Clinton, McCain, Unite In Criticism Of Obama.

Soul mates that would make Bush and Putin blush.

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PA: Two new polls show same trends.

Quinnipiac:

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is catching up with New York Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary and now trails 50 - 44 percent among likely primary voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a 50 - 41 percent Sen. Clinton lead in an April 2 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN uh-pe-ack) University.

In this latest survey, one of the biggest shifts is among women who went from 54 - 37 percent for Clinton April 2 to 54 - 41 percent for her today.

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Congress' Insider Investment Game?

I've been telling the crickets for years that stealing Iraq's oil is peanuts compared to fleecing US taxpayers...

Lawmakers heavily invested in defense

Members of Congress have as much as $196 million collectively invested in companies doing business with the Defense Department, earning millions since the onset of the Iraq war, according to a study by a nonpartisan research group...

Overall, 151 members hold investments worth $78.7 million to $195.5 million in companies that receive defense contracts that are worth at least $5 million. These investments earned them anywhere between $15.8 million and $62 million between 2004 and 2006, the center concludes...

According to the report, presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain did not report any defense-related holdings on their filings; Hillary Rodham Clinton did note holdings in such companies as Honeywell, Boeing and Raytheon, but sold the stock in May 2007...

Some sleuth needs to follow the money and votes on this. But it sure raises questions as to why so many Democrats are willing to go along with every bloated military appropriation Bush sends them -- as well as every supplemental appropriation for Iraq.

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John Q. Public gets it backward!

This was supposed be the week when the constant replay of the 5 second video blip of Obama's former pastor brought the Democratic nominee-apparent to his knees.

But wait! Something is amiss....

As expected, one of the two major Democratic candidates saw a downturn in the latest NBC/WSJ poll, but it's not the candidate that you think. Hillary Clinton is sporting the lowest personal ratings of the campaign. Moreover, her 37 percent positive rating is the lowest the NBC/WSJ poll has recorded since March 2001, two months after she was elected to the U.S. Senate from New York.

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Hillary's Balkan Adventure Debunked

The Washington Post blows Hillary's version of events out of the water.

Here's Hillary's latest memory of visiting Bosnia in 1996....

"I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base."
--Hillary Clinton, speech at George Washington University, March 17, 2008.

But others remember it differently....

Far from running to an airport building with their heads down, Clinton and her party were greeted on the tarmac by smiling U.S. and Bosnian officials. An eight-year-old Moslem girl, Emina Bicakcic, read a poem in English. An Associated Press photograph of the greeting ceremony, above, shows a smiling Clinton bending down to receive a kiss.

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Naftagate=Clintongate

It seems the Clinton campaign pulled off a bait and switch worthy of Rove himself. From globeandmail.com.......

If the Prime Minister is seeking the first link in the chain of events that has rocked the U.S. presidential race, he need look no further than his chief of staff, Ian Brodie, The Canadian Press has learned.....

At the end of an extended conversation, Mr. Brodie was asked about remarks aimed by the Democratic candidates at Ohio's anti-NAFTA voters that carried serious economic implications for Canada.

Since 75 per cent of Canadian exports go to the U.S., Mr. Obama and Ms. Clinton's musings about reopening the North American free-trade pact had caused some concern......

"He said someone from (Hillary) Clinton's campaign is telling the embassy to take it with a grain of salt. . . That someone called us and told us not to worry."

The Clintons got away with this one, but they won't be able to bludgeon Obama with NAFTA again in PA without exposing their own fraud.

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Domino Theory: Super-superdelegate John Lewis will vote for Obama

This says it all.....

Rep. John Lewis, an elder statesman from the civil rights era and one of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's most prominent black supporters, said on Thursday night that he planned to cast his vote as a superdelegate for Sen. Barack Obama in hopes of preventing a fight at the Democratic convention.....

His comments came as fresh signs emerged that Clinton's support was beginning to erode from some other African-American lawmakers who also serve as superdelegates. Rep. David Scott of Georgia, who was among the first to defect, said he would not go against the will of voters in his district, who overwhelmingly supported Obama last week.

Stick a fork in her.

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Howard Dean Going to UK

DLC mouthpiece James Carville may think Howard Dean is a failure after Tuesday's historic victory for Democrats, but the Labour Party doesn't....

A FORMER US presidential candidate is being drafted in to advise the Labour Party before the Scottish elections.

Howard Dean, one of the team behind this week's Democratic victory in the US midterm elections, visits the UK next month.

Labour chairwoman Hazel Blears has asked the chairman of the Democratic national committee to brief the party on his successful campaigning techniques.

At least THEY know a winner when they see one.

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