June 6th, 2008
06:25 AM ET
7 years ago

Clinton and Obama meet, have 'productive discussion'

Clinton and Obama met in Washington Thursday night.
Clinton and Obama met in Washington Thursday night.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama met with Sen. Hillary Clinton, his rival through Tuesday's primaries in South Dakota and Montana, at her home in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, according to both campaigns.

"Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama met tonight and had a productive discussion about the important work that needs to be done to succeed in November," the Clinton and Obama campaigns said in a joint statement.

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June 6th, 2008
06:23 AM ET
7 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, June 6, 2008

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CNN: Obama, Clinton meet for 'unity' talks, sources say
Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton met late Thursday in Washington, D.C. - their first meeting since Obama became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

NY Times: Adviser Says McCain Backs Bush Wiretaps
A top adviser to Senator John McCain says Mr. McCain believes that President Bush’s program of wiretapping without warrants was lawful, a position that appears to bring him into closer alignment with the sweeping theories of executive authority pushed by the Bush administration legal team.

LA Times: New question: What does Hillary Clinton want now?
Her next chapter could include a role as Obama's running mate. More likely, it will mean a return to the Senate, where she may well begin preparing for another run for president.

AP: Audit: Gov't could lose billions in royalties
If oil and natural gas prices stay as high as they've been in recent months, the government could lose as much as $53 billion over the next 25 years in energy royalties because of an adverse court ruling, according to congressional auditors.

WSJ: McCain vs. Obama: In the General Election, Sharp Battle Lines Over Policy
Now comes the real clash. The prolonged Democratic nominating contest between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton, two people who agree on most everything, magnified small and sometimes insignificant disagreements on policy. Not so with Sen. Obama and Sen. John McCain.

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June 6th, 2008
06:13 AM ET
7 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: Friday, June 6, 2008

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* Sen. Hillary Clinton has no public events planned.

* Sen. John McCain spends another day in Florida, touring the Everglades and holding an afternoon media availability.

* Sen. Barack Obama has no public events planned.


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