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TRAIL MIX: McCain, Obama to Deliver Critical Speeches Today

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TRAIL MIX: McCain, Obama to Deliver Critical Speeches Today

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As the race for president heats up, newspaper political blogs work to keep readers abreast of new developments. Here are some of Tuesday's highlights.

Obama's List of VP No-Thank-Yous Grows; Now, Jack ReedTop of the TicketThe Los Angeles TimesBy Stuart Silverstein

The list just keeps getting longer as yet another "prominent Democrat has taken himself out of the vice presidential derby," according to a post by Stuart Silverstein at The L.A. Times' Top of the Ticket. According to Silverstein, "Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, a West Point grad set to accompany Barack Obama on a tour of Iraq and Afghanistan, called the VP slot a 'position which I have no interest in.'" Check out the Top of the Ticket post to find out which other Democrats have emerged as adamant naysayers to the veep spot.

Obama Urges NAACP to Insist on 'Responsibility'The TrailThe Washington PostBy Perry Bacon Jr.

To the admiration of some and the chagrin of others, Obama reiterated his call for "blacks to take more responsibility for their lives" in his speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, according to Perry Bacon Jr. at The Washington Post's The Trail. In his post, Bacon Jr. offers the reaction of some of Obama's backers, including Jesse Jackson -- who just last week said the Illinois Senator is guilty of "talking down to black people."

McCain, Obama Tie on Iraq: PollThe SwampThe Chicago TribuneBy Frank James

It's neck-and-neck for McCain and Obama in terms of voter support for their position on U. …

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