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Obama Addresses Racially Charged Comments

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Sen. Barack Obama, speaking in Philadelphia, called comments by his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, "incendiary" and "divisive." But Obama said he would not disown the man who brought him to Christianity. Wright recently retired from the pulpit after 20 years.

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson, political analyst and author of The Ethnic Presidency: How Race Decides the Race to the White House

Richard Wolffe, Newsweek senior White House correspondent; currently covering the Obama campaign

Richard Cohen, columnist for The Washington Post

Dawn Turner Trice, columnist for The Chicago Tribune

Luis Clemens, editor of the online newsletter CandidatoUsa

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