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06/16/2008 04:53 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

McCain NewsHunt: OTB Members Share Their Favorite Stories

After the OffTheBus/NewsTrust John McCain News Hunt wrapped up last week, OTB Director Amanda Michel sent an e-mail to the most enthusiastic participants asking which stories on McCain were their personal favorites. Jeff Clark, Randy Morrow and Richard Riehl all responded. Between their three lists, all of the articles on the numerically based top 10 were included. Jeff's included 7 of the 10, Randy's 4 of the 10 and Richard's 3 of the 10. All three noted Glen Greenwald's article from Salon, "McCain, spying and executive power: A complete reversal in 6 months", which ranked first on the numerical list. Jeff and Richard both chose "Katrina Kerfuffle" from Factcheck.org and the New York Times article by Charlie Savage, "Adviser Says McCain Backs Bush Wiretap." Jeff and Randy both chose "Will the real John McCain stand up?" from the Guardian. Special thanks to Jeff, Randy and Richard, as well as everyone else who participated in the NewsHunt!

Jeff Clark's Top 12
1) John McCain's Gramm Gamble
by Patricia Kilday Hart, Texas Observer
2) Katrina Kerfuffle
by Lori Robertson, FactCheck.org
3) Will the real John McCain stand up?.
by Ed Pilkington, The Guardian
4) McCain's Meddlers
by Mukoma Wa Ngugi, The Progressive
5) McCain Emerges as Master Economic Flip-Flopper
by Gene Sperling, Bloomberg,
6) Film your neighbors, buy golf gear... McCain's strange campaign
by Leonard Doyle, The Independent
7) Russian American Media Makers Choose McCain Over Obama
by Ekaterina Basilaia, New America Media
8) McCain's free ride is over, but did he use the time well?
by Matt Stearns, McClatchy,
9) Make No Mistake: McCain's a Neocon
by Robert Parry, Consortium News
10) The wife U.S. Republican John McCain callously left behind
by Sharon Churcher, Daily Mail, UK
11) The John McCain file
by Politifact.com (St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly)
12) McCain, spying and executive power: A complete reversal in 6 moths
by Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com
Adviser Says McCain Backs Bush Wiretaps
by Charlie Savage, New York Times

Randy Morrow's Top 10
1) Soft on Iran
by Joe Miller, Factcheck.org
2) McCain's Health Plan embraces troubled model
by Beth Wellington, The Writing Corner
3) When it comes to foreign policy, John McCain is more of a neocon than President Bush
by Fred Kaplan, Slate
4) McCain: I'd Spy on Americans Secretly, Too
by Ryan Singel, Wired.com
5) McCain's McClellan Nightmare
by Frank Rich, The New York Times
6) McCain, spying and executive power: A complete reversal in 6 moths
by Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com
7) The Budget According to McCain
by Lori Robertson, Viveca Novak and Joe Miller, FactCheck
8) Will the real John McCain stand up?.
by Ed Pilkington, The Guardian
9) TRB: The Illusionist
by Jonathan Chait, New Republic
10) McCain Tries Aggressively To Distance Himself From Bush in Speech Tonight
by Sam Stein, Huffington Post

Richard Riehl's Top 10
1. Katrina Kerfuffle
by Lori Robertson, FactCheck.org
2. Adviser Says McCain Backs Bush Wiretaps
by Charlie Savage, New York Times
3. What Makes McCain Tick?
by Robert Scheer, Truthdig
4. The unhappy warrior
by Jonathan Martin, Politico.com
5. McCain deploying staff, expanding advertising
by Liz Sidoti, Fort Worth Star-Telegram.com
6. Obama is Europe's dream candidate, but we may have to settle for McSame
by Timothy Garton Ash, Guardian.co.uk
7. How McCain can win the White House
by Earl Ofari Hutchinson, The Hutchinson Political Report
8. McCain, spying and executive power: A complete reversal in 6 moths
by Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com
9. Exclusive: Interview with Mark DeMoss
by Beliefnet.com
10. McCain campaign says lean mode will win
by Mike Allen, Politico.com