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2008-08-12 21:00:11

Former Republican Congressman Jim Leach of Iowa Tuesday endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president. The former House member said Obama's platform is one of "old American values that are as much a part of the Republican as the Democratic tradition," ABC News reported. The Illinois senator's platform is "a call to change," Leach said. "But the change that he so gracefully is articulating is more renewal than departure." When asked if Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska was planning...

2008-07-29 15:01:08

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine Tuesday refused to fuel talk about his chances of running with U.S. Sen. Barack Obama as part of the Democratic presidential ticket. During a news conference, Kaine said he wasn't lobbying for the vice presidential slot, CNN reported. I haven't sought it, I'm not running for it, I'm not asking for it Kaine said, I never asked anything of the campaign. I didn't endorse him to get anything. I endorsed him to help him. Earlier, sources close to Kaine reported he had...

2008-07-29 09:01:08

The pool of potential running mates for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., expanded as Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine says he's had conversations about joining the ticket. Kaine told associates he has had very serious conversations with Obama, the presumptive Democratic Party candidate, and provided documents to the campaign for background checks, sources close to Kaine told The Washington Post. Also reportedly being seriously vetted by campaign staff are Sens. Evan Bayh of Indiana and Joseph R. Biden...

2008-07-29 06:00:28

By Michael Powell and Susan Saulny Senator Barack Obama signaled that he would return his focus to the economy after a whirlwind foreign tour, but Senator John McCain's eyes remained very much fixed on national security, repeatedly attacking his rival. McCain criticized his opponent for president for having proposed to withdraw troops within 16 months of taking office and for having opposed the buildup that placed 30,000 more American troops in Iraq. McCain, the presumptive Republican...

2008-07-28 06:00:35

By Kathy Kiely CHICAGO -- Barack Obama offered a spirited defense Sunday of his international travels and the campaign he's running as the first biracial presidential nominee of a major presidential party. Returning from a 10-day trip overseas Obama told a convention of minority journalists here that his journey "doesn't necessarily translate into higher poll numbers here in the United States," where he said voters are more concerned with pocketbook issues such as the price of gasoline...

2008-07-26 15:00:06

Iraqi leaders oppose an open-ended presence of the U.S. military in their country and want the troops shipped out, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says. The Rhode Island Democrat said during Saturday's weekly Democratic radio address that he learned of the opposition to the ongoing U.S. occupation of Iraq by officials, including Iraqi Prime Minster Nouri al-Maliki, during his recent trip to the Middle Eastern country. Prime Minister Maliki told us that while the Iraqi people deeply appreciate the...

2008-07-22 15:00:32

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., Tuesday said there will be no change in Washington's commitment to Israel no matter who wins the presidency. Obama, the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee, flanked by his traveling companions Sens. Charles Hagel, R-Neb., and Jack Reed, D-R.I., told a news conference in Amman, Jordan, both he and his likely November opponent, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., are strong friends of Israel. That said, Obama added: What I think can change is the ability...

2008-07-22 15:00:00

By JOHN E MULLIGAN The Democratic presidential candidate concedes that the troop surge he opposed reduced the level of violence, but notes that Iraqi leaders also favor a U.S. troop withdrawal by 2010. WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's talks with U.S. commanders and the prime minister of Iraq have reinforced his view that the correct war policy is to withdraw U.S. combat forces from Iraq by the summer of 2010, he said yesterday. Troop reductions in Iraq...

2008-07-22 12:00:13

By Joseph Morton, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 22--WASHINGTON --The United States can build a "new kind of partnership with Iraq" and refocus its foreign policy on fighting terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a joint statement issued Monday from Iraq by Sens. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Jack Reed, D-R.I. Obama, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, and the two other senators traveled to Iraq after visiting Afghanistan and other parts of...

2008-07-22 09:00:30

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama traveled to Jordan Tuesday, where he was expected to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iraq and Iran with Jordanian leaders. Obama, the likely Democratic U.S. presidential nominee, is to meet privately in Amman with Jordan's King Abdullah and then join Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., for a dinner with the king, Queen Rania and several top Jordanian officials, USA Today reported. Middle East experts say leaders want to know Obama's...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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