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Obama's Advertising Strategy

Will candidate's plan be to his ultimate detriment?

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Obama’s Advertising Strategy

Will candidate's plan be to his ultimate detriment?

African American voters have long lamented that Democratic politicians take their vote for granted, while…

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‘That One’

Tuesday night’s presidential debate wasn’t the be-all end-all meeting viewers had anticipated but there were…

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And the Winner is…

The presidential candidates knocked out their second debate last night in Nashville, Tennesee. The town…

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Obama vs. McCain Round 2

The debate ended without the fireworks some pundits were expecting. Though Sens. McCain and Obama…

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Walk-Up to the Debate

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It’s round two of the presidential debates, with Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain…

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Obama Touts Documentary About McCain’s S&L Past

Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign is making sure voters are aware of Sen. John McCain’s transgressions…

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Obama Touts Documentary About McCain’s S&L Past

Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign is making sure voters are aware of Sen. John McCain’s transgressions…

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Attack Ads Lead up to Second Presidential Debate

The past comes to roost for McCain, Obama

While the presidential candidates gear up for the second debate Tuesday evening at Belmont University…

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Russell Simmons Joins the Obama Campaign

(Source: Barack Obama for America) Russell Simmons on the Obama campaign trail

Media mogul, Russell Simmons,…

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Trail Mix

Economy continues to take toll on McCain

With just three weeks left until Election Day, the presidential campaign of Republican Sen. John…

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Voter Registration Deadline Monday

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On Nov. 4 registered voters will have the opportunity send a message to…

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Palin vs. Biden

The debate is over.  To her credit, Palin made no gaffes and gained confidence as…

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Is Palin Out of Her League?

For all the talk that Gov. Sarah Palin is in over her head, there’s more…

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The CBCF Debate Watching Party Continues…Finishing up

The debate is over.

The Congressional Black Caucus crowd is cheering!

“Yes we can!” and “Obama!”

Everyone is…

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The CBCF Crowd Loves Obama

9:45-9:56pm-The debate crowd at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Debate Watching Party is on pins…

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McCain, Obama Traveling to Mississippi

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Sen. John McCain announced he will participate in tonight’s presidential candidate debate, going head-to-head…

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McCain Back in Debate: Desperate or Diligent?

Twists and turns continue to pop up along the campaign trail and this week’s…

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Fate of Debate Still Uncertain

Sen. John McCain, Republican presidential candidate, maintains that he will not participate in the Mississippi…

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CBC Alights Statuary Hall

Congressional Black Caucus at Statuary Hall
This afternoon at the Capital Building in National Statuary Hall,…

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Election Day: What Not to wear?

With just 41 days until the presidential election, things are heating up.

Clint and Stacy, hosts…

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Obama Pounces, McCain Skirts the Issues

Presidential contenders John McCain and Barack Obama released new attack ads this morning.

In his ad,…

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Who’ll Get the Boot?

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Short of men leaping from buildings on Wall Street and children selling apples roadside, the…

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Who’ll Get the Boot?

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Short of men leaping from buildings on Wall Street and children selling apples roadside, the…

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Trail Mix

Weakening economy puts campaigns back on track

Following a week filled with bad news from the nation’s financial front, the presidential election…

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Good for What Ails America?

In two new reports, the journal Health Affairs took a critical eye to Sens. Barack…

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On the Issues: Obama vs. McCain

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Voted against recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as…

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Ask an Economist: Breaking Down the Financial Crisis

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It has been a jarring September for Wall Street. It is just the middle…

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Got Jobs?

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It’s enough to make your stomach churn. Those gloom and doom economic reports that…

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Back to the Issues: The Economy

With the turmoil in the financial markets taking front stage in the presidential campaigns, Sens.…

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Candidates Appear at Ground Zero

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain appear at Ground Zero to mark the anniversary of…

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The Audacity of….McCain

Let me get this straight. Arizona Sen. John McCain, age 72, a 26-year veteran of…

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Candidates React to Employment Figures

The Department of Labor reported this morning the U.S. unemployment rate surged 6.1% in August,…

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Betting on Palin

Some people will bet on just about anything, and there are seemingly limitless outlets for…

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Sound Bites

Sen. Joseph Lieberman

Major themes at last night’s session:

Experience

And I’m optimistic about something else: When the…

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Wooing Independents?

