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Obama to meet Clinton’s money people

Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton plan to meet with some of her top contributors next week in an effort to calm donors who remain frustrated with Obama's presidential campaign.

The meeting is set for June 26 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, several top Clinton fundraisers said Tuesday. The former first lady will introduce Obama to her financial backers.


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Obama’s illusionary energy program

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has unveiled an economic package he calls his "competitiveness agenda" and, while he deserves high marks for ambitious solutions to the problems he sees, the actual proposals merit considerable skepticism.


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Obama holds small lead over McCain

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama opens the general election campaign with a narrow lead over Republican John McCain but the two score near even among independent voters, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.


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Gore delivers fiery endorsement

Al Gore made his debut in the 2008 presidential campaign Monday night, encouraging voters to back Barack Obama because "take it from me, elections matter."

The former vice president's speech at the Joe Louis Arena was part endorsement and part blistering attack on the man who denied him the White House eight years ago.


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Obama sees win without Fla., Ohio

Barack Obama's campaign envisions a path to the presidency that could include Virginia, Georgia and several Rocky Mountain states, but not necessarily the pair of battlegrounds that decided the last two elections — Florida and Ohio.


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Fitting tribute to news icon

Luke Russert touches the chair his father occupied on Meet the Press for more than 16 years. The chair sat empty Sunday for a tribute to Russert in the program's normal time slot (Reuters Photo)

Tim Russert's chair was empty on "Meet the Press" on Sunday, two days after his unexpected death.

But Russert was very much present on the full-hour tribute to this giant of political journalism who hosted NBC's public-affairs program for more than 16 years.


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