artobamagi.jpg Clinton narrowly takes Indiana, CNN projects
Sen. Hillary Clinton will narrowly win in Indiana, CNN projects, edging out Sen. Barack Obama by a 2-percent margin. As polls closed in Indiana, Clinton had a double-digit lead over Obama, but by the end of the evening, Clinton’s lead had shrunk, forcing the race to be dragged out until early Wednesday. The focus of the contest shifted to Lake County, home to 8 percent of Indiana’s population. The first results from the county were heavily weighted in Obama’s favor, making it seem possible Obama could close the gap, but at the end of the night, Clinton squeaked out a win. There were 115 delegates at stake in North Carolina and 72 in Indiana. (Continue Reading…)

Obama poised to increase lead
Barack Obama swept to a convincing victory in the North Carolina primary Tuesday night and declared he was closing in on the Democratic presidential nomination. Hillary Rodham Clinton eked out a win in Indiana as she struggled to halt her rival’s march into history. “Tonight we stand less than 200 delegates away from securing the Democratic nomination for president of the United States,” Obama told a raucous rally in Raleigh, N.C. (Continue Reading…)

McCain says Obama is weak on judges
Republican John McCain yesterday criticized Democratic rival Barack Obama for voting against John G. Roberts Jr. as U.S. chief justice. Conservatives contend that federal judges have upset the constitutional balance of power among the courts, the Congress and the presidency by making far-reaching decisions. “My nominees will understand that there are clear limits to the scope of judicial power, and clear limits to the scope of federal power,” McCain said yesterday in a speech at Wake Forest University. (Continue Reading…)



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