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artreichgi.pngFormer Clinton Cabinet member endorses Obama
Sen. Barack Obama received key endorsements Friday from a top former Clinton administration official and two former Democratic senators. Robert Reich, a former Clinton cabinet member and longtime friend of the former president, formally endorsed Obama’s White House bid, saying that “my conscience won’t let me be silent any longer.” “Although Hillary Clinton has offered solid and sensible policy proposals, Obama’s strike me as even more so,” Reich wrote on his blog. He served as the Secretary of Labor from 1993-1997 and is currently a professor at Brandeis University. (Continue Reading…)

McCain releases his taxes, not wife’s
Sen. John McCain is considered one of the wealthiest members of Congress, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at tax returns released Friday by his presidential campaign. Out of 535 members of Congress, Roll Call newspaper last year ranked McCain the ninth richest. In 2007, McCain’s total income was $405,409; his taxable income was $258,800; he paid $188,660 in taxes. The campaign did not release tax returns for McCain’s wife, Cindy, heiress to a fortune from her father’s beer distribution company, Hensley and Company, for which she now serves as chairman. (Continue Reading…)

Obama and Clinton Crisscross Pennsylvania
With only days left before the Pennsylvania primary, Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton crisscrossed the state on Saturday to deliver their closing arguments, one from a train on the first whistle-stop tour of the campaign and the other in a series of rallies. Thousands turned out to see Mr. Obama, of Illinois, as he campaigned by train across southeastern Pennsylvania. On a sun-splashed afternoon, he stopped along the rail line in four cities and stepped onto the rear platform as he passed through several other towns, waving to supporters who lined the route. (Continue Reading…)

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