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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.
"There is no bull market!" declares Bill Gross while GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin's powerful speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night impresses Republicans and many swing voters. Following are today's top videos:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
In just two short years, Sarah Palin moved from suburban hockey mom and small-town mayor to vice presidential contender
Republican John McCain shook up the presidential race with his surprise choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.
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.
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.
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.
John McCain and Barack Obama say they are agreeing to hold three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate this fall.
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.
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.