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  • Intrade: McCain Surges Ahead Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 4:57 PM ET

    The Intrade pay-to-play prediction market — which as recently as July 19 had Obama ahead of McCain by 37 points — now has McCain leading Obama by 4 points.

  • The Sarah Surge in Black and White Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 8:52 AM ET

    Then there’s this lead story in the Wall Street Journal: “Palin Lifts McCain’s Support.” A WSJ/NBC poll now has the presidential race even, and it’s the Palin effect that explains the shift.

  • Look Through the Windshield Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 4:40 PM ET

    As oil continues heading down towards $100 dollars, and gold plunges $35 bucks today to an 11-month low, and King Dollar continues its revival, my strategy of buying in consumer products, retailers, and banks is alive and well.

  • McCain Gains On Obama: WSJ/NBC Poll Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 9:19 AM ET

    The latest NBC-Wall Street Journal poll shows the Republican Presidential nominee and Barack Obama in a dead heat. Here's my video report from today.

  • Presidential Race Close to Even: NBC/WSJ Poll Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 6:45 PM ET
    John McCain and Barack Obama

    John McCain has nearly pulled even with Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race, boosted by positive reaction to his choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate.

  • The political conventions are over and the GOP appears to have gotten the bigger bounce as McCain's Intrade contract (www.intrade.com) experiences record volume.

  • McCain, Palin Criticize Obama on Earmarks Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 9:00 AM ET
    Putting on makeup backstage.

    John McCain and Sarah Palin criticized Democrat Barack Obama over the amount of money he has requested for his home state of Illinois, even though Alaska under Palin's leadership has asked Washington for 10 times more money per citizen for pet projects.

  • What a Difference 50 Days Makes... Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 11:54 AM ET

    Incredible Mac comeback. Veep choices do matter. Conventions do matter. Denver Dems a disaster. St. Paul Republicans an unbelievable success. Message matters. Convictions matter.

  • McCain’s Good Start in St. Paul   Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 4:25 PM ET

    Did John McCain make the sale in St. Paul on a pro-growth economic-recovery plan? Did he connect with the working folks and blue-collar union types who will be so important come November? Did he make the case for tax cuts and energy drilling? .

  • Weak US Economy Could Derail GOP Hopes—Again Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 5:02 AM ET
    John McCain and Sarah Palin

    A bad jobs number on Friday could provoke more worries about the economy, and give the Democrats more ammunition against the GOP.

  • McCain Says "Change Is Coming" to America Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 11:16 PM ET
    John McCain

    Republican John McCain cast himself as an independent-minded reformer on Thursday and said he had the scars to prove it in a speech that promised Americans "change is coming" if they elect him on Nov. 4.

  • Business Of (Political) Comedy Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 4:41 PM ET

    Comedy is one of the toughest businesses there is. It is hard to make people laugh for a living. You could argue it's even harder getting laughs during an election year where so much history is being made.

  • There’s Something Missing in St. Paul Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 12:41 PM ET

    On CNBC last night Jack Welch, GE’s CEO from that firm’s salad days in the ’80s and ’90s, pointed out the dangers of a three-house Democratic sweep. He says it’s dangerous for both the stock market and the economy.

  • Sarah America Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 11:31 AM ET

    A brilliant speech, brilliantly delivered. So many good lines. Sarah Palin shows us all that she is a superb communicator, which of course is so essential to a successful politician. Obviously, I think of Reagan.

  • Palin Touts Small-Town Roots, Rips Obama Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 6:36 AM ET
    Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin touted her small-town roots and lashed out at Democrat Barack Obama during a highly anticipated speech to the Republican convention on Wednesday, ridiculing her critics as out-of-touch elitists who do not understand everyday life in America.

  • Clinton Stays Alive, McCain Wins Nomination Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 3:15 AM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defeated Senator Barack Obama in the Ohio and Texas primaries on Tuesday, ending a string of defeats and allowing her to soldier on in a Democratic presidential nomination race that now seems unlikely to end any time soon.

  • 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.

  • Palin's Pork Requests Confound Reformer Image Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 8:57 AM ET
    Sarah Palin

    John McCain touts Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a force in the his battle against earmarks and entrenched power brokers, but under her leadership the state this year asked for almost $300 per person in requests for pet projects from one of McCain's top adversaries: indicted Sen. Ted Stevens.

  • McCain Fought Money on Teen Pregnancy Programs Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 9:53 AM ET

    Republican John McCain, whose running mate disclosed that her unmarried 17-year-old daughter is pregnant, has opposed spending federal money on teen-pregnancy prevention programs.

  • 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

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