April 23rd, 2008
05:57 AM ET
7 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, April 23, 2008

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Compiled by Jonathan Helman
CNN Washington Bureau

Washington Post: Decisive Win Can't Forestall A Daunting Task
Pennsylvania Democrats threw a much-needed lifeline to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton last night, offering a fresh incentive to keep pursuing her dimming hopes of winning the party's presidential nomination and turning the May 6 primaries in Indiana and North Carolina into critical showdowns against Sen. Barack Obama.

WSJ: Delegate-Allocation Rules Mean Vote May Have Minimal Impact
Pennsylvania's 187 convention delegates are the largest remaining lode in the primary season, dwarfing the 134 delegates in North Carolina and 83 in Indiana, states that vote in two weeks. But the party's process of choosing delegates means Tuesday's vote wasn't likely to resolve the nomination. Pennsylvania may "have tremendous public-relations impact, but a minimal practical impact," said University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato.

Pittsburg Post-Gazette: Obama Shifts Quickly To Indiana, Next Battleground
Just hours after his defeat in the Pennsylvania primary, Sen. Barack Obama took his campaign to Indiana, the next battleground in his primary election fight against Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

WSJ: McCain Softens Economic Pitch In Hard-Hit Ohio
As Sen. John McCain brought his economic message to this battleground state, he didn't back away from his support for free trade but added a heavy dose of compassion in a quest to win voters here.

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April 23rd, 2008
05:49 AM ET
7 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: Wednesday, April 23, 2008

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Compiled by Jonathan Helman, CNN Washington Bureau

*Hillary Clinton attends a rally in Indianapolis, Indiana.

*John McCain attends a town hall meeting and hosts a media availability in Inez, Kentucky.

*Barack Obama attends a town hall meeting in New Albany, Indiana.


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