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Elizabeth Edwards: "Reform Health Care Responsibly, Morally, and Aggressively."

As today marked the 30th anniversary of the “War on Cancer,” Elizabeth Edwards and Lance Armstrong appeared at a US Senate Committee Panel to push for a renewed fight against cancer.

Elizabeth Edwards, one of the nation’s most outspoken and effective advocates for universal healthcare coverage, takes this issue very personally. A survivor of breast cancer, Elizabeth told a panel led by Senator Ted Kennedy, “…we’ve chosen as a nation to turn our backs on some of us who have the disease. I urge you to reform health care responsibly, morally, and aggressively.”

Elizabeth Edwards & Bloggers Denounce Racist Ad Against Obama and NC Democrats

Elizabeth Edwards Calls Racist GOP Wright Ad an “Assault Weapon”

Taking time off from her family vacation in Florida, Elizabeth Edwards commented on the GOP racist ad, “Extreme,” during an MSNBC interview, calling it an “assault weapon.” Elizabeth went on to support Obama’s decision to separate himself from Reverend Wright.

Watch the interview here:

Elizabeth Edwards: Still Fighting. Still Blogging!


Elizabeth told bloggers on a conference call shortly after the Edwards campaign suspended, that she’ll “be around.”

She’s keeping her word.

Today, Elizabeth was a guest on NPR, where she discussed how McCain’s healthcare plan, “falls short in every conceivable way.”

PODCAST: LISTEN to Elizabeth on NPR- April 8, 2008

Endorsements Roll In for John Edwards while on the Campaign Trail in South Carolina!

While out on the campaign trail in South Carolina on Thursday, Senator Edwards won two key endorsements, the first from the Communications Workers of America of the early primary state of Nevada, with the second from notable social activist, Harry Belafonte.

Nevada CWA Union Endorsement

As labor expert Jonathon Tasini predicted, the Nevada Communications Workers of America endorsed John Edwards.

Edwards Evening News RoundUp: Where Even Elizabeth Gets Her News!



Welcome to the Edwards Evening News Round Up where even Elizabeth Edwards gets her news about John's campaign!


Tonight's features are:

I. Future First Lady Elizabeth Edwards: Saving Graces Book Signing & Upcoming Women's Conference

II. Expanding the Map: A True Blue Majority!

III. John Edwards: War Funding & Military Spending

Rural Poverty & Ecomomic Disparity w/Video of Mudcat Saunders

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the South Carolina Presidential Candidate “Debate” as a credentialed blogger and had the opportunity to talk for a minute with Mudcat Saunders, after the debate.

Mudcat Saunders got involved in political campaigns when he helped Mark Warner win over 51% of the rural vote, in his 2001 race for governor in Virginia:

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Strategist Mudcat Draws National Attention

"I went out for an egg sandwich one morning and ended up in the middle of a presidential campaign," Saunders told members of the Democratic National Committee's Southern Caucus last summer. "I still don't know how I got here."

"We the People": Edwards releases his first ad

John Edwards released his first ad today which will air in the DC area and has an online component. It's on YouTube and the Edwards campaign is asking people to send in their video messages to Bush, to include in the ad. This is yet another innovate approach the Edwards campaign has taken, to be inclusive of the netroots.

VLog: John & Elizabeth Edwards on the Ed Schultz Show in Chapel Hill



Yesterday, I packed up my laptop, tripod and videocam and headed over to Chapel Hill to vLog John and Elizabeth Edwards' appearance on the Ed Schultz Show. It's always a double plus to see those two together! (It's apparent why their marriage has lasted 30 years). ;)


John Edwards Unfiltered: Webisode Videos and Chapel Hill Edwards Rally!

-edited by RP (BlueNC doesn't like the embed code I guess, Lance?)

THE PLANE TRUTHS


I've come to the personal conclusion that I actually want the country to see who I am, who I really am. But I don't know what the result of that will be. But for me personally, I'd rather be successful or unsuccessful based on who I really am, not based on some plastic Ken doll that you put up in front of audiences."

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