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  • Palin Prepares to Fire Back with Convention Speech Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 4:44 PM ET
    Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin prepared for the speech of her life Wednesday as John McCain's campaign called for an end to questions about its review of her background and derided a "faux media scandal designed to destroy the first female Republican nominee" for vice president.

  • Sarah Palin Has the Energy Answer Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    The number-one economic issue this election is gasoline prices at the pump. The tax-hike effect of surging oil on global markets that has translated to a huge spike at your local gas station has drained the economy of its vitality.

  • Oil, Palin, Money Make For a Bright Outlook Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 6:32 PM ET

    Oil’s plunge toward $100 dollars deepens the tax cut effect and brightens the economic outlook across-the-board. There is so much gloom and doom and pessimism in investment circles that now’s a great time to take a contrary view. Lower oil solves consumer purchasing power. And it will make it much easier for people to pay their mortgages on time. That in turn helps solve the credit crunch. ...And then there's Sarah Palin.

  • Republicans Are Subdued As the Convention Opens Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 12:18 PM ET
    Republican Party

    Republicans staged a subdued opening to their storm-shadowed national convention on Monday, seeking aid for the Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Gustav as well as support to send John McCain to the White House

  • GOP Convention Curtailed Due to Hurricane Gustav Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | 5:57 PM ET
    Republican Party

    John McCain tore up the script for his Republican National Convention on Sunday, ordering the cancellation of all but essential opening-day activities as Hurricane Gustav churned toward New Orleans.

  • Who Will Be The Next US President? Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 11:47 AM ET
  • Profile: Vice Presidential Pick Fits the Maverick Mold Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 11:14 AM ET
    Sarah Palin

    In just two short years, Sarah Palin moved from suburban hockey mom and small-town mayor to vice presidential contender

  • McCain-Palin? I’ll Be Thrilled Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 10:11 AM ET

    If the rumors about Sarah Palin are true, I will be thrilled. She’s been my first choice all along.

  • McCain Shakes Up Race By Picking Sarah Palin for VP Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    Republican John McCain shook up the presidential race with his surprise choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.

  • One-On-One with Austan Goolsbee, Obama's Econ Man Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 3:07 PM ET

    What follows below is a transcript of my recent interview with top Obama economic advisor and University of Chicago economist, Austan Goolsbee, from the Democratic convention.

  • Madame Veep? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 6:46 PM ET

    Sources tell me that the two finalists for Mac’s veep are Tim Pawlenty and Kay Bailey Hutchison. Obviously, with the Hillary women’s revolt on the floor of the DNC and outside, McCain has a great opportunity if he nominates a woman.

  • Only Obama Can Make the Sale Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    There’s no Obama-Biden bounce according to the latest tracking polls. In fact, as of Wednesday morning, Scott Rasmussen reports a 47-46 one-point lead for McCain. Gallup has the race even, and indicates that conservative Democrats -- including married women -- are peeling away from Obama-Biden.

  • My Interview with Rudy Giuliani Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 2:03 PM ET

    What follows below is my interview on last night's Kudlow & Company with former New York City mayor and former Republican presidential candidate, Rudy Giuliani. Mr. Giuliani joined us live from the Democratic convention in Denver.

  • No Sale for The Denver Dems Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 6:45 PM ET

    There is no Biden bounce, according to the latest Gallup tracking poll, as John McCain actually is taking a 46-44 lead over Barack Obama. Scott Rasmussen reports a 46-46 tie after the Democratic National Convention’s first night, which reverses a 3 percentage point Obama lead.

  • Are the Denver Dems Downing Stocks? Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 5:47 PM ET

    Are the Denver Democrats downing the stock market today? The Dow is off 230 points, starting right from the get-go. So-called market analysts are blaming financials and the credit crunch as they always do. But there’s more.

  • Dems Open Convention Under Clinton Cloud Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 10:11 AM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Democrats open their national convention Monday to formally nominate Barack Obama for president, but the party's unity theme faces a dangerous challenge from a key constituency — the one-quarter of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's backers still angry she lost and who vow not to vote for the party standard-bearer in November.

  • McCain, Obama Agree on Fall Debates Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 9:40 AM ET

    John McCain and Barack Obama say they are agreeing to hold three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate this fall.

  • Giuliani to Give Keynote at GOP Convention Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 2:58 PM ET

    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will give the keynote address at the Republican National Convention next month and Democrat-turned-independent Sen. Joe Lieberman also will take center stage at the Republican gathering.

  • Thoughts on McCain's Veep Choice Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    It is being widely reported that John McCain will announce his vice-presidential pick on August 29, the day after the Dem Convention in Dayton, Ohio. My immediate thought is Rob Portman.

  • Obama Could Make VP Pick This Week Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 1:14 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    American voters should know this week who will join Barack Obama as No. 2 on the Democratic presidential ballot, a critical decision for the first-term senator who is fighting off Republican John McCain's bid to paint him as untested and unready for the White House.

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