AP: Obama to announce Hillary nomination today; Gates as Defense Secretary

OBAMA PLANS 10:40 AM PRESS CONFERENCE, AIDE SAYS...

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Pentagon plans to station 20,000 troops for 'domestic security'

AFP -- The US Department of Defense plans to deploy 20,000 troops nationwide by 2011 to help state and local officials respond to terror or nuclear attacks and emergencies, The Washington Post said Monday.

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Priest pushes Obama supporters to confession

A California pastor told his parishioners to attend confessional if they had voted for President-elect Barack Obama because of his stance on abortion, the McClatchy Tribune reported.

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Preemptive police raid on RNC protesters leads to call for probe

The Minnesota Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild is seeking a judicial review into six activists arrested during a police raid on a group organizing protests against the Republican National Convention, The Minnesota Independent reported Sunday.

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McCain says he supports minimum wage after voting against it 19 times

Sen. John McCain said he supports raising minimum wage on Fox News Sunday with host Chris Wallace as he admits voting against it at least 17 times.

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Bush unlikely to go to GOP convention on Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it is unlikely that President Bush will attend the Republican National Convention on Monday as scheduled because of concerns about Hurricane Gustav.

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