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Morning Update: Obama Adviser on Foreign Policy

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In an interview with the Financial Times, Anthony Lake, foreign policy adviser to Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), said Obama will likely pressure European allies to implement tougher sanctions on Iran. Lake also discussed Obama’s plan to withdraw troops from Iraq, the U.S.-India nuclear deal, and U.S. policy toward Pakistan.

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Morning Update: Obama’’s International Trip

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Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) will travel to France, Germany, Israel, Jordan, and the United Kingdom in July, his campaign announced over the weekend. The trip will be “an important opportunity for me to assess the situation in countries that are critical to American national security, and to consult with some of our closest friends and allies about the common challenges we face,” Obama said.

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Paul Bows Out

by Joanna Klonsky

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination late lasRon Pault week, saying he will now channel the energy of his presidential campaign into “long-term efforts to take back our country.” Paul has said he will not endorse presumptive Republican nominee John McCain. Paul, whose campaign enjoyed massive grassroots political support, advocated a series of libertarian political and economic reforms. He called for a decidedly non-interventionist approach to international affairs.

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Morning Update: Clinton’’s Hispanic Plan

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Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Wednesday released her “Hispanic agenda.” The plan includes a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and says family reunification should be the “core principle” of the immigration system. It also includes legislation to reduce climate change by 80 percent by 2050, noting that “39 percent of Latinos live within 30 miles of a power plant, which puts them at maximum exposure to pollutants, and often Latinos are not aware of advisories about environmental pollutants.”

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Morning Update: The War and Leadership

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Ahead of Tuesday’s nominating contests in Ohio and Texas, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) attacked Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) for her record on Iraq. Clinton “won’t even admit” that her vote in favor of the 2002 authorization of the war in Iraq “was a mistake, or even that it was a vote for war,” said Obama at a town hall meeting in Westerville, Ohio.

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Morning Update: Obama, McCain Roll On

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Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) each won their respective party primaries in Wisconsin Tuesday. In Wisconsin, a rare state where Republican delegates are distributed proportionally, McCain won 55 percent of the Wisconsin vote, while Mike Huckabee won 37 percent. McCain also won the Washington State Republican primary (Bloomberg) .

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