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Tuesday’s quickie political briefing

Today's video: The whole clip of Clark on "Face the Nation"

Here are today's headlines in the presidential campaign from The Associated Press:

Clark: McCain comments were his own

Obama announces support and expansion for Bush’s faith based programs

McCain to visit Colombia, Mexico to show support for free trade

Barack Obama campaigns at Eastside Community Ministry in Zanesville, Ohio. John McCain holds an informal news conference in Cartagena, Colombia.
“John McCain as a young officer demonstrated courage and character. But the service as president is about judgment. And the experience that he had as a fighter pilot isn’t the same as having been at the highest levels of the military and having to make — work with the president and other heads of state and make those kinds of life or death decisions about national, strategic issues.” — Ret. Army Gen. Wesley Clark
Seventy-six percent of the people contacted in an AP-Ipsos survey in June said the country was on the wrong track. That’s up from 71 percent in April and 66 percent near the end of 2007.

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