Voices in the News

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A sound montage of the presidential candidates from Saturday, including Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL); Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY); and former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR).

LIANE HANSEN, host:

From NPR News, this is WEEKEND EDITION. I'm Liane Hansen.

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama swept contests in Louisiana, Washington and Nebraska yesterday, while Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee beat Republican frontrunner John McCain in Kansas and Louisiana.

Mr. MIKE HUCKABEE (Former Arkansas Governor, Presidential Candidate): If I were to drop out today nobody's going to pay attention to any Republican until the Obama/Hillary race is settled. So I'd like to say I'm doing the party a great favor, and they can send their thank you notes in way of contributions, checks and Internet contributions.

Senator HILLARY CLINTON (Democrat, New York, Presidential Candidate): We have prided President Bush's way: concentrate wealth, horde power, disregard science, shred the Constitution, smear dissenters, impugn patriots, go it alone in the world wherever you can and cooperate only when you have to.

Senator BARACK OBAMA (Democrat, Illinois, Presidential Candidate): The stakes are too high and the challenges are too great to play the same old Washington game with the same old Washington players and expect a different result. People want to turn the page, they want to write a new chapter in American history.

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