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  • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at a rally in the Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria Campus on February 7, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

    Up-and-coming Republicans are scrambling to declare a lack of interest in being vice president as speculation begins about the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket.

  • Katie Couric and Sarah Palin

    Nearly four years after they clashed in a memorable TV interview, Sarah Palin and Katie Couric face off again — this time in a morning-show battle royale over ratings.

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    Sarah Palin, who conducted a lengthy flirtation with a run for the Republican nomination last year, ended the equally lengthy speculation over which candidate she would endorse by naming Newt Gingrich — sort of, The New York Times reports.

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    Sorting through Toyota's forecast, Lululemon's earnings and Sarah Palin's emails. Here's what we're watching…

  • Republican presidential contender Tim Pawlenty said he can unite the party and defeat President Obama in 2012.

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    Sarah Palin says she could defeat President Barack Obama if she were to seek the White House in 2012,  according to the transcript of an interview with ABC News.

  • Anchorage, Alaska

    No state benefits more from federal largess, but a senator voted against the stimulus bill and the governor decries “intrusive” policies.

  • US President Barack Obama speaks alongside Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke during the Economic Daily Briefing.

    The results don't reflect well on the home states of these leaders, regardless of their politics.

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    Outgoing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called President Obama's approval of cap-and-trade legislation to counter global warming "an enormous threat to our economy" in a Washington Post op-ed piece Tuesday morning.

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    Well, of one thing I am certain—fiscal drag will offset monetary stimulus, and the result will be a torpid economy—with high unemployment and anemic growth. Hopefully, the Senate will be able to muscle enough change in the pending legislation to marginalize the economic drain, but I am not optimistic about that.

  • Alaska

    If you can stomach living in Alaska for 12 months, you’ll be eligible to get a check from the Alaska Permanent Fund. Every year this fund, which gets its money by taking a cut of Alaska’s oil revenues, pays out upwards of $1,000 to every citizen of Alaska.

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    I hope my McCain election night blogging pulled back the curtain a little on what really happens at these events.

  • As we close in on the presidential election, most polls are showing Obama in the lead, as McCain still fights for the upset win.  What do the Intrade markets show? www.intrade.com)

  • With less than a week before the Presidential Election, the candidates are rushing to key battleground states to convince voters of their economic plans to deal with the financial crisis. But will it help? 

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    Amidst it all, it can be quite easy to miss a simple fact: since the start of the primaries, Barack Obama and John McCain have been interviewing for a job.

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    Election Day is only two weeks away, and as John McCain and Barack Obama make their final pitches to “close the deal” with voters, a stunning new ATI-News/Zogby poll shows a clear majority of undecided voters disagree with Obama’s plan for wealth redistribution in America.

  • As we close in on the presidential election, most polls are showing Obama in the lead, and the Intrade markets currently show Obama with a higher probability of winning the presidency. www.intrade.com)

  • Presidential Debate

    The day after a political debate it seems appropriate to examine just what this presidential campaign means for the TV biz. First, to the debate itself, in which both candidates spent quite a bit of time addressing the plummeting stock market and the financial meltdown, which also surely drove viewers to tune in.

  • Barack Obama & John McCain

    The McCain and Obama presidential campaigns traded accusations of mudslinging Monday in the wake of new ads dredging up infamous events from 20, 30, even 40 years ago.

  • Sarah Palin & Joe Biden

    Many Americans watching the vice presidential candidates' debate agreed that Gov. Sarah Palin's performance exceeded their generally low expectations. Whether she did well enough against Sen. Joe Biden is another matter.