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Democrats press on in Indiana and North Carolina

Democrats press on in Indiana and North Carolina

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Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is leading rival Hillary Clinton right now in the party's caucuses in Guam. But both candidates are stumping hard as they prepare for Tuesday's primaries in Indiana and North Carolina.

Obama is spending his day in Indiana, continuing his attempts to recover from what he calls "a rough couple of weeks." He says his mission is even more urgent now because of the challenges the country faces. Senator Barack Obama also told the crowd they can't afford a Washington where politicians focus only on how to win instead of why they should:

"Where they check the polls before they check their gut. Where they only tell us whatever we want to hear whenever we want to hear. That kind of politics may get them where they need to go but it doesn't get America to where we need to go. It won't change anything." — Barack Obama

Hillary Clinton is spending much of her day in North Carolina. In Wake Forest, she echoed Obama's concerns about the challenges facing the nation and stressed her disagreement with Obama on how to solve the gas price problem. She repeated her proposal to have oil companies pay the federal gas tax this summer. Clinton also asked voters to think about the differences between she and Obama when they go to the polls on Tuesday.

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