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  • left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/chandler_marc_100.jpg110010055lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse As different as they look, the policies that either Barack Obama or John McCain will pursue are not all that different. Although this sounds like a rather dubious proposition, there is much merit to it.

  • Busch: The End of the Longest Election Ever Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 9:55 AM ET

    First up, the end of a two year US political campaign. For the first time in modern political history, we had a state primary occur in the year prior to the election year. In the great wisdom of "Me First", individual states all began to move their primaries forward to enable them to remain relevant in the campaign.

  • Trade The Vote: Insights from Dennis Gartman Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 6:45 PM ET

    On Tuesday we’ll decide who’s going to be our next President. And you might want to start preparing now.

  • Stocks Could Get a Short Post-Election Bounce Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 3:25 PM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Stocks are likely to get a bounce after Tuesday's election, but worries about the economy and credit crisis may limit the rally.

  • McCain on CNBC: Curb Capital Gains Tax Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 12:14 PM ET

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain says keeping taxes under control is key to economic revival, especially the capital gains tax.

  • Oil's Plunge Unlikely to Slow Push for 'Green' Energy Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 11:51 AM ET
    Wind farm in Evia, Greece

    The green revolution has ground to a halt with the collapse in oil prices, right? Don't bet on it.

  • Landing The "Big" Job: Lessons From The Campaign Trail Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 10:12 AM ET

    Amidst it all, it can be quite easy to miss a simple fact: since the start of the primaries, Barack Obama and John McCain have been interviewing for a job.

  • Reagan + Friedman + Keynes Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 8:41 AM ET

    Back in early 1981, when I went to Washington to work for President Reagan, one of the architects of supply-side economics, Columbia University’s Robert Mundell, visited my OMB budget-bureau office inside the White House complex.

  • Obama Campaign Spending Far Outpaces McCain Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 11:03 AM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Senator Barack Obama’s fund-raising juggernaut appears to have slowed dramatically from its record-shattering pace in September, raising $36 million in the first half of October, according to new filings with the Federal Election Commission.

  • Poll: Voters Against Obama 'Wealth Redistribution' Plan Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 12:06 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Election Day is only two weeks away, and as John McCain and Barack Obama make their final pitches to “close the deal” with voters, a stunning new ATI-News/Zogby poll shows a clear majority of undecided voters disagree with Obama’s plan for wealth redistribution in America.

  • Blame Paulson? I Don't Think So Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 4:40 PM ET

    It's becoming fashionable now to blame Treasury man Hank Paulson for allowing Lehman to go down and thus for precipitating the credit freeze and stock market plunge of the past month or so.

  • Health care has returned as a central issue in the final weeks of the presidential campaign.

  • Obama Stretching Lead Over McCain: NBC/WSJ Poll Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    Democratic candidate Barack Obama has widened his lead over Republican John McCain in the race for the White House, propelled by rising voter approval of his personal characteristics and his handling of economic issues, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

  • As we close in on the presidential election, most polls are showing Obama in the lead, and the Intrade markets currently show Obama with a higher probability of winning the presidency. www.intrade.com)

  • Candidates Prepare for Final Debate Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 9:51 AM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Barack Obama and John McCain will both pursue the image of a strong leader in troublesome economic times as they meet Wednesday night for their third and final presidential debate.

  • Good Little Stuff from Big Mac Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | 2:43 PM ET

    It certainly wasn’t the big-bang across-the-board tax-reform and tax-cut plan that I and others lobbied for. But John McCain’s “Pension and Family Security Plan” unveiled today on the campaign trail does have some solid pro-growth nuggets.

  • The Parade of Big Ideas Continues Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Big CEOs (Lloyd Blankfein from Goldman, John Mack from Morgan Stanley and Vikrim Pandit from Citigroup) are all meeting with officials from the Fed and Treasury at this moment to agree on a financial market stabilization initiative.

  • Independents Split Evenly Between Candidates Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 8:24 AM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Earlier this year, independents were a strength for both John McCain and Barack Obama. But as Election Day approaches, independents are sounding more like Democrats than Republicans on the campaign's overarching issue, the reeling economy.

  • Obama Wraps His Hopes Inside Economic Anxiety Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 11:34 AM ET
    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., answers a question during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    When Senator Barack Obama began speaking about the economy on Wednesday, it sounded, at first, as if ghastly news was coming.

  • Will McCain Make the Investor Connection? Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    While the presidential candidates were debating in Nashville on Tuesday night the Asian stock markets were selling off by 10 percent. Earlier in the day the U.S. market plunged by 500 points. These were big-time drops, yet presidential debaters never talk about the stock market. Nashville was no exception.