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Is Barack Obama playing the race card on the campaign trail? Yes, if you ask the John McCain campaign. And, they say Obama is playing it "from the bottom of the deck." The fiery words come a day after the McCain camp says Obama alluded to his own race during several campaign stops in Missouri.
Yesterday, Obama told audiences that his opponent is trying to make voters "scared" of him because he doesn't look like past presidents and has a funny name. Today, McCain's campaign manger Rick Davis said Obama's comments are "divisive, negative, shameful and wrong".
The Obama camp responded saying, "Barack Obama in no way believes that the McCain campaign is using race as an issue, but he does believe they're using the same old low-road politics to distract voters from the real issues in this campaign, and those are the issues he'll continue to talk about."
We'll let you decide. Is Obama playing the race card?
Also tonight, a Florida congressman under fire. Democrat Robert Wexler now says he'll now lease an apartment in South Florida after some people have questioned his committment to his constituents because he wasn't living in his district. He wasn't even living somewhere else in Florida. Wexler, his wife and three children were living in Maryland. He has never hit the fact he doesn't live in his district. He was using his in-laws' address in Delray Beach to meet residency requirements. He insists he still effectively did his job. He says, "I had two goals as a person as I was sworn into Congress. One, to be a full-time devoted Congressman who stood up for his constituents. And, two, to be a devoted full-time father." Is what Wexler did legal? We'll tell you what we uncovered tonight on 360.
And, what do you think: Should Wexler have a home in his distrct?
Plus, cha-ching! Exxon Mobil has reported the biggest quartely profit in U.S. history - $11.6 billion dollars. We did the math. That's $1,485.55 a second! Of course, you're paying high prices at the pump. They're cashing in. And, spending a lot of money to find more oil, right? We'll show you how big oil is really spending your money. We're keeping them honest.
All that and more tonight on 360°.
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