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Obama team tilts right, Doves keep faith
by Jonathan MartinPolitico
November 27th, 2008
Politico article describing Obama's shift to the right and the left's reaction, including quote from CODEPINK cofounder, Jodie Evans.

The progressive transition - putting pressure on Obama
by Ruth ConiffThe Progressive
November 20th, 2008
The Progressive magazine story describing progressive movement's struggle to regroup and move forward in an Obama administration, with quote from CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin.

Ejected at '04 convention, a protester gets $55,000
by Colin MoynihanThe New York Times
November 15th, 2008
Brief article describing $55,000 settlement awarded to CODEPINK member June Brashares, who disrupted Pres. George W. Bush's acceptance speech in the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Peace Activists Welcome Obama, Will Push Him
by Aaron GlantzYahoo! News
November 7th, 2008
Article describing optimism in peace and justice movement in the possibility of change following Obama's election, as well as a commitment to hold Obama and Congress to its word.

CODEPINK declares Obama win a victory for the peace movement; Plans to hold him to his word of ending war, restoring Main Street
November 5th, 2008

McCain backers, foes stage rallies
by Chelsea Schneider, Carlos BravoArizona Republic, ASU Web Devil News
November 2nd, 2008
Arizona Republic and Arizona State University news articles detailing CODEPINK Phoenix's "Arizona divorces McCain" rally and a counter-rally Nov. 1.

Officials brace for huge increase in voters
by Anne Danahy and Mike JosephCentre Daily
October 16th, 2008
Local newspaper story about voter protection efforts, including a quote from cofounder Medea Benjamin.

15 protesters arrested at presidential debate
by Patrick WhittleNewsday
October 16th, 2008
Newsday story describing demonstrators' messages and actions outside the final presidential debate at Hofstra University Oct. 15, including that of CODEPINK.

Party faithful brave circus of protesters
by Tamara DeitrichThe Daily Press
October 14th, 2008
Columnist Tamara Deitrich of The Daily Press in Virginia details the protesters gathered outside a GOP rally, including many CODEPINK women.

FL-08 Truth Test Catches Keller Trashing Grayson
by Annie EmDaily Kos
October 13th, 2008
Daily Kos post about Rep. Ric Keller (of Florida) using CODEPINK as a smear tactic in a commercial against opponent Alan Grayson.

Political activism alive and well in U.S.
Voice of America
October 10th, 2008
Voice of America print and radio story about political activism in U.S., with interview with Liz Hourican, of CODEPINK, and coverage of a recent CODEPINK bailout action

Mad as hell! Who's to blame?
by Jeanne MoosCNN
October 7th, 2008
Jeanne Moos of CNN stops by CODEPINK's "fox in the American henhouse" street theater action by Wall Street.

Foxes in the American henhouse
WBAI public radio
October 7th, 2008
WBAI public radio Evening News features a CODEPINK street theater demonstration of Wall Street foxes in the American henhouse, with an in-depth interview with Rae Abileah, CODEPINK local group coordinator.

Lehman chief on hot seat
by Julie Hershfield Davis; Judith BurnsAssociated Press, Dow Jones Newswire
October 7th, 2008
Associated Press/Dow Jones Newswire/New York Times stories about congressional hearings on Richard Fuld of Lehman Brothers (with Getty Images photo of Medea Benjamin holding a sign reading "Shame.")

Anne Gibbons of CODEPINK NYC and others interviewed on public radio about weapons in space action
Anne Gibbons of CODEPINK NYC and others interviewed on WBAI public radio in NYC about weapons in space (near middle of program)

CODEPINK protesters rally against more than the war
by Courtney BeardMedill Reports
October 3rd, 2008
Northwestern University journalism school story and video of CODEPINK protests against bailout in D.C.

Demonstrators pink and prayerful pressure Congress on bailout plan
by Amanda PetersonAxcess News
October 2nd, 2008
Short article describing CODEPINK's visit to McCain, Obama's D.C. offices to pressure them to stop the bailout

Bailout faces opposition from both right, left
by Tom RamstackThe Washington Times
October 2nd, 2008
Washington Times article describing opposition to Congress' Wall Street bailout on both left and right (story + photo)

Protesters shimmy up a flagpole, police aren't amused
by Michael WilsonThe New York Times
October 1st, 2008
New York Times article describing tourists, police, protesters and a scaling of flagpoles at a rally against the bailout down by the raging bull statue at Wall St.

CODEPINK protests in offices of Obama, McCain
by Alexander BoltonThe Hill
October 1st, 2008
The Hill article describing a CODEPINK "die-in" protest in offices of Obama, McCain to protest bailout and demand a "New Deal" for America

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