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Obama Calls For Ending Reliance On Foreign Oil

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By TOM RAUM
Associated Press Writer
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Barack Obama says the U.S. economy is in
turmoil and it's time to end the nation's reliance on foreign oil.
The Democratic candidate for president tells an high-school
gymnasium audience in the rust-belt city of Youngstown, Ohio, that
putting the economy back on course will require "all hands on deck
efforts."
Obama has proposed a $1,000-per family energy rebate to be paid
for by a tax on excessive energy-company profits.
Ohio is a bellwether state. It has voted for the winning
candidate in all 11 presidential elections since 1964, including
handing President Bush a close re-election victory in 2004.
Obama sought to liken Republican rival John McCain to Vice
President Dick Cheney, a former oilman.
      
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