Ralph Nader, who ran against the Democratic candidate as an independent, believes Obama will not be able to overcome the vested interests of big corporations and lobby groups, and that policy will remain largely unchanged from the Bush era.
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David Swanson: Rahm Emanuel has been the amazing early bad news following the past two elections
Obama recruits “Rahmbo” Emanuel
David Lightman : Rahm Emanuel is a tough, practical politician. Rahm Emanuel has accepted the position of chief of staff in Barack Obama’s White House. Emanuel masterminded the Democratic takeover of the House in 2006 and was elected party chairman by his colleagues. Real News Senior Editor Paul Jay discusses the implications of this appointment with McClatchy’s White House correspondent David Lightmnan.
Riz Khan Extra – Historian Howard Zinn – 6 Nov 08
Al Jazeera’s Riz Khan talks to historian Howard Zinn about Obama’s victory as a culmination of the US civil rights movement.
Added by Dandelion Salad:
For those saying that he has dual citizenship with Israel, this is what Wikipedia has on their page for Emanuel:
…Moskal also charged that Emanuel had dual citizenship with Israel and had served in the Israeli Army. Rahm was a civilian volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces during the 1991 Gulf War and was born a citizen due to his father’s (dual) Israeli-U.S. citizenship, but relinquished it when he turned 18.