CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s primary next week offers Hillary Rodham Clinton some of the friendliest terrain yet in her drawn-out struggle with Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination as she fights to keep her candidacy alive….
BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia extradited Carlos “Macaco” Jimenez to the United States on Wednesday, making him the first right-wing paramilitary boss to face U.S. justice for drug trafficking.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Veteran Democratic Party figure George McGovern dropped his support for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday and endorsed Barack Obama, saying the Illinois senator seemed certain to win the party’s nomination for the November presidential election.
DALLAS (Reuters) – A group of U.S. evangelical leaders called on Wednesday for a pullback from party politics so that followers would not become “useful idiots” exploited for partisan gain.
ROCHESTER, Michigan (Reuters) – Republican John McCain said on Wednesday religious freedom was suffering in China, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere and pledged to champion the right to worship if elected president in a speech aimed at mending fences with conservatives long suspicious of him.
CHICAGO (AP) — Barack Obama’s campaign on Wednesday sought to increase pressure on Hillary Rodham Clinton to wrap up the drawn-out Democratic nomination race as it mapped out a general-election strategy that will involve early campaigning in battleground states that have already held primaries….