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Veepstakes: Don't forget Palin, Fiorina

Don't ignore a Ralph Z. Hallow report, particularly this one that puts Sarah Palin and Carly Fiorina on the McCain short list. What's interesting in this piece: how hard Newt Gingrich is pushing Palin.

VIDEO: A Hardball panel discusses who are the top candidates on Barack Obama and John McCain's short list for vice president.

The Wall Street Journal does a "who is" Tim Kaine piece.

More compiled by NBC/NJ's Matthew E. Berger and Carrie Dann…
REPUBLICANS: On the first anniversary of the Minnesota bridge collapse, there are suggestions the GOP is trying to downplay the tragedy, because of the GOP convention in St. Paul and the prospects of Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who was criticized for a slow response and vetoed state infrastructure funding.

Larry Kudlow endorses Palin for vice president.

DEMOCRATS: Friends of Sen. Evan Bayh think he's being considered more closely than in previous cycles.