Tempers Flare in Tense Political Week 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.
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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

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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.