Recipe of the day


Diver Scallops Grilled on Rosemary

Diver Scallops Grilled on Rosemary

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Scripture of the day


21 Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. 22 It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom.

1 Corinthians 1:21-22

Bush and McCain


 

Shannah —

 
See what Barack had to say about George Bush’s fundraiser for John McCain:

Barack on Bush-McCain

Take on the Bush-McCain fundraising machine by owning a piece of this campaign. If you give $25 today, your impact will be doubled by a previous donor:

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Behind closed doors this week, George W. Bush quietly hosted a fundraiser for John McCain that raised $3.5 million from about 500 Republican donors.

No cameras were allowed into the event, and the two were only captured on film together at the airport — even then for just 27 seconds as they got into a car to be whisked to the exclusive event.

A pattern is emerging. McCain is going to extraordinary lengths to conceal the fact that at the very foundation of his campaign — its policy positions and now the money driving it — is George W. Bush.

Our campaign has a different approach.

Over the past year, more than 1.5 million individual supporters have contributed to this campaign, giving an average of less than $100.

This Saturday is the financial reporting deadline for the month of May. It will be a test of whether millions of ordinary people giving whatever they can afford can go toe-to-toe with the Bush-McCain fundraising machine.

You can help defeat Bush and McCain by taking the next step and owning a piece of this campaign. And if you make your first donation today, a fellow supporter will match your gift and double your impact.

A previous donor has promised to give again if and only if someone like you makes a donation right now. You can even choose to exchange a message with them about why you are supporting Barack.

Make a $25 donation to help build our movement and show that we’re ready to take on John McCain, George Bush, and their friends:

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In the past 24 hours, thousands of supporters like you have stood up to George Bush and John McCain. They’ve made it clear that they are ready for a new kind of politics and a new kind of leadership.

Here’s what a few of them had to say.

Martha, a previous donor from Naperville, IL, matched a $10 donation from a first-time donor. She wrote:

“This week I can only afford $10, but just think how much that would be if all 1.5 million of us tossed in just that much today! I am a 58 year old woman who wants a better world for our children’s children’s children. Welcome to the Obama family!”

Deinna, a previous donor from Jamul, CA, gave a $50 donation that inspired someone new to contribute. She wrote:

“I am a registered Republican who has NEVER given a cent to any political campaign. This is my third donation to Senator Obama. I’m also a female 65 years old. We need a NEW Washington. One FOR the people. Hopefully, Barack will begin the change.”

A fellow supporter is standing by right now to match your donation and exchange stories with you.

Make your voice heard and double the impact of your first $25 donation — make it $50 by making a matching donation today:

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McCain is running to continue George Bush’s failed policies for another term, and he’s relying on the Bush fundraising machine of Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs to drive his campaign.

This campaign has never accepted money from Washington lobbyists or PACs. But in order to compete with one that does, it’s going to take every one of us stepping up and owning a piece of this movement.

Make a $25 matching donation today:

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Thank you for your support,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

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Abyei Aflame: An Update From the Field


 The town of Abyei no longer exists. In a paper released today, ENOUGH consultant Roger Winter reports from the field about the attack by the Khartoum-controlled Sudanese Armed Forces in Abyei. The clash displaced the town’s entire civilian population and left its buildings in ashes. As this report goes to the press, the United States has not made a single public statement regarding Khartoum’s instigation of violence in Abyei, the resulting humanitarian emergency, the damage done to the implementation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, or CPA, or prospects for peace in Sudan.

Read the report here


“Abyei should matter to all who care about peace and democratic transformation in Sudan,” says report author Roger Winter. According to most Sudan experts, Abyei is a unique bellwether of war or peace between Khartoum and Sudan’s South. And now that direct combat between the military wings of the CPA signatories has occurred, the country faces a serious threat of a return to full-scale war through­out the country. The Bush administration and other interested parties must step up and make sure the international community is doing all it can to bring peace to all of Sudan.

 

The State of the World’s Mothers


The State of the World’s Mothers

Recipe of the day


Grilled Clams with Sambuca and Italian Sausage

Grilled Clams with Sambuca and Italian Sausage

Scripture of the day


38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,* neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39