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Since Sen. Barack Obama distanced himself from his campaign's first tough reaction to presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, his team seems to be figuring out the best way to direct its fire.

In the meantime, its ad approach is simple when it comes to the Alaska governor: keep aiming at Sen. John McCain.

Obama's campaign has begun airing its first ad that includes Palin, but it never criticizes her or even mentions her name. Read full article »

CNN's Dana Bash, Ed Hornick, Alexander Mooney and Rebecca Sinderbrand contributed to this report.

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