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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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Obama, Clinton pros start merger talks

As Barack Obama continues his inevitable march towards the Democratic Presidential nomination and Hillary Clinton ignores the obvious, the political professionals involved in both campaigns are starting to work towards a merger of campaigns to try and salvage a win in the November general election.
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Hillary for President of West Virginia

Columnist Marsha Mercer of Media General News Service has a novel idea on how to resolve the Democratic Presidential nomination nightmare: Just make Hillary Rodham Clinton President of West Virginia and get on with life. Might not be a bad idea. West Virginia is, after all, it's own little area with little in common with the rest of America. Give the state its own President and be done with it. And maybe Hillary and West Virginia deserve each other.
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Clinton’s women wonder ‘if’ and ‘when?’

Philipina Heintzman, 81, drove 80 miles across the South Dakota prairie to experience history in the making: a woman running for president, something she never dreamed as a child that she would live to see. That event, a Hillary Rodham Clinton rally in Bath on Thursday, also marked history unraveling.
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Obama heads for the finish line

Attempting to lay a symbolic claim to his party's presidential nomination, Democrat Barack Obama will mark the latest round of primary voting with a rally in Iowa, where his solid win in January caucuses propelled him to his status as the front-runner.
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Dead Senator becomes campaign issue

Being dead since 1940 hasn't kept Idaho U.S. Sen. William Borah from being inserted squarely into 2008 presidential politics after Democratic candidate Barack Obama took issue with President Bush's borrowing of a quote from Borah.
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Huckabee’s bad-taste gun joke

Republican Mike Huckabee responded to an offstage noise during his speech Friday to the National Rifle Association by suggesting it was Barack Obama diving to the floor because someone had aimed a gun at him.
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