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Are Candidates' Policy Changes Flip-Flops?

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Are Candidates' Policy Changes Flip-Flops?

Are Candidates' Policy Changes Flip-Flops?

Are Candidates' Policy Changes Flip-Flops?

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There's been a lot of talk in this presidential campaign of both Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama flip-flopping on issues. But will this accusation — that has done so much in the past to sink presidential candidates — have the same resonance with voters this time around?

Correction Sept. 22, 2008

In some on-air versions of this story, we incorrectly referred to FISA as the "Federal Intelligence Security Act." In fact, FISA stands for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

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