April 3rd, 2008
09:25 AM ET
7 years ago

Family affair at McCain speech

It’s a family affair at John McCain's speech in Jacksonville, Florida Thursday morning. CNN's Dana Bash reports the Arizona senator's eldest children from his first marriage are there, along with his two siblings.

McCain's mother Roberta is also in attendance.


Filed under: John McCain
April 3rd, 2008
06:50 AM ET
7 years ago

Obama wants Gore on his team

 Obama said Wednesday he wants Gore for his administration.
Obama said Wednesday he wants Gore for his administration.

(CNN) - Al Gore has a spot in a potential Barack Obama administration, the Illinois senator said Wednesday.

Asked at a campaign event if he'd consider Gore for his cabinet, Obama immediately said he would.

" I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this [climate change] problem," Obama said.

Obama also said he talks with the former vice president on a "regular basis," and often consults with him on climate change issues.

Could Gore serve alongside Bill Clinton in an Obama administration? Last November, the Illinois senator said he'd offer the former president a job "in a second."

"There are few more talented people [than Clinton]," Obama said then.

– CNN's Alex Mooney and Chris Welch


Filed under: Al Gore • Candidate Barack Obama
April 3rd, 2008
06:46 AM ET
7 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, April 3, 2008

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The Hill: For McCain, Son’s Duty In Iraq Is Not A Talking Point
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) regularly talks about his military experience on the presidential campaign trail, but he draws the line when asked about his sons’ service in the armed forces.

Washington Post: In Speeches, Clinton Often Veers to Dark Side
Story telling has become a staple of Sen. HillaryClinton's stump speech, a prime example of how, in a campaign year in which lofty phrases have taken center stage, she has rejected sweeping oratory - "just words," as her campaign likes to accuse Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama of offering - in favor of a dramatic speaking style all her own.

USA Today: Why The Democratic Race Could End In N.C.
The end could be near. Or the endgame, at least, of a surprisingly drawn-out Democratic presidential contest. Four months and 42 states after the opening Iowa caucuses, the primary in North Carolina on May 6 now looms as a pivotal final showdown between Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

AP: Clinton Irked by Richardson Endorsement
Former President Clinton is still smarting over New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's endorsement of Barack Obama.

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Filed under: Political Hot Topics
April 3rd, 2008
06:43 AM ET
7 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: Thursday, April 3, 2008

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Compiled by Jonathan Helman, CNN Washington Bureau

*Hillary Clinton attends a taping of The Tonight Show and a fundraiser in Beverly Hills, California.

*John McCain gives a speech at the FCCJ Aviation Center of Excellence and has a community service stop in Jacksonville, Florida.

*Barack Obama has no scheduled events.


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