The Obamas would welcome Pope Francis at the White House on Sept. 23. It is Francis' first papal visit to the United States.» Read More
Will John McCain turn Tsar Putin’s invasion of Georgia into a drill, drill, drill issue? He should. It will throw Democrats even more on the defensive--especially Sen. Obama whose weak response to Putin’s neo-Soviet actions have already put him way behind the eight ball on Russia.
The chances are "pretty good" that Boeing is truly considering the threat, because the new Pentagon request from bidders contains two things--a tanker ready next year, and a larger aircraft--which are both "bad for Boeing."
Nearly two-thirds of Americans (64 percent) support offshore oil drilling, according to a new Rasmussen poll. And 42 percent say offshore oil drilling would have the biggest impact in terms of reducing oil prices. Only 20 percent of Americans now oppose offshore drilling.
John McCain's efforts to define Barack Obama have been well cataloged in recent days, from the substantive (calling Obama a tax raiser slow to offer an energy plan) to the silly (comparing the Illinois senator to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton).
The dollar rally is reversing a major negative for the U.S. economy, which will benefit more from the increased purchasing power than will result from any loss of U.S. exports.
Dylan Ratigan appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's Morning Joe and tells what he thinks of the presidential candidates' economic plans for a "windfall profits" tax, using ethanol as fuel, "gas tax holidays" and more.
U.S. drivers found more relief at the pump as the national price for gasoline dropped to its lowest level in 11 weeks, the government said on Monday.
As Sen. John McCain and the GOP leadership nationalize the drill, drill, drill message, the Republican party might conceivably be riding a summer political rally. The question of offshore drilling has suddenly become the biggest political and economic wedge issue of this election.
In early July I published a note discussing how expectations of an Obama win could knock $40 off the oil price. The note is below. One piece of the puzzle was put in place today with Obama mentioning that he might tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).
At times this spring, it appeared Barack Obama's fight with Hillary Clinton would never end. In important ways, it hasn't. Instead, Obama has watched John McCain pick up central strands of Clinton's approach – and amplify them.
For Obama, I'd expect the vice presidential announcement to come within about 10 days of the August Democratic convention that begins Aug 25. I'd rank his potential VP choices in this order of likelihood:
Barack Obama's audience inside the Capitol this week will number about 200, not the 200,000 who gathered last week in Berlin. Yet all signs point toward a closed-door session with similar enthusiasm for the Illinois senator.
Why is it that in all his statements in his recent foreign-policy trip to the Mideast and Europe, Sen. Obama never mentions the importance of spreading freedom and democracy around the world, and most especially in the very troublemaking nations that are so tied to terrorism that he has been discussing?
Barack Obama calls on Warren Buffett, among others, as he turns his attention to the troubled U.S. economy now that he's returned from his international tour that featured a well-attended speech in Berlin.
In the face of Barack Obama's overseas tour de force, rival presidential candidate John McCain struggled to be heard. Yet amid the awkward moments, he managed to campaign busily in key battleground states and to raise millions of dollars at fundraisers.
U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama hopes his visit to Europe and the Middle East will show U.S. voters that he is a safe pair of hands, the Democrat said in an interview on Friday.
U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama urged Europe on Thursday to stand by the United States in bringing stability to Afghanistan and confronting other threats from climate change to nuclear proliferation.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, on a foreign tour he hopes will boost his election chances, on Thursday gives an outdoor speech in Berlin on transatlantic ties that is likely to draw thousands.
When it comes to the economy, which presidential candidate is the best man for the job? Advisers for John McCain and Barack Obama appeared on CNBC to go head-to-head on politics, economics and trade.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain is launching a new television ad that blames Democratic rival Barack Obama for rising gasoline prices...