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In Bid to Be Calif. Guv, Whitman Still Figuring It Out

Ex-eBay chief positions just to the right of Arnold

(Newser) - Former eBay chief Meg Whitman is officially running for governor of California, but she still has some details to work out, reports the LA Times. She’s studied up on issues, but isn’t yet a master of political positioning (on hot-topic school vouchers: “I don't know the answer... More »

Arnold May Skip GOP Convention

Governor says passing Calif. budget takes priority

(Newser) - When the Republican convention opens Monday night, its prime-time lineup could be missing one of its biggest draws: Arnold Schwarzenegger. The governor is vowing to remain in California if lawmakers can’t strike a budget deal, now 2 months overdue. And agreement seems unlikely, potentially costing Schwarzenegger a national platform... More »

They're Off—and Raspy

Nonstop race takes toll on candidates' vocal cords

(Newser) - Listen to the candidates in this year's grueling presidential race and you'll discover one of the first casualties of political war: vocal cords. With a dozen or so speaking engagements every day, the candidates are hoarse, raspy, and desperate for fixes. John McCain swears by pre-debate olive oil, the Wall ... More »

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