Obama meets oilman who funded '04 attacks on Kerry

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By Jeff Mason RENO, Nev., Aug 17 (Reuters) - White House hopeful Barack Obama talked energy policy on Sunday with T. Boone Pickens, a billionaire oil investor who funded the "Swift Boat" attacks on Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry in 2004. Pickens, a lifelong Republican, has endorsed neither his party's candidate, Arizona Sen. John McCain, nor Democrat Obama in the Nov. 4 election and wants to make energy a top campaign issue. He has advocated a plan to cut U.S. oil use by ...

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