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Yes, white men can vote

You probably wouldn't believe me if I told you this, but listen to The Washington Post's astute reporter, Dan Balz: "In the fierce campaign between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, a battle dominated by questions of race and gender, white men have emerged as perhaps the single critical swing constituency."
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Obama: ‘I can be trusted to end the Iraq war’

Barack Obama suggested Wednesday that Hillary Clinton could not be trusted to end the Iraq war because she only started opposing it when she began her bid for president. In a speech not far from North Carolina's Fort Bragg military base, the Democratic presidential hopeful told military families and local officials that the war has emboldened al-Qaida, the Taliban, Iran and North Korea.
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Obama’s command and clarity under pressure

Racial controversy suddenly exploded like roadside bombs, blasting Barack Obama's bandwagon into a campaign-trail ditch. A firestorm of doubts about his ties to an incendiary pastor, plus incoming flak over his hesitant response, threatened to undo all he had accomplished.
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