August 22nd, 2008
06:15 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, Aug. 22, 2008

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CNN: Source: Obama was 'hung up' on change vs. experience
The VP choice was a difficult one for Obama, a source close to the Illinois senator tells CNN's Gloria Borger. Specifically Obama was "very hung up on the experience versus change,” the source said, and how his message of change may conflict with a longtime Washington insider.

Washington Post: Take the McCain House Tour!
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools! Spas and state-of-the-art fitness centers! Views of the Arizona mountains, the Pacific Ocean and downtown Phoenix!

Washington Post: Contracts Went to a Longtime Donor
Two years ago, the office of Michelle Obama, the vice president for community relations at the University of Chicago Medical Center, published a glossy report detailing the improvements her office had made in the lives of local residents, in part by increasing ties to minority contractors.

CNN’s John King: Professor Obama and the August Curse
Do the Democrats have an August curse? That’s probably not the best way to put it, but in elections they have lost, Democrats often look back and view August as a wasted or just plain horrible month.

LA Times: Undecided voter? There may be no such thing
Researchers find that many people who think they are uncertain have unconsciously made up their minds based on deep-seated beliefs.

CNN Radio: Secret secret, I’ve got a secret
Yes, he's decided, but no, he's not telling thank you very much At least not just yet. The running mate spotlight sits on Sen. Barack Obama, as Sen. John McCain takes a break from it. Bob Costantini has today's CNN Radio Political Ticker.

Chicago Tribune: Jackson eclipsed in the age of Obama
For most of Jesse Jackson's life, his trademark declaration — "I am somebody!" — has been self-evident. But not so much anymore. The rise of Barack Obama and a surge of young leaders in the civil rights movement are raising questions about how big a somebody Jackson really is these days.

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August 21st, 2008
06:40 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, Aug 21., 2008

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CNN: Speculation, anticipation as Obama's VP announcement nears
The question is starting to feel a little old: Whom will Barack Obama pick as his vice president? With the clock ticking (the Democratic VP candidate delivers a big speech next Wednesday) the announcement is at most days and at least a few hours away.

WSJ: McCain Closes Gap on Obama In Poll as Conventions Loom
Sen. John McCain has all but closed the gap with Sen. Barack Obama, underscoring how international crises - and some well-placed negative ads - have boosted the prospects of the Republican presidential candidate.

WSJ: Republicans Plan to Grab Some Denver Limelight
John McCain and the Republican Party have their own plans for next week in Denver, including a parade of high-profile surrogates, a Web site touting new attack videos, and a tagline for the Democrats' convention: A Mile High and an Inch Deep.

AP: White House missing as many as 225 days of e-mail
The White House is missing as many as 225 days of e-mail dating back to 2003 and there is little if any likelihood a recovery effort will be completed by the time the Bush administration leaves office, according to an internal White House draft document obtained by The Associated Press.

Politico: Exclusive: No single term for McCain
John McCain stated unequivocally in an interview with Politico Wednesday that he would not pledge to serve only a single four-year term, rejecting a suggestion that some allies believe would allay questions about his age and underscore his non-partisan message of putting country first.

CNN Radio: Democrats head west for Rocky Mountain high
The exodus has begun from Washington to Denver, for a convention that will highlight some of Democrats' greatest hits from the 90s. Lisa Desjardins has today's CNN Radio Political Ticker.

WSJ: Voters Want Everything on Energy
Voters are crying out for more solar and wind energy - but that doesn't mean they are opposed to drilling for more oil at the same time, according to a Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll.

NY Times: Voters in Poll Want Priority to Be Economy, Their Top Issue
Senators Barack Obama and John McCain are heading into their conventions neck and neck in the presidential race, with voters focused overwhelmingly on economic issues but convinced that the candidates are not paying enough attention to their priorities, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

 

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