Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.* President Obama appeared on the Steve Harvey Morning Show via telephone this morning, and was only too pleased to focus on Donald Trump's mistreatment of Alicia Machado. "You had somebody who basically insulted women and then doubled down I think this morning in terms of how he talks about them and talks about their weight and talks about, you know, how they look instead of the content of their character and their capabilities," Obama said, "which is not somebody that I want in the Oval Office."* First Lady Michelle Obama is the star of the Clinton campaign's new television ad, which was released this morning.* Donald Trump told supporters yesterday that if he wins the presidential election, he will "make possible every dream you've ever dreamed." Oh my.* During Monday's debate, Hillary Clinton encouraged viewers to go to her website and "see in real-time what the facts are." According to Wired, "nearly two million people visited Clinton's website within an hour after she mentioned it." This was her site's heaviest traffic to date.* Rudy Giuliani, who's worked his way into the news a little too often lately, has a new op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, making a series of dubious claims about Trump and New York's stop-and-frisk policy.* Earlier this year, Trump's state director in North Carolina resigned following allegations he pulled a gun on a colleague. Now, the executive director of Trump's campaign in Georgia is also stepping down, stemming from a 2008 arrest.* Hoping to give former Sen. Evan Bayh's (D) comeback bid a boost in Indiana, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Senate Majority PAC are each making seven-figure ad buys in the Hoosier State.* And in a big surprise, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop (D), widely seen as the frontrunner in next year's gubernatorial race in New Jersey, has reportedly decided not to run.
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