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I’d hoped he’d do something like this. Iowa is becoming the next Katrina. Smart for the Obama Campaign to be doing this.

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I’d hoped he’d do something like this. Iowa is becoming the next Katrina. Smart for the Obama Campaign to be doing this.

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I’d hoped he’d do something like this. Iowa is becoming the next Katrina. Smart for the Obama Campaign to be doing this.

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AP: Senator Barack Obama plans on touring the Illinois community of Quincy to see flooded areas along the Mississippi River for himself. The Democratic presidential candidate is scheduled to visit the area Saturday afternoon to tour the region and help fill sandbags.

Quincy’s 1 of several communities that have been threatened by the rising river waters. Volunteers have been feverishly stacking sandbags around several businesses and the water treatment facility.

Obama and fellow Illinois Senator Dick Durbin earlier this week asked Governor Rod Blagojevich to preemptively declare some counties disaster areas before flooding next week’s expected flooding moves along the river. Blagojevich did that.

BarackObama.com: Several Midwest states were flooded this weekend, forcing families to evacuate their homes and leave their communities.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by the floods.

The American Red Cross is providing relief efforts in Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and West Virginia. Almost 1,100 workers have been deployed to help out in the Midwest.

Throughout this campaign, we have seen time and again that when ordinary people act together, they can make a difference.

You can help out now by donating or volunteering at a local shelter. Visit the Red Cross’ website for more information on how to help in your town. Let’s rally together to help those who need us now.

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Details: The first thing you notice about Bobby Jindal—everyone says this—is how damn young he looks. Stick him next to John McCain, however, and his appearance skews toward the pubescent. It’s a sun-blasted, sweat-stained late-April day in New Orleans, and Jindal—102 days into his term as the governor of Louisiana, and just 36 years into a life that’s looking increasingly politically charmed—is walking beside McCain down Caffin Avenue in the city’s blighted Lower Ninth Ward. The neighborhood’s few remaining residents—easily outnumbered by the hordes of National Guardsmen and political aides and the reporters sequestered in the flat beds of two National Guard trucks—are out on their porches, with arms folded, observing this odd promenade. McCain’s giant, gleaming bus (“the Straight,” as his aides call it) looks like an alien spacecraft idling beside the scruffy Caffin Avenue median.

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