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Clinton’s campaign chairman says contest will be decided in June

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As talk swirled this morning over when Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton should end her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, her campaign chairman predicted the party would have a presumptive nominee in June and, if it’s not Clinton, she would campaign for Sen. Barack Obama.
Clinton’s campaign chairman says contest will be decided in June – Los Angeles Times


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It’s Obama, Warts and All – WSJ.com

Mr. Obama is now the prohibitive favorite. Tuesday night, he took at least 94 delegates to Mrs. Clinton’s 75 and leads the former First Lady by 176 delegates in the AP tabulation. He has 1,840 of the 2,025 delegates needed to win. Mr. Obama needs only 185 – or 38% – of the 486 outstanding delegates (217 to be elected in the six remaining contests, and 269 superdelegates yet to endorse a candidate). Mrs. Clinton needs 341, or 70% of those left to be awarded.

It’s Obama, Warts and All – WSJ.com


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Obama Talks All Things LGBT With The Advocate

In an exclusive Chicago sit-down with The Advocate’s Kerry Eleveld, Democratic front-runner Barack Obama discusses “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the Reverend Wright, and what he would do for LGBT Americans if he becomes president.

Obama Talks All Things LGBT With The Advocate | Advocate.com


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Obama’s pastor and the Politics of Patriotic Treason

This past week, the controversy surrounding Senator Barack Obama’s pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Wright, reached a head. Investigative reporters at ABC released excerpts from Dr. Wright’s sermons where he appears to be making inflammatory and unpatriotic pronouncements against the United States. Excerpts include Dr. Wright attributing the 9/11 attacks to a matter of “the chickens coming home to roost,” and suggesting African Americans sing “God Damn America” in place of “God Bless America.”

As expected, Senator Obama offered his ceremonial denouncement in response to the perceived outrage of the “American mainstream.” And conservative pundits are sure to have a field day with this story. But before Obamamaniacs jump on the demonizing bandwagon (one that Senator Obama himself seems a little too quick to fuel), let’s view Dr. Wright in proper perspective.

Religion Dispatches – Obama’s pastor and the Politics of Patriotic Treason