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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Morning News Roundup

FOX News Poll: Clinton Leads in Ohio; Obama Up in Texas
Hillary Clinton has an 8-point lead over Barack Obama heading into Tuesday's Ohio Democratic primary, due largely to the support of white women, seniors and working-class voters, while the race is virtually a tie in Texas, where Obama tops Clinton by a slim 3 points, according to a FOX News Poll released Friday.

Democratic voters more diverse this year
WASHINGTON - The Democratic presidential race between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama has not only coaxed far more people to vote than in the past, it's also changed the mix of those showing up.

Can Clinton overcome Obamania?
WASHINGTON - A year ago, Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-Inevitable, was joshing about whether she could appoint her husband secretary of state when she became president, and Barack Obama was urging a throng to be realistic about his own chances. "Let's face it," he said. "The novelty's going to wear off."

McCain seeks distance from pastor
PHOENIX - John McCain is refusing to renounce the endorsement of a prominent Texas televangelist who Democrats say peddles anti-Catholic and other intolerant speech.

Obama and Clinton deadlocked
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are deadlocked in Texas and Ohio heading into potentially decisive presidential showdowns, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Houston Chronicle poll released on Saturday.

The Nader Factor
So Ralph Nader is running for president again, and there is no truth to the rumor that the nominating convention will be held in his garage. Too spacious.

Bailing Out Barack
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Supporters of Sen. Barack Obama concede that Sen. Hillary Clinton's aggressiveness rescued him from a serious blunder in last Tuesday's presidential debate at Cleveland, when he hesitated at rejecting a lavish endorsement of him by black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan.

Obama's Truthiness About Farrakhan
Transfixed by the two-candidate "horse race," maybe we didn't focus precisely on what happened in the home stretch of the last Democratic debate when Barack Obama tried to pick and nuance his way through a straight-ahead question from MSNBC's Tim Russert.
Q: Do you accept the support of Louis Farrakhan?

Bloomberg Lies: 'I Am Not Running'
Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) - Leesburg,VA,USA
When everyone was touting Rudy Giuliani as the GOP top choice for the Presidential nomination, LaRouche declared the Giuliani candidacy dead in the water. ...

Huckabee tries to lasso votes in Cowtown
Fort Worth Star Telegram - Fort Worth,TX,USA
Perry is backing McCain after initially backing former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has dropped out. "They didn't get me in the race, so they can't get ...

Dropouts still on Ohio primary ballot
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com - Cleveland,OH,USA
Active campaigners John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul will still compete with dropouts Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney. ...

McKinney’s Platform: Why Aren’t Blacks Taking A Closer Look?
By BHblog There is also Alan Keyes, a Republican whose candidacy is virtually ignored by that party and most in the public, and there is also Cynthia McKinney, former Georgia congresswoman who was a long [...]
Black House News Blog - http://bhonline.org/blog

Why Did Gonzalez Join Nader's Ticket?
Day to Day, February 29, 2008 · Presidential hopeful Ralph Nader announced his running mate Thursday. Madeleine Brand talks with San Francisco politician ...

Lawyers ask federal judge to approve Nader lawsuit against former ...
WSLS.com - Roanoke,VA,USA
(AP) - Lawyers for Ralph Nader asked a federal judge Friday to let a lawsuit proceed against former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, ...

Ralph Nader for President
Associated Content - Denver,CO,USA
On Meet the Press, February 28th 2008, Ralph Nader announced his run for Presidency. Though Nader may be common knowledge to some, many still are asking who ...

Nader’s Running Mate Was Not Such a Fan in ‘04
New York Times Blogs - New York,NY,USA
As a prominent Green Party member, Mr. Gonzalez was asked how he felt about Ralph Nader taking another shot at the presidency. And what he said back then ...

Nader brings courage, integrity, ideas to presidential race
Statesman Journal - Salem,OR,USA
Like it or not, Ralph Nader is running for president . . . again. Why shouldn't he? While many of the rest of us defer to the Democratic and Republican ...

Greens Respond to Ralph Nader's Decision Not to Seek the Green ...
Common Dreams (press release) - Portland,ME,USAWe wish Ralph Nader and [running mate] Matt Gonzalez well in their independent campaign," said Clifford Thornton, also a co-chair of the Green Party. ...

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