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2008-08-04 21:00:02

LANSING, Mich. _ Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama put the energy debate into high gear Monday with a forceful pitch to wean the United States from foreign oil and help auto companies produce fuel-efficient vehicles, while he labeled Republican opponent John McCain a cozy friend of oil company profits. With Michigan emerging as a true battleground state _ and McCain gaining support with his call for more offshore drilling _ Obama pledged direct financial support for Michigan's...

2008-08-04 15:00:49

By Chris Christoff, Detroit Free Press Aug. 4--LANSING -- More than 1,000 supporters lined up this morning to hear presumed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's scheduled 11 a.m. address on U.S. energy policies, an issue that has heated up the campaign in the face of $4-a-gallon gas and sniping with Republican foe John McCain over offshore oil drilling. Dave Newbury, 39, of Lansing, was among the ticket holders. He said he's a longime Democrat who'll also vote for Obama because...

2008-08-03 00:00:23

By The Associated Press Obama proposes $1,000 energy rebates for consumers ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Democrat Barack Obama on Friday pushed for a windfall profits tax to fund $1,000 emergency rebate checks for consumers besieged by high energy costs, a counter to Republican rival John McCain's call for more offshore drilling in coastal states like Florida. The pitch for putting some of the economic burden of $4-a-gallon gasoline on the oil industry served a dual purpose for Obama: It...

2008-08-02 21:00:08

CHICAGO _ Sen. Barack Obama said Saturday he is simply acting pragmatically in softening his opposition to additional oil drilling along the nation's coastline, a shift Republicans say shows he is calculating and out of touch with voters. Speaking in Florida, Obama insisted he still generally opposes additional drilling _ as his Republican rival, Sen. John McCain, once did as well _ but would be willing to support it as part of a new bipartisan energy proposal that seeks to lessen...

2008-08-01 15:00:18

By James Q. Lynch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Aug. 1--CEDAR RAPIDS -- Barack Obama challenged a Cedar Rapids audience to follow their gut and "take a chance on change" when they vote for president this fall. "Most Americans know in their gut that we've got to change," the presumptive Democratic nominee said at Coe College on Thursday. Billed as an economic security town hall meeting, Obama spent most of his time talking about energy and chiding John McCain and Republicans for a...

2008-08-01 09:00:08

By JONATHAN WEISMAN By Jonathan Weisman and Juliet Eilperin The Washington Post CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa Sen. John McCain's campaign accused Sen. Barack Obama of playing the race card on Thursday, a day after the Democrat said his opponent and other Republicans would try to scare voters by pointing to Obama's "funny name" and the fact that "he doesn't look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills." The charge was the first time the campaigns had directly confronted the subject...

2008-08-01 06:00:41

By ; Associated P REVIEW-JOURNAL and THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A 30-second ad airing in Nevada and 10 other battleground states is the latest in a string of negative ads by Republican presidential candidate John McCain. The commercial unveiled Wednesday seeks to disparage Democrat Barack Obama's manifest popularity by comparing him to lightweight personalities from the paparazzi circuit. It also seeks to hit Obama on energy, as text on the screen states an Obama presidency would lead to...

2008-07-29 03:00:59

CHICAGO - With 100 days remaining in the race for the White House, Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama says he has succeeded in expanding the electoral map in his race against John McCain, principally in Southern and Southwestern states but also in Montana and North Dakota. "It doesn't mean we're going to win all those states, but at least we're making it a contest and giving voters something to choose from," he said in an interview aboard his campaign jet on the way back...

2008-07-29 00:00:23

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - With 100 days remaining in the race for the White House, Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama says he has succeeded in expanding the electoral map in his race against John McCain, principally in southern and southwestern states but also in Montana and North Dakota. "It doesn't mean we're going to win all those states but at least we're making it a contest and giving voters something to choose from," he said in an interview aboard his...

2008-07-28 15:00:56

Oil was $12 per barrel when Federico Pena was the nation's energy secretary in the Clinton administration. Mr. Pena is now a co- chairman of the Obama campaign and an adviser to the candidate on energy and transportation issues. And while he doesn't believe his advice will bring back cheap oil, he believes Sen. Obama's energy plan will move the U.S. toward energy independence faster than Sen. John McCain's plan. Mr. Pena is contacting newspapers this week on behalf of the Obama campaign to...


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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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