- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
- U.N. rights chief: Flight MH17 downing possible war crime
- Attack on park in Gaza war kills 10, mostly children
- Calif. protesters to block Israel-owned ships at Port of Oakland
- Obama to give Africa $38M, but tells young leaders: Stop ‘making excuses’ for economy
Clinton admits ‘mistake’ in Obama criticism
Question of the Day
Mrs. Clinton has said from the beginning that her 15 years fighting that machine has made her stronger and more prepared to win the general election.
But Mr. McCain also has been a recipient of dirty tricks and attack ads by those very same groups and railed against the so-called “swiftboating” that befell Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, during his 2004 run for the presidency.
Mrs. Clinton signaled her recognition of the political shift during a campaign stop Thursday, calling Mr. McCain “a friend of mine” more than once and an “esteemed colleague” that she very much respects. She also mentioned that the two have worked together and went as a team to Iraq to talk to troops.
The Clinton campaign yesterday challenged Mr. Obama’s green economy proposal as a new policy position and one that conflicts with his voting record.
Mr. Obama attacked the Bush administration’s reasoning for ignoring global warming, saying that Vice President Dick Cheney “developed America’s energy policy with a secret task force that opened the door to oil lobbyists and then shut it to every other point of view.”
The Clinton campaign reminded reporters that Mr. Obama voted for the very energy bill he now derides.
“It would have been nice if Senator Obama discovered his newfound concerns about the vice president’s role in making energy policy prior to voting for the Bush-Cheney energy bill in 2005,” said Clinton spokesman Phill Singer.
There are three other Democratic contests today, in Nebraska, Louisiana and the Virgin Islands. Maine Democrats vote tomorrow and the Potomac region holds elections Tuesday.
Today”s Democratic presidential nominating contests are:
• WASHINGTON CAUCUSES
The stakes: 78 Democratic delegates.
Lay of the land: Sen. Barack Obama is thought to have an advantage in the caucuses, which are dominated by party activists. However, the state has a strong history of electing women.
Polls done shortly before John Edwards dropped out indicated a tight race between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mr. Obama.
• LOUISIANA PRIMARIES
By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
- Hillary Clinton: Forget Obama, George W. Bush made her 'proud to be an American'
- Illegal immigrants demand representation in White House meetings
- D.C. police chief orders officers not to arrest legal gun owners carrying weapons in public
- Tennessee Gov. Haslam slams White House for secret dump of illegals in his state
- CURL: Obama, staffers not even pretending any more
- Babson College, BYU win top spots in Money magazine's college rankings
- D.C. seeks stay in order striking down ban on handguns in public
- Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan pushes back against cover-up
- NAPOLITANO: What if our democracy is a fraud?
- Washington Times strikes content and marketing partnership with Redskins
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