Damn, that Cheap Trick thing was self-indulgent and too damn long. Listen to them anyway, while you read some short stuff:
A couple items from the always concise Ballot Access News:
Barack Obama could make major gains in at least nine states the Democratic ticket lost in 2004 if he can achieve a relatively modest increase in turnout among young and African-American voters, a Chicago Tribune analysis of voting data suggests.
That potential helps explain why the Obama campaign chose to forgo federal funding and also why it is engaged in a massive voter registration drive.
With the congressional primary season roughly half over, two Republicans have been knocked off from the right and one Dem has been defeated from the left, pushing the magnetic poles of the parties incrementally further apart.