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  • Some notable quotes from last night's Kudlow & Company: Overcoming the Obama Effect The only way you overcome the Obama effect is not with atmospherics—he’s going to outdo you on eloquence and that kind of thing. The only way you can do it is with substance.

  • As good as John McCain’s pro-growth, supply-side tax plan is, his cap-and-trade strategy unveiled this morning is very hard for conservatives to swallow. The whole cap-and-trade experience in Europe and elsewhere reveals that this is a huge government command-and-control operation that taxes, spends, and regulates on a grand scale.

  • As far as the Intrade pay-to-play prediction market is concerned, Senator Obama has enjoyed a considerable surge since Tuesday’s primaries. Take a look.

  • U.S. economist John Lipsky, who is the first deputy managing director of the IMF, is giving a speech today before the Council on Foreign Relations in New York that warns of the spread of global inflation.

  • Some notable quotes from last night's special primary politics edition of Kudlow & Company: Hillary's Mission Impossible This [Democratic] nomination – they will take it away from Hillary Clinton when they unwrap her cold, dead fingers from around it. She’s not going away.

  • The day after North Carolina and Indiana the Intrade pay-to-play betting odds in the race for president show Obama at 54 percent and McCain at 38 percent. But wait — it gets worse. The Democrats are favored to win the House and Senate by over 90 percent.

  • As Senators Clinton and Obama square off in Indiana and North Carolina, are the Intrade Political Futures Markets (www.intrade.com) forecasting a split decision?  As record oil prices and a gas tax become a focus point for the candidates, where do the Intrade markets predict oil will close out the year?

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    As they traveled across Indiana and North Carolina over the last few days, trading charges and countercharges about the wisdom of suspending the federal gas tax for the summer, Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama were really having a larger fight.

  • President George W. Bush may turn out to be the top economic forecaster in the country. About a month ago he told reporters, “We’re not in a recession, we’re in a slowdown.” At a White House news conference a few weeks later, despite the fact that reporters pressed him to use the “R” word, Mr. Bush refused.

  • Eight in 10 Americans believe the U.S. economy is now in recession, fueling unhappiness with President Bush and boosting Democratic hopes in the presidential race despite the party's divisive primary.

  • New York Gas Prices at $4 per gallon

    How can you tell which politicians are running for office? Easy: they're the ones who support a halt in the filling of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve! Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain are all on board.

  • Presidential Candidate, John McCain

    Senator John McCain  called for the federal government to give some money to states to help them cover people with illnesses who have been denied health insurance, The New York TImes reports.

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    The two Democratic candidates for president are divided on whether to implement a gas tax holiday this summer.

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    Enthusiasm over the 2008 presidential election is motivating some people to wear their politics on their sleeve. Literally.

  • John McCain

    It's funny the way politicians in different circumstances and different parties try to surf the same waves. I saw John McCain speak in Baton Rouge last night. He made an argument about government reform that mirrored the successful campaign themes of Louisiana's new governor Bobby Jindal

  • Fields of corn surround the Golden Grain Energy ethanol plant, in Mason City, Iowa.

    The ethanol industry, once highly touted as a home-grown, alternative energy source, is struggling to retain its diminishing luster.

  • No, that's not a typo. There's at least one type of alternative energy that will almost certainly benefit from a Republican presidency.

  • Some notable quotes from last night's Kudlow & Company: "[If Obama is the Democratic nominee] this is going to be -- ideologically -- the greatest distinction that we’ve had in candidates since the 1980 election when Jimmy Carter ran against Reagan." And much more...

  • Barack Obama

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  • As Clinton looks to recharge her comeback with a win in Pennsylvania, and Obama says that Clinton will probably win the PA primary according to AP, the Intrade markets (www.intrade.com)  have been predicting Clinton as a clear front runner in Pennsylvania since early March.