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Subliminal campaigning: Get it?

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By Peter Brookes, Times Online, UK

By LaShawnda

Did you scratch your head with a, huh? when Hillary Clinton suggested she would consider Barack Obama as her running mate a few weeks ago? Did your head tilt to the side when the former First Lady retold her commando combat moment in Bosnia as she evaded enemy sniper fire?

Perhaps your heart tugged a bit when her...

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Bill's 15-yard penalty

In West Virginia on Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton, ever so graceful on the campaign trail, reminded us that ""If a politician doesn't wanna get beat up, he shouldn't run for office. If a football player doesn't want to get tackled or want the risk of an occasional clip he shouldn't put the pads on."

CNN's got the video.

The thing is, clipping is illegal (and quite dangerous!),...

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Start spreading the news

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Senator Obama takes Manhattan today, just like the Muppets did! Only instead of Kermit and Miss Piggy, it's Sen. Obama and Mayor Bloomberg who are "Together Again." Personally, I think it's great. I can't think of anything America needs more right now than a national 3-1-1 — except maybe another Muppets movie!

After being introduced by Bloomberg this morning at Cooper Union for a speech...

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Mark Penn and The Times

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By Erin

As I was seated in the fifth row of the historic Cooper Union Great Hall watching Mayor Bloomberg introduce Senator Obama to address McCain’s determination "to run for George Bush’s third term” and to unveil a comprehensive overview of his economic plan and policies, commuters were digging into The New York Times’ story, Early Dazzle, Then Tough Path for a Governor....

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Meet Meg Boyle

The daughter of a Democrat almost sent to prison for his conscientious objection to the Vietnam War, naturally Meg Boyle grew up dreaming of being a law-abiding Republican. It was not to be, though, as this 28-year-old operations coordinator registered as an Independent and once broke into a bar. Like Jesus, Meg lives a nomadic lifestyle and has issues with authority. She can’t wait for November....

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Meet Matt Knox

Matt Knox is a registered Republican from the Bronx. This 25-year-old law student encourages people to visit there for something other than Yankees games. Like the Democrats, he is still waiting for his party to name its real candidate, and looks forward to discussing the issues this campaign season, particularly the economy, immigration and foreign affairs....

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Meet Lynne Serpe

Lynne Serpe, 36 of Queens, is an avowed refashionista and mass transit junkie who combines a passion for the environment with a dislike of the two-party political system. She’s worked with the Green party around the world, specializing in voting system reform. She hopes to someday achieve “green goddess” status but fears a fluency in bitchcraft won’t count as a supernatural power...

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Meet LaShawnda Jones

LaShawnda Jones, 32, has been a registered Democrat since reaching legal voting age; however she doesn’t care for labels and doesn’t necessarily toe the party line. In fact she’s considering registering as an Independent, but that’s just another label, too, isn’t it? Her ideal ballot would be an a la carte menu for candidate selection. Check McCain for heroic Service and...

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Meet Jeff Akston

Jeff Akston is a 32-year-old atheist Libertarian who works on Wall Street. He’s still on the fence in regards to McCain/Obama since he doesn’t know which is more important to him in this election: Economic freedom of the Republican or social freedom of the Democrats....

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Meet Kimberly Reynolds

Kimberly Reynolds, 25 of Manhattan, keeps it a well-guarded secret that a perfect night to her involves a bottle of Coke Zero, Wi-Fi and political talk radio. This CPG broker and amateur politico has been a registered Democrat for seven years and is passionate about dissecting spin reported by mainstream media while also reporting on the stories nobody talks about outside of the “internets.”...

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