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  • McCain Shakes Up Race By Picking Sarah Palin for VP Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 9:24 AM ET
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    Republican John McCain shook up the presidential race with his surprise choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.

  • Obamanomics - Is $250,000 per Year Rich? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 9:09 AM ET
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    Democrat Barack Obama wants to raise taxes on Americans making over $250,000 per year.  That may seem like a lot of money, but it depends a lot on where you live. 

  • Higher Ed Woes Take Back Seat in Presidential Race Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 8:16 AM ET
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    The continuing federal bailout of Wall Street is undermining prospects that the next administration will tackle one of the nation's biggest education problems — that higher education effectively excludes some 400,000 academically qualified students every year.

  • White House Winners Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 6:45 PM ET
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    With the Democratic Convention underway, we can’t help but wonder which stocks should win in November?

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    Who’s more likely to win in November, McCain or Obama? If history is any indication...

  • Who's the Next President? The Stock Market Says... Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 10:19 AM ET
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    Presidential election years are usually good for stocks, no matter which party wins, while the market’s performance in the three months prior to the November vote is a reliable indicator of which candidate wins.

  • Do the markets prefer Republicans? Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 7:31 AM ET
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    With the Democratic National Convention starting yesterday, the conversation over which candidate will be better for the economy will heat up.  Here are some stats on the Dow and presidential elections. With the exception of FDR's takeover for Herbert Hoover, it looks like "Change" seems to be less favorable to the markets than continuity when a Republican is in office. The best year for the Dow, on the other hand, occurred under a Democrat's administration.

  • FBI Looks into Denver Reports of Threat on Obama Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 5:23 AM ET
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    Federal authorities are looking into reports that a man arrested with rifles, ammunition and drugs in his truck may have made threats against Barack Obama, officials said Monday.

  • Climate Consensus Obscures Obama, McCain Differences Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 2:32 PM ET
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    Both presidential candidates support the need to curb greenhouse gases believed to cause global warming, but there are key differences in how they would implement what will eventually be a significant overhaul of the country’s energy infrastructure.

  • Dems Open Convention Under Clinton Cloud Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 10:11 AM ET
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    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.

  • Obama's Choice of Biden Raises Stakes for McCain Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 8:18 AM ET
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    Barack Obama's choice of Joe Biden as a running mate sets the bar for his Republican rival John McCain, who could use his own pugnacious No. 2 to deliver attack lines and a solid debate performance.

  • Obama Taps XXXX as Running Mate Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | 4:28 AM ET
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  • Is Obama Good For Stocks? Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 10:17 PM ET
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    With the election heating up, investors can’t help but wonder which candidate will boost their portfolio?

  • 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.

  • McCain Pulls Closer to Obama: NBC/WSJ Poll Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 10:18 PM ET
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    Republican candidate John McCain has pulled closer to Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • With VP nominations imminent as the Presidential race heats up, how are the Intrade Political Futures markets (www.intrade.com) reacting to the candidates' short list?

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    Warren Buffett will make multiple live appearances throughout the three hours of CNBC's Squawk Box this coming Friday morning, August 22. He'll be sitting down with our own Becky Quick, who is traveling to Omaha for the premiere the night before of a new anti-deficit documentary that includes an appearance by Buffett.

  • Ethics Thicket for Convention Parties Crimps Events Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

    National party conventions are known as much for their nonstop partying as they are for their politics — a time for lobbyists, politicians and corporate executives to gather at lavish receptions and elegant dinners.

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

  • Young Voters Being Courted by TV Networks Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 10:13 AM ET
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    Television networks are assigning reporters to a new beat this election year: people who don’t watch the evening news. With polls showing a surge in primary-season ballots cast by voters under 30, media outlets are out to convert the newly energized voters into viewers.