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  • DNC Fundraising Surges Ahead Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 4:53 PM ET

    Republicans have comforted themselves with the knowledge that the Republican National Committee retained the fund-raising clout to counter Obama's cash machine. Is that changing now that Obama has emerged as the Democratic candidate? It might be.

  • My Interview with Senator Jim Bunning Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 1:34 PM ET

    What follows below is an unofficial transcript of my interview on Kudlow & Company last night with Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY). Mr. Bunning is a Republican member of the Senate Banking Committee.

  • Democrats See a Need for Further Economic Stimulus Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 8:13 AM ET

    Many economists have concluded that a second dose of government stimulus spending is required to prevent a broad economic unraveling and provide relief to millions of Americans grappling with joblessness, plunging home prices and tight credit.

  • Understanding “Speculators” Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 11:14 AM ET

    The stock market plunged 170 points this morning and oil jumped over $3, allegedly based on a New York Times story that Israel is carrying out military exercises as a rehearsal to bombing Iran. But actually, the Times story, written by the very able war correspondent Michael R. Gordon, is talking about Israeli training exercises from early June, not now.

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    Barack Obama faced a difficult choice for the fall campaign. He could follow through on his commitment to strike a deal with John McCain on remaining within the public financing system for the general election, or he could opt out of the system and cash in on the huge financial advantage he has displayed over John McCain.

  • Vince Farrell

    I had a visit on Power Lunch today and we talked about the effect on the health care stocks depending on who wins the White House. In general, pharmaceutical companies do well when they have a new product pipeline of innovative products that allow them to command high prices.

  • Obama Leads McCain But He Still Has Some Work To Do Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 4:22 PM ET

    Democrat Barack Obama leads Republican John McCain by 47%-41% in the 2008 race for the White House, according to the first NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted after Mr. Obama wrapped up the Democratic presidential nomination.

  • McCain Is Exactly Wrong on Energy Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 12:58 PM ET

    Sen. John McCain delivered a nearly pluperfect supply-side tax-cut plan yesterday, one that is worthy of conservative support, and frankly a real eye-opener showing just how good he can be. I wrote about it in my latest column.

  • Big Mac: The Taxpayer-Friendly Candidate Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    The Republican candidate for president embraced low-tax-rate incentives to grow the economy, promising a combination of pro-growth tax reform and simplification along with significant spending restraint.

  • John McCain and Barack Obama

    As he campaigned against racial integration in the 1960s, George Wallace complained "there's not a dime's worth of difference" between the Democratic and Republican parties. But nowadays that's only true in primary elections.

  • A Command Performance By McConnell Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 3:11 PM ET

    He hit all the right notes. Overtax. Overspend. Over-regulate. Central planning. Command-and-control of the U.S. economy. All in the name of a dubious global-warming theory.

  • A Major Political Storm Is Brewing Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 1:14 PM ET

    It has become crystal clear a major political storm is brewing. "Change" is a nebulous rallying cry that by itself doesn't mean much in particular. But it may be an effective one for Democrats nevertheless because of the level of unhappiness with the way things are.

  • Some McCain Positives Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 12:38 PM ET

    Polls are mixed on the McCain-Obama race for president. But there are some good things coming out of the McCain story. First on the polls: Rasmussen has McCain four points ahead, 46-42.

  • Joe Lieberman: Absolutely Brilliant Monday, 19 May 2008 | 12:47 PM ET

    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.

  • Pfizer And Amgen Trade "Political" Places Monday, 19 May 2008 | 10:51 AM ET

    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.

  • Striking Out On Energy Friday, 16 May 2008 | 5:12 PM ET

    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.

  • Republicans in Peril Friday, 16 May 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

    The following is a transcript of my conversation on last night’s Kudlow & Company with Chief Deputy Minority Whip Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) on the various ethical and political hurdles facing Republicans.

  • McCain, The Cap-And-Trader Monday, 12 May 2008 | 12:03 PM ET

    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.

  • McCain Must Focus and Fight -- Starting Now Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 2:57 PM ET

    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.

  • In Political Speak, Everything Old Is "New" Again Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 4:00 PM ET
    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