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Democratic debate. Turning up the heat "With March 4 looming as either the death or rebirth of her campaign, Sen. Hillary Clinton engaged in a heated debate against Sen. Barack Obama, both drawing sharp distinctions to gain the advantage in must-win Ohio." Debate puts Hillary Clinton's frustrations on display "With the Democratic nomination likely in the balance, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama had argued health care minutiae for 16 tense minutes when the moderators of their presidential debate finally pushed on to a second topic." In a Crucial State, a Contentious Debate "In their final debate before critical primaries in Ohio and Texas, Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton clashed sharply on familiar ground, arguing Tuesday night over who has the better health-care plan, who has been right about Iraq and who would move mostaggressively to rethink trade policy as president."

McCain and Hispanic vote. GOP banks on McCain to lure Hispanic vote "Two years ago, Republicans fought over immigration and hemorrhaged Hispanic voters. Now they are poised to nominate the one man who can rebuild the Hispanic voter coalition that pushed President Bush twice to victory."

IRS investigates UCC. Obama church speech probed "The IRS is investigating the United Church of Christ over a speech Sen. Barack Obama gave at its national meeting last year after he became a candidate for president,

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