Gone Tuesday were Sen. John McCain’s campaign manager and chief strategist as the 2008 presidential hopeful attempts to revamp his foundering White House bid. McCain’s campaign has been plagued with rumors about the sorry state of his fundraising efforts. McCain did not turn down the volunteered resignations of top aides Mark Selter and Terry Nelson.
The president attempts to explain how his 2004 claim that “a wiretap requires court orders” squares with his warrantless surveillance program. Times reporter Eric Licthblau calls Bush’s comments “at odds” with those of his senior aides.