August 12th, 2008
08:07 PM ET
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CNN=Politics Daily

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)—In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, an international crisis has highlighted presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s foreign policy strengths. Could this be McCain’s moment? Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider reports.

The Colorado-based group Focus on the Family released a controversial ad last month that called on Christians to “pray for rain” to drown out presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Denver convention. Internet reporter Abbi Tatton takes a look at the recent flood of criticism.

Plus: President Bush is struggling to keep the pressure on Russia, but McCain and Obama’s outspoken comments on the Russia/Georgia crisis are not making the diplomatic situation any less complicated. White House Correspondent Ed Henry has the story.

Finally: There are two categories that Obama’s VP contenders fall into – those that reinforce Obama’s message of “change” and those that counterbalance his perceived weaknesses. Jessica Yellin takes a look at the Illinois senator’s potential running mates and the groups into which they fall.

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