Clinton: Obama Campaign Behind Racial Tension

Sen. Hillary Clinton charged on Sunday that Sen. Barack Obama's campaign has introduced racial tension into their contest for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

"This is, you know, an unfortunate story line that the Obama campaign has pushed very successfully. They've been putting out talking points, they've been making this, they've been telling people in a very selective way what the facts are, and I'm glad to have the opportunity to set the facts straight," Clinton said on NBC's Meet the Press.

She was responding to questions about remarks she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, had made — remarks that have prompted concern among some prominent African-Americans.

NPR Senior Correspondent Juan Williams talks to Andrea Seabrook about the dispute.



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