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Barack Obama wins US Election

Barack Obama wins US Election

Barack Obama has won an historic 2008 US Election to become the next President of the United States of America. Senator Obama currently has 349 electoral college votes and Senator McCain has 162 electoral college votes – 270 were needed to win the US Presidency. Barack Obama gave his victory speech in the early hours of the morning today in his home town of Chicago and says “change has come to America”. Senator Obama also said “if there is anyone…

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US Election Day 2008

US Election Day 2008

Last updated 4th November 2008 at 23:53 The day has come – after nearly two years of campaigning today is US Election Day 2008. Everyone in the US will be going to the polls today to register their votes for the candidate to become the next President of the United States. Barack Obama and John McCain have made numerous appearances on various US talk shows throughout their campaign. John McCain has also – infamously – dropped out of an appearance…

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Saturday Night Live – The election’s nearly here

Saturday Night Live – The election’s nearly here

Presidential candidate John McCain made an appearance on Saturday Night Live last Saturday (1st November). TV Guide’s review of the episode says “They wasted no time putting McCain to use, as he was joined by Tina as Palin (!) to make their last-minute plea to voters while hawking products on QVC. Apparently the campaign, as Tina points out, spent a little too much money on Palin’s clothes and couldn’t afford to match Sen. Obama’s three-network infomercial”. Actor Ben Affleck was…

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Barack Obama on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Barack Obama on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

There’s less than a week to go until the US elections. US presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama appeared via satellite on yesterday’s edition of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. For viewers in the UK, this will air on More 4 tonight at 8.30pm or you can watch the embedded video (if you’re reading this on the homepage click on the link below for the video);

Election Night – Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Election Night – Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Last updated 4th November There will be a US Election special combining The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report on election night – Tuesday 4th November. The special show – called “Indecision 2008: America’s Choice” will air live on Comedy Central in the US (west coast) from 7pm-8pm PT and will be shown from 10pm-11pm ET. The special show will broadcast from The Daily Show studio in New York and will also be screened on the huge…

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John McCain’s return to the Late Show

John McCain’s return to the Late Show

Senator – and US President hopeful – John McCain came back to the Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday night. It was the first time he’s been back since he famously cancelled his last Late Show appearance a few weeks ago to, supposedly, run back to Washington to fix the economy – when he actually stayed and did an interview with Katie Couric for CBS News instead. John McCain told Letterman “I screwed up”. Letterman made jokes about McCain…

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