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Obama Expected to Hit Delegate Milestone

Kentucky and Oregon are holding primaries Tuesday. Hillary Clinton is expected to win Kentucky handily. Barack Obama is likely to triumph in Oregon; the primary there is via mail-in ballot only.

The big news at the end of the day may be that Obama will reach a majority of the pledged delegates — not officially giving him the nomination, but giving him another psychological boost in his battle with Clinton.

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Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.