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Clinton needs ‘blowout’ to salvage race

With time, numbers and momentum running against her, Hillary Clinton needs a "blowout" victory in Pennsylvania to keep her Democratic Presidential race alive. The odds are against her. Obama has a lead of more than 800,000 votes and a substantial delegate lead and Clinton appears unlikely to overtake the Illinois Senator in either category.
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Anti-gun skeleton in Obama’s closet

Democratic Presidential frontrunner Barack Obama walks a tightrope when it comes to gun ownership issues. He says he supports the Second Amendment which some interpret is giving every American the right to own firearms but, once again, his past suggests something else. The Politico reports that Obama once sat on the board of a foundation that funded anti-gun efforts.
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Crunch time for Clinton

Simple victory may not be enough for Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's Pennsylvania Democratic primary, as Barack Obama tries yet again to kill off her never-say-die White House bid. Many commentators believe Clinton needs a double-digit triumph, in an economically struggling state packed with blue-collar voters who normally flock to her cause, to dispel the idea that Obama is becoming the inevitable nominee.
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Obama, Clinton go for the gold in PA

Barack Obama cast his Democratic presidential rival Saturday as a game-player who uses "slash and burn" tactics and will say whatever people want to hear, a sharp jab at her character in the final chapter of the pivotal Pennsylvania primary campaign.
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Battle of the negatives

Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton accused each other on Saturday of waging negative campaigns as they sped across Pennsylvania before next week's potentially make-or-break primary election.
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Young voters don’t like third parties

Third-party candidates may find themselves out in the cold as they try to court young voters this year. Just ask 21-year-old Ross Colebrook. The American University junior from Nampa, Idaho, is backing Sen. Barack Obama in the primary race but would support Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton if she were the Democratic nominee before he'd consider voting for a third party.
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Candidates head into primary endgame

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama embarked Thursday on a five-day march toward the pivotal Pennsylvania primary, as the endgame opens in the Democratic White House tussle. Campaign aides for each White House hopeful claimed victory after the senators clashed in a tense and grim debate here late Wednesday, both arguing their candidate was best placed to beat Republican John McCain in November.
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