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Clinton, Fighting For Obama's Foreclosure Legislation?

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) raised eyebrows Tuesday night in her Indiana "victory" speech when she said: "I say it's time to freeze foreclosures for families most at risk of losing their homes, including our soldiers who are in harm's way and are being foreclosed on here in America."

Funny enough, legislation to do just that -- freeze foreclosures for veterans and military families -- is moving through Congress. The bill, sponsored by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), was tacked on to a housing bill now in conference between the House and Senate.

But Clinton is not a co-sponsor of the bill. Her Democratic presidential primary rival, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), is.

One congressional aide (and obvious Obama supporter) said, "I guess Hillary was right after all when she said one candidate just offers pretty speeches. Unfortunately, it looks like what happens in Indiana stays in Indiana."

Or maybe Clinton was plugging Obama's bill, and this is the first step toward unity and healing.

By Mary Ann Akers  |  May 7, 2008; 3:05 PM ET
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