Election 2008

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The Hyde Park residence of President-elect Barack Obama.

Hyde Park: A Love Affair with Obama’s Neighborhood

November 24, 2008
by Anne Szustek
Hyde Park is the Chicago South Side neighborhood that serves as home to the University of Chicago, an institution whose student body proudly sells T-shirts festooned with an unofficial school motto: “Where Fun Comes to Die.” Someone else calls the neighborhood home, too—President-elect Barack Obama—and thanks to him, Hyde Park has become America’s address of the moment.
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November 20, 2008
FindingDulcinea speculates about President-elect Obama's choices to represent these departments and what mandates they are likely to follow in the new administration.
November 17, 2008
FindingDulcinea looks at the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Labor and Transportation, explaining what they do and who might head them in the Obama administration.
November 13, 2008
FindingDulcinea looks at the Departments of Energy, Health & Human Services, Homeland Security and Interior, speculating whom President-elect Obama might pick as secretaries of these departments and what mandates the departments are likely to follow in the new administration.
November 11, 2008
FindingDulcinea introduces the history of the Cabinet. We then explore the functions of four of its departments—Defense, Education, State and Treasury—and link to speculations about whom President-elect Obama might pick as secretaries of these departments.
November 05, 2008

Finally, Election 2008 is over, and we can get on with our lives. But while you were in the throes of the American political season, how were you keeping up to date? Sure, maybe you turned on the TV and browsed your local newspaper. But most likely, interactive maps, YouTube videos, Twitter tweets and your Facebook friends were providing you with the majority of what you needed to know on a minute-by-minute basis. This year, more than ever before, the Internet was a primary source of news.

November 04, 2008
A lot is riding on the results of Election Day, and maybe you're feeling a bit tense waiting for the votes to come in. What better time to relax with some amusing, election-themed videos? No matter what side of the political divide you're on, you can certainly cast your vote for the healing power of laughter.
October 30, 2008
Good financing and a strong fan base are two crucial components of any political campaign, especially a presidential bid.
October 28, 2008
An independent candidacy is often one of the most provocative factors of a presidential election.