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The Campaigner-in-Chief

The Washington Post on Bush's news conference yesterday: "The hour-long news conference gave Bush an opportunity to try to regain some control over a dangerous political environment for Republicans just four weeks before midterm elections." 

"For almost an hour Wednesday, Bush focused public attention on national security, the economy and the tax policies of the Democratic Party - all issues that GOP strategists would prefer to discuss as the clock ticks on their ability to salvage the midterm elections," says the Los Angeles Times

Howard Kurtz's long look at Tony Snow's mostly quite successful turn as White House spokesman briefly touches on his unprecedented role as fundraiser.