[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/23/art.cepd.cnn.jpg caption="CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from the Best Political Team."]
(CNN) – In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley reports on presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama’s part fact-finding, part photo-op trip overseas. The Illinois senator travels to international hotspots like Afghanistan and Iraq, and voices his continued support of a 16-month timetable for troop withdrawal.
Meanwhile: Presumptive Republican nominee John McCain continues to relentlessly criticize Obama’s opposition to the troop surge in Iraq. In a town hall meeting in the battleground state of New Hampshire, the Arizona senator says Obama would rather lose the war in order to win a political campaign. CNN’s Dana Bash has the story.
Also: CNN’s Brianna Keilar looks at the Democrats’ push to crack down on oil speculators, and T. Boone Pickens’ pitch to Congress to break U.S. dependence on foreign oil. How does the billionaire oilman propose to solve the growing energy crisis?
Finally: Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider takes a look at the Iraqi surge, then and now.
Click here to subscribe to CNN=Politics Daily.