer, and Ballot Question - Water And Sewer Improvements Bond Referendum)
CNN Exit Poll Results. It will be interesting to see how close these numbers turn out compared to the actual results!
House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations
This will be shown on C-Span 1 TV
Links: C-Span 1 - follow link on home page
KPFA & Pacifica Radio will air Friday's hearing from 9:00AM - 1:00PM EDT streamed live at pacifica.org and kpfa.org and on the air at KPFA (Berkeley), KPFK (Los Angeles), KPFT (Houston), and others TBD.
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Its the "end of the year scolding", starting at 10:00 am EST:
"The president will talk about the good, bad and the unfinished when it comes to legislation," White House press secretary Dana Perino told reporters in a conference call Thursday morning.
In his opening remarks, which are expected to last eight minutes, he also will urge Congress to work in 2008 on important legislative matters, and not to be swayed by the fact that it's an election year. ...
Live Blog 2 is up. Recommend this diary to keep it on the list, but go and participate in dharmafarmer's diary!
Today's event is the Heartland Democratic Presidential Forum
On Saturday, we go to Iowa for a Democratic Presidential candidates forum hosted by a group called the Center for Community Change. This LIVE event will give grass-roots organizers a chance to question five of the leading presidential candidates.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting now and has already voted 11-8 to send Mukasey's nomination to the Senate Floor for confirmation. C-Span3 is showing the proceeding, and can be viewed here
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The hearing is titled "Private Security Firms in Iraq" will cover "the mission and performance of Blackwater USA and its affiliated companies in Iraq and Afghanistan and to review whether the reliance of the U.S. government on private security contractors is serving U.S. interests in Iraq". It is being held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee; chaired by Henry Waxman.
The hearing will address three key questions: (1) Is Blackwater's presence advancing or undermining U.S. efforts? (2) Has State Department responded appropriately to the shooting incidents involving Blackwater forces? (3) What are the costs to U.S. taxpayers for the reliance on Blackwater and other private military contractors?
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Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general, Multi-National Force, and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker discuss the details of their report on the military and political situation in Iraq. They testify before a joint hearing of the House Armed Services Cmte. and the House Foreign Affairs Cmte.
Ryan C. Crocker, United States Ambassador to Iraq
Gen. David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq
The hearing is being streamed via C-Span3 and MSNBC and CNN (follow link).
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From Drake University in Iowa, airing this morning on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, carried by the ABC network affiliates. Check local listings for the time in your local area. (pdf file)