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- Obama Raises Over $70 Million for 2012 Campaign During Third Quarter
President Barack Obama’s campaign is faring well in the area of fundraising. The president’s campaign committee has accumulated $70.1 million, exceeding a goal set by the campaign of $55 million combined for the July-September fundraising period.
The feat was accomplished through a collective effort by the president’s campaign committee, Obama for America (OFA) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
- Poll Shows 35 Percent Oppose Death Penalty
A Gallup poll released Thursday found that 35 % of Americans oppose the death penalty–the highest level in nearly 40 years. Â It’s the highest opposition since March 1972, when the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was constitutional unless it was applied unjustly.
- Aretha to Headline MLK Monument Dedication
Singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin will headline the entertainers at this weekend’s dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. A ceremonial dedication will be held at 11 a.m. on the grounds of the memorial, where the Queen of Soul will perform.