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Tuesday quickie political briefing

Today’s video: What does Sen. Larry Craig have to do with the military’s Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell policy? The Center for Military Readiness’s Elaine Donnelly explains, with a little help from The Daily Show.

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

Economic and international issues draw Obama’s attention amid a day of private meetings

Va. Gov. Tim Kaine won’t discuss whether Obama is considering him for running mate

McCain steps back from ’no new tax’ pledge, gets rebuked by conservative anti-tax group

Obama, DNC look to mobilize Latino voters with $20 million effort, focus on swing states

Obama tries to win over Clinton supporters, increase lead among women

To read the stories behind the headlines, click here and scroll down.
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DAILY TRACK
Democrat Barack Obama holds a 6-point lead nationally over Republican John McCain — 47 percent to 41 percent — among registered voters in the presidential race, according to the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update.
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THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
John McCain meets with voters in Sparks, Nev.
Barack Obama holds a fundraiser and meetings in Washington before raising more campaign cash in Springfield, Mo.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I’m not saying these women are bitter … but they don’t understand how to take this devotion and energy and put it behind the candidate who took her away from them.” — Susie Tompkins Buell, a prominent fundraiser of Hillary Rodham Clinton with deep reservations about Barack Obama.
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STAT OF THE DAY
Republican John McCain’s top fundraising states in June were Texas at $1.17 million, California at $1.1 million and Florida at $870,600. Democrat Barack Obama’s top donor states were California at $4.3 million, New York at $2.5 million and Illinois at $1.2 million.


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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


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