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Morning Update: Terrorism and the Campaigns

by campaign2008
September 11, 2008

Both presidential candidates will visit Ground Zero Thursday morning to commemorate the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The Washington Post says the issue of terrorism has become less prominent in the presidential campaign.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Wednesday he will leave the selection (ABC) of a new refueling tanker to the next president, saying he can “no longer complete a competition that would be viewed as fair and objective in this highly charged environment.”

Speaking before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute on Wednesday, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) discussed immigration policy (WSJ). “This election is about the 12 million people living in the shadows, the communities taking immigration enforcement into their own hand,” he said. “They are counting on us to stop the hateful rhetoric filling our airwaves, and rise above the fear, and rise above the demagoguery, and finally enact comprehensive immigration reform.”

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