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Democrats Suspend "War Room" Operations

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Democrats in town to staff an aggressive "war room" operation during the GOP convention have instead laid down their arms as Hurricane Gustav bears down on the Gulf Coast.

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Obama to ask his donors to help storm victims

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said Sunday he will tap his huge political network of donors and volunteers to help U.S. victims of Hurricane Gustav after it comes inland.

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Africans harness enthusiasm for Obama

Posted: 08/31/2008 - The performers pounded on animal-skin drums, the singer howled praise for Barack Obama, and the audience of fist-bumping supporters of the U.S. presidential candidate joined in the chorus: "We can do it! Yes we can!"

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Report: Detroit mayor's lawyers offered plea deal

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Lawyers for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick have proposed a deal in which he would plead guilty to two felonies, make restitution and serve five years' probation in exchange for avoiding jail time, a newspaper reported Sunday.

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McCain orders convention changes because of storm

Posted: 08/31/2008 - "I pledge that tomorrow night, and if necessary throughout our convention, we will act as Americans and not as Republicans because America needs us now," McCain said.

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Schedule for the Republican National Convention

Posted: 08/30/2008 - The program for the Republican National Convention Monday through Thursday at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, Minn. Sen. John McCain of Arizona is the party's presumed nominee.

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McCain, Palin in Pa., convention monitors storm

Posted: 08/30/2008 - John McCain introduced new running mate Sarah Palin to voters in battleground Pennsylvania on Saturday as they wound their way toward St. Paul and a Republican National Convention where the mood was suddenly threatened by Hurricane Gustav.

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Police target protesters at RNC convention

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Republican National Convention protesters targeted in a series of police raids Friday night and Saturday say they won't back down from their plans to march on the event's opening day.

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Obama's speech seen by 38 million-plus viewers

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Barack Obama's audience for his acceptance speech likely topped 40 million people, and the Democratic gathering that nominated him was a more popular television event than any other political convention in history.

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McCain VP decision boosts book on Alaska governor

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain's surprise choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate has given a brief, upbeat biography of her the kind of boost that Sen. Joe Biden's memoir received when he joined the Democratic ticket.

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Paul Supporters Hold Their Own Convention

Posted: 08/30/2008 - There's no room at traditional conventions for Ron Paul or his supporters. So they are packing their cars and are pitching tents for "RonStock 08" in the same city the GOP is holding its convention.

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McCain-Palin Ticket Energizes Religious Right

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Conservative leaders who were nervous John McCain may choose a pro-choice vice presidential candidate are excited about his choice: pro-life Sarah Palin.

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Palin a "Game Changer"

Posted: 08/30/2008 - John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as a running mate may be a gamble -- it could flop or pay off big time.

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Obama: McCain Not Agent Of Change

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Barack Obama ads state, despite his selection of Sarah Palin as a running mate, John McCain is not an agent of change.

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Obama, McCain Vie For Suburbanites, White Women

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Polls indicate a close race. An Associated Press-Ipsos poll and other surveys taken before the Democratic and Republican conventions provide a look at how Obama and McCain are doing with blocs of voters.

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Obama's Speech Seen by 38 Million Viewers

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Nielsen Media Research said more people watched Obama speak than watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final "American Idol" or the Academy Awards this year. Obama talked before a live audience of 80,000 people in Denver.

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Alaska Governor Moves to National Stage

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Two years ago, Sarah Palin was the mayor of a small town in Alaska. In 2006, she was elected Governor as a reformer and now, she joins John McCain on the Republican ticket.

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McCain Picks Alaska Gov. as Running Mate

Updated: 09/05/2008 - Sarah Palin, 44, has been governor of Alaska since 2004. Before becoming governor she was mayor and council member of a small town. Palin known for backing tough ethical standards, focus on energy, natural resources

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Obama Accepts Nomination, Links McCain and Bush

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Presidential nomination before 84,000 supporters at Denver's Invesco Field. Obama promised to cut taxes, and linked criticism of President Bush to Republican Presidential candidate John McCain.

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