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ABC lands first Palin interview

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has agreed to sit down with ABC’s Charles Gibson later this week for her first television interview since John McCain chose her as his running mate.

ABC would not release any details about where and when Gibson would question Palin; a McCain-Palin adviser had said earlier Sunday that the interview was expected to take place later this week in Alaska.

Palin has given speeches alongside McCain since becoming his surprise pick on Aug. 29. But Democrats have begun to question why she has not been put before reporters to answer questions.

McCain said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday he expected Palin to start doing interviews “in the next few days.”


Kennedy to work from his home

Sen. Edward Kennedy, who has brain cancer, will not be on Capitol Hill this week when Congress returns from its summer break. He intends to work from his Massachusetts home this fall and return to the Senate in January.

A Kennedy aide said Sunday that the Democratic lawmaker’s doctors are pleased with his progress but want him to keep working from home.

Kennedy, 76, made a dramatic speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver that drew a rousing response from delegates. He has been one of Barack Obama’s strongest supporters.

“As Senator Kennedy said two weeks ago in Denver, he intends to be on the floor of the United States Senate next January,” spokeswoman Melissa Wagoner said in a statement.

From wire reports