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McCain shows up in Iraq for surprise visit

Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party's presumptive nominee for president who has linked his political future to U.S. success in Iraq, was in Baghdad on Sunday for meetings with Iraqi and U.S. diplomatic and military officials, a U.S. government official said. Details of McCain's visit were not being released for security reasons, the U.S. embassy said.
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Obama picks up more delegates, expands lead

Democrat Barack Obama expanded his fragile lead in delegates over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday, picking up nine delegates as Iowa activists took the next step in picking delegates to the national convention. More than half the 14 delegates allocated to John Edwards on the basis of caucus night projections switched Saturday to Obama.
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Obama changes his story on Rezko

Presidential candidate Barack Obama said Friday that he got more political money from indicted Chicago businessman Antoin "Tony" Rezko than he has previously acknowledged. Rezko helped raise up to $250,000 for his various political races, Obama's campaign said. The campaign had previously put the figure at $150,000 but now says that amount was only for his 2004 Senate race.
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Obama denounces pastor’s tirades

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday denounced inflammatory remarks from his pastor, who has railed against the United States and accused the country of bringing on the Sept. 11 attacks by spreading terrorism.
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We need a break from politics

We need time out from politics. It's just too exhausting these days. Somewhere between listening to supporters of Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton squabble over who is playing the race card and watching the humiliated Eliot Spitzer resign as New York governor, I realized I was in serious danger of not caring.
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Hillary’s long record of bending the rules

America's chief domestic priority this year is to prevent Hillary Rodham Clinton's election as president of the United States. Beyond her dreadful ideas, she shares her husband's allergy to the rule of law and the basic standards of fairness and honesty that most people expect of themselves.
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Looking beyond Ferraro’s flub

Geraldine Ferraro is upset. She had said Barack Obama wouldn't be doing so well in the presidential race if he weren't black, the comment encountered fierce objections from the Obama camp and elsewhere, and now she wants you to know it wasn't racist. And she's right. It wasn't. It was just stupid.
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Olbermann rips Clinton & Ferraro

Was MSNBC's Keith Olbermann right or wrong on his comments about Hillary Clinton's handling of Geraldine Ferraro's comments and other charges of racism in her campaign? Watch the video of his comments Wednesday night and make up your own mind. Then tell us what you think.
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Too much baloney from Republicans

Once the Democrats decide what to do about the Michigan and Florida kerfuffle, who wins the Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico primaries, how the superdelegates weigh in and whether or not the issue goes to a brokered convention, they will have a nominee.
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