Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama have accepted invitations to speak at the NAACP's convention next month in Cincinnati. McCain will speak on July 16, keynoting a plenary session. Obama, and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, are currently scheduled to speak on July 17, according to the group.

McCain accepted the invitation as soon as it was issued. Then Gov. George W. Bush spoke to the group in 2000 but only returned once as president.

A side note: also on July 16, Obama supporter Donnie McClurkin will help to entertain the NAACP members. Earlier this year, a McClurkin tour through South Carolina on Obama's behalf drew the ire of gay rights activists because McClurkin believes that homosexuality is immoral.

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