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Parents: Your letters to the future president
From healthcare to education, here are the issues you want to see at the top of our next leader's agenda.
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Crazy candidate merchandise
Online entrepreneurs cash in on the heated election with candidate-related toys, finger puppets, comic books — and even condoms.

Slideshows: The path to presidency
U.S Senator Barack Obama
  The long road to the White House
Barack Obama’s two-year journey to his historic election encompassed fist bumps and bowling balls, controversies and celebrations.
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The Rise of Barack Obama
  A leader in the making
Witness private and political moments along Barack Obama’s path to the presidency, as seen by official White House photographer Pete Souza.
  Presidential journey
Want to follow the roots of President-elect Barack Obama? Get ready to visit three countries, five time zones and six states.
  World reacts to Obama’s victory
From the U.S. president-elect’s ancestral homes in Kenya and Ireland to his namesake town in Japan, election fever grips the globe.
Gonzales Testifies At Senate Hearing On NSA Surveillance
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  A look at Biden
A glimpse over the years at U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del.

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