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The battle for South Carolina

The Washington Post writes about the decision by both Clinton and Obama to pull their negative radio ads. More proof that just when this campaign looks like it's going to go down the normal negative road, the campaigns balk.

"The race between U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, who would be her party's first female nominee, and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, who would be his party's first black nominee, has divided women along generational and racial lines," the Columbia State writes. "It has split households and forced women to ponder racial and gender allegiances."

The L.A. Times also looks at how the campaign has become racially polarizing. 

The Columbia State notes "Edwards rises in SC polls." "With only a day left before Saturday's S.C. Democratic presidential primary, the former U.S. senator from North Carolina and S.C. native is making a move, tracking polls suggest."

Edwards took a bit of a swipe at Clinton for not campaigning in the state early this week. "After the debate, she flew out and she's been gone and she won't be back until I don't know -- later in the week or until primary day," Edwards told a crowd of about 150 people in this small city on Wednesday. "What are the chances she's coming back when she's president of the United States?"