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Obama vows to cut taxes, end war in Iraq

The Associated Press

Sen. Barack Obama became the first black presidential candidate from a major party when he accepted the nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention on Thursday at Mile High Stadium in Denver.

In his 44-minute speech, he vowed to cut taxes for nearly all working-class families, end the war in Iraq and break America’s dependence on Mideast oil within a decade.

Although he paid tribute to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, he questioned McCain’s judgment in siding with the Bush administration more than 90 percent of the time.

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