July 30th, 2008
06:31 AM ET
10 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, July 30, 2008


CNN: All you need to know about the Veepstakes
Take an in-depth last look at the men and women in the running for either party’s vice presidential slot, as Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama move ever-closer to announcing their picks.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Is McCain '08 channeling Dole '96?
It's an election between old and new. The Republican presidential candidate is a former war hero and seasoned senator who would be the oldest president in history when he starts his first term. His opponent is a much younger, charismatic Democrat.

San Francisco Chronicle: McCain extends olive branch to Pelosi, Gore
Republican Sen. John McCain, engaged in increasingly sharp attacks on rival Barack Obama, pledged that if elected president, he would work closely with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, praising her as an effective leader and an "inspiration to millions of Americans."

Washington Times: Campaign trail drains the Hill of staffers
After months of sitting on the sidelines and watching the presidential race unfold in Iowa, Florida and Colorado, Capitol Hill staffers are leaving for the campaign trail in droves.

CNN Radio: Sen. Stevens faces northern exposure and a potential VP joins the coy club
One of the most powerful men in Washington faces serious criminal charges. Yesterday, Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska was slapped with a seven-count indictment. Meanwhile, high-profile governor Tim Kaine of Virginia avoids questions about his role in the Obama veepstakes. Lisa Desjardins has today's CNN Radio Political Ticker.


AP: Dems wield oversight cudgel on Bush administration
Across Capitol Hill, Democratic-led committees are considering punishments for past and present Bush administration officials for a range of alleged misdeeds, from discriminating against liberals at the Justice Department to blowing off subpoenas and lying to Congress.


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July 30th, 2008
06:14 AM ET
10 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: Wednesday, July 30, 2008


* Sen. John McCain campaigns in Colorado, visiting Wagner Equipment Company and speaking with local media.


* Sen. Barack Obama is in Missouri today, holding several campaign events with Sen. Claire McCaskill.

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