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‘Change is coming to America’

After capturing the Oregon primary and compiling a delegate count that Hillary Clinton cannot overcome unless she convinces superdelegates to overturn the will of the voters, Senator Barack Obama now sounds more and more like the presumptive Democratic nominee for President. Watch the video of his speech in Iowa.
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Obama on brink of nomination

Barack Obama stepped to the brink of victory in the Democratic presidential race Tuesday night, defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Oregon primary and moving within 100 delegates of the total he needs to claim the prize at the party convention this summer.
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Clinton vows fight to bitter end

Hillary Rodham Clinton cast her victory in Kentucky as an overwhelming vote of confidence Tuesday and said she's still running for president not to demonstrate that she's tough but to ensure that Democrats retake the White House.
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Obama focuses on general election

Barack Obama is quietly planning to take over the Democratic National Committee and assemble a multistate team for the general election, the latest sign that he is putting rival Hillary Rodham Clinton and the nomination fight behind him. Top Obama organizer Paul Tewes is in discussions to run the party, several Democratic officials said Tuesday.
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Clinton pal tried to bribe superdelegates

A top financial contributor to Hillary Rodham Clinton's faltering Presidential campaign tried to bribe two superdelegates representing the Young Democrats of America by offering a $1 million contribution to the organization in exchange for their support.
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Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no…

If Americans ever needed rational thinking and free inquiry to solve our serious problems, that time is now. Even so, we refuse to wean ourselves of a practice that prevents us from finding truth and solutions: We slavishly worship sacred cows, those untouchable ideas, ideologies, individuals, movements and places that are closed to discussion except for praise.
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Can John McCain save the planet?

There has long been a well-understood environmental divide in American politics: Democrats have argued that something needs done about climate change, while Republicans have largely disputed whether a problem really exists and, if so, what government can actually do about.
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Obama, Clinton pros start merger talks

As Barack Obama continues his inevitable march towards the Democratic Presidential nomination and Hillary Clinton ignores the obvious, the political professionals involved in both campaigns are starting to work towards a merger of campaigns to try and salvage a win in the November general election.
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Hillary for President of West Virginia

Columnist Marsha Mercer of Media General News Service has a novel idea on how to resolve the Democratic Presidential nomination nightmare: Just make Hillary Rodham Clinton President of West Virginia and get on with life. Might not be a bad idea. West Virginia is, after all, it's own little area with little in common with the rest of America. Give the state its own President and be done with it. And maybe Hillary and West Virginia deserve each other.
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