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Sen. Hillary Clinton, needing a win in Texas to derail Sen. Barack Obama in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, sought Thursday to contrast her opponent's rhetorical skills with what she called her superior ability to govern.

"I do think that words are important and words matter," Clinton said at a debate at the University of Texas. "But actions speak louder than words."

Obama responded by laying out issues he's worked on in the Senate and others he'd support as president -- then called it ridiculous to suggest his supporters are "being duped."

"The implication is that the people who have been voting for me or involved in my campaign are somehow delusional," he said.

Obama said his supporters perceive the reality of what's going on in Washington very clearly, and they want to see it change. Read full article »

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