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The Campaign Trail » Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama sought more than $3.4 million in earmarks for clients of his running mate's lobbyist son, The Washington Post reports; meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal examines vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden's efforts to protect Delaware's sizable share of bankruptcy filings; and finally, the House ethics committee makes it clear: no free tickets for the Kanye West show at tonight's Democratic convention.
Alaska Primaries » U.S. Rep. Don Young, who is facing multiple ethics investigations, holds just a 236-vote lead over his opponent in the Republican primary, while Sen. Ted Stevens easily won his primary despite his upcoming trial. — Anchorage Daily News
Nuke Plant Cover-Up » A federal jury convicted a former engineer at an Ohio nuclear plant of lying to federal inspectors about the worst corrosion ever found at a U.S. reactor. — Associated Press
Southwest Airlines' FAA Fight » The airline says it doesn't intend to pay the Federal Aviation Administration a record $10.2 million in fines for safety violations, putting them on a path toward litigation. — The Wall Street Journal
Judge: Miers Must Testify » A federal judge has refused to delay his order that former White House counsel Harriet Miers comply with Congressional subpoenas to testify about the firings of U.S. prosecutors. — The Washington Post
By Amanda Zamora |
August 27, 2008; 10:15 AM ET
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