Hopefuls Express Support

1 decade 10 months 3 weeks ago Friday, July 27 2007 Jul 27, 2007 Friday, July 27, 2007 12:03:11 PM CDT July 27, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The leading Democratic presidential contenders today are endorsing a National Urban League agenda that calls for mandatory early childhood education and universal health care for children. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards each promised support for the Urban League's plan, which favors extending childhood education programs to children as young as age three and guaranteeing access for all to attend college. Clinton and Obama have engaged in a weeklong feud precipitated by Monday's debate exchange over whether a president should meet with leaders of rogue nations without preconditions. The two did not share the stage in St. Louis, and instead spoke one after the other. Neither mentioned the flap, but Edwards chastised them for the feud.

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