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Edwards yesterday "called on his former colleagues to go further than their non-binding criticism of President Bush's 'surge' plan, recommended a lower troop ceiling than other Democrats have" -- of 100,000 -- "and charged that the original congressional authorization no longer applies to the war."  Edwards "also said he would not support such a cut-off for existing operations." 

The New York Daily News observes how Bill Clinton has so far been absent from the campaign trial.  "But the Daily News has learned that will soon change, with plans to haul out the Bubba gun for a mega-fund-raiser next month where top backers will be asked to raise $250,000 apiece." 

Ebony's Barack-and-Michelle issue is selling noticeably better than most issues of the magazine. 

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) is endorsing Obama, who will speak at the state Democratic party's big fundraising dinner this weekend. 

Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight, where he hopes to talk about the energy security plan he unveiled Tuesday.  Per spokesman Josh Earnest, Leno's people invited Vilsack to appear after Leno joked about Vilsack's name -- similar to what Jon Stewart did, but without the AFLAC duck -- in recent monologues.  The Des Moines Register shares that the show "has inquired about permission to use a certain Des Moines Register photograph of the former governor.  You know the one."  (The one with Vilsack dressed up as Winnie the Pooh.)