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Barack Obama – HOT LICKS #21

Here are some of the hottest and most current stories on :

Caller threatens to bomb 3 Obama campaign offices
Xinhua - China
BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhuanet) -- Authorities evacuated and searched three Barack Obama campaign offices in Indiana Tuesday in response to a bomb threat made while people voted in the state's primary. The bomb threats were made in a call to a Terre Haute television station. Lewis Robinson of the Secret Service's Indianapolis office said the caller made threats against Obama offices in Terre Haute, Vincennes and Evansville.

Obama, Clinton each get a win, but his delegate lead widens
Christian Science Monitor - Boston,MA,USA
Barack Obama won the North Carolina Democratic primary by a commanding 14 percentage points over New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, proving to critics he can win white Southern votes as well as black. With that win, he has amassed an almost insurmountable lead in both pledged delegates and the popular vote. But Senator Clinton took Indiana by a slim two-point margin and vowed to fight on. In recent months she's recast herself as the feisty champion of the working class. Her margin of victory among Hoosiers, though small, has inspired her to carry on through the last contests in June.

Barack Obama, Pabst Lover?
By sfhayes
This passage comes to us from the “pool report” on Barack Obama’s trip to Raleigh, North Carolina, yesterday. A pool report is sort of a cheat sheet for reporters, a summary of events written by a reporter who was present for those who were not. This one was written by Michael Powell, a fantastic writer with the New York Times. As Obama was campaigning, he stopped in a bar called The Raleigh Times, in a building that used to be occupied by a newspaper of the same name. Powell writes:

McCain castigates Obama on judges
The Associated Press -
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) — Republican John McCain criticized Democratic rival Barack Obama for voting against John Roberts as US chief justice, reaching out to the Christian right on one of their chief concerns: the proper role of judges in government. to the Christian right on one of their chief concerns: the proper role of judges in government. Conservatives contend that federal judges have upset the constitutional balance of power among the courts, the Congress and the presidency by making far-reaching decisions, such as one in 2005 that let cities seize people's homes to make way for shopping malls.

Obama's Lean and Hungry Voter Outreach
Washington Post - United States
Barack Obama is still short of the 2025 delegates he needs to win the Democratic nomination, but his daily calorie intake is getting there. Despite the stress, the lack of exercise and the horrid airplane food, the Illinois senator has actually lost weight as the campaign drags on. But in the past few days he has eaten like a horse.

 


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