Today’s theme for the Republican National Convention is “service,” and tonight’s scheduled speakers include a…

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Are You Experienced?

CNN’s Campbell Brown laid the smackdown on McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds yesterday when she asked…

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Black Delegates Are Few in St. Paul

African American voters haven’t thrown much support behind Republican candidates, despite Republican officials claim that…

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Obama Responds to Gustav

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Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said yesterday he will use his vast political…

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Trail Mix: Part III

Dems End on a Victorious Note; McCain Makes Bold VP Pick

With the Democratic Party officially nominating Sen. Barack Obama as their presidential candidate and…

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Transcript of Obama’s Speech

Transcript of Barack Obama’s acceptance speech, as prepared for delivery.

To Chairman Dean and my…

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Transcript of Obama’s Speech

Transcript of Barack Obama’s acceptance speech, as prepared for delivery.

To Chairman Dean and my…

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Recap of the 2008 Democratic National Convention

A retrospective look at the historic 2008 Democratic National Convention, during which Senator Barack Obama…

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Dream On!

I don’t know that I’ve ever been able to join hands in a large…

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Our Eyes Are Open. Are We Ready To See?

Whether Barack Obama gets into the White House or not, we are about to look into the mirror as a nation.

Whether Barack Obama gets into the White House or not, we are about to look…

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Denver vs. New York

When I arrived at the convention center in Denver yesterday I was struck by something:…

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Grace Under Pressure

Call her a woman with class… And right now she seems to have it all. …

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Trail Mix: Part II

Experts: Obama must promote party unity, toughness on issues

By most accounts, this should be the year for Democrats, yet, recent polls show…

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Hip-Hop Political Support

For Obama, celebrity endorsements can boost or back-fire

With such high-profile hip-hop celebrities as Russell Simmons, Sean Combs, and Jay-Z publicly supporting Sen.…

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Going to the Polls

Heightened oversight may ease Election Day stress

Election officials grapple the challenges inherent to making Election Day run as glitch-free as possible.

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Obama Addresses the National Urban League

Education, economy, small business at top of agenda

Speaking before an overflowing audience at the National Urban League’s conference in Florida on Saturday,…

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McCain Takes Platform to Urban League

Sen. John McCain took Sen. Barack Obama to task at the National Urban League’s conference…

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McCain Addresses Urban League

Education, economy, small business at top of agenda

Sen. John McCain took Sen. Barack Obama to task at the National Urban League’s conference…

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Winning the Vote

Groups hold power to sway large blocks of voters

Campaigns are exploring ways to win the endorsements of respected groups and organizations that can…

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Obama's Advertising Strategy

Will candidate's plan be to his ultimate detriment?

African American voters have long lamented that Democratic politicians take their vote for granted, while…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama's World Tour

Global citizens buying into possible presidency

Most recent U.S. public opinion polls have the presidential contest between Democratic presumptive nominee Sen.…

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McCain Addresses NAACP

Candidate breaks Bush tradition

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, delivered a speech at the NAACP’s…

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Trail Mix

Shake-ups, pundit rake-ups rouse flip-flop blame

Last week should have marked a new beginning for the Republican presumptive presidential nominee Sen.…

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Drawing on Our Fears

Magazine cover inflames rumors, ruffles feathers

Tuesday night on Larry King Live, Sen. Barack Obama once again affirmed that he is…

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A Taxing Campaign

Obama and McCain take a stand on tax breaks, exemptions, deductions, and credits

Obama and McCain take a stand on tax breaks, exemptions, deductions, and credits.

