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    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.

  • It's time to praise the business of being funny during a week when we could sure use a good laugh. First, the video clip is one of the more clever parodies of Gov. Sarah Palin. It's a "swift boat"-style "expose" of her hockey mom credentials.

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    In the business of politics, there may be competition now for the famous "Hope" posters with the artsy depiction of Sen. Barack Obama. Now you can get the GOP take with a $4 "Hottie for VP" sticker.

  • Feeling Lucky? The Odds of a President Palin Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 11:32 AM ET
    Sarah Palin

    Political passions aside, what are the chances Gov. Palin will become the next president of the US? Portfolio.com checks the odds.

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

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

  • McCain Gains On Obama: WSJ/NBC Poll Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 9:19 AM ET

    The latest NBC-Wall Street Journal poll shows the Republican Presidential nominee and Barack Obama in a dead heat. Here's my video report from today.

  • The political conventions are over and the GOP appears to have gotten the bigger bounce as McCain's Intrade contract (www.intrade.com) experiences record volume.

  • "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.

  • McCain, Palin Criticize Obama on Earmarks Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 9:00 AM ET
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    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.

  • McCain’s Good Start in St. Paul   Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 4:25 PM ET

    Did John McCain make the sale in St. Paul on a pro-growth economic-recovery plan? Did he connect with the working folks and blue-collar union types who will be so important come November? Did he make the case for tax cuts and energy drilling? .

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

  • Business Of (Political) Comedy Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 4:41 PM ET

    Comedy is one of the toughest businesses there is. It is hard to make people laugh for a living. You could argue it's even harder getting laughs during an election year where so much history is being made.

  • California Versus Alaska Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 3:44 PM ET
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    California is about to set a record for not having a budget. Already, physicians and hospitals are owed $1 billion in overdue Medi-Cal payments, and the state could actually run out of money by the end of the month.

  • 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
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    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.

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

  • Palin's Pork Requests Confound Reformer Image Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 8:57 AM ET
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    John McCain touts Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a force in the his battle against earmarks and entrenched power brokers, but under her leadership the state this year asked for almost $300 per person in requests for pet projects from one of McCain's top adversaries: indicted Sen. Ted Stevens.