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Vanity Fair: Giuliani's Princess Bride

"[W]ho does Judith Stish Ross Nathan Giuliani think she is? ...

"Today she and Giuliani, when they are not boarding private Gulfstream IV jets to Europe or trying to woo voters, shuttle between a $4 million Hamptons house and a $5 million nine-room Upper East Side apartment near Madison Avenue, its dining room walnut-paneled and crammed with crystal, china, and linen from Scully & Scully. Her annual salary has also improved: $125,000, evidently for helping to write some of the speeches Giuliani likes to give (for which he received $11.7 million between January 2006 and March 2007). ...

"The details of Judith's life have also undergone some refurbishing. ..."

NYT: Chelsea Clinton Is Primed for Another Parent's White House Run

"[I]f her mother, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, manages to become the first female president of the United States, Chelsea Clinton could be in a historic, head-spinning position of her own: the first first child twice over."

Hotline 'On Call':

"It's time to welcome Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney to the million-dollar club, as both presidential candidates have now spent at least $1 million on their Internet operations so far this year. ...

A survey of Federal Election Commission records compiled by also showed that Rudy Giuliani spent at least $782,205, John McCain spent at least $646,601, and Barack Obama spent at least $485,400."

NYT: Democrats' Field Creates Pleasant Predicament for Unions

"Union leaders say they are so happy with the Democratic presidential aspirants, though unsure of whom to support, that they are unlikely to endorse any of them before the primaries next year."

Chicago Sun Times: Oprah's mansion bash for Obama sold out

"Some rank-and-file potential donors to a September fund-raiser hosted by Oprah Winfrey for Democratic White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama at her California estate are being told the event is sold out. ...

"Some members of the Illinois senator's national finance committee have been given a quota of only seven tickets (minus one for themselves) for the $2,300-per-person Sept. 8 bash-for-cash at Winfrey's home in Santa Barbara."

Washington Examiner: Abraham picks Cooperstown over Thompson fundraiser

"Fred Thompson drew a handful of pols for his first Washington fundraiser on Monday night, but one power player was noticeably absent: Spencer Abraham, the former senator and energy secretary who was rumored to have a major role in Thompson's fledgling presidential campaign. After news reports speculated that Abraham was going to be Thompson's new campaign manager which led to Republican insiders and bloggers eviscerating him as a 'hack' and worse."

Bloomberg: Kenneth Starr's Law Firm Gives More Money to Clinton

"Lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis, the law firm that's home to Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr and Bush administration official Jay Lefkowitz, have given more to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign than to all of the top Republican candidates combined."

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