Saturday, June 28, 2008

6/28 Saturday News: Obama, McCain Court Latino Voters

News Items
Obama addresses Latinos, criticizes McCain on immigration
Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain courted Hispanic support on Saturday, and Obama accused his White House rival of backing away from comprehensive U.S. immigration reform under pressure from his party.
Related Articles:
Obama Vows to be Champion for Hispanics
Newsweek: Speak the Language
ABC: McCain, Obama Court Hispanic Voters
ABC: McCain's Balancing Act on Immigration
CBS FtR: Obama Addresses Latino Officials
FOX: Obama, McCain Challenge Each Other for Latino Support
FOX Blog: McCain: Immigration reform “top priority” for first 100 days
FOX Blog: Obama’s Outreach to Latinos
FirstRead: McCain Courts Latino Voters
CNN: McCain, Obama court Latino voters
Politico: Obama hits McCain on immigration flip-flop

Obama plans visits to Europe, Mideast this summer
Obama's campaign said the likely nominee will travel to Jordan, Israel, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. The Illinois senator also has said he intends to visit Iraq and Afghanistan this summer...
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ABC: Obama Abroad
FOX Blog: Obama Overseas
The Caucus: Obama Plans Trip to Mideast, Europe
CNN: Obama plans trip to Europe and the Middle East

Bill Clinton says Barack Obama must 'kiss my ass' for his support
The former president's rage is still so great that even loyal allies ... believe that he risks damaging his own reputation by his intransigence. A senior Democrat ... revealed that he recently told friends Mr Obama could "kiss my ass" in return for his support.

Barack Obama quietly visits wounded war veterans
The presumed Democratic nominee ... spent about two hours inside the facility. On his way in and out, he did not speak to the small group of reporters who follow him, and the visit wasn't on his public schedule.
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Obama visits Walter Reed
Politico: Obama to visit Walter Reed

Is Barack 'bigger' than Bill in H'wood?
Rob Reiner talks to Politico, predicts that "With someone like Obama, the whole world will coalesce."

‘Hanoi Hilton’ jailer says he’d vote for McCain
At the same time, he denies prisoners of war were tortured. Despite detailed POW accounts and physical wounds, Duyet claims the presumed Republican presidential nominee made up beatings and solitary confinement in an attempt to win votes.

McCain, Iraqi president say progress being made
Appearing together in solidarity, Republican John McCain and Iraq's president said Saturday that the war-ravaged country is making significant but fragile progress.
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McCain Praises Iraqi President

Mrs. McCain, San Diego County Would Like a Word
When you're poor, it can be hard to pay the bills. When you're rich, it's hard to keep track of all the bills that need paying. It's a lesson Cindy McCain learned the hard way when NEWSWEEK
raised questions about an overdue property-tax bill...

McCain Jabs Obama, Then Gets Jabbed By Protestors
“I believe that both we could have stood here and responded to your questions of comments or views.” Then ten minutes into his speech, McCain was interrupted by the first of four protestors.
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McCain speech disrupted by several hecklers

McCain hunts Clinton supporters
Sen. John McCain is aiming to persuade Sen. Hillary Clinton supporters to forget about party unity and side with him instead during a campaign stop in the swing state of Ohio.

Conservatives warm to McCain on the law
John McCain is winning right-wing converts, who had doubted that he would appoint reliably conservative judges.

A Candidate Runs to a G.O.P. Chorus of ‘Don’t’
Bob Barr, a Republican turned Libertarian, hopes to follow in the third-party footsteps of Ross Perot and Ralph Nader.

Polling Results
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Barack Obama attracting 47% of the vote while John McCain earns 40%. When "leaners" are included, Obama leads 49% to 44%.

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Earlier polling showed that voters nationally and in Florida liked McCain’s call for offshore oil drilling. However, when McCain took his road show to California, the results were quite different.
The Early Word: After Unity, What's Next?
The Democratic party had their coming-together moment in New Hampshire on Friday, but today the general election contest marches on.

Affirmative action hurt by Obama's success?
Barack Obama's political success might claim an unintended victim: affirmative action, a much-debated policy he supports.

Why Veeps Now Matter
For 130 years, only one vice president -- Martin van Buren -- was elected president in his own right without having succeeded to the office first.

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