At a time of declining budgets and reduced staffing, the television networks and the Associated Press are sparing no expense in chasing veep prospects of both parties all over America.

But most of the work of trying to get the scoop occurs over the phone and email.

HALPERIN’S TAKE: What reporters say to Obama and McCain aides to try to break the veepstakes story.

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