ST. PAUL, Minn. - Lake Wobegon is going with Obama.

Humorist Garrison Keillor, host of public radio's A Prairie Home Companion, who often reports from the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, has endorsed Barack Obama for president, Obama's campaign announced yesterday.

"Seven years of a failed presidency is a depressing thing, and the country is pressing for a change and looking for someone with clear vision who is determined to break through the rhetorical logjam and find sensible ways to move our country forward. That's you, friend," he wrote in a letter. - AP

McCain touts his kind of justice

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Republican John McCain, who, according to some party conservatives, once said that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito "wore his conservatism on his sleeve," told reporters over the weekend that he will try to win over conservatives by vowing to appoint judges in the mold of Chief Justice John Roberts - and Alito.

McCain said he didn't recall being critical of Alito. "I've praised both of them," he said of the justices. - AP