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Monday's quickie political briefing

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McCain uses speech to pro-Israel group to criticize Obama on Iran

Clinton wins most Puerto Rico delegates, but Obama moves closer to nomination

Obama, Clinton try to wrap up nomination with American Indian votes
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ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
John McCain spoke at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s conference in Washington before stopping in Nashville, Tenn. Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigns in South Dakota. Barack Obama talks with voters in Troy, Mich.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“It does appear to be pretty clear that Senator Obama is going to be the nominee. After Tuesday’s contests, she needs to acknowledge that he’s going to be the nominee and quickly get behind him.” — Tom Vilsack, the former Iowa governor and a national co-chairman of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign.
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STAT OF THE DAY
South Dakota has voted Democratic for president just four times — 1896, 1932, 1936 and 1964 — since it joined the union in 1889.




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