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Politics and do-overs

One of the best things about being a kid is the do-over option. Most youthful mistakes are easily fixed when understanding parents let you try something again. Of course, sometimes heaving a baseball through the neighbor's window has them writing a check for damages. We called that a "don't do-over if you know what's good for you."

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Clinton group ready to back Obama

By rights, a group that helped elect Bill Clinton president and counts Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as one of its leaders should be hostile territory for Barack Obama. But members of the Democratic Leadership Council seem ready to embrace Obama rather than risk squandering an opportunity for victory this fall.

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Most Clinton supporters back Obama

Barack Obama has won over more than half of Hillary Rodham Clinton's former supporters, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo! News poll that finds party loyalty trumping hard feelings less than three weeks after their bruising Democratic presidential contest ended.

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A first step towards Democratic unity

When Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton step onstage in their first joint campaign appearance in New Hampshire, it will be the first public display of a rapprochement between former rivals hoping to set aside differences and unify the party while helping each other.

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Is America too racist to elect Obama?

Is America too racist to elect a black president?

That's a question raised by a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, which said 30 percent of Americans admit having feelings of racial prejudice. In a previous poll, only about two-thirds of whites said they would be "entirely comfortable" with a black president.

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Nader: Obama is ‘talking white’

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader accused Sen. Barack Obama, the presumed Democratic Party nominee, of downplaying poverty issues, trying to "talk white" and appealing to "white guilt" during his run for the White House.

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