Al-Qaeda In America: Hijacking The Campaign

Bush and Kerry have had to adjust their games in light of the alerts, and the match has grown nastier

To all appearances, it was just another made-for-TV moment, brought to you by the John Kerry for President campaign: a balmy summer Sunday evening that found the newly official Democratic nominee playing a few carefree innings of softball with fire fighters and autoworkers on a small-town diamond in the heartland. But unknown even to some of Kerry's top aides, something that hadn't been written into the script was quietly taking place inside the luxury campaign bus parked just beyond right field in Taylor, Mich. Secret Service agents were laying secure phone lines, hanging privacy curtains and installing high-tech gear so Kerry...

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