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Clinton faithful ponder Sarah Palin

Sandy Goodman was deeply disappointed when Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't get the Democratic nomination, then again when she was bypassed for the VP spot. So Goodman, a longtime Florida Democrat, flirted with thoughts of shunning Barack Obama, and perhaps even voting Republican.


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Obama’s pitch: ‘Fire GOP, hire me’

With two months left, the presidential election seems likely to turn on whether Barack Obama can make himself sufficiently acceptable to millions of disgruntled Americans eager to toss Republicans from the White House if they see a safe, competent alternative.


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Eight weeks to determine our future

Republican presidential nominee John McCain, buoyed by a unifying GOP convention and the spark of running mate Sarah Palin, plunged into a competitive, eight-week struggle with Democrat Barack Obama over which party can best bring change to Washington.


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McCain-Palin may be the GOP’s salvation

They are the ones we've been waiting for.

Arizona Sen. John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are poised to rescue the GOP's core commitment to limited government. Alas, it has been stomped to pieces by top Republicans such as President Bush, former House leaders Dennis Hastert and Tom DeLay, Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell, and his predecessor, Bill Frist.


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Are Americans ready for Sarah Palin?

John McCain caught a lot of voters by surprise with his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. Palin, who is less than two years into her term as governor of the 49th state, is younger than Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
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Plot to kidnap GOP delegates uncovered

Almost a year to the day before the Republican National Convention began, members of a self-described anarchist group gathered to talk about ways to disrupt it, including kidnapping delegates, sabotaging air vents at the Xcel Energy Center, blocking bridges and "capturing federal buildings" in Minneapolis and St. Paul.


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