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Quote: McCain on U.S.-India Nuclear Deal

by campaign2008

“India has been a responsible democracy and this agreement allows it to becoMcCainme further integrated into the global effort to control proliferation of dangerous technologies. The agreement will also allow the U.S. and India to cooperate in taking maximum advantage of new technologies that can provide energy without relying on greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels.”

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Morning Update: ‘Yes’ to Bailout and India

by campaign2008

Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Barack Obama (D-IL), and Joe Biden (D-DE) all voted in favor of the emergency economic legislation on Wednesday. Ahead of the vote, both presidential candidates urged their Senate colleagues to support the bill. McCain warned of an economic “disaster” (WSJ) if the legislation failed again. Obama said Congress should pass the bill and “move with the same sense of urgency to rescue families on Main Street who are struggling to pay their bills and keep their jobs.”

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Morning Update: Economic Reform Plan

by campaign2008

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) said in a statement he supports Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s proposal for the economy. He said the plan should be coordinated with the G-20. “We are facing a global financial crisis and the United States can take a leadership role in coordinating a global response to the present crisis, as well as greater regulatory cooperation and alignment to prevent future crises,” he said.

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Morning Update: The India Nuclear Deal

by campaign2008

Both presidential candidates have praised the Nuclear Suppliers Group for deciding to allow its members to engage in nuclear cooperation with India. Both candidates urged the U.S. Congress to quickly pass the U.S.-India Agreement for Civil Nuclear Cooperation. Sen. Barack Obama’s statement is here. Sen. John McCain’s is here.

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View from Abroad

by campaign2008

“India is now too big a player on the global stage to be ignored by any US administration; likewise, the consolidation of India’s economic and strategic power at a global level would require any Indian government to be on very good terms with the US. Nevertheless, personalities matter when it comes to leadership of the world’s most powerful nation. We’ll await the outcome of the current contest with baited breath.”

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Dissing ‘the India vote’

by Michael Moran

Back in 1998, when India and then Pakistan tested nuclear warheads in rapid succession, one of the many stories I assigned to my staff (I was international editor of MSNBC.com at the time) was a look at the political activism of Indian-American groups. The reporter in question – a good, solid journalist – came back virtually empty handed. So it goes in journalism: Sometimes, you go looking for something only to discover that its absence is the real story.

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