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Bitter words in a bitter campaign

Democratic Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton says words don't matter in an election campaign -- unless those words provide fodder to attack an opponent and she and presumptive Republican nominee John McCain are teaming up to try and make Barack Obama pay for his "bitter" words about small-town voters.


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Is Barack Obama a snob?

In the midst of an assault from his rivals, a defensive Barack Obama said Friday that many working-class Americans are angry and bitter over economic inequalities and have lost faith in Washington — and, as a result, vote on the basis of other issues such as gun protections or gay marriage.
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Obama gaining on Clinton in PA

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton leads Barack Obama by 6 points among likely Pennsylvania Democratic primary voters but he is chipping away at her lead, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday. With two weeks to go until the state's April 22 primary, Clinton has a 50 percent to 44 percent lead, the poll found.
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Voter fatigue sets in

Until about 2-1/2 weeks ago, Ed Soto used to get home from work, turn on the TV and watch CNN into the night for the latest political news. About now, he's sick of it. "I don't agree with a lot of the assessments that are being made," said Soto, 22. "A lot of the commentators on TV, they're getting on my nerves, and I'm tired of hearing 'the best political team on television.' "
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The bizarre web of politics

Women splashing their faces with mini-John McCains. A 4-foot-tall cross-dressing Chilean Hillary Clinton impersonator grooving to the sound of Hillary Duff. Topless Barack Obama sharing the beach with a bikini-clad model. This is the future -- actually the present -- of American politics.
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Pregnant woman tale: part truth, part lie

Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has stopped telling a story of a pregnant woman's medical tragedy after an Ohio hospital challenged its accuracy last weekend. But recent accounts of the episode have omitted key details that suggest there was more truth in the essence of Clinton's tale than her critics, and even her presidential campaign, have acknowledged.
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