Candidates give similar interviews to the three networks:


Said many members of Congress continue to have concerns about the package, “the biggest event of this kind in history.” Said progress has been made on a bill, and he is “hopeful” they will get enough done Friday to attend debate.


Said what happened to complicate the deal “is not exactly clear,” and is “pretty frustrating.Suggested injecting presidential politics into the bailout deal made things less constructive. Added economy will likely be part of debate Friday since “we can’t be strong abroad if we’re not strong at home.”

Obama also speaks on CNN: Says both sides appeared ready to strike a deal before he and McCain landed in Washington, but “something happened in the intervening hours.”

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