- Krispy Kreme coming to Cape Girardeau (12/14/17)2
- Light and music show: Jackson family goes high-tech with Christmas display (12/11/17)
- Two Cape County residents, including former Jackson police officer, face burglary charges in Colorado (12/12/17)
- Cape schools to get two new principals, assistant superintendent (12/13/17)1
- Kelso resident brings home $60K in lottery winnings (12/14/17)
- Three-vehicle wreck ends up with parked car crashing through business wall (12/16/17)3
- Insurance building's renovation part of Coalter family's commitment to region (12/15/17)3
- New regents president named after Knudtson decides not to seek second term (12/18/17)
- Southeast rings bell for 807 December graduates (12/18/17)
Nation briefs 2/4/08
Obama airs TV ad during Super Bowl
WASHINGTON -- Pigskin and politics. It's an audience Barack Obama couldn't ignore. Obama, neck and neck with Hillary Rodham Clinton heading into Tuesday's nominating contests, is airing ads during the Super Bowl in television markets serving 24 states that are in play on Super Tuesday and beyond. The 30-second ad is a summary of Obama's political message, played against images of crowds of supporters, despair in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina's destruction. With the Super Bowl being played two days before Super Tuesday, speculation had been growing about which campaign, if any, would take the plunge and make a pitch to such a huge television audience.
Clinton visits church, union hall in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS -- Sen. Hillary Clinton took her Democratic presidential campaign to an urban church and a suburban union hall Sunday, and responded to concerns about her electability. Clinton addressed thousands at the machinists union hall and took questions on issues such as universal health care, the housing crisis and global climate change. Earlier Sunday, Clinton spoke to the predominantly black congregation at the Greater Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in north St. Louis.
In Ill., Romney links McCain with Obama
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. -- Mitt Romney lobbed a political twofer on Sunday, linking Republican rival John McCain with Democratic presidential front-runner Barack Obama as he sought Super Tuesday votes in Illinois. The former Massachusetts governor, joined on stage by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois, cast himself as the more reliable conservative in comparison to McCain as he made his pitch to bedrock Republicans.
-- From wire reports