The McCain campaign endures news of Palin pregnancy

RNC opens to pregnancy and hurricane news; DTC pharma ads might not be effective, study finds; Google prepares Chrome; and more.

The McCain campaign faced a busy holiday weekend between hurricane Gustav, preparations for the Republican National Convention, and news that his running mate, Sarah Palin, has an unmarried, pregnant 17-year-old daughter.

The Huffington Post reports that the campaign dispatched a team of a dozen communications operatives and lawyers to Alaska, Palin's state, but the move, happening shortly after the announcement, raised suspicions that the camp did not conduct a complete review of Palin. McCain's campaign denied the dispatch was related to the pregnancy, and adviser Steve Schmidt told the Huffington Post, "Life happens."


The New York Times reports that over the last year, Google has built a 40-person group to strengthen its relationship with ad agencies. Meanwhile, the tech company is gearing up to unveil, Chrome.

U.S. News & World Report highlights a study that drug company sales might not benefit from direct-to-consumer advertising.

Vogue India responds to criticism for August's editorial photos showing high-end luxury brands on Indians of lesser means.

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