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  • A Command Performance By McConnell Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 3:11 PM ET

    He hit all the right notes. Overtax. Overspend. Over-regulate. Central planning. Command-and-control of the U.S. economy. All in the name of a dubious global-warming theory.

  • Clinton to End White House Bid and Back Obama Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 8:40 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton will end her White House bid and declare her support for Barack Obama, aides said on Wednesday, drawing the curtain on a grueling 16-month nominating fight that badly split the Democratic Party.

  • Stocks Still Don't Like Obama Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 2:54 PM ET

    Last night on Kudlow & Company we discussed the theory suggesting the stock market sold off a hundred points earlier in the day -- despite Fed head Ben Bernanke's bullish King Dollar statement -- because of the AP headline announcing Obama's impending nomination.

  • Hillary Clinton: Does She Want The V.P. Spot--Or Not? Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 11:21 AM ET
    V.P. or not V.P.?

    Some Democratic strategists had earlier speculated that she wouldn’t want the vice presidential slot, since as First Lady during the 1990s she had already been as close to the Oval Office as someone can get without being chief executive.

  • Obama Looks to Unify Democrats after Historic Win Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 2:44 AM ET
    Victorious Obama

    After making history by capturing the Democratic nomination, Barack Obama turns on Wednesday to the task of unifying a fractured party for a five-month battle for the White House with Republican John McCain.

  • Barack Obama Clinches Democratic Nomination: AP Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 4:17 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Barack Obama has effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates. Former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile, has told colleagues she'd be willing to accept being the vice presidential candidate.

  • Clinton Campaign: Will Not Concede Tuesday Night Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 11:30 AM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is "absolutely not" planning to concede the campaign to Barack Obama on Tuesday night, Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe told CNN on Tuesday.

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    By now the 2008 Democratic primary battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, which concludes tomorrow (Tuesday) with contests in Montana and South Dakota, has developed a story line so reliable pundits can recite it in their sleep.

  • Clinton Wins Puerto Rico, But Obama Adds to Lead Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | 6:56 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nominating contest in Puerto Rico on Sunday, but still badly trails front-runner Barack Obama as he draws closer to clinching the party's presidential nomination

  • Obama Looks to Victory after Michigan, Florida Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | 8:38 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Front-runner Barack Obama turned to wrapping up the Democratic presidential nomination after a party committee dealt rival Hillary Clinton a blow by seating the disputed Michigan and Florida convention delegations at half-strength.

  • Good News for Goldilocks Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 2:34 PM ET

    Year-over-year real GDP is 2.5 percent. Incidentally, brand new numbers on profits show a much-stronger-than-expected gain. Profits are the mother’s milk of stocks and the economy. So this is very positive.

  • Coal-Cap Disaster Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 3:32 PM ET

    The coal story is so important simply because the U.S. has massively undeveloped coal resources. With 27 percent of the world’s coal reserves estimated at 270 billion tons, the U.S. is the Saudi Arabia of coal. And yet cap-and-trade would destroy this critical sector.

  • Barack Obama

    For most of the 2008 primaries, the Clinton and Obama constituencies have remained remarkably stable. While the Illinois senator, has energized young voters, African Americans and affluent liberals, his rival from New York has dominated among women, Hispanics, older voters and blue collar whites.

  • Some McCain Positives Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 12:38 PM ET

    Polls are mixed on the McCain-Obama race for president. But there are some good things coming out of the McCain story. First on the polls: Rasmussen has McCain four points ahead, 46-42.

  • Stocks Don’t Like Obama Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    One of the things we’ve learned during the Democratic primary battle is that Hillary’s victories are bullish for stocks and Obama’s wins are bearish.

  • Obama Moves Closer to US Presidential Nomination Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 7:29 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Barack Obama passed a major milestone to move within reach of the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, but rival Hillary Clinton refused to surrender.

  • K&C Quotables Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    Shorting Buffett: Yogi Berra once said, 'Even Napoleon had his Watergate.' And in the case of Warren Buffett, his Watergate is an investment style drift which is really a no-no in the money management business. You have to stick to your knitting.

  • Joe Lieberman: Absolutely Brilliant Monday, 19 May 2008 | 12:47 PM ET

    Sen. Joe Lieberman gave a brilliant speech last night at Commentary magazine’s annual dinner at the University Club in New York. It was one hell of a great talk. Joe Lieberman was incredibly impressive. Absolutely brilliant.

  • Pfizer And Amgen Trade "Political" Places Monday, 19 May 2008 | 10:51 AM ET
    Amgen

    Up until last month, AMGN had been atop the list of pharmaceutical manufacturer donors and PFE was in a close second. But the CRP says they flip-flopped in the most recent month that figures are available. So far, in the 2008 election cycle, Pfizer's given $862,000 to candidates and Amgen has forked over $852,000.

  • McCain Vows to Fight US Farm Subsidies, Tariffs Monday, 19 May 2008 | 6:28 AM ET
    Presidential Candidate, John McCain

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain Monday vowed to aid small farmers by targeting agricultural tariffs and subsidies doled out to agribusiness.