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  • 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......
  • Hagel: No McCain nod, closer to Obama

     
    by Mark Silva Retiring Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska says he will not endorse his party's presumptive nominee for president, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, but will be willing to serve on the Cabinet of Democratic Sen. Barack Obama......
  • Obama in red, white and blue

     
    From Monday's Chicago Tribune by John McCormick To some ears, his name sounds foreign. His father was not an American citizen. Many of his relatives live overseas. And a portion of his own childhood was spent abroad. Every presidential candidate......
  • We are all Hussein movement

     
    by Amanda Erickson Longtime Obama supporter Richard Fizdale adopted a nickname at a rally in Chicago two weeks ago. On his nametag, the supporter wrote "Hussein," winning a big grin from presidential hopeful Barack Hussein Obama. The Democratic senator...
  • Obama's luck token charms Indians

     
    by Laurie Goering NEW DELHI -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, already running ahead of his Republican rival John McCain in international popularity, has won a host of new fans in India since a photo published earlier this month revealed.....