August 6th, 2008
08:05 PM ET
15 years ago

CNN=Politics Daily

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(CNN)— As summer draws to a close and both parties get ready for their nominating conventions, the campaign is shifting into high gear — and so is the pace of escalating attacks on the campaign trail.

In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, both John McCain and Barack Obama warn the American public of dire consequences if their opponent is elected. CNN’s Ed Henry has the story.

Indiana is shaping up as a battleground state this cycle, and presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama is making his case to voters in this traditionally red state. Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley reports on Obama’s attempt to court Hoosiers by campaigning with Indiana senator and potential VP Evan Bayh.

Also: Rising gas prices and the state of affairs in Iraq have both been sources of major voter discontent this year. Now a new government report that seems to link both hot-button topics is raising controversy. CNN’s Brianna Keilar explains this new information.

Finally: Barack Obama drew criticism for a decision not to visit wounded U.S. troops in Germany on his recent overseas trip. Today his wife Michelle met with military spouses, as the campaign launches a new outreach effort designed to reach service members. CNN's Jessica Yellin has the details on the campaign’s quest to reach members of the military and their families.

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