Hillary vs. Obama — at the Grammys, too!

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They're getting testy with each other on the campaign trail, and now Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama face each other in another contest: the Grammys. Both were nominated this morning in the Best Spoken Word Album category.

Clinton was nominated for "Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World," and Obama's entry is "The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream." Former President and previous Grammy winner Jimmy Carter's "Sunday Mornings in Plains: Bringing Peace to a Changing World" is also up for the award. ...

Presidents and presidential hopefuls are no strangers to Grammy glory. Bill Clinton won best spoken word Grammys in 2004 and 2005

Both Hillary Clinton and Obama have won Grammys before — Clinton won the category in 1997 for "It Takes a Village." Obama won this Grammy last year for "Dreams From My Father," while Carter took home the award last year for "Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis."

The remaining two 2008 spoken word nominees are decidedly less political: poet Maya Angelou's "Celebrations" and actor Alan Alda's " Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself."


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