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Words and underlying racism

When Hillary Clinton claimed last week that Barack Obama was having trouble getting the votes of "hard working Americans, white Americans," much speculation ensued about whether she was intentionally exploiting classic racist beliefs about the supposed laziness of African Americans.
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And now a word from our sponsors

Everything is for sale, and this summer's Democratic National Convention in Denver is no exception. More than four dozen national corporations have signed up as sponsors of the convention -- everyone from Allstate to Xerox. And almost all of them have the same thing in common: They either have business with the federal government or they lobby on pending issues.
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Clinton’s win doesn’t mean much

Hillary Rodham Clinton's shellacking of Barack Obama in the West Virginia primary Tuesday may burnish her image as a champion of the economically disadvantaged and bolster her determination to campaign through the final contests. But it does little to alter the unforgiving political landscape she faces.
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Clinton cruises to meaningless win

Hillary Rodham Clinton coasted to a large but largely symbolic victory in working-class West Virginia on Tuesday, handing Barack Obama one of the worst defeats of the campaign yet scarcely slowing his march toward the Democratic presidential nomination. "The White House is won in the swing states. And I am winning the swing states," Clinton told cheering supporters at a victory rally.
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Barr launches Libertarian bid

Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr launched a Libertarian Party presidential bid Monday, saying voters are hungry for an alternative to the status quo who would dramatically cut the federal government. His candidacy throws a wild card into the White House race that many believe could peel away votes from Republican Sen. John McCain given the candidates' similar positions on fiscal policy.
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