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Obama to accept nomination at football stadium

NEW YORK - Barack Obama will accept the Democratic presidential nomination at Invesco Field at Mile High, a 76,000-seat stadium home to the Denver Broncos, the Democratic National Committee announced Monday.

July 22, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Johnson resigns from team vetting Obama veep

WASHINGTON - A manager of Democrat Barack Obama's vice presidential search team resigned Wednesday amid criticism over his personal loan deals.

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


Obama starts general campaign as favorite in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - A political infrastructure that pushed Barack Obama to victory in the Iowa caucuses and an increase in Democratic voter registration make him the favorite in the state in November, but an intense catch-up effort could put Republican John McCain back in the game, veteran political strategists in both parties say.

June 26, 2008 | By MIKE GLOVER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain, Obama trade jabs on economy, taxes

WASHINGTON - Republican John McCain accused Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday of backing measures that would increase both the costs and the taxes paid by small business, and he told a group of owners, ''The federal government shouldn't make your work any harder.''

June 26, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton suspends campaign, endorses Obama

WASHINGTON - Once Barack Obama's determined foe, Hillary Rodham Clinton is now his consummate ally.

June 22, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama names a Kennedy to help pick a veep

NEW YORK - Barack Obama turned to the hunt for a running mate Wednesday, with Hillary Rodham Clinton's supporters urging him to put her on the ticket now that she's decided to back his inevitable nomination.

June 19, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


AP tally: Obama seals Democratic nomination

WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois sealed the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, a historic step toward his once-improbable goal of becoming the nation's first black president. A defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton maneuvered for the vice presidential spot on his fall ticket.

June 18, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama picks up 9 superdelegates, union endorsement

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama all but erased Hillary Rodham Clinton's once-imposing lead among national convention superdelegates on Friday and won fresh labor backing as elements of the Democratic Party began coalescing around the Illinois senator for the fall campaign.

May 24, 2008 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Democrats focus on the economy in Indiana industrial towns

MARION, Ind. - Democrat Barack Obama argued that voters are yearning for ''straight talk and honesty'' on the economy as he sought distinctions with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton just nine days before the next round of primaries in the hotly contested race for the presidential nomination.

May 11, 2008 | By MIKE GLOVER and SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Democrats favored in electoral map

EDITOR'S NOTE: First in an occasional series that explores the electoral math needed to win the White House.

May 11, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama seeks union’s help while Clinton promotes vets issues

CHICAGO - How does Sen. Barack Obama spend a day off in his hometown? By urging hundreds of union activists to back his presidential bid in the final Democratic primaries.

May 10, 2008 | By MIKE GLOVER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Some young religious voters focus on social justice

CHICAGO - Beau Underwood is putting his faith in politics.

May 10, 2008 | By LILLIAN CUNNINGHAM Medill News Service for The Associated Press | Campaign 2008


North Carolina GOP leadership divided over ad

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Republican leaders are standing by a TV ad critical of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama despite dissension in their own ranks and two stations' refusal to air it.

May 10, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Ind. student accused of plot ordered to remain in detention

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A judge on Friday ordered a 16-year-old boy accused of planning a Columbine-style attack on two schools on Sept. 11 to remain in a juvenile detention center and undergo a psychological evaluation.

May 10, 2008 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Trial recommended for Pendleton Marine in Iraq slayings

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A hearing officer recommended a court-martial for a Marine charged with murdering an Iraqi detainee captured during fierce house-to-house fighting in Fallujah, Iraq.

May 10, 2008 | | Campaign 2008


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