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Did Hillary mean what she said?

For one evening, their political world was perfect. Or so it seemed.

Standing before thousands of delegates, almost half of them her backers, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton declared it time "to unite as a single party with a single purpose" and urged her followers to help elect once-bitter rival Barack Obama. "We are on the same team," she said, after allowing the applause to build to a crescendo and linger, longer than usual — much like the Democratic primary race itself.


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Obama must earn Hispanic support

Sen. Hillary Clinton's speech to the Hispanic caucus of the Democratic National Convention proved to be something of a bittersweet experience for her supporters. And she still has plenty of them among the caucus. They were the people wearing Hillary buttons. The men and women with tears in their eyes as she spoke.
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Obama supporters use technology

Team Obama hopes the new technologies will draw increased involvement and voter turnout from groups, particularly the young.

Besides reaching new voters, the use of social networks, video conferences, and micro-messages are also effective for simply bypassing the media middlemen.


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Democratic convention notes: Day 2

Snapshots from the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Denver:

Though the Democrats made every effort to offer healthy food for conventioneers, delegates and others are being forced to go fruit-free. Security is extremely tight, and checkpoints to enter the convention resemble security measures to enter an airport -- and then some.


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