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Both Clintons bitter over loss

Failed Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her former President husband are bitter over her loss to Barack Obama and angry at Democratic leaders they feel abandoned her, party sources tell Capitol Hill Blue.
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Gates fires Air Force leaders

Defense Secretary Robert Gates ousted the Air Force's top military and civilian leaders Thursday, holding them to account in a historic Pentagon shake-up after nuclear missile warhead fuses were mistakenly shipped to Taiwan.
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Obama bans money from lobbyists

Acting swiftly as his party's presumed presidential nominee, Barack Obama is keeping Howard Dean at the helm of the Democratic National Committee, while bringing in one of his top strategists to oversee the party's operations.
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Hillary: ‘I’m not seeking VP job’

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday disavowed efforts by some supporters who have urged Barack Obama to choose her as his running mate. The push-back came a day after the former first lady said she would end her quest for the Democratic nomination and endorse the Illinois senator.
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GOP crossover helps Obama

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama cinched the Democratic presidential nomination this week with the unprecedented help of an estimated 3 million Republican voters who cast ballots in their rival party's primaries.
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Dems to Hillary: ‘Give it up!’

Her path to the nomination inevitable no more, Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to announce she is ending her groundbreaking candidacy and supporting Barack Obama, her rival in a presidential quest for the ages. Clinton prepared to declare Saturday that she is backing the Illinois senator after Democratic congressional colleagues made clear they had no stomach for a protracted intraparty battle once Obama secured the 2,118 delegates necessary to clinch the nomination. A presidential contender who announced 17 months ago that she was "in it to win it," the former first lady plans to end her quest with a more humble plea for party unity. In truth, she had little choice.
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Video of Obama’s speech

In a rousing speech that has become the hallmark of his march from obscurity to the Democratic Presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois accepted the challenge of becoming his party's presumptive nominee and detailed the change that he has promised to bring to the political process. It was a historic moment in American politics and the nation's history and even Hillary Rodham Clinton's refusal to be gracious and admit defeat could not destroy the significance of the evening.
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