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Hillary for President of West Virginia

Columnist Marsha Mercer of Media General News Service has a novel idea on how to resolve the Democratic Presidential nomination nightmare: Just make Hillary Rodham Clinton President of West Virginia and get on with life. Might not be a bad idea. West Virginia is, after all, it's own little area with little in common with the rest of America. Give the state its own President and be done with it. And maybe Hillary and West Virginia deserve each other.
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Obama heads for the finish line

Attempting to lay a symbolic claim to his party's presidential nomination, Democrat Barack Obama will mark the latest round of primary voting with a rally in Iowa, where his solid win in January caucuses propelled him to his status as the front-runner.
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Florida, Michigan can’t save Clinton

Sorry, Sen. Clinton. Michigan and Florida can't save your campaign. Interviews with those considering how to handle the two states' banished convention delegates found little interest in the former first lady's best-case scenario. Her position, part of a formidable comeback challenge, is that all the delegates be seated in accordance with their disputed primaries.
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Time to focus on real issues

I, for one, never want to see or hear of Barack Obama's ex-preacher again. I will not countenance scurrilous talk about how John McCain adopted his daughter. I will protest vociferously any more stupid innuendo about Obama's middle name. I may punch in the nose anyone who questions the state of the McCains' marriage.
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The ugly reality of racism

A telling point about white, working class voters and how some of them will vote when (and it looks like when, not if) Sen. Barack Obama becomes the Democratic nominee was made in an article in this week's Washington Post.
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