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The Wright time for Obama to quit

Sen. Barack Obama's response to Rev. Jeremiah Wright's incendiary appearance on Monday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. is not just a day late and a dollar short: it's a month-and-a-half late and a few million dollars short.
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Obama’s photo op broke NCAA rules

North Carolina's men's basketball team on Tuesday had what a team official called an extraordinary chance to play basketball with presidential candidate Barack Obama. So extraordinary that an NCAA rule appears to have been broken -- and the NCAA is apparently going to ignore it.
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Did Barack Obama finally do the Wright thing?

On Monday, the pundits said Rev. Jeremiah Wright threw Democratic Presidential frontrunner Barack Obama under the proverbial political bus with more lurid comments about the sad state of affairs in a place called America. On Tuesday, Obama disowned his former minister and now the same pundits say the candidate tossed the preacher under the same bus. Sure is getting crowded underneath that Greyhound. Has Obama finally done right on Wright? Can he put the mouth that roared behind him? Or did his denunciation come too late? The jury's still out and polls are mixed.
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Why is the GOP ignoring Hillary?

As far as Republians are concerned, Democratic frontrunner Barack Obama is the nominee John McCain will face in November and Hillary Rodham Clinton is an also-ran, an afterthought worthy of neither consideration or resources to oppose.
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Al Franken is a big, fat tax cheater

Al Franken, the Rush Limbaugh of the left wing, is finding out the glare of the political spotlight can raise questions about his own honesty and integrity. Frankin, the comedian turned politician, will have to pay at least $70,000 in back taxes to states he stiffed and is also paying a $25,000 fine to the state of New York for failure to carry workers' compensation insurance.
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Is Barack Obama too smart to be President?

Is Barack Obama too smart to be President of the United States? Are Americans afraid to elect a leader who might actually know what he (or she) is doing? George W. Bush certainly doesn't qualify for membership in Mensa. His predecessor, a native-born Southern governor from a red neck state, had a beer belly, a fondness for beer and Big Macs and put chasing White House interns ahead of others affairs of state. Maybe Obama can better win the hearts and minds of America's mindless if he deep sixes the coat and tie, dumps the stump speech about real issues, and starts tossing back boilermakers and chasing women. In other words, give Americans what they want: Fewer real ideas and more shuck and jive.
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‘Bored’ Obama tired of Clinton tactics

A "bored" Barack Obama is changing his campaign style to try and woo back working class voters and put Hillary Rodham Clinton away so he concentrate on running against presumptive Republican Presidential nominee John McCain. Aides say Obama is sick and tired of dealing with Clinton and her constant attacks and wants the primary process over.
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Top black Congressman nails Clintons

The highest-ranking African-American in Congress has called campaign tactics by Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband "scurrilous" and "disingenous" and says there is a growing belief that the Clintons are trying intentionally to ruin Democratic frontrunner Barack Obama's chances for a victory in November. Why? Because doing so would set the stage for a Clinton comeback in 2012.
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