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Clinton to headline second night of convention

HONOLULU - Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline her own night at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama's campaign announced Sunday in a nod to her strong second-place showing in the party's presidential primary.

August 26, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Growing diversity in swing counties favors Obama

WASHINGTON - Minority Americans have been flocking to the nation's ''swing counties,'' hotly contested areas that could play a crucial role in this year's election.

August 26, 2008 | By STEVE OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama, McCain: By their offices ye shall know them

WASHINGTON - By their offices ye shall know them.

August 26, 2008 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama proposes tapping oil stockpiles

LANSING, Mich. - Barack Obama put forward a broad energy plan Monday designed to end U.S. reliance on imported oil within 10 years and shore up his standing amid a tightening White House race and high-anxiety over gas prices.

August 19, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


POW status was key factor in McCain’s first race

PHOENIX - A newcomer to Arizona, John McCain used his wife's wealth, ties to powerful Washington figures and, most of all, the emotional power of his five years in a Vietnamese prison to launch his political career 25 years ago.

August 19, 2008 | By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Candidates focus on finding running mates

WASHINGTON - As speculation swirls, Barack Obama and John McCain are knuckling down to the work of choosing running mates with their nominating conventions just weeks away.

August 14, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain has spot of skin removed from face

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday he had had a small patch of skin removed from his face and biopsied as part of a regular checkup with his dermatologist.

August 12, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Details missing from Obama’s Social Security plan

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's bid to place a new Social Security tax on very high incomes is either a bold or foolhardy plan, depending on who critiques it.

August 12, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain says Obama still wrong on Iraq, Afghanistan

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Republican Sen. John McCain insisted on Monday that he has been consistently right on both Iraq and Afghanistan while Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama ''has been completely wrong.''

August 05, 2008 | BY TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama meets Afghan president Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama pledged steadfast aid to Afghanistan in talks Sunday with its Western-backed leader and vowed to pursue the war on terror ''with vigor'' if elected, an Afghan official said.

August 04, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain at NAACP pledges more education options

CINCINNATI - John McCain told the NAACP and some skeptical black voters Wednesday that he will expand education opportunities, partly through vouchers for low-income children to attend private school.

July 31, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama predicts black voter increase, Southern wins

RALEIGH, N.C. - If Barack Obama's historic campaign to become the first black president boosts black turnout as drastically as he predicts, he could crack decades of Republican dominance across the South.

July 31, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama: ‘little doubt’ country in recession

SAN DIEGO - Barack Obama said Saturday there is ''little doubt we've moved into recession,'' underscoring the country's need for a second economic stimulus package, swift steps to shore up the housing market and a long-term energy policy to reduce reliance on foreign oil imports.

July 28, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


In a switch, governors now await running-mate call

PHILADELPHIA - For more than three decades, the National Governors' Association has assembled on presidential election years as one of its members made a bid for the White House - a Carter or a Reagan, a Dukakis, a Clinton or a Bush.

July 28, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain touts plan to create jobs, help workers

PHOENIX - Republican presidential candidate John McCain acknowledged the steep drop in U.S. jobs and said he would help the economy by cutting taxes, encouraging free trade, building nuclear power plants and launching other initiatives.

July 22, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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