June 18th, 2008
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CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from the Best Political Team.

CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from the Best Political Team.

(CNN)—Politicians and journalists alike paused Wednesday to pay final respects at the funeral of NBC’s Tim Russert. In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, Wolf Blitzer talks with CNN Washington Bureau Chief David Bohrman about the unexpected truce between campaign rivals John McCain and Barack Obama at services honoring Russert Wednesday.

But when the pair weren’t paying their last respects, the gloves remained off. CNN’s Dana Bash has the details on the latest foreign policy dust-up involving several campaign surrogates.

New polls show Obama gaining in crucial swing states. Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider does the math.

Plus: CNN made some important changes to its electoral map. You’ll want to see what important state now swings blue.

Finally: Both President Bush and John McCain are calling for Congress to lift the ban on offshore drilling as a way to address the nation’s soaring gas prices. CNN’s Brian Todd has your fact check on what impact that move would really have at the pump.

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