SNEAK PEEK: Duking It Out In Dairyland

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Bradley's mischaracterization was based on the mistaken belief that McCain had proposed a tax deduction which would only help those who make enough money to owe taxes rather than a refundable tax credit which provides financial assistance to those who do not make enough to pay income taxes.

Although it received next to no media attention, McCain proposed a plan last year which includes a refundable tax credit of $2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for families. The McCain campaign believes that its refundable credit will provide help to as many as six million more low-income Americans than a deduction.

The McCain campaign reacted to Bradley's inaccurate comments by saying that it was not surprised.

"It's typical of a campaign that clearly values style over substance," said McCain spokesman Brian Rogers.

An Obama adviser said that Bradley's confusion stemmed from a reporter including the words "tax deduction" in the question. The Obama camp also noted that while McCain's plan is more generous than the ones backed by Romney and Giuliani, it does not go as far in terms of subsidies or cost control as the one being proposed by Obama.

TiVo alert:

Tune in Sunday to "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" for an interview with McCain.

The kicker:

"I don't know what our chief strategist knows I can only tell you what he tells us."
-Anonymous Clinton adviser speaking to ABC about Clinton strategist Mark Penn

On the campaign trail. . .

BARACK OBAMA

-- 10:45 am ET: Attends event with voters, Wausau, WI

-- Attends rally with voters, Eau Claire, WI

-- 9:10 pm ET: Attends Democratic Party of Wisconsin's Founders Day Gala, Milwaukee, WI

HILLARY CLINTON

-- Attends events in Wisconsin

-- 8:30 pm ET: Attends Democratic Party of Wisconsin's Founders Day Gala, Milwaukee, WI

BILL CLINTON

-- Attends event in Amarillo, TX

-- Attends event in Lubbock, TX

At the White House. . .

PRESIDENT BUSH

-- 2:05 am ET: Participates in arrival ceremony with the First Lady, Cotonou, Benin

-- 2:35 am ET: Meets with the President of Benin, Cotonou, Benin

-- 4:00 am ET: Participates in media availability with the President of Benin, Cotonou, Benin

-- 10:45 am ET: Participates in arrival ceremony with the First lady, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Sunday, February 17, 2008

On the campaign trail. . .

JOHN MCCAIN

-- Appears on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

MIKE HUCKABEE

-- Attends event in Wisconsin

As for the Democrats. . .

BARACK OBAMA

-- 6:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Kaukauna, WI

HILLARY CLINTON

-- Attends events in Wisconsin

BILL CLINTON

-- Attends event in Toledo, OH

-- Attends event in Canton, OH

-- Attends event in Steubenville, OH

-- Attends event in Marietta, OH

At the White House. . .

PRESIDENT BUSH

-- 12:40 am ET: Meets with President of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

-- 2:40 am ET: Participates in media availability with the President of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

-- 5:20 am ET: Tours Amana District Hospital with the First Lady, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

-- 5:40 am ET: Participates in roundtable discussion on PEPFAR Services with the First Lady, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

-- 6:50 am ET: Meets with families of victims of the 1998 Embassy Bombing with the First Lady, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

-- 11:00 am ET: Participates in a social dinner with the President of Tanzania and Mrs. Kikwete, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Monday, February 18, 2008

On the campaign trail. . .

JOHN MCCAIN

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