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  • Why I Don't Vote—But Don't Take It Away From Me Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 3:51 PM ET

    Economically speaking, I'm one of those people who believes that voting is completely irrational. although I'd be one of the first people to start throwing rocks and putting up barricades if my right to vote was ever taken away.

  • Poll: Who Won the Presidential Debate? Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 9:00 AM ET
  • 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

  • How Your Tax Dollars Are Spent Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 9:57 AM ET
    Do you know where your federal income-tax dollars go? The National Priorities Project, a non-profit organization, used data from the Office of Management and Budget to explain how each dollar is spent when it gets into Uncle Sam's hands. (Source: National Priorities Project: Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go 2008 Report.)

    Do you know where your federal income-tax dollars go? The National Priorities Project does. Learn how each dollar is spent when it gets into Uncle Sam's hands.

  • Market Insider: Bail Out And Then What? Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | 9:17 PM ET

    It was bailout or bust for the markets , but now that Congress has reached agreement on the $700 billion package the focus will shift to the weak economy.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 8:05 PM ET

    The state of the financial markets' bailout and the credit crunch are dual concerns for investors in the week ahead.

  • 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.

  • WalMart

    Calling all shoppers: If the presidential elections were held today, for whom would you vote? It turns out your shopping habits could be an indicator of that decision, according to a recent survey.

  • Do You Vote With Your Coffee Cup? Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    If you are what you eat, could what you drink signal who you’ll vote for this November? A recent survey found people who get their coffee from Starbucks prefer Barack Obama over John McCain, while McDonald’s coffee drinkers favor McCain over Obama.

  • Higher Ed Woes Take Back Seat in Presidential Race Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 8:16 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    The continuing federal bailout of Wall Street is undermining prospects that the next administration will tackle one of the nation's biggest education problems — that higher education effectively excludes some 400,000 academically qualified students every year.

  • Climate Consensus Obscures Obama, McCain Differences Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 2:32 PM ET
    White House

    Both presidential candidates support the need to curb greenhouse gases believed to cause global warming, but there are key differences in how they would implement what will eventually be a significant overhaul of the country’s energy infrastructure.

  • Bowyer: Markets Buying Biden? Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 2:21 PM ET
    Jerry Bowyer

    Democrat week on TV is likely to mean a tough week for investors, says economist Jerry Bowyer.

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

    1st paragraph of story should go here

  • 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.

  • Political Face-Off: Economic Advisors Go Head-to-Head Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    Jason Furman, Barack Obama's campaign director for economic policy, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, John McCain's economic policy advisor, debate which candidate's economic plan is better for the country.

  • Tell Us: Which Candidate is Best for Business? Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • The Place for Play Money/Fake Money Markets Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    Are prediction markets useful and do they have a place in reporting?

  • Advantage: Obama Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 5:39 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    By rebounding from his political struggles over Jeremiah Wright and gas taxes, Sen. Barack Obama may have survived the toughest punch that Sen. Hillary Clinton can throw. There was another sign Wednesday...

  • Can Any Candidate Cheer Up America? Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 5:51 PM ET

    If there was any doubt, the new NBC-WSJ poll confirms it: The American people are officially in a very bad mood and it starts with the economy. 73 percent of Americans say the country is on the wrong track -- the worst since 1992...

  • Inside The White House Correspondents Dinner Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 1:58 PM ET
    From left: Obama press secretary Bill Burton, Laura Capps, will.i.am, John Harwood

    The White House Correspondents Dinner, which I attended this past weekend, is one of the most unusual events I know. Where else do you find Condoleezza Rice and Pamela Anderson in the same room?

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