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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)

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    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.

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    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.

  • The Vice Presidential debate tonight will likely be one of the most watched ever, often eclipsing the buzz of the presidential debates, Intrade has created a contract measuring which presidential candidate will receive more of a bump from tonight's debate (www.intrade.com).

  • I sure hope Sarah Palin talks at some length about drilling in tonight’s debate with Sen. Joe Biden. Palin is an energy expert. And if she is unleashed she can score major points against her opponent, who has opposed every expansion of oil, gas, and nuclear down through the years

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    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin portrayed herself Tuesday as a champion of everyday people while noting her family's stock portfolio took a $20,000 hit last week.

  • If the markets and the election want to make you tear your hair out...here's a much better alternative: laugh. First off--politics. I highly recommend the latest edition of "National Review", where Rob Long, who used to write for "Cheers", has an "article" on suggested reading for pre-teen girls.

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    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.

  • Americans are split on supporting the Bush administration's rescue plan for Wall Street, according to a new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll.

  • If it seems like I'm blogging a lot, I am. Hard to get on the air. Lots of Congressional hearing equals no "face time" for Jane.

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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.

  • Sarah Palin

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