Evening News Roundup

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Networks led with home prices falling, gas prices rising.

ABC: Brief political block looked at Bush’s appearance at McCain fundraiser, “largely out of sight.” Played clip of Obama saying the Senator would appear with the President “hat in hand.”

CBS: Also mentioned Bush’s low-profile trip to Arizona, played Obama’s reaction. Bob Schieffer downplayed Obama’s sharp reaction to the fundraiser, saying it’s a common attack line among candidates.

NBC: Mentioned Bush-McCain fundraiser, kept “as private as possible.” Showed Obama’s “hat in hand” remark, said warring press releases continued all day. Showed clip of protesters interrupting McCain speech, and said both candidates are fighting for the west. Mentioned online contest to choose a Clinton campaign t-shirt. Russert ran the delegate math, mentioned Saturday’s DNC meeting. Said next Tuesday or Wednesday Obama will claim a lock on the nomination, leaving Clinton with “difficult decisions.”

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