TRAIL MIX: Best from Newspaper Blog Obama-McCain Coverage

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TRAIL MIX: Best from Newspaper Blog Obama-McCain Coverage


Carlson, Kathryn Blaze, Editor & Publisher


And the can-pain campaign goes on. Today's picks.

McCain Pays a Call, Novak Feels WrongedBeltway ConfidentialHouston ChronicleBy Jules

Among the campaign tidbits listed in Jules' recent post at the Houston Chronicle's Beltway Confidential, is the McCain-Novak-Veep soap opera. According to Jules, Novak, whom she calls the "prince of darkness" stirred up a media frenzy when he reported that McCain would likely make his VP announcement this week. "Novak now believes he was intentionally misled by sources in the campaign, who were trying to steal some focus from Obama. That's just wrong!" said Jules. Check out her post to view the Fox News video starring Novak.

RNC Ad Attacks Obama on War SpendingThe SwampThe Chicago TribuneBy Katie Fretland

"John McCain will reach out to the residents of the mini Berlins today -- the cities named Berlin in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and New Hampshire -- with a new radio advertisement to coincide with opponent Barack Obama's speech in Berlin, Germany," said Katie Fretland in her post at The Chicago Tribune's The Swamp. According to Fretland's post (which features the new ad), "the ad attacks Obama for his May 2007 vote against a $120 billion appropriation bill, mostly for war spending in Iraq and Afghanistan. The legislation passed 80-14."

Sunny Skies for ObamaPolitical IntelligenceThe Boston GlobeBy Foon Rhee

While Obama enjoys "partly sunny skies and a nice day in the low 80s" in Berlin, Germany, Hurricane Dolly rained on McCain's parade and forced him to cancel an event on an oil rig off the Louisiana coast," according to Foon Rhee's post at The Boston Globe's Political Intelligence. …

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