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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Today's Campaign Chatter

Today, Obama is in London - He arrived yesterday and has already had meetings with former Prime Minister Blair and current Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Obama addresses the media following his meeting with Brown. Watch the video here. Later today, Obama returns home to Chicago.


Scratch Senator Jack Reed from the Obama short list for VP - He says he has not been vetted and that he is interested in continuing to serve as a Senator from Rhode Island. He just returned from traveling with Obama to Afghanistan and Iraq. Read more here.


The Senate is expected to pass the Housing bill today - President Bush has said he would sign it after he initially threatened to veto the bill. It will provide 300 billion in aid - has more details of the bill here. The economy continues, and rightfully so, to be the number one concern of voters.


McCain says 16 month timetable is pretty good - He was speaking of U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq. First time he has said this, tries to tie it to his standard statement based on the conditions on the ground. Watch video here. A little late for him to be getting on the bandwagon after Iraq Prime Minister Maliki made a public statement supporting Obama's withdraw timetable.


VIPs stress importance of America's infrastructure - Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calf.), Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg are co-chairs of "Building America's Future". They just held a two day tour promoting the importance of improving America's infrastructure in New Orleans and Minneapolis-St. Paul. They have also spoken to the National Governor's Association, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the National Association of Counties. They believe this should be included in both the Republican and Democratic party Platforms. has more here.

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