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NRA calls Obama a threat

The National Rifle Association said Wednesday that Barack Obama's campaign is trying to mislead voters about his past support of gun control, calling the Democratic candidate "a poster child of the extremist, elitist gun control movement."


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Edwards is political toast

John Edwards lost a prime-time speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention. He likely blew a chance at a possible Cabinet post in a Barack Obama administration. And he may very well have lost any hope of being the voice for America's poor and forgotten.


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Politics and pizza

You probably think that because Barack Obama's favorite food is arugula lettuce, the Democrats, to try to "go green" at their national convention, are going to stick to their ban of fried foods at the Denver event. Wrong!


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Obama’s hype is wearing thin

Remember the good old days when Barack Obama was campaigning for president on the vacuous pledges of hope and change without saying exactly what changes we should hope for? Well, now he's beginning to fill in the blanks with actual policy proposals, and it's becoming clearer by the minute that vacuous was better.


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In defense of Britney and Paris

John McCain's Britney Spears/Paris Hilton campaign ad -- associating Barack Obama with talentless, empty-headed celebrity -- has a lot wrong with it. At best, it's a tacky exit onto the low road, and at worst, so some speculate, it's a vile attempt to resurrect the barely buried racist specter of the violation of white women by black men.


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