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Iraqi PM disputes report on withdrawal plan

 Iraqi PM disputes report on withdrawal plan

Iraqi PM disputes report on withdrawal plan


– A German magazine quoted Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as saying that he backed a proposal by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 months
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Obama meets U.S. troops, Afghanistan officials

Obama meets U.S. troops, Afghanistan officials

Obama meets U.S. troops, Afghanistan officials


McCain camp blasts trip; Iraqi prime minister likes withdrawal plan
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Want Obama in a Punch Line? First, Find a Joke

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What’s so funny about Barack Obama? Apparently not very much, at least not yet.
On Monday, The New Yorker magazine tried dipping its toe into broad satire involving Senator Obama with a cover image depicting the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and his wife, Michelle, as fist-bumping, flag-burning, bin Laden-loving terrorists in the Oval Office. The response from both Democrats and Republicans was explosive.
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Is Obama’s Money Machine Wearing Down?

The fundraising machine Sen. Barack Obama is relying on to overwhelm Sen. John McCain this fall has shown signs of wear in recent weeks, as Internet contributions have slowed and efforts to recruit top donors to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign have been beset by lingering tensions.
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McCain: Selling an Economic Policy

Selling an Economic Policy

John McCain has retooled his campaign — yet again — and put Steve Schmidt, a veteran of Karl Rove’s old shop, in charge of the day-to-day operation. He’s back out again doing what he says he loves best, mixing it up with voters in town hall settings. Where he once professed not to know much about the economy, it’s now what he talks about constantly.
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The Veep Picks: What’s the Rush?


Suddenly, everyone wants to talk about running mates. Tomorrow’s trivia questions are the titans of today — Midwestern governors, swing state senators, retired generals. Recent history says the winners will be announced days or even weeks before the conventions in late August. But what’s the hurry? At least one party ought to revive tradition by dropping the bombshell while the delegates are gathered.
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Obama mixes politics, holiday barbecue

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent

BUTTE, Montana (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama mixed presidential politics with parades and barbecue on U.S. Independence Day on Friday, celebrating his daughter’s birthday with a picnic and fireworks in Montana.
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