July 24th, 2008
06:00 AM ET
15 years ago

CNN=Politics Daily

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(CNN)— The spotlight is on Sen. Barack Obama as he makes his way through the Middle East. The presumptive Democratic nominee talked with top Israeli officials Wednesday and tried to ease some of their worries.

One of the main topics of discussion was the issue of nuclear threats by Iran. In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, CNN’s Senior Political Analyst Candy Crowley has the story on how Obama intends to stand by Israel if faced with this situation.

Presumptive Republican nominee John McCain is also vying for the spotlight. In an attempt to keep up with his rival, the senator’s campaign is trying a new tactic: “counter-programming”. CNN’s Dana Bash reports on some of the unusual allegations coming out of the McCain camp.

Meanwhile: President Bush did something out of the ordinary when he changed his mind on a bill that helps homeowners keep their homes. CNN’s Ed Henry has the story on the president’s change of heart and how his new decision might cause some problems in the Senate.

Finally: One lone camera caught a questionable comment made by Bush not meant to be heard at a private event last week. Now this video has made its way onto YouTube. CNN’s Mary Snow has the details on Bush’s controversial criticism about Wall Street.

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