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  • It's All Over But the T-Shirts Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 1:25 AM ET

    While the celebrating started in Chicago and elsewhere, here in the ballroom at McCain headquarters the crowd wasn't aware that the major networks had declared Barack Obama the next President.

  • And So It Goes ... Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 11:19 PM ET

    While the celebrating started in Chicago and elsewhere, here in the ballroom at McCain headquarters the crowd wasn't aware that the major networks had declared Barack Obama the next President.

  • At McCain Headquarters -- Johnny Cash! Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 10:52 PM ET

    First we had Hank Williams, Jr. come out on stage at the McCain party and, frankly, give a great little unplugged concert. One song he sang was, "I Walk the Line," telling the audience that June Carter Cash was his godmother.

  • Time to Move to the Lawn Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 9:56 PM ET

    A huge cheer went up in the ballroom at McCain headquarters as former Lousiana Gov. Buddy Roemer announced Louisiana went for McCain.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • McCain, Obama Camps Trade Barbs on Negative Ads Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 11:14 AM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    The McCain and Obama presidential campaigns traded accusations of mudslinging Monday in the wake of new ads dredging up infamous events from 20, 30, even 40 years ago.

  • Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke with reporters after the House passed the bailout package (or whatever you want to call it).

  • Busch: Credit Crunching The Credit Crunch Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 9:44 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    The Association of Financial Professionals (AFP) has released a report detailing how finance executives have taken defensive measures to deal with the credit crunch. (AFP is a membership organization that serves more than 16k corporate treasury and finance executives.)

  • For Many, Palin Exceeded Expectations, But Enough? Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 9:23 AM ET
    Sarah Palin & Joe Biden

    Many Americans watching the vice presidential candidates' debate agreed that Gov. Sarah Palin's performance exceeded their generally low expectations. Whether she did well enough against Sen. Joe Biden is another matter.

  • Busch: Devil's In The Details For Bailout Bill Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 8:55 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    The Senate has passed the Emergency Economic Stabilization act with 74 to 25 vote. The mix was 40 Democrats and 34 Republicans for the measure and 10 Democrats and 15 Republicans against it.

  • Busch: It's All About Cutting Down More Trees Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 10:29 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    The process to produce the Treasury Asset Recovery Plan from the US House has moved forward in the Senate. They have wisely remained it the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, something I believe/suggested would help sell it to Main Street.

  • 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.

  • "Main Street" On Bailout Bust: What People Are Saying Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 11:44 AM ET

    One of the more challenging parts of my job is getting "Man on the Street" interviews. I'm just not that good at walking up to strangers to a) convince them to talk to me, and b) get something interesting out of them.

  • Busch: Wall Street vs Main Street Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 8:28 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    It's important to understand the political dynamics of what occurred yesterday to gauge what will happen with the US Treasury's TARP plan going forward. The key was getting 100 Republican votes.

  • Bailout Rejected: Lawmakers React to Bill's Defeat Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 4:34 PM ET

    Democratic leaders pledged to try to put together another financial rescue bill, but it was unclear whether there was enough support for even a revised plan. Watch the accompanying videos to watch how the lawmakers reacted during the press conferences after the house rejected the bailout bill:

  • The End Of The U.S. Financial System As We Know It? Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 4:01 PM ET

    A number of Republican House members and staff, along with others who are plugged in, are telling me that Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats will come back with a new bill that includes all the left-wing stuff that was scrubbed from the bill that was defeated today in the House.

  • Busch: Bailout Blame Game As Markets And Dollar Tank Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

    This is an embarrassment to both Democrat and Republican leadership. House Republicans will be vilified in the press with headlines like "Dow Drops 700 Points As Republicans Don't Pass Bailout Plan."

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