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Obama rejects Clinton debate before Indiana vote
Reuters - USA
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said on Sunday he would not hold another debate with rival Hillary Clinton until after the May 6 nominating contests in North Carolina and Indiana. Clinton had challenged the Illinois senator and front-runner for the Democratic White House nomination to a 90-minute debate in Indiana without a moderator, but Obama turned her down.
DNC chair seeks June end to Clinton-Obama race
Boston Globe - United States
... he hopes the nomination battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is over by the end of June, to give time for the party to gear up for the Nov. 4 election against Republican John McCain. "The truth is, we need to figure this out before the convention. We need time to heal. And actually, I'm not the most important person in terms of bringing the party together. The most important person is the, is the person who doesn't win the nomination," he said.
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON
International Herald Tribune - France
By contrast, Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards waged a huge battle in this year's South Carolina primary and produced a record number of voters, more than 10 times as many as 20 years ago. To be sure, the old Clinton political magic is still there. The campaign now uses him more in small towns and secondary markets away from the media limelight. In economically strapped Ohio and Pennsylvania, voters responded to his message that things were a lot better in the 1990s when he was in charge.
McCain, Clinton for gas-tax holiday; Obama's not
Trading Markets (press release) - Los Angeles,CA,USA
Apr 27, 2008 (Newsday - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- -- For Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, who have scant policy differences between them, tackling record gas prices is shaping up to be one of those disagreements -- and a potential pitfall for Obama. Republican John McCain was the first out of the gate with a gas-tax holiday proposal to ease the pressure at the pump -- a plan to eliminate the 18.4-cents-a-gallon federal tax on gasoline between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Clinton better in November?
Baltimore Sun - United States
By Paul West The fight for the Democratic presidential nomination may come down to a question: Would Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton be the stronger candidate in November? "What you have to ask yourself is who you believe would be the better nominee to go toe-to-toe against John McCain," Clinton said after beating Obama in Pennsylvania last week.
Superdelegates under pressure
Allentown Morning Call - Allentown,PA,USA
By Josh Drobnyk | Call Washington Bureau April 27, 2008 Careening toward presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is the last date on the primary calendar in early June, and with it, mounting pressure for the undecided superdelegates to choose sides in the increasingly bitter fight. The some 300 party elders still uncommitted -- six in Pennsylvania -- represent the biggest bulk of delegates still undeclared, a group that will effectively decide the nominee. The question is when.
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