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Top Clintonites Push Hillary for Veep

Lanny Davis circulates petition

(Newser) - Mere hours after Barack Obama secured the Dem nomination, key Clinton insiders stepped up lobbying for a VP slot for her. Former White House staffer Lanny Davis started a petition drive—without campaign coordination, he insists—at, the Los Angeles Times reports. “We must field the strongest... More »

Red Herrings Abound on Campaign Trail

Amid talk of elitism, privilege, it's not all black and white

(Newser) - Maybe Geraldine Ferraro and BET founder Bob Johnson are right about Barack Obama’s success, Colson Whitehead sarcastically posits in the New York Times. "The Guy Who’s Where He Is Only Because He’s Black" runs down his busy schedule and puzzles over the fact that "the... More »

BET Founder: 'Ferraro Said It Right' on Obama

Bob Johnson agrees race is factor in Dem frontrunner's success

(Newser) - BET founder and Hillary Clinton supporter Bob Johnson repeated Geraldine Ferraro’s claim that Barack Obama wouldn’t be a top White House contender if he weren’t black. "Geraldine Ferraro said it right," the billionaire told the Charlotte Observer yesterday. "The problem is, Geraldine Ferraro is... More »

Clinton, Obama Camps Throw Elbows on Race

Issue of drugs emerges in SC

(Newser) - The racially charged crossfire between the Clinton and Obama camps continued today, as Bill Clinton said on a radio show he had a "a list of 80 attacks" from the Illinois senator on his wife. Clinton had been asked to respond to a remark made by  BET founder Robert... More »

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