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2008-10-21 06:00:07

By Kathy Kiely ORLANDO -- Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose history-making presidential campaigns divided the Democratic Party, joined forces Monday for an exuberant outdoor rally in what Clinton called "the battleground of the battlegrounds." Making their first joint appearance since July, the former political rivals walked on stage here with their arms wrapped around each other's waists. Obama led the crowd -- estimated at 50,000 by the Orlando Fire Department -- in...

2008-08-05 00:00:13

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Now that Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic nomination for president, he wants convention delegates from Florida and Michigan to have full voting rights at the party's national convention.Obama sent a letter Sunday to the party's credentials committee, asking members to reinstate the delegates' voting rights when the committee meets at the start of the convention in Denver.The delegates were originally stripped because the two states violated...

2008-08-04 03:00:10

By Beth Reinhard, The Miami Herald Aug. 4--Seeking closure of the bitter dispute that rocked Florida's Democratic primary, presumptive nominee Barack Obama asked the national party Sunday to let the state's delegates cast full votes at the convention in Denver. Practically speaking, whether Florida delegates have full or half votes won't matter because Obama won enough delegates in the primaries to claim the nomination. Still, Democratic leaders welcomed the gesture. 'Today is a proud...

2008-08-03 21:00:08

DETROIT _ Like Hillary Clinton before him, Barack Obama is now supporting full voting rights for Michigan's 157-member delegation to this month's national nominating convention in Denver. It was two months ago when Democrats agreed to give the members of Florida and Michigan's delegations a half-vote each. Obama's supporters agreed to go along, though Clinton's were howling _ especially when they split Michigan's tally from the Jan. 15 primary 69 for Clinton and 59 for Obama, even though...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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