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Noam Chomsky: Why Isn’t Iraq in the 2008 Election?

Not very long ago, as you all recall, it was taken for granted that the Iraq war would be the central issue in the 2008 election, as it was in the midterm election two years ago. However, it’s virtually disappeared off the radar screen, which has solicited some puzzlement among the punditry…

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March 6, 2008

Ellison Says Hints that Obama is Muslim Won’t Have Effect

WASHINGTON—Rep. Keith Ellison said Wednesday that attempts to insinuate that Barack Obama is Muslim won’t have any effect on the presidential candidate, arguing that Americans won’t fall for such a “bigoted” appeal.

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March 6, 2008

Obama and Clinton Ready for Long Battle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on Wednesday faced a long fight for the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination, with Obama promising to get tougher on his rival and Clinton hinting the two could team up in November against Republican John McCain.

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March 6, 2008

Obama Says He’ll Push Back Against Clinton

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Barack Obama, fresh from losses in Ohio and Texas, on Wednesday promised a more aggressive approach in his battle with Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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March 6, 2008

Clinton Hints at Obama as Possible Running Mate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Energized by a series of wins that revitalized her presidential campaign, Sen. Hillary Clinton hinted on Wednesday at a possible joint Democratic ticket with rival Barack Obama.

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March 6, 2008

Hillary Clinton Finished?

“… The senator’s three remaining gambits will fail – well before the convention…”

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March 3, 2008

McCain, 71, Faces Age Questions in White House Bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – At 71, leading Republican presidential contender John McCain must convince voters that despite his age he is up to the rigors of what is often called the world’s toughest job.

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February 28, 2008

Democrats Focus on War Costs to Defeat McCain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic grass roots organizations on Monday launched a $20 million campaign to defeat Republican John McCain in the 2008 U.S. presidential election by focusing their attention on rising costs of the Iraq war.

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February 28, 2008

Pakistani Minister Meets TX Governor Secretary

Pakistani delegation visits America.

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February 21, 2008

Texas Muslim Democratic Caucus: “Please vote!” (TMDC)

1. TMDC urges all Muslim Texans to exercise their sacred franchise by voting, en masse, in the March 4, 2008 primary elections in the party of their choice…

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February 21, 2008

Obama on a Roll: 3 Big Wins

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama’s three decisive wins over rival Hillary Clinton propelled him on Wednesday into the next round of presidential contests on a wave of momentum and sent her scrambling to find an answer.

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February 14, 2008

Superdelegates May Break Dead Heat

February 11, 2008 · Democratic candidates New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama have each won contests in a number of states, but what really matters is how many delegates they accumulate for the Democratic Party’s National Convention in Denver in August.

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February 14, 2008

Should Muslims Vote as a Bloc?

In the current primaries, Muslims are heavily involved in Obama, Clinton, Ron Paul, McCain campaigns. Yet none of those involved have any clue about the number of Muslim votes and their pattern of voting. Somehow everyone assumes that on the election day, Muslims will fill the polling booths in large number and would impact the elections.

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February 14, 2008

Clinton Shuffles Campaign Team

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As she struggles to blunt Barack Obama’s growing momentum, Democrat Hillary Clinton shuffled her campaign staff’s leadership on Sunday ahead of this week’s U.S. presidential nominating contests, while her rival celebrated a victory in the Maine caucuses.

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February 14, 2008

Prediction Markets Now See Obama Win

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Traders wagering on the outcome of the U.S. presidential vote were overwhelmingly betting on Monday that Illinois Sen. Barack Obama will defeat former first lady Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination and ultimately win the presidency.

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February 14, 2008

Blowback from GOP Holy War

If any of the remaining [Republican] candidates does win the presidency, he is going to have to cultivate close relations with Middle Eastern regimes to even begin resolving the mess in that region. And that president will have to do so saddled from the start with a legacy of denigrating Islam and Muslims.

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February 11, 2008

Obama and Black People

“I want to add some points about the unfortunate attitude in the country regarding Barack Obama. I’ve never met Senator Obama and probably never will. But…”

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February 11, 2008

Obama, Clinton and the War

Kennedy was a rare sane voice among the Democrats in strongly opposing the Iraq war, and it is no small tribute when he states: “We know the record of Barack Obama. There is the courage he showed when so many others were silent or simply went along. From the beginning, he opposed the war in Iraq. And let no one deny that truth.”

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February 7, 2008

Questions They Weren’t Asked

When it was over two hours later, here is how the reporters, not the columnists, of the New York Times described the showdown: “Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama sat side by side here Thursday, sharing a night of smiles, friendly eye-catching and gentle banter_It was almost as if the battle was to see which of them could outnice the other.”

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February 7, 2008

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