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."

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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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