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Spin Control

Tuesday’s quickie political briefing

Today's video: This site has promise. The concept is candid views of both campaigns, and this video, apparently their first, is both even-handed and good.

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

McCain calls for a commission to study economic crisis; Biden says GOP policies are to blame

McCain campaign releases Palin administration e-mails in seeking to quell ’Troopergate’

Obama taps Barbra Streisand to sing at big-money fundraiser in Beverly Hills

No gaps in political ads; outside groups add their voices to presidential contest

To read the stories behind these headlines, click here and scroll down.
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THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Prez/Veep: Barack Obama campaigns in Golden, Colo., and attends a fundraiser in Los Angeles. Joe Biden talks to voters in Media, Pa.
John McCain holds a rally in Tampa before joining Sarah Palin at a campaign event in Vienna, Ohio.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“My Lord, take a look at what — who got us in this hole, whose policies? This has been a Republican philosophy of letting Wall Street do what they want and the middle class be damned. It’s about time we change it.” — Joe Biden, Democratic vice presidential candidate.
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STAT OF THE DAY
Democrat Barack Obama raised $66 million in August, a record for a presidential candidate. More than a half-million first-time donors helped raise the money, the campaign said.



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