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Does Clinton want Obama dead?

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's ill-timed and tasteless claim that she is stying in the Democratic Presidential race because frontrunner Barack Obama might get gunned down like Bobby Kennedy shows just how desperate and callous she is in her quest. It's almost like she is wishing someone kills Obama so she is the only candidate left in the race. Surely she doesn't wish that. Or does she?
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Hillary’s ‘nuke option’ fizzles out

Hillary Clinton's vaunted "nuclear option," a last-ditch hail-mary pass that she hoped would give her the Democratic Presidential nomination over the will of voters, is turning into a dud. As with the votes, the numbers are against her,. But shrill Hill isn't giving up.
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Politics of race and gender

A victory in Oregon, yes, but a 35-point thrashing in Kentucky on Tuesday for presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama. Although both states are populated predominantly by white voters, together they prove white comes in many different shades.
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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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