August 13th, 2008
06:13 AM ET
12 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008


Washington Post: Both Parties Now Ignoring McCain
The presidential campaign strategies these days are clear. For the Democrats, it's time to stop the bickering and rally round Barack Obama, who dominates the Democratic National Committee's Web site.

CNN: Hagel won't endorse McCain or Obama, spokesman says
Sen. Chuck Hagel, a leading Republican voice on international affairs and an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq, won't endorse either major-party presidential candidate in 2008, a spokesman said Tuesday.

NY Times: Book on Obama Hopes to Repeat Anti-Kerry Feat
In the summer of 2004 the conservative gadfly Jerome R. Corsi shot to the top of the best-seller lists as co-author of “Unfit for Command,” the book attacking Senator John Kerry’s record on a Vietnam War Swift boat that began the larger damaging campaign against Mr. Kerry’s war credentials as he sought the presidency.

CNN Radio: Candidates candid on Caucasus
World affairs! A little-known (until recently) regional conflict has imposed itself on the presidential campaign as the candidates seize the moment to strut their foreign-policy stuff. Bob Costantini has today's CNN Radio Political Ticker.


Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Some predict hundreds of arrests, others far fewer; everyone's ready
The Minnesota ACLU is estimating that 800 demonstrators will be arrested, and it's prepping dozens of lawyers to defend them.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Theme might offer a clue to VP choice
It's national security on the night Obama's running mate will make an acceptance speech.


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August 13th, 2008
05:51 AM ET
12 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008


* Sen. John McCain tours an aerospace and defense company and then holds a media availability in Michigan.

* Sen. Barack Obama has no public events.

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