While a new poll has good news for Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump breaks with tradition, forgoes Ramadan dinner Trump: 'Why no action' from Obama on Russian meddling? Dems look to defense bill to put pressure on Trump MORE, the Democrat will have to do well among independents if he wants to win in November, bloggers write. Another poll shows that John McCainJohn McCainFrustrated Dems say Obama botched Russia response Coats: Trump seemed obsessed with Russia probe The Hill's Whip List: Senate ObamaCare repeal bill MORE may be correct to call for more offshore oil drilling, conservative bloggers note. And a new, less hawkish pro-Israel group makes its first endorsements, liberal bloggers write.


The ABC/Washington Post survey shows Obama ahead of McCain, 48 percent to 42 percent. Obama