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Clinton, Obama hope to gain upper hand through early Texas voting

AUSTIN, Texas - Voting on primary day is so yesterday.

March 14, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton raises $35 million in February; Obama camp says it will surpass

WASHINGTON - Rebounding from weak fundraising in January, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to raise $35 million in February, a figure rival Sen. Barack Obama's campaign said it would surpass, a campaign official said Thursday.

March 14, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton depicts Obama as inconsistent on foreign policy issues

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton characterized rival Barack Obama on Monday as rash and inconsistent on foreign policy issues.

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


McCain disavows radio talk show host who calls Obama ’hack, Chicago-style’ politician

CINCINNATI - Republican John McCain quickly denounced the comments of a radio talk show host who while warming up a campaign crowd referred repeatedly to Barack Hussein Obama and called the Democratic presidential candidate a ''hack, Chicago-style'' politician.

March 12, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Army official says no reason to doubt Obama story of ill-equipped troops

WASHINGTON - Gen. George Casey, the Army's chief of staff, said Tuesday he has no reason to doubt Barack Obama's recent account by an Army captain that a rifle platoon in Afghanistan didn't have enough soldiers or weapons.

March 12, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush predicts voters will replace him with GOP president who will ’keep up the fight’ in Iraq

WASHINGTON - President Bush predicted Monday that voters will replace him with a Republican president who will ''keep up the fight'' in Iraq.

March 12, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


AP Poll: Obama catches Clinton nationally as he takes big leads among white men and liberals

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama has taken clear leads over Hillary Rodham Clinton among white men, middle-income earners and liberals, allowing him to catch his faltering rival in their race for the Democratic presidential nomination, a national poll showed Monday.

March 12, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM and TREVOR TOMPSON Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Gearing up for general election, McCain swings through Midwest

COLUMBUS, Ohio - His nomination assured, John McCain got an early jump on the general election this week with a swing through Midwestern states likely to be pivotal in the fall and a fresh line of criticism against Barack Obama.

March 09, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


No flag pin, no hand over his heart: Is Obama exposed?

WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama's refusal to wear an American flag lapel pin along with a photo of him not putting his hand over his heart during the National Anthem led conservatives on Internet and in the media to question his patriotism.

March 09, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


People working the polls make some strange decisions, but it’s often not their fault

When things go awry at the voting booth, as they have several times in this hectic primary season, much of the blame often falls on ill-trained poll workers who are paid a pittance.

March 09, 2008 | By DEBORAH HASTINGS Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Angry Clinton rips Obama over campaign mailings

CINCINNATI - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that a pair of mailings sent to voters by rival Barack Obama's campaign criticizing her health care plan and trade views are false, misleading and a betrayal of his pledge to practice a new style of politics.

March 09, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Hope sparked by Obama candidacy mixes with lingering worries about his safety

NEW YORK - For many black Americans, it's a conversation they find hard to avoid, revisiting old fears in the light of bright new hopes.

March 08, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Campaign 2008


Analysis: Clinton appears to be on the ropes, badly needing wins in Texas, Ohio

WASHINGTON - She's still fighting, but it's awfully hard to find encouraging news for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic homestretch.

March 07, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama wins Democrats Abroad global primary, his 11th straight victory

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama won the Democrats Abroad global primary in results announced Thursday, giving him 11 straight victories in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

March 07, 2008 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain says report suggesting inappropriate relationship ‘‘not true’’

TOLEDO, Ohio - John McCain emphatically denied a romantic relationship with a female telecommunications lobbyist on Thursday and said a report by The New York Times suggesting favoritism for her clients is ''not true.''

March 07, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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