(CNN) - With the recent controversy created by Sen. Barack Obama's comments about residents of America's small towns, issues of faith now loom large over the 2008 White House race.
In the latest episode of CNN=Politics Daily, Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley reports on how Obama is fighting back in the middle of onslaughts from both Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee.
Dana Bash reports on McCain's complex relationship with issues of faith and how McCain is trying to turn the Obama controversy to his advantage.
Jessica Yellin reports on the Democratic Party's efforts to win the votes of religious voters in the 2008 election cycle.
The 'bitter' controversy has raised the possibility that Obama's White House bid may be challenged by issues of socioeconomic class rather than issues of race as many pundits expected. Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider takes a look at how Obama has become ensnared in an issue that has doomed the candidacies of other so-called "New Democrats" like George McGovern.
Finally, check out two memorable moments from Monday's campaign events - watch Sen. Obama deal with an 'Obama'-'Osama' slip-up during an appearance before the Associated Press and watch Sen. McCain make fun of his age.
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–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart
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