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  • Obama, McCain court middle class

     
    by Christi Parsons WAYNE, Pa.--The presidential campaign took a turn on the familiar Saturday, with Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain each pledging to be the better economic steward for the middle class. Obama pledged to cut.......
  • Al Gore steps up for Barack Obama

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Well, call Al Gore nothing if not cautious. Nearly two weeks after Sen. Barack Obama clinched the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, the party's nominee from 2000 -- winner of the popular vote, if not the......
  • Most voters think Obama will win: poll

     
    by Frank James Sen. Barack Obama may be virtually tied with Sen. John McCain in Gallup's national tracking poll which seeks to gauge which candidate voters support. But when Gallup asked voters who they believe will win the White......
  • John McCain's favorite charity?

     
    By Andrew Zajac In 2001, John McCain helped found a northern Virginia think tank that has frequently taken policy positions that dovetail with his and provided paychecks to key political associates. The Reform Institute also has bent and may have broken...
  • Lawmakers' private finances go public

     
    by Amanda Erickson Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) made at least $1 million last year, according to financial records released Monday, while the campaign of another Illinois Democrat, Rep. Danny Davis, paid his wife Vera $13,000 for unspecified work. The...
  • President Bush promises flood aid

     
    by Katie Fretland The federal government has sent 2 million liters of fresh drinking water to flood-damaged areas in Iowa and is setting up a task force to help residents secure long-term housing, President Bush said in an address today.......
  • Obama rejects public financing

     
    by John McCormick, updated with McCain and RNC response In a widely expected decision, Sen. Barack Obama announced this morning that his Democratic presidential bid will reject public financing, abandoning an earlier pledge to participate in the system if...
  • Michelle Obama: The senator's 'rock'

     
    by Mark Silva Michelle Obama is on center stage this week - co-hosting ABC's The View this morning - and now featured, with her husband, the Democratic presidential candidate, on the cover of the US Weekly magazines that will reach......
  • Obama, McCain vie for suburban women

     
    by Christi Parsons WAYNE, Pa. -- As a management consultant, Lorraine Marino knows how to spot a good leader. Marino, a former Hillary Clinton supporter, switched her allegiance to Barack Obama because, she says, she sees an unusual blend of......
  • Obama leads McCain in 3 'swing states'

     
    by Mark Silva Here is a notable early read from some important states: Democrat Barack Obama holds an apparent advantage over Republican John McCain in Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio, according to the results of a new Quinnipiac University "swing state''....
  • Senators plot flood relief, seek aid

     
    by Jill Zuckman A bipartisan group of Midwestern senators from flood-ravaged states got together Tuesday evening to talk about what Congress can do to aid the natural catastrophe that has washed over the middle of the country. In a statement......