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DNC panel agrees to seat Mich., Fla.

The question now is whether Clinton’s camp will continue fighting. See also: Wexler's excellent adventure

The Nation: Libertarians Dream of Being the Tie-Breaker

A voting bloc that once skewed to the G.O.P. is now “up for grabs.”

Dems compromise on Mich., Fla.

Democratic Party leaders agreed Saturday seat Michigan and Florida delegates with half votes into this summer's convention with a compromise that left Barack Obama on the verge of the nomination but riled Hillary Rodham Clinton backers who threatened to fight to the August convention. "Hijacking four delegates is not a good way to start down the path of party unity," said adviser Harold Ickes. Clinton's camp maintains she was entitled to four additional Michigan delegates.

The Nation: Look Who’s Tough on Iran Now

New suspicions about Iran’s nuclear program voiced by global sleuths come with a credibility the U.S. lost long ago.

Obama dumps controversial church

Barack Obama said Saturday he has resigned his 20-year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago "with some sadness" in the aftermath of inflammatory remarks by his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and more recent fiery remarks at the church by a visiting priest. "This is not a decision I come to lightly ... and it is one I make with some sadness," Obama said at a news conference after campaign officials released a letter of resignation he sent to the church on Friday.

The Corporation


Gilmore wins GOP nomination, barely

Former Virginia Gov. James Gilmore barely fended off under-funded socially conservative challenger.

Process, process and more process

Members of RBC discuss enormously complicated process through which Dems pick a nominee.

Obama quits Trinity United Church of Christ

Obama says he is leaving because he doesn't want his "church experience to be a political circus." See also: Text of Obama's church remarks

Domenici endorses Wilson over Pearce

Senator endorses Rep. Wilson as favored successor, giving the five-term congresswoman a critical boost.