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  • Sen. Joe Lieberman gave a brilliant speech last night at Commentary magazine’s annual dinner at the University Club in New York. It was one hell of a great talk. Joe Lieberman was incredibly impressive. Absolutely brilliant.

  • Amgen

    Up until last month, AMGN had been atop the list of pharmaceutical manufacturer donors and PFE was in a close second. But the CRP says they flip-flopped in the most recent month that figures are available. So far, in the 2008 election cycle, Pfizer's given $862,000 to candidates and Amgen has forked over $852,000.

  • Presidential Candidate, John McCain

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain Monday vowed to aid small farmers by targeting agricultural tariffs and subsidies doled out to agribusiness.

  • President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain went to bat on energy policy this week. And guess what? They both struck out. Bush went hat in hand to the Saudis to ask for more oil production in order to bring down world prices.

  • Boeing Headquarters

    Strike three for Boeing, after losing another huge contract. The deal to provide the Pentagon with up to a dozen next generation satellites—worth $1.4 billion—went to Lockheed Martin.

  • 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