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  • Kudlow 101: A Money Politics Game-Changer? Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 3:56 PM ET

    As far as the Intrade pay-to-play prediction market is concerned, Senator Obama has enjoyed a considerable surge since Tuesday’s primaries. Take a look.

  • McCain Must Focus and Fight -- Starting Now Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 2:57 PM ET

    The day after North Carolina and Indiana the Intrade pay-to-play betting odds in the race for president show Obama at 54 percent and McCain at 38 percent. But wait — it gets worse. The Democrats are favored to win the House and Senate by over 90 percent.

  • Obama Takes N. Carolina, Clinton Wins Indiana Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 7:21 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Barack Obama scored an easy win in North Carolina on Tuesday to take a big step toward the Democratic presidential nomination, while Hillary Clinton scraped through a narrow victory in Indiana that keeps her faint White House hopes alive.

  • Cramer's Natural Gas High Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 7:13 PM ET

    This fuel could be the key to America's energy independence, he says.

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    The primaries today in Indiana and North Carolina will be important markers of whether there's been a fundamental shift in the Democratic nomination fight between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

  • Over The Line Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 11:51 AM ET

    Hillary’s Wall Street bashing is a giant cheap shot and a big disappointment from the junior senator from New York. After all, Wall Street is the heart of the New York economy. It supplies an enormous volume of tax collections to finance city and state experiments in socialism and welfarism.

  • As Senators Clinton and Obama square off in Indiana and North Carolina, are the Intrade Political Futures Markets (www.intrade.com) forecasting a split decision?  As record oil prices and a gas tax become a focus point for the candidates, where do the Intrade markets predict oil will close out the year?

  • For Democrats, Instincts Differ on Economics Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 6:52 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    As they traveled across Indiana and North Carolina over the last few days, trading charges and countercharges about the wisdom of suspending the federal gas tax for the summer, Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama were really having a larger fight.

  • Bush’s “R” Is for “Right” Friday, 2 May 2008 | 5:07 PM ET

    President George W. Bush may turn out to be the top economic forecaster in the country. About a month ago he told reporters, “We’re not in a recession, we’re in a slowdown.” At a White House news conference a few weeks later, despite the fact that reporters pressed him to use the “R” word, Mr. Bush refused.

  • Indiana

    A new poll shows Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton tied in the critical May 6 Democratic primary in Indiana. Among voters who say they plan to vote in the primary, the poll shows that Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton each draw 37%.

  • Recession Worries Giving Boost to Democrats: Poll Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 6:31 PM ET

    Eight in 10 Americans believe the U.S. economy is now in recession, fueling unhappiness with President Bush and boosting Democratic hopes in the presidential race despite the party's divisive primary.

  • New York Gas Prices at $4 per gallon

    How can you tell which politicians are running for office? Easy: they're the ones who support a halt in the filling of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve! Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain are all on board.

  • Inside The White House Correspondents Dinner Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 1:58 PM ET
    From left: Obama press secretary Bill Burton, Laura Capps, will.i.am, John Harwood

    The White House Correspondents Dinner, which I attended this past weekend, is one of the most unusual events I know. Where else do you find Condoleezza Rice and Pamela Anderson in the same room?

  • Gas-Tax Holiday Wouldn't Lower Prices at the Pump Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 10:16 AM ET
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    On the surface at least, giving drivers a summertime "holiday" on the 18.4 cent federal gasoline tax sounds like a good idea. Too bad the idea flunks Economics 101.

  • Democrats Divided Over Gas Tax Break Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 9:48 AM ET
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    The two Democratic candidates for president are divided on whether to implement a gas tax holiday this summer.

  • Clinton And Obama: So Much Has Changed In The Race Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 3:11 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    So has Hillary Clinton's battle between Barack Obama been going on forever, or does it just seem that way? When the battle effectively began--in Oct. 2006 when Mr. Obama declared he had changed his mind and was considering a White House bid--the average price of gas then stood at $2.20-a-gallon.

  • Could a T-Shirt Pick the Next President? Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 11:00 AM ET
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    Enthusiasm over the 2008 presidential election is motivating some people to wear their politics on their sleeve. Literally.

  • In Political Speak, Everything Old Is "New" Again Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 4:00 PM ET
    John McCain

    It's funny the way politicians in different circumstances and different parties try to surf the same waves. I saw John McCain speak in Baton Rouge last night. He made an argument about government reform that mirrored the successful campaign themes of Louisiana's new governor Bobby Jindal

  • In Alternative Energy Hunt, Ethanol Under the Gun Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 12:37 PM ET
    Fields of corn surround the Golden Grain Energy ethanol plant, in Mason City, Iowa.

    The ethanol industry, once highly touted as a home-grown, alternative energy source, is struggling to retain its diminishing luster.

  • Green & the Democrats Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 6:32 PM ET

    Here are the stocks Cramer would want to own if either Clinton or Obama win the White House.