Barack Obama, Still on the Rise

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Sen. Barack Obama's public exposure has been stunning, given his relative lack of political experience. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Barack Obama

Sen. Barack Obama's public exposure has been stunning, given his relative lack of political experience.

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Ode to Obama

NPR's Nina Totenberg and Fred Childs perform a song about the Democrats' infatuation with Barack Obama. The words are from a cartoon by Jules Pfeiffer.

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) has been in office for just under two years. He has few legislative accomplishments. His previous job was state senator from Illinois. But he has somehow become a "dream candidate" for the 2008 presidential race. What's up?

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