We bet we have not heard the end of this story, nor the end of the Ney Committee's discussion on this one . . .
And since we're big believers in the "understand the players" ethos, here's the Washington Post's Tom Edsall's look at new FEC commissioner Bradley A. Smith. LINK
Big casino budget politics:
Might the transportation spending bill lead to President Bush's first veto? The Los Angeles Times has a look at the collision for which the President and Republican controlled Congress are headed. LINK
Even as the winnowing process has started, Note readers stay loyal to the process and need their political news just like they need water. That's why there is Politics Live, a news program to watch on ABCNews.com at 1 p.m. ET every day. It's short, sweet, to the point, and covers the day's political developments.
C'mon, take a sip.
To watch a clip of yesterday's show, here's a link. LINK
AOL subscribers, don't you worry, you can watch it too.
But you can't tell the players without a program -- which means ya gotta sign up to have ABC News Live delivered right to your desktop. We don't underestimate the power of customer service around here. LINK
ABC 2004: The Campaign Bus Logs:
As the campaigns go national, so do our campaign buses. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at their daily logs.
From ABC News Blue Bus producer Michael Kreisel:
PAINFUL CONVERSATION OF THE DAY: Michael to Restaurant waitress: I have one question…Do you know how to get to Honest John's Bar and Grill? (We were going there to shoot a meeting of Dean supporters).
Waitress: "Yes I do" (Then she walks away)
OVERHEARD CONVERSATION OF THE DAY: Man #1: "Who are they?" Man #2: "They say they are from ABC News" Man #1: "They are probably lying!"