DAY'S END ROUNDUP

Barack Obama may not have as large of a money advantage as previously thought after John McCain posted some impressive fundraising numbers for June, bloggers say Thursday. President Bush's unusual signoff to the G8 conference in Tokyo and Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohi0) trying again to impeach Bush also have bloggers talking.

McCain raising $22 million in June gives him $95 million in cash on hand when combined with Republican National Committee fundraising, plenty of money to take on Obama The Next Right says. Hot Air's Ed Morrissey points out that Obama's fundraising has been decreasing since February and if that trend continues he may seriously regret forgoing public financing.

Bush saying "goodbye from the world's biggest polluter" to other world leaders at the conclusion of the G8 conference outrages Ryan at Think Progress who calls the joke "destructive" to climate change efforts. Wonkette calls the joke a "national embarrassment."

And Kucinich's new attempt to impeach Bush will likely die the same slow lonely death in committee as his previous efforts, First Read writes. Even though House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) left the door open to holding a hearing on the impeachment article during her weekly press conference, Michelle Malkin calls the move nothing more than a "floor stunt."

FROM THE BLOGS:
Obama Mocks McCain Over Gramm - Political Ticker
Union Vets Speak Out Against McCain - Firedoglake

Bush: 'Goodbye From The World's Biggest Polluter' - Ryan, Think Progress
The Reverend Is a Tiger - Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Corner

Denny K Launches Another Impeachment Bid - Michelle Malkin
The Nutty Confessor - Kathleen Parker, The Corner
Kucinich at It Again - First Read
McCain Raises $22 Million in June - amerpun, The Next Right
McCain Gets $22 Million in June - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
How Significant Is McCain's Haul? - Chris Bowers, Open Left
Bush Makes Annual Nation Embarrassment Joke - Wonkette

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
McCain Camp: Obama Needs $200 Million to 'Keep Pace' - The Hill
Clinton and Obama Mend Fences By Raising Funds - New York Times
A Gift From Jesse - Newsweek