Election 2008

Obama Talks Race, McCain Talks Iraq

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Barack Obama takes a big leap as he schools America on race relations, while Republican presidential hopeful John McCain gives his assessment of the war from the ground in Iraq.

Farai Chideya reviews this week's political news with Mary Frances Berry — professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania — and Robert Traynham, D.C. bureau chief for the Comcast cable network, CN8.



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