Continued from page 1

The ad opened as Senate Republicans sunk a Democratic plan that would have required troops to begin coming home within 120 days, with a complete pullout by April 30, 2008, the Associated Press reports.

“Our troops have done everything we’ve asked, and I don’t want to see any more die,” Mr. Richardson says in the ad, as he walks through the foothills of his home state.

Hillary lawsuit

Judicial Watch, a public-interest law group, said yesterday that it has filed a lawsuit seeking Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton’s records from her years as first lady.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the National Archives, contends the archives has a legal obligation to demand the records from the Clinton presidential library in Little Rock, Ark., and to make them publicly available, according to a Judicial Watch statement.

The group is seeking Mrs. Clinton’s calendar, daily office diary, telephone log book and chronological file for the eight years her husband, Bill Clinton, was president, the Associated Press reports.

The group filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the archives on April 5, 2006, for the materials but never received a reply, the statement said.

Mrs. Edwards’ ad

Elizabeth Edwards tells voters that her husband, Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards, is a tough guy “who can stare the worst in the face and not blink” in an ad set to start airing yesterday in New Hampshire.

Elizabeth Edwards, who makes frequent campaign stops in early-voting states for her husband, appears in the ad that the campaign hopes will highlight the couple’s marriage, the Associated Press reports.

“I have been blessed for the last 30 years to be married to the most optimistic person that I have ever met,” she says as photographs from the campaign fade in and out. “But at the same time he has an unbelievable toughness, particularly about other people, and that is his ability to fight for them.

“You’re not going to outsmart him. He works harder than any human being that I know, always has,” she adds. “It’s unbelievably important that, in our president, we have someone who can stare the worst in the face and not blink.”

Kucinich ill

Democratic presidential candidate Dennis J. Kucinich, who is a vegan, has been hospitalized with severe effects of apparent food poisoning.

The 60-year-old Ohio congressman became sick Sunday night while flying to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to address the national longshoremen’s convention. He went ahead with a speech Monday but immediately returned home and was hospitalized in the Cleveland area.

Story Continues →