May 26th, 2008
07:18 AM ET
6 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, May 26, 2008

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Compiled by Mary Grace Lucas, CNN Washington Bureau

NY Times: A Glimpse of Weekend at McCain’s
The comings and goings of Mr. McCain and his guests offered only a few clues. On Saturday a convoy of vehicles left the ranch heading for the nearby town of Jerome, where Mr. McCain and a group that included Mr. Jindal and Mr. Romney had lunch. At other times, Mr. Romney and his wife, Ann, were seen driving a white Ford Mustang with black racing stripes. The gathering appeared to wrap up on Sunday afternoon when Mr. McCain and his motorcade left for Phoenix.

NY Times: Clinton Could Face Uneasy Return to Senate
When Hillary Rodham Clinton made a rare stop in the Senate last week, she spoke from a lonely outpost at the end of the Armed Services Committee dais, eight empty chairs emphasizing the gulf between her and real Senate power at the chairman’s spot.

Politco: Obama, Clinton cash flow stymies analysis
The record-shattering fundraising by Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has reshaped the financing of presidential elections and generated breathless coverage and analysis of the otherwise arcane area of campaign finance. Yet it’s had another consequence that has gone all but unnoticed.

LA Times: Would-be reformers McCain and Obama challenged by lobbyist culture
As John McCain and Barack Obama intensify their battle for the White House, they are competing for the mantle of reform, with each claiming that he has done the most to shield his campaign from the taint of lobbyists. But the strategists behind those efforts are senior aides with a more-than-passing resemblance to - what else? - lobbyists.

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May 26th, 2008
06:59 AM ET
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ON THE TRAIL: Monday, May 26, 2008

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Compiled by Mary Grace Lucas, CNN Washington Bureau

* Sen. Hillary Clinton campaigns in Puerto Rico, giving a speech in Ponce and later holding an event at the Puerto Rico Senate.

* Sen. John McCain holds an event at New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial in Albuquerque.

* Sen. Barack Obama holds a Memorial Day veterans town hall meeting with Governor Bill Richardson in Las Cruces, New Mexico.


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