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Obama hurt by furor over ex pastor: polls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's loss in the Pennsylvania primary and the political firestorm over his former pastor have cut into his lead over rival Hillary Clinton among Democratic voters, according to polls released on Wednesday.

Cindy McCain and Jay Leno joke about candidate’s bad driving

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- John McCain wants to take the helm of the country. Just don't let him take the wheel of the car....

Iran condemns Clinton for threatening force

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran strongly condemned presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton late Wednesday for threatening to attack and "totally obliterate" the country if it uses nuclear weapons....

Bush attends fundraiser to help GOP candidates for House

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- President Bush helped to raise more than $500,000 Wednesday night for Republicans running for the House - his fourth fundraiser this month as the election season heats up....

U.S. foreign intelligence wiretaps rose in 2007

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wiretaps approved by a secret U.S. court overseeing foreign intelligence rose last year, even as Congress was debating a Bush administration request for more authority to fight terrorism.

Aviation bill stalls in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sweeping legislation to upgrade the aging U.S. air traffic system and to strengthen airline safety and service stalled in the Senate on Wednesday over airline pensions and procedural wrangling.

Obama tries to move beyond controversy over pastor

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tried on Wednesday to move past a controversy over racially charged remarks by his former pastor and refocus his message on kitchen-table economic issues.

Liberal group goes after McCain over Iraq remark

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The liberal group MoveOn.org began airing ads Wednesday against Republican presidential candidate John McCain, citing his claim that the American military presence in Iraq could extend to 100 years or more....

Clinton aims message at working class in Indiana

PORTAGE, Indiana (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton pulled into a gas station in a borrowed pickup truck on Wednesday hoping to drive home the political message that she feels the pain of the working class at the pump.

Iran complains to U.N. about Clinton comment

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran complained to the United Nations on Wednesday about U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's comment the United States could "totally obliterate" Iran in retaliation for a nuclear strike against Israel.