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    Republican presidential candidate John McCain is launching a new television ad that blames Democratic rival Barack Obama for rising gasoline prices...

  • Obama Overseas But "Important" Work Is Back Home Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 12:22 PM ET
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    By visiting Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama is trying to narrow McCain's advantage on handling national security issues. The economy, however, is where Obama can build an edge of his own.

  • DNC Fundraising Surges Ahead Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 4:53 PM ET

    Republicans have comforted themselves with the knowledge that the Republican National Committee retained the fund-raising clout to counter Obama's cash machine. Is that changing now that Obama has emerged as the Democratic candidate? It might be.

  • Growth in Nuclear Plants May Fuel Uranium Rally Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 2:47 PM ET
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    Some experts believe there will be a "renaissance" in nuclear power-plant construction in the next few years. So the need for uranium, the main fuel in such plants, is expected to grow sharply.

  • Obama: Magazine Insulted Muslim Americans Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 1:30 PM ET

    Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday that the New Yorker magazine's satirical cover depicting him and his wife as flag-burning, fist-bumping radicals doesn't bother him but that it was an insult to Muslim Americans.

  • Democrats See a Need for Further Economic Stimulus Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 8:13 AM ET

    Many economists have concluded that a second dose of government stimulus spending is required to prevent a broad economic unraveling and provide relief to millions of Americans grappling with joblessness, plunging home prices and tight credit.

  • Bush Says Drill, Drill, Drill — And Oil Drops $9! Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 1:45 PM ET

    In a dramatic move yesterday President Bush removed the executive-branch moratorium on offshore drilling. Today, at a news conference, Bush repeated his new position, and slammed the Democratic Congress for not removing the congressional moratorium on the Outer Continental Shelf and elsewhere.

  • Gramm is co-chair of McCain's campaign, once considered a candidate for Treasury Secretary. His statement that Americans are "whiners" suffering only a "mental recession" was the last thing John McCain needs as he tries to gain the upper hand on the economy.

  • What follows below is an unofficial transcript of my interview on Kudlow & Company last night with investment banker and former Texas Senator Phil Gramm. Mr. Gramm is a top economic advisor to John McCain.

  • Warren Buffett's Sun Valley Thoughts Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:37 PM ET
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    The Oracle of Omaha is a regular institution at the Allen + Co conference, and always a hot commodity among the media and tech CEOs here. Buffett makes a point to say how much he loves the gathering, especially all the free hamburgers!

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    Warren Buffett's reputation as a technophobe may be cracking.  Today he told CNBC he'll "probably" get an Amazon Kindle as he "edges" into the 21st century.  See the video clip and read the transcript of Julia Boorstin's Sun Valley conversation with Buffett about technology, the economy, Berkshire's stock slide, and Barack Obama's chances in November.

  • Big Pharma Stocks: Real Rally Or One Day Wonder? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 11:19 AM ET
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    One day does not a full-fledged sector rotation make, but yesterday the big pharma stocks put on a show and in the early going today the curtain hasn't fallen. Pfizer even broke above 18 bucks!

  • Political Futures: Obama & McCain Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 10:20 AM ET

    As presumptive Democratic nominee Obama launches his first negative ad of the general campaign, we wanted to check in on the sentiment in the Intrade Political Futures markets towards the presumptive nominees.  What do the Intrade prediction markets show? (www.intrade.com)

  • Mac Is Moving To The Supply-Side Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 2:38 PM ET

    Sen. John McCain gave two economics speeches in the last 48 hours. They were very strong, pro-growth, and pro-energy production. McCain also is finally slamming Obama on taxes and energy.

  • What follows below is an unofficial transcript of my interview on Kudlow & Company last night with Carly Fiorina. Ms. Fiorina is the former chairman & CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a senior economic advisor to John McCain.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    I’m thinking the Steelers are going to stay in the Rooney family, but there are a couple good reasons why I think it’s a good time to sell and I’ll some it up in one sentence: EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TAXES.

  • McCain Plan for Budget: Fiscal Hawks vs. Tax Foes Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 11:13 AM ET
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    As Senator John McCain kicked off a week of economic-themed campaigning here on Monday, it was apparent that some of the underlying tensions between the two schools that guide his economic thinking — the supply-siders who want to cut taxes and the deficit hawks who want to balance the budget — remain unresolved.

  • Democrat Dreams For 2008 Go Beyond White House Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 1:57 PM ET
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    Democratic candidates already have plenty going for them this year. Anxiety about the Iraq war is down, but anxiety about the economy is way up. President Bush’s job approval rating is roughly 10 percentage points lower than two years ago before Democrats won the mid term elections.

  • The Facebooker Who Friended Obama Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 11:21 AM ET
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    The growth of social networking sites on the Internet has been a boon to the presidential ambitions of Senator Barack Obama. No surprise, then, that a Facebook founder is playing a key role in Mr. Obama's campaign, the New York Times reports.

  • What follows below is an unofficial transcript of my interview on Kudlow & Company last night with Jason Furman. Mr. Furman is Barack Obama’s director of economic policy.