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The Spoiler Effect

Third-party candidates may take key votes from Obama, McCain

While the next president of the United States is expected to be either Democratic Sen.…

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Measuring Up Online

Web 2.0: Obama vs. McCain

When Bush and Gore challenged one another for the spot of commander-in-chief, the world had…

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The Campaign Trail

How are they doing?

During the Democratic primary season, Sen. Barack Obama proved himself to be not only a…

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Obama: Standing on Their Shoulders

A look back at the foundation laid for Barack Obama's candidacy

While America relished in the historic moment of Sen. Barack Obama’s triumph over Sen. Hillary…

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Senator Barack Obama – Change You Can Believe In Part 1

Senator Barack Obama talks about his run for President, health care, families, and his thoughts…

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Senator Barack Obama Change You Can Believe In Part 2

Senator Barack Obama addresses the media on being black, and his plan on becoming the…

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Internet Rumors Take Center Stage in Election Season

Campaign mudslinging reaches an online low

Every election cycle, voters must sift through media sources and other information outlets to discern…

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Looking Forward, Democrats Hope for November Trifecta

Party on top as Republicans feel the squeeze

There’s a theory prescribed to by political observers and operatives that when a party benefits…

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Looking Ahead

Obamas success may help boost other black politicians

Whether Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential run ends successfully at the White House, the historic implications…

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Talking With the Enemy

Obama and McCain offer different approaches to dealing with Iran

Lately there seem to be few issues on which the presumptive presidential nominees, Democratic Sen.…

By Joyce Jones

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On the Issues: Immigration

Presidential candidates spell out plans for addressing immigration

Immigration ranks as one of the hot-button issues of the 2008 campaign. How strong are…

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Barack Obama’s Lesson in Social Media

Senator adroitly uses Twitter to spread his message

With Sen. Barack Obama being recognized as the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party,…

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Mending Fences

Can Obama and Clinton supporters make nice?

With the primary season over, presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has his eyes…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Swinging on the Exit Strategy

Candidates differ greatly on when to leave Iraq

With the economy spinning out of control, the war in Iraq is no longer the…

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Obama Secures Enough Delegates for Nomination

Clinton to make key decisions in coming days

Following 17 months of a hard-fought contest that may go down in the history books…

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Small Business: Candidates On the Record

Clues show where these firms stand with presidential hopefuls

On the presidential campaign trail, Sens. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain have all…

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Splitting Votes

DNC rules committee decides on Michigan and Florida delegations

When Democratic National Committee officials gathered in Washington, D.C. Saturday to deliberate the question of…

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Raking It In

Obama campaigns fundraising prowess continues to yield results

If fundraising dollars translated directly to votes, Sen. Barack Obama would have the election…

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Opting In or Out

Candidates must decide whether they will accept public campaign financing

As the first candidate to achieve a majority of delegates in the Democratic primaries…

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Blue Collar Support

Can Obama win the rural, working-class vote in a general election?

Following Sen. Barack Obama’s recent thumping in Democratic primary states that have large working-class or…

By Joyce Jones

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The Key to the Right V.P.

Linking the Democratic or Republican nominee with the right vice president could help swing states

As the Democratic and Republican national conventions draw close, all eyes will not only be…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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A Delegate Situation

Edwards' endorsement of Obama could sway more superdelegates and advocacy groups

Fresh from a 41-point high in West Virginia on Tuesday night, Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign…

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Clinton Sweeps Obama for Win in West Virginia Primary

Is this the first stanza of her swan song or enough to keep her campaign going?

