Policy & Politics
Obama, Clinton Call for Allocating More Resources to Fight Spread of HIV/AIDS
April 14, 2008
Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) on Sunday both called for allocating more resources to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, AFP/Google.com reports (AFP/Google.com, 4/14). The Democratic presidential candidates' comments came during a forum at Messiah College that was sponsored by Faith in Public Life, the Hartford Courant reports (Buck, Hartford Courant, 4/14).
The CNN forum was televised nationwide and was moderated by Newsweek editor Jon Meacham and Campbell Brown of CNN, the New York Times reports (Stanley, New York Times, 4/14). The candidates answered questions from journalists and audience members, including several faith leaders (Murray/Bacon, Washington Post, 4/14). Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, declined an invitation to participate in the forum, citing a scheduling conflict, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports (Worden, Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/14).
CNN video excerpts and expanded coverage of the forum are available online (CNN.com, 4/14).
CNN on Sunday also included a discussion about the forum with senior political correspondent Candy Crowley, CNN contributor Roland Martin and Michael Gerson, an author and former speechwriter for Bush (King, CNN, 4/13). Video and a transcript of the segment are available online.
This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.