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Morning Roundup: McCain Hits Rivals, More Indicted Donors For Hillary And Colbert’s In

Around the campaign news world this morning…

McCain is picking up Romney’s attack on Giuliani’s court case against the line-item veto in the 1990s and adding it to his “none of my rivals are tough on wasteful spending” routine. He also says that Romney can call tax increases “fee increases” or he “can call it a banana if he wants to.”
Stephen Colbert’s announcement that he’s running for president, but only in South Carolina, makes the Washington Post’s front page… well, front page of the Style section.
For all of the complaining about bias in its pages, The New York Times does a good job on reporting on shady fundraising among Democrats. Today, they note that since the law frim Milberg Weiss was indicted on fraud and bribery, “26 Democrats around the country, including four presidential candidates, have accepted $150,000 in campaign contributions from people connected to Milberg Weiss, according to state and federal campaign finance records.” You’ll be stunned to learn, “Melvyn I. Weiss, a founder of the firm, gave the maximum $4,600 to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York in June.”
Barack Obama appearing on Jay Leno’s couch, when asked about Hillary Clinton being way ahead in most polls: “Hillary is not the first politician in Washington to declare mission accomplished a little too soon.”

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