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    John McCain stunned Wall Street and the world on Friday by selecting Alaska Gov.Sarah Palin, a self-styled hockey mom and political reformer, as his running mate...

  • Is Alaska Governor Sarah Palin the right choice to be GOP Presidental candidate John McCain's running mate?

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    Neither of the two contenders for president understands the economy and they are likely to cause more problems than they would solve, investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Jim Rogers holdings, told "Squawk Box Europe" on Friday.

  • Sarah Palin

    In just two short years, Sarah Palin moved from suburban hockey mom and small-town mayor to vice presidential contender

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    Republican John McCain shook up the presidential race with his surprise choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.

  • Barack Obama

    The continuing federal bailout of Wall Street is undermining prospects that the next administration will tackle one of the nation's biggest education problems — that higher education effectively excludes some 400,000 academically qualified students every year.

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    With the Democratic Convention underway, we can’t help but wonder which stocks should win in November?

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    Who’s more likely to win in November, McCain or Obama? If history is any indication...

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    Presidential election years are usually good for stocks, no matter which party wins, while the market’s performance in the three months prior to the November vote is a reliable indicator of which candidate wins.

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    With the Democratic National Convention starting yesterday, the conversation over which candidate will be better for the economy will heat up.  Here are some stats on the Dow and presidential elections. With the exception of FDR's takeover for Herbert Hoover, it looks like "Change" seems to be less favorable to the markets than continuity when a Republican is in office. The best year for the Dow, on the other hand, occurred under a Democrat's administration.

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    Both presidential candidates support the need to curb greenhouse gases believed to cause global warming, but there are key differences in how they would implement what will eventually be a significant overhaul of the country’s energy infrastructure.

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    Democrats open their national convention Monday to formally nominate Barack Obama for president, but the party's unity theme faces a dangerous challenge from a key constituency — the one-quarter of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's backers still angry she lost and who vow not to vote for the party standard-bearer in November.

  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, and Joe Biden

    Barack Obama's choice of Joe Biden as a running mate sets the bar for his Republican rival John McCain, who could use his own pugnacious No. 2 to deliver attack lines and a solid debate performance.

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    With the election heating up, investors can’t help but wonder which candidate will boost their portfolio?

  • John McCain and Barack Obama say they are agreeing to hold three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate this fall.

  • John McCain and Barack Obama

    Republican candidate John McCain has pulled closer to Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • With VP nominations imminent as the Presidential race heats up, how are the Intrade Political Futures markets (www.intrade.com) reacting to the candidates' short list?

  • National party conventions are known as much for their nonstop partying as they are for their politics — a time for lobbyists, politicians and corporate executives to gather at lavish receptions and elegant dinners.

  • Barack Obama

    American voters should know this week who will join Barack Obama as No. 2 on the Democratic presidential ballot, a critical decision for the first-term senator who is fighting off Republican John McCain's bid to paint him as untested and unready for the White House.

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    Television networks are assigning reporters to a new beat this election year: people who don’t watch the evening news. With polls showing a surge in primary-season ballots cast by voters under 30, media outlets are out to convert the newly energized voters into viewers.