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  • Voters Say ‘Drill’ But Neither Candidate Gets It Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 8:51 AM ET

    Public worry number one is now oil, jobs, and the economy, with the inflationary woes of the U.S. dollar right underneath. The candidate who can connect with these issues will win in November. But so far neither Obama nor McCain are dealing with the new political reality.

  • Oil/Dollar Updates Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 3:59 PM ET

    Skyrocketing oil and gas pump prices have become public enemy number one on the economics front, and politically priority number one out on the campaign trail. (Though neither Obama nor McCain have really connected with the public’s desire to drill and produce more oil as a way of getting gas prices down.)

  • John McCain and Barack Obama

    As he campaigned against racial integration in the 1960s, George Wallace complained "there's not a dime's worth of difference" between the Democratic and Republican parties. But nowadays that's only true in primary elections.

  • Clinton Suspends Presidential Campaign, Backs Obama Saturday, 7 Jun 2008 | 2:53 PM ET
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    Hillary Clinton ended her historic quest to become the first female president Saturday, congratulating Democratic rival Barack Obama and throwing her full support behind him. Obama said he was "thrilled and honored" to have Clinton's support.

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    Some people assume the worst about Hillary Clinton, who tomorrow will formally end his campaign for the Democratic nomination and endorse Barack Obama. And those people have had a field day with her campaign's endgame, seeing Clinton as caring only about herself.

  • A Command Performance By McConnell Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 3:11 PM ET

    He hit all the right notes. Overtax. Overspend. Over-regulate. Central planning. Command-and-control of the U.S. economy. All in the name of a dubious global-warming theory.

  • Clinton to End White House Bid and Back Obama Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 8:40 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton will end her White House bid and declare her support for Barack Obama, aides said on Wednesday, drawing the curtain on a grueling 16-month nominating fight that badly split the Democratic Party.

  • Stocks Still Don't Like Obama Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 2:54 PM ET

    Last night on Kudlow & Company we discussed the theory suggesting the stock market sold off a hundred points earlier in the day -- despite Fed head Ben Bernanke's bullish King Dollar statement -- because of the AP headline announcing Obama's impending nomination.

  • Hillary Clinton: Does She Want The V.P. Spot--Or Not? Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 11:21 AM ET
    V.P. or not V.P.?

    Some Democratic strategists had earlier speculated that she wouldn’t want the vice presidential slot, since as First Lady during the 1990s she had already been as close to the Oval Office as someone can get without being chief executive.

  • Obama Looks to Unify Democrats after Historic Win Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 2:44 AM ET
    Victorious Obama

    After making history by capturing the Democratic nomination, Barack Obama turns on Wednesday to the task of unifying a fractured party for a five-month battle for the White House with Republican John McCain.

  • Barack Obama Clinches Democratic Nomination: AP Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 4:17 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Barack Obama has effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates. Former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile, has told colleagues she'd be willing to accept being the vice presidential candidate.

  • Clinton Campaign: Will Not Concede Tuesday Night Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 11:30 AM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is "absolutely not" planning to concede the campaign to Barack Obama on Tuesday night, Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe told CNN on Tuesday.

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    By now the 2008 Democratic primary battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, which concludes tomorrow (Tuesday) with contests in Montana and South Dakota, has developed a story line so reliable pundits can recite it in their sleep.

  • Clinton Wins Puerto Rico, But Obama Adds to Lead Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | 6:56 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nominating contest in Puerto Rico on Sunday, but still badly trails front-runner Barack Obama as he draws closer to clinching the party's presidential nomination

  • Obama Looks to Victory after Michigan, Florida Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | 8:38 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Front-runner Barack Obama turned to wrapping up the Democratic presidential nomination after a party committee dealt rival Hillary Clinton a blow by seating the disputed Michigan and Florida convention delegations at half-strength.

  • Good News for Goldilocks Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 2:34 PM ET

    Year-over-year real GDP is 2.5 percent. Incidentally, brand new numbers on profits show a much-stronger-than-expected gain. Profits are the mother’s milk of stocks and the economy. So this is very positive.

  • Coal-Cap Disaster Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 3:32 PM ET

    The coal story is so important simply because the U.S. has massively undeveloped coal resources. With 27 percent of the world’s coal reserves estimated at 270 billion tons, the U.S. is the Saudi Arabia of coal. And yet cap-and-trade would destroy this critical sector.

  • 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.

  • Some McCain Positives Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 12:38 PM ET

    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.

  • Stocks Don’t Like Obama Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    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.