Spin Control

Friday's quickie political briefing

Today's video: A shot at McCain over "really loving" America?

From the files:
Obama flipping on public funding? Click here
McCain flopping on off-shore drilling? Click here

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

Burns was lukewarm on McCain last week in Sandpoint; he's out this week in Montana

Obama to campaign with former rival Hillary Clinton in step toward unifying Democrats

NY’s Mayor Bloomberg defends Obama before Jewish audience in Florida
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THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Barack Obama discusses the economy with Democratic governors in Chicago before holding a news conference in Jacksonville, Fla. John McCain gives a speech in Ottawa.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“This is wedge politics at its worst, and we’ve got to reject it — loudly, clearly and unequivocally.” — Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who urged Jewish voters to denounce the whisper campaign that has pushed the false rumor that Democrat Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim.
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STAT OF THE DAY
In the 2004 presidential election, 72 percent of voting-age citizens were registered to vote, according to the Census Bureau. That’s 2 points more than in 2000 when 70 percent of those eligible were registered.




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