Spin Control

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2008, 9:52 A.M.

Tuesday’s quickie political briefing

Today's video: Jackson not the only one to forget about the mic (Warning: the language in this may be objectionable to some.)

Here are the headlines in the presidential campaign from the Associated Press:

McCain calls for Afghanistan surge

Obama says policy for war in Iraq not a sound strategy for keeping US safe

DNC chief to embark on Southern bus tour, hoping to register voters to turn Dixie Democratic

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he’s not running for Senate, citing family concerns
John McCain meets with voters in Albuquerque, N.M. Barack Obama gives a speech on foreign policy in Washington. Michelle Obama campaigns with Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire Thursday in Seattle.
“Weve alienated ourselves from the world instead of strengthening our alliances.” — Barack Obama criticizing U.S. policy in Iraq.
More people would prefer having Democrat Barack Obama at their summer cookout than Republican John McCain — 52 percent to 45 percent, according to recent Associated Press-Yahoo News poll.

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