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Morning Update: Missiles and Diplomacy

by campaign2008
July 9, 2008

On the Today show Wednesday morning, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) said the United States should respond to Iranian missile tests with aggressive diplomacy.

IMMIGRATION: Both presidential candidates spoke before the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) national conference on Tuesday. Obama promised to make comprehensive immigration reform a “top priority” in his first year as president. “We have to finally bring undocumented immigrants out of the shadows,” he said. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discussed his economic and energy policy plans and pledged to continue to fight for immigration reform.

SERBIA: In a statement on Tuesday, Obama congratulated Serbian leaders for the formation of a new government. Obama encouraged the Belgrade regime to foster “positive and responsible relationships” with its neighbors, including Kosovo.

IRAQ: The Washington Post looks at the evolution of the candidates’ positions on Iraq.

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