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  • Palin Says She Represents 'Joe Six-Pack' Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 9:56 AM ET
    Sarah Palin

    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin portrayed herself Tuesday as a champion of everyday people while noting her family's stock portfolio took a $20,000 hit last week.

  • 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.

  • What's In A Palin Name?? Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 4:03 PM ET

    If it seems like I'm blogging a lot, I am. Hard to get on the air. Lots of Congressional hearing equals no "face time" for Jane.

  • Much has been made in this Presidential campaign – and much more will be made – about the value of experience and who is qualified to lead. Often, relative youth is cited as a negative.

  • It's time to praise the business of being funny during a week when we could sure use a good laugh. First, the video clip is one of the more clever parodies of Gov. Sarah Palin. It's a "swift boat"-style "expose" of her hockey mom credentials.

  • 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.

  • Group Says McCain Broke 9/11 Pledge Not to Air Ads Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 10:10 AM ET
    Presidential Candidate, John McCain

    An independent watchdog group says that Republican John McCain's campaign violated a pledge not to air any negative TV ads on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "A Star Had Already Been Born" Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 2:59 PM ET

    Well-done column over at The New Republic: When Senator John McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate two Fridays ago, the first-term governor and would-be vice president was a complete stranger to the vast majority of Americans.

  • 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’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? .

  • 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.

  • California Versus Alaska Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 3:44 PM ET
    Map of California

    California is about to set a record for not having a budget. Already, physicians and hospitals are owed $1 billion in overdue Medi-Cal payments, and the state could actually run out of money by the end of the month.