What's Next for McCain and Obama?
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The Democrats will convene in Denver just a week from today. The Republicans will be in St. Paul a week later. What did McCain and Obama reveal in Saturday's "conversations" with evangelical pastor Rick Warren? What about the vice presidential selections? Also, Pakistan's Musharraf announces his resignation, and the US continues to condemn the Russian attack on Georgia as a violation of sovereignty.
Banner image: John McCain, Pastor Rick Warren and Barack Obama greet the crowd before the start of the Civil Forum on the Presidency at the Saddleback Church August 16, 2008 in Lake Forest, California. Obama and McCain participated in a town hall style meeting moderated by the Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Pakistan's Musharraf Steps Down ()
There were celebrations in the streets of Pakistani cities today after President Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation from office. After his speech on national television, he reviewed an honor guard, stepped into a limousine and was driven away from the presidential palace. Zahid Hussain reports from Islamabad for the Wall Street Journal.
- Zahid Hussain: Journalist, Wall Street Journal
What's Next for McCain and Obama? ()
After Saturday's back-to-back appearances with an evangelical pastor, both presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail. Neither Barack Obama nor John McCain has announced his selection of a vice president. Speculation is rampant. We find out who's hot, who's not and what voters might have learned from Saturday's low-key "conversations."
- Marc Ambinder: Associate Editor, The Atlantic, @marcambinder
- Steve Kornacki: Columnist, New York Observer, @SteveKornacki
Russia's Attack on Georgia and the US Occupation of Iraq ()
Russia claims it has started its pullback from Georgia, but its troops and tanks remain near the capital city. Sounding conciliatory in his latest televised speech, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili called for negotiations to prevent "the definitive estrangement of our two countries." It was his attack on the rebellious province of South Ossettia that provoked Russia's overwhelming response. We hear from the scene and debate whether, after invading Iraq, the US is using a double standard when it condemns Russia's action across its own, international border.
- Mark Ames: former Editor, The eXile, @MarkAmesExiled
- Stephen F. Cohen: Professor of Russian Studies at New York University
- Victor Davis Hanson: Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
- Lawrence Korb: Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, @LarryKorb
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