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White male vote is key in Pennsylvania

Travis Frantti knocks on the front door, ready to make his pitch for Hillary Rodham Clinton. It's the final weekend before Tuesday's presidential primary in Pennsylvania, and he and his mother are out canvassing in suburban Pittsburgh, a printout of persuadable Democrats and a stack of campaign literature in hand.

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It’s the economy, stupid, but…

The economy has soared past Iraq as the top problem on the minds of voters. But do the growing economic worries give a particular edge to any presidential candidate? Not so far, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll released Monday.
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Clinton needs ‘blowout’ to salvage race

With time, numbers and momentum running against her, Hillary Clinton needs a "blowout" victory in Pennsylvania to keep her Democratic Presidential race alive. The odds are against her. Obama has a lead of more than 800,000 votes and a substantial delegate lead and Clinton appears unlikely to overtake the Illinois Senator in either category.
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Anti-gun skeleton in Obama’s closet

Democratic Presidential frontrunner Barack Obama walks a tightrope when it comes to gun ownership issues. He says he supports the Second Amendment which some interpret is giving every American the right to own firearms but, once again, his past suggests something else. The Politico reports that Obama once sat on the board of a foundation that funded anti-gun efforts.
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Crunch time for Clinton

Simple victory may not be enough for Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's Pennsylvania Democratic primary, as Barack Obama tries yet again to kill off her never-say-die White House bid. Many commentators believe Clinton needs a double-digit triumph, in an economically struggling state packed with blue-collar voters who normally flock to her cause, to dispel the idea that Obama is becoming the inevitable nominee.
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Obama, Clinton go for the gold in PA

Barack Obama cast his Democratic presidential rival Saturday as a game-player who uses "slash and burn" tactics and will say whatever people want to hear, a sharp jab at her character in the final chapter of the pivotal Pennsylvania primary campaign.
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Battle of the negatives

Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton accused each other on Saturday of waging negative campaigns as they sped across Pennsylvania before next week's potentially make-or-break primary election.
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Hillary running out of time, tricks

After a tough six-week stretch of campaign gaffes, roaring controversies and heightened scrutiny, Barack Obama's presidential bid appears as strong as ever -- and rival Hillary Clinton is running out of time to change the script.
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