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Obama announces candidacy for President

The New York Times is reporting that U.S. Senator Barak Obama announced his candidacy for President of the United States on Saturday.

Obama, 45, would be the first African-American president if elected, said USA Today. He has been in the Senate for two years.

But there is controversy over his candidacy, said the L.A. Times. Some believe that Obama may have a hard time relating to black voters because of his lack of experience with urban struggles as well as his mixed heritage.

Obama said that it is time for a new generation in the White House, according to the Assocated Press as reported by the St. Paul Pioneer Press.