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Tempers Flare in Tense Political Week

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Tempers Flare in Tense Political Week

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Tempers Flare in Tense Political Week

Tempers Flare in Tense Political Week

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The rhetoric on the White House campaign trail heated up this week, with candidates John McCain and Barack Obama mixing it up over affirmative action, and a campaign ad that parallels Obama to tabloid queens Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune, and Jim Rutenberg of the New York Times offer analysis.