Sen. Hillary Clinton celebrated Tuesday night with a landslide victory in West Virginia’ Democratic primary.…

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Run-Up to West Virginia

Strategists predict West Virginia primary will be a win for Clinton�s end

Despite predictions that Sen. Barack Obama will get trounced by Sen. Hillary
Clinton in the West…

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Obama, Clinton Both Clinch Victories

Illinois senator holds on to his lead in delegates and popular votes

As predicted in the topsy-turvy race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama and…

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On the Issues: The Environment

Candidates share their solutions to solving the countrys environmental problems

With even President Bush recently announcing a national goal of stopping the growth of greenhouse…

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On the Issues: National Security

Experts weigh in about the candidates stances on national security

Almost immediately after Sen. John McCain became the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president of…

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On The Issues: Experts Speak on the Record

What the front-runners' voting records say about how they may lead

The Economy
John McCain

Voted No to the Bush tax cuts but later voted Yes to extend…

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Will Voters Be Swayed by Pastor's Comments?

Wright controversy pulls focus from top issues in Obama campaign

In the critical days leading up to the Indiana and North Carolina primaries on Tuesday,…

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Barack Obama Reveals His Master Plan

Presidential candidate speaks out on housing, education, and jobs

Barack Obama has emerged as a leading candidate for the president of the United States.…

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On the Issues: Healthcare

Presidential hopefuls propose healthcare reform in varying degrees

The healthcare issues of the 2008 presidential election are as notable for what they highlight…

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On the Issues: The Economy

Presidential candidates spell out plans for reviving the economy

The economy is the top concern for American voters, according to a recent Associated Press/Yahoo…

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Clinton Wins Pennsylvania Primary

Obama still ahead in delegate count and popular votes

Following six weeks of vigorous—and often vitriolic—campaigning in Pennsylvania between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen.…

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On The Issues: Obama and McCain on Housing

Leading presidential hopefuls tackle mortgage crisis

Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke uttered the words everyone else has been saying…

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Affirmative Action Under Attack

Anti-affirmative action initiatives challenged

Ward Connerly, head of the American Civil Rights Coalition, is spearheading the November ballot initiatives…

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Clinton Unveils Housing Plan

New York senator's four-point plan addresses mortgage crisis and home foreclosures

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has proposed a $30 billion federal fund to buy out troubled…

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Who Are Super Delegates

The battle for the Democratic nomination rages on as the profile of these political insiders rises

Many inquiring minds are weighing the influence of “super delegates,” whose votes are given equal…

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A Democratic Front-runner: Do the Math

Party still has a fight on their hands in the nomination of a presidential candidate

The 2008 election campaign has been saturated with talk of delegates and superdelegates. With prospects…

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A Perfect Union — Barack Obama's Speech

Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the…

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No Do-Over for Michigan

Lawmakers won't back a new primary

After pleas from state party leaders and strong lobbying by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michigan…

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Tyler Perry and Barack Obama

What do the two have in common? A Hollywood movie

Since coming onto the national scene at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, White House presidential…

By George Alexander

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Playing the Political Race Card

Inflammatory remarks led to accusations, resignations, apologies

It may have been nearly two weeks since former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro…

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Obama’s Momentum Continues

Could senators historic run lead to nomination?

While the issues regarding the superdelegates and the Florida and Michigan primaries must still be…

By Hamil R. Harris

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In It to Win It

The presidential front-runners prepare for battle

The presidential front-runners prepare for battle

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Super Tuesday Reveals No Winners

Sens. Clinton and Obama still locked in a heated race

Super Tuesday was a night filled with close calls, predictable outcomes, and a few reminders…

By Joyce Jones

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Taking It to the States

Candidates gear up for Super Tuesday

It’s starting to feel a little like November as the presidential primary process goes national…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Wins South Carolina

Clintons smear campaign backfires

At the end of a week of heated exchanges, veiled racial comments, and charges of…

By Joyce Jones

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Dirty Debate

Democratic candidates battle each other on a national stage

Democratic candidates battle each other on a national stage

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Black Enterprise Endorses Obama for President

Founder, Chairman & Publisher Earl G. Graves states his case

Earl G. Graves, Sr. unequivocally endorses Barack Obama to be the next president of the…

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A Discussion with Senator Barack Obama

U.S. Senator Barack Obama discusses his political strategy and presidential aspirations.

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