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Thu., Sept. 18, 2008, 11:21 a.m.

Thursday’s quickie political briefing

Today's Web site: Think you can do better on the federal budget than the candidates? Take your best shot

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

Biden says paying higher taxes gives wealthier Americans a chance to be patriotic

Obama tells voters McCain is not a moderate on abortion despite that perception

Hagel says it’s a ’stretch’ to call Palin qualified to be president

Their town still recovering from flooding, Cedar Rapids residents wish McCain would tour city

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THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Prez/Veep: Barack Obama holds a rally in Espanola, N.M. Joe Biden campaigns in Ohio.
John McCain and Sarah Palin talk to voters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Green Bay, Wis.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“It’s time to be patriotic ... time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.” — Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden, speaking about wealthier Americans paying more taxes, in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
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STAT OF THE DAY
Since their party conventions, the two presidential campaigns have shown ads nearly 70,000 times in battleground states and on national cable and national network television at a total cost of more than $15 million, according to TNS Media Intelligence/Campaign Media Analysis Group, a firm that tracks ads.




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