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Meet "overshadow," one of the political media's favorite words.

Along with "apparent," "privately," and "controversy," the press just can't get enough of the word "overshadow," and situations in which a source reflects apparent controversy by privately confiding that there is concern in his party that A might overshadow B.

Will John McCain overshadow George Bush?

Will Dick Gephardt overshadow John Edwards?

Will bad news from Iraq overshadow positive economic news?

Will Michael Moore overshadow Bill Clinton?

Will Time overshadow 60 Minutes?

Will Jamie Rubin overshadow Joe Biden?

Will the angry complaints of rich people on Nantucket overshadow Father's Day?

Will Bill Clinton's book tour overshadow President Bush's key Cincinnati speech on marriage on Monday?

What evil lurks in the hearts of the New York Times ?

The Shadow knows.

President Bush spends the day at Ft. Lewis, Wash. speaking to military personnel and meeting with injured soldiers and families of slain soldiers. His speech is at 11:00 am ET.

This afternoon, Bush flies to Camp David and spends the weekend there. Senator Kerry meanwhile is continuing his focus on the economy, speaking about the minimum wage at 10:35 am ET.

Before jetting off to Nantucket for the weekend, Kerry holds a couple of fundraisers in the Washington area.

Vice President Cheney will take up the economy today in a 4:10 p.m. ET speech in Colorado that follows a morning fundraiser for Jeff Fortenbery in Nebraska.

Today at 10:30, Sens. Sessions, Allard, Brownback, and Cornyn endorse Allard's version of a Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage.

And First Lady Laura Bush concludes her first multi-state campaign tour with 9:00 am and 1:00 p.m. rallies in Ohio and Minnesota.

Over the weekend, former President Bill Clinton celebrates Father's Day night by appearing, for the entire hour, on "60 Minutes."

Monday, Senator Kerry will be in the Denver area and finish up the day in New Mexico and Vice President Cheney will be in Springfield, Mo.

Today the Senate debates the defense budget bill and the House debates the homeland security bill.

On Sunday, be sure to watch This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He's in Ohio today, taping a focus group with persuadable voters.

ABC News Vote 2004: Bush-Cheney re-elect: Keying off of the rehashed actions of the Vice President on September 11, the New York Times ' Adam Nagourney and Richard Stevenson take a look at the perceptions of Dick Cheney by friend and foe alike and deconstruct a bit the Bush/Cheney relationship. LINK

"In some ways, the two are an odd couple, Mr. Bush a backslapper with a perpetually sunny outlook and Mr. Cheney dour, worried and withdrawn to all but his closest friends and associates. But they appear united, colleagues said, in their determination to take on what they consider wrong-headed liberal values in both domestic and foreign policy."

Be sure to Note Newt Gingrich's use of Reagan and Mary Matalin's hilarious quote about "no separate Cheney P.R. machine."

David Sanger and Robin Toner of the New York Times look at President Bush and Vice President Cheney's persistence in highlighting a connection between Al Qaeda and Iraq. The Vice President's CNBC appearance seems to have put the Gray Lady a bit on the defensive. LINK

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