Obama easily wins Nebraska, battles Clinton for delegates

Sen. Barack Obama defeated Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in caucuses in Nebraska and led in Washington state, hoping to chip away at her delegate lead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Obama was winning nearly 70 percent support in Nebraska, compared with 31 percent for Clinton, in caucuses with 24 delegates at stake. They also were competing in primary contests Saturday in Washington State, Louisiana and the US Virgin Islands.