Barack Obama announced, via video, that he’s not going to participate in the public finance system.
The New York Times considers the intersection of Obama’s need to control his image with his desire for a progressive campaign.
John McCain and George W. Bush are going to Iowa, separately, to look at flood damage.
Alessandra Stanley writes, “Mrs. Obama went on a popular television talk show to combat the notion that she is a little too authentic to be a first lady, while Mrs. McCain did it to undercut the image that she is too fake.”
John McCain wants 45 new nuclear power plants built in the U.S. by 2030.
Jim Rutenberg critiques the new MoveOn.org and laments, “[A]dvertisement fact-checking reports like this one are never viewed as widely as the spots themselves.”
Diane Gordon is out of jail, pending an appeal.
The M.T.A. board struggles with its E-ZPass privileges.