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  • 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.

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    It has become crystal clear a major political storm is brewing. "Change" is a nebulous rallying cry that by itself doesn't mean much in particular. But it may be an effective one for Democrats nevertheless because of the level of unhappiness with the way things are.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain went to bat on energy policy this week. And guess what? They both struck out. Bush went hat in hand to the Saudis to ask for more oil production in order to bring down world prices.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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%.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Some notable quotes from last night's Kudlow & Company: Fed Finally Gets It Right It all goes back to March 17th. Bear Stearns Monday. That’s when the world changed.

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

  • "The formal act of endorsing a candidate is generally (and properly)limited to editorial pages and elected officials whose constituents might be influenced by their choice. The rest of us shouldn't assume anyone cares...

  • It’s rather amusing watching the liberal media in full-scale attack mode on George Stephanopoulos and Charles Gibson, with the Washington Post’s Tom Shales as the general leading the charge. Oh my gosh! Their hero Obama has been wounded!

  • Democratic Debate

    Hillary Clinton had a very strong debate last night. Barack Obama did not. Those (Obama allies) criticizing the performance of ABC moderators Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos are wrong in my view.

  • ABC's Charlie Gibson did a heck of a job advancing the supply-side ball during last night's Democratic debate. Gibson laid out clear evidence showing that whenever the capital gains rate has been cut in the past 20 years, revenues have shot up, while the one time the rate was raised - surprise, surprise - revenues headed south.