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Sarah Palin, in an interview with the Christian Broadcast Network, has talked more about her religious faith. She did not go into much detail but said she counts on God for strength, guidance and wisdom. “My faith has always been pretty personal,” she said. In Alaska, Palin has had long associations with religious leaders who practice a particularly assertive and urgent brand of Pentecostalism known as “spiritual warfare.”

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg – who mulled a presidential run himself – says there's nothing the next president can't achieve if he refuses to be bound by Washington's rules and pursues a bold bipartisan agenda. Writing for Newsweek, he says leading the country out of a recession and laying the foundation for prosperity can't be done in a few months or with regulatory reform alone. Bloomberg also offered advice on infrastructure investment, green energy and immigration reform.

One of the most intriguing people in Barack Obama's campaign has been political consultant David Axelrod, his chief adviser and a former reporter for The Chicago Tribune. With Obama leading, speculation is turning to what job Axelrod might get in the White House in an Obama administration, something Axelrod has signaled he's interested in. “Obama trusts him, and he cares about policy,” said James Carville, adviser to Bill Clinton.

Been getting a lot of campaign pitches in the mail? Instead of recycling the brochures, you can send them to Eileen McGrath, the assistant curator of the North Carolina Collection at UNC Chapel Hill. McGrath is interested in any mailers having to do with state or local elections, as well as anything related to the presidential race sent to N.C. voters. Send to Eileen McGrath, North Carolina Collection, Campus Box 3930, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514-8890.