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  • Second Stimulus Package 'Necessary': Majority Leader Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 2:06 PM ET

    As job losses in the United States have leaped, a second economic stimulus package has become “warranted and necessary,” House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told CNBC Monday.

  • 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.

  • Weak US Economy Could Derail GOP Hopes—Again Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 5:02 AM ET
    John McCain and Sarah Palin

    A bad jobs number on Friday could provoke more worries about the economy, and give the Democrats more ammunition against the GOP.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Who's the Next President? The Stock Market Says... Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 10:19 AM ET

    Presidential election years are usually good for stocks, no matter which party wins, while the market’s performance in the three months prior to the November vote is a reliable indicator of which candidate wins.

  • 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.

  • For Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the host cities for the 2008 Republican National Convention, the upcoming assembly is less about politics and more about, well, money. The rewards can be considerable. The same goes for Denver, host city for the Democratic convention.

  • McCain, Obama Agree on Fall Debates Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 9:40 AM ET

    John McCain and Barack Obama say they are agreeing to hold three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate this fall.

  • Obama Could Make VP Pick This Week Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 1:14 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    American voters should know this week who will join Barack Obama as No. 2 on the Democratic presidential ballot, a critical decision for the first-term senator who is fighting off Republican John McCain's bid to paint him as untested and unready for the White House.

  • Obama Takes Off Gloves to Attack McCain Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 8:49 AM ET

    After a handshake and the briefest of embraces in a church full of evangelical Christians, Democrat Barack Obama quickly took off the gloves and was again battering John McCain as little different from President George W. Bush.

  • McCain Raises $27 Million in July Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    John McCain raised $27 million in July, his largest one-month fundraising haul since clinching the Republican presidential nomination, while the Republican National Committee brought in nearly $26 million.

  • US Retail Gasoline Prices Hit 11-Week Low Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 5:35 PM ET
    Gas Pump

    U.S. drivers found more relief at the pump as the national price for gasoline dropped to its lowest level in 11 weeks, the government said on Monday.