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Clinton, McCain win NY and North Country

NY Senator Hillary Clinton (D) and Arizona Senator John McCain (R) both seized victory in New York state by comfortable margins. Clinton's support was stronger in the North Country than in other parts of the state. In much of the region, her vote actually topped 70%, with Illinois Senator Barack Obama's best showing (39%) coming in Washington County. In many downstate counties, Clinton's support ran between 50-55%. McCain, meanwhile, captured roughly 50% of the North Country vote in a three-way contest with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Those returns matched the statewide spread more closely.  Go to full article

Clinton responds to license spat

Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton gave Governor Eliot Spitzer's effort to allow illegal immigrants to apply for state driver's licenses some cover in last night's debate. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

NY Democrats rally for Hillary

Senator Hillary Clinton says she'll introduce a contemporary element into her race for President: text messaging. Clinton unveiled the plan as New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and other top Democrats endorsed her campaign.  Go to full article

Clinton: help for Iraq's "signature wound"

New York Senator and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton travels to Fort Drum this afternoon. The Democrat will meet privately with 10th Mountain Division commanders and a group of soldiers. The visit will cap a day of appearances at VA Hospitals in Syracuse and Canandaigua. Clinton is promoting a package of bills aimed at improving health care for veterans. The proposal is co-sponsored by Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine. It would work to improve detection and treatment of traumatic brain injuries, which Clinton calls "the signature wound" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It would help train caregivers. And it would make it easier for wounded soldiers to collect disability benefits. David Sommerstein spoke with Senator Clinton on her cell phone yesterday. She says treating post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other mental illnesses is most difficult in rural areas like the North Country.  Go to full article

Clinton pushes clean energy

A day after an Upstate New York tour touting alternative energy projects, Senator Hillary Clinton continued pushing clean energy in Washington yesterday. She laid out a $50 billion Strategic Energy Fund at the summit of the Apollo Alliance, an energy independence coalition. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Bush budget would trim security grants

Democrats are already attacking President Bush's $2.9 trillion spending plan for fiscal 2008. Even a prominent Republican concedes the budget faces a bleak future on Capitol Hill. The plan devotes billions more to fight the war in Iraq while pinching pennies on domestic programs. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

NY lawmakers react to State of the Union Address

New York's Democratic Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is now officially a candidate for president, says George Bush's state of the union speech fell "far short of the vision" that America needs to solve its problems. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Hillary Clinton says Bush war plan "won't work" (File photo)
Hillary Clinton says Bush war plan "won't work" (File photo)

Clinton, McHugh blast Bush war plan

New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton says she'll introduce legislation that would cap the number of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. She and North Country congressman John McHugh held a joint press conference in Washington yesterday. Both were intensely critical of President Bush's plan to expand the number of U.S. troops in Iraq. They also called on the White House to commit more resources to Afghanistan, where soldiers and civilian aid workers face growing attacks from Taliban and Al Quaeda. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article
Sen. Clinton and Rep. McHugh in Iraq. Photo by Cpt. Tommy Mitchel, US Army
Sen. Clinton and Rep. McHugh in Iraq. Photo by Cpt. Tommy Mitchel, US Army

Clinton, McHugh talk fuels speculation

North Country congressman John McHugh delayed his return to the U.S. after suffering dehydration during trips to Iraq and Afghanistan. The Republican stopped over in Germany for an extra day. He'll join New York's Democratic Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton at a press conference this afternoon to discuss their findings during the Mideast trip. As Brian Mann reports, the lawmakers are expected to be critical of President Bush's planned military build-up in Iraq.  Go to full article

Clinton says she's already spoken with Gates

Newly re-elected Senator Hillary Clinton says she has already spoken with the man who's been suggested to replace Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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