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  • A Great Opening for Sarah Palin Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 1:01 PM ET

    I sure hope Sarah Palin talks at some length about drilling in tonight’s debate with Sen. Joe Biden. Palin is an energy expert. And if she is unleashed she can score major points against her opponent, who has opposed every expansion of oil, gas, and nuclear down through the years

  • Having A Good Laugh At Money And Politics Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 12:50 PM ET

    If the markets and the election want to make you tear your hair out...here's a much better alternative: laugh. First off--politics. I highly recommend the latest edition of "National Review", where Rob Long, who used to write for "Cheers", has an "article" on suggested reading for pre-teen girls.

  • Economic Optimism On The Rise: Survey Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 7:17 PM ET
    Crowd of people on the street.

    Not surprisingly, Americans are still down on the economy, according to the latest CNBC survey, with 93 percent of respondents describing it as poor or fair. But, in light of the Wall Street problems on the front page, there are signs that sentiment has bottomed. Nowhere is that more apparent than the huge jump in expectations that the economy will get on track in the next year.

  • Americans Split on Bailout Plan: NBC/WSJ Survey Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 4:59 PM ET

    Americans are split on supporting the Bush administration's rescue plan for Wall Street, according to a new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll.

  • In the business of politics, there may be competition now for the famous "Hope" posters with the artsy depiction of Sen. Barack Obama. Now you can get the GOP take with a $4 "Hottie for VP" sticker.

  • Feeling Lucky? The Odds of a President Palin Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 11:32 AM ET
    Sarah Palin

    Political passions aside, what are the chances Gov. Palin will become the next president of the US? Portfolio.com checks the odds.

  • McCain, Biden Talk Strategy on Economic Crisis Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 9:54 AM ET
    Wall Street

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Tuesday called for a high-level commission to study the current economic crisis and claimed that a corrupt and excessive Wall Street had betrayed American workers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dems Open Convention Under Clinton Cloud Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 10:11 AM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Democrats open their national convention Monday to formally nominate Barack Obama for president, but the party's unity theme faces a dangerous challenge from a key constituency — the one-quarter of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's backers still angry she lost and who vow not to vote for the party standard-bearer in November.

  • Obama's Choice of Biden Raises Stakes for McCain Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 8:18 AM ET
    Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, and Joe Biden

    Barack Obama's choice of Joe Biden as a running mate sets the bar for his Republican rival John McCain, who could use his own pugnacious No. 2 to deliver attack lines and a solid debate performance.

  • Obama Taps XXXX as Running Mate Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | 4:28 AM ET

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  • With VP nominations imminent as the Presidential race heats up, how are the Intrade Political Futures markets (www.intrade.com) reacting to the candidates' short list?