03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Economic Anxiety Hits The Campaign Trail

Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama intensified their populist appeals on Monday, responding to widespread economic anxiety and pushing the Democratic Party further from the business-friendly posture once championed by Bill Clinton.

Senator Barack Obama at a rally at Youngstown State University in Ohio. "We now have greater income inequality than any time since the Great Depression," he said at another event in Ohio.

Mrs. Clinton, speaking on the eve of the Wisconsin primary but looking forward to primaries in Ohio and Texas on March 4, issued a 12-page compendium of her economic policies that emphasizes programs aiding families stressed by high oil prices, home foreclosures, costly student loans and soaring health care premiums.

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