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  • McCain Reverses, Will Attend Scheduled Debate Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 9:49 AM ET

    With just hours to go, Americans waited for word on whether John McCain would show up for Friday's scheduled debate against Barack Obama, a widely anticipated showdown that has been cast in doubt by U.S. financial chaos and extraordinary political maneuvering.

  • Economic Optimism On The Rise: Survey Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 7:17 PM ET
    Crowd of people on the street.

    Not surprisingly, Americans are still down on the economy, according to the latest CNBC survey, with 93 percent of respondents describing it as poor or fair. But, in light of the Wall Street problems on the front page, there are signs that sentiment has bottomed. Nowhere is that more apparent than the huge jump in expectations that the economy will get on track in the next year.

  • Obama Rejects McCain's Call for Debate Delay Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 6:08 PM ET
    John McCain and Barack Obama

    The economic crisis and raw politics threatened to derail the first presidential debate as John McCain challenged Barack Obama to delay the Friday forum and join forces to help Washington fix the financial mess. Obama rebuffed his GOP rival, saying the next president needs to "deal with more than one thing at once."

  • Shelby "Scuttles" Bipartisan Feel For Treasury Plan Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 10:19 AM ET

    It's clear now that the bill will have clauses restricting executive compensation, partial ownership of some of the companies where there is significant purchasing of securities, and some kind of mortgage mitigation.

  • McCain, Biden Talk Strategy on Economic Crisis Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 9:54 AM ET
    Wall Street

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Tuesday called for a high-level commission to study the current economic crisis and claimed that a corrupt and excessive Wall Street had betrayed American workers.

  • Wall Street Crisis: Which Candidate "Benefits"? Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 3:59 PM ET

    For the past year the ongoing crisis in the housing and credit markets has set a gloomy backdrop for the 2008 presidential race, fueling voters' anxieties about the economy and desire for change.

  • Group Says McCain Broke 9/11 Pledge Not to Air Ads Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 10:10 AM ET
    Presidential Candidate, John McCain

    An independent watchdog group says that Republican John McCain's campaign violated a pledge not to air any negative TV ads on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

  • The Sarah Surge in Black and White Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 8:52 AM ET

    Then there’s this lead story in the Wall Street Journal: “Palin Lifts McCain’s Support.” A WSJ/NBC poll now has the presidential race even, and it’s the Palin effect that explains the shift.

  • "A Star Had Already Been Born" Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 2:59 PM ET

    Well-done column over at The New Republic: When Senator John McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate two Fridays ago, the first-term governor and would-be vice president was a complete stranger to the vast majority of Americans.

  • 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.

  • Today's Top Videos: McCain, The Patriots & More... Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 5:30 PM ET

    John McCain becomes the official Republican presidential nominee while strategists tell investors to take advantage of the gloomy economy by buying the market. Following are today's top videos:

  • 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.

  • McCain Says "Change Is Coming" to America Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 11:16 PM ET
    John McCain

    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.

  • Today's Top Videos: Palin, Pimco's Gross & More... Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 5:59 PM ET

    "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:

  • 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.

  • Sarah America Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 11:31 AM ET

    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.

  • Palin Touts Small-Town Roots, Rips Obama Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 6:36 AM ET
    Sarah Palin

    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.

  • 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.

  • Palin Prepares to Fire Back with Convention Speech Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 4:44 PM ET
    Sarah Palin

    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.