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  • 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

  • GOP Convention Curtailed Due to Hurricane Gustav Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | 5:57 PM ET
    Republican Party

    John McCain tore up the script for his Republican National Convention on Sunday, ordering the cancellation of all but essential opening-day activities as Hurricane Gustav churned toward New Orleans.

  • Presidential Race Is Recast By McCain's Running Mate Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    John McCain and Barack Obama have begun recalibrating their strategies for the presidential campaign  in a contest recast by Mr. McCain’s unexpected selection of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate, the NewYork Times reports.

  • Poll: Trade The Vote - McCain's VP Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 6:59 PM ET

    With the race for the White House really heating up, we ask "how much more likely are you to vote Republican because McCain chose Palin as his VP?"

  • WalMart

    Calling all shoppers: If the presidential elections were held today, for whom would you vote? It turns out your shopping habits could be an indicator of that decision, according to a recent survey.

  • Do You Vote With Your Coffee Cup? Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    If you are what you eat, could what you drink signal who you’ll vote for this November? A recent survey found people who get their coffee from Starbucks prefer Barack Obama over John McCain, while McDonald’s coffee drinkers favor McCain over Obama.

  • We'll be Worse Off Whoever's President: Jim Rogers Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 11:25 AM ET

    Neither of the two contenders for president understands the economy and they are likely to cause more problems than they would solve, investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Jim Rogers holdings, told "Squawk Box Europe" on Friday.

  • Profile: Vice Presidential Pick Fits the Maverick Mold Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 11:14 AM ET
    Sarah Palin

    In just two short years, Sarah Palin moved from suburban hockey mom and small-town mayor to vice presidential contender

  • McCain Shakes Up Race By Picking Sarah Palin for VP Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    Republican John McCain shook up the presidential race with his surprise choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.

  • Obamanomics - Is $250,000 per Year Rich? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    Democrat Barack Obama wants to raise taxes on Americans making over $250,000 per year.  That may seem like a lot of money, but it depends a lot on where you live. 

  • Higher Ed Woes Take Back Seat in Presidential Race Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 8:16 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    The continuing federal bailout of Wall Street is undermining prospects that the next administration will tackle one of the nation's biggest education problems — that higher education effectively excludes some 400,000 academically qualified students every year.

  • White House Winners Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 6:45 PM ET

    With the Democratic Convention underway, we can’t help but wonder which stocks should win in November?