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Ex-chief diplomat says Palin not ready for top job

Posted: 10/31/2008 - WASHINGTON – A former secretary of state and supporter of Republican presidential nominee John McCain says that McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, isn't up to the task of taking over the presidency in a crisis but could become "adequate" if not "a genius in the job."

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McCain: Obama's economic policies swing far left

Posted: 10/31/2008 - YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Friday called the economic policies of rival Barack Obama from the far left of American politics. In its hunt for votes for next week's election, the Obama campaign continued to tie McCain to the unpopular President Bush and expanded its ad presence into new states, including McCain's home state of Arizona.

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Poll: One in seven voters still persuadable

Posted: 10/31/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Campbell worries Barack Obama will raise his taxes but thinks John McCain will send people off to war. He says that leaves him leaning toward Obama ... maybe.

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Too Young To Vote

Updated: 10/31/2008 - TOPEKA - They are not registered with any political party, and their votes wont elect the next president. But they do have opinions, and now they have a voice.

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Joe the no show

Posted: 10/30/2008 - (CNN) — Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, has become an integral part of John McCain's presidential bid, but it appears the Arizona senator's campaign and the now-famous Toledo plumber need to work on their communication skills.

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Obama ad a ratings success

Posted: 10/30/2008 - (CNN) — The major networks may just wish Barack Obama took up more airtime after taking a look at the ratings for the Democratic presidential candidate's 30-minute infomercial Wednesday night.

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Voting machines could bring Election Day glitches

Posted: 10/30/2008 - (CNN) -- Eight years after Florida's hanging chads exasperated voters and helped usher in sweeping changes in voting technology, many election observers remain concerned about the accuracy of the electronic voting systems most Americans will use November 4.

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McCain worker reaches deal in made-up assault case

Posted: 10/30/2008 - PITTSBURGH – A volunteer for John McCain's presidential campaign agreed Thursday to enter a probation program for first-time offenders for falsely reporting that a Barack Obama supporter robbed and assaulted her and scratched a "B" on her cheek.

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McCain seeks to revive Rezko as campaign issue

Posted: 10/30/2008 - CHICAGO – Trailing as Election Day nears, Republican John McCain and his allies are using "robo-calls" and fliers to revive the issue of Barack Obama's ties to a convicted felon, claiming the Democrat hasn't fully explained the relationship.

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Palin says Obama infomercial short on specifics

Posted: 10/30/2008 - ERIE, Pa. – Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says Democrat Barack Obama offered few national security specifics in his infomercial. Palin told 6,000 people at an Erie, Pa., convention center Thursday that her running mate, John McCain is better suited to protect the nation.

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Economy reeling, Obama, McCain seek final votes

Posted: 10/30/2008 - SARASOTA, Fla. – The election in sight and the economy reeling, Barack Obama and John McCain fought over causes, cures and the final votes that will make one of them president. Obama tied McCain to President Bush and said Americans are paying a steep price for the partnership, while the Republican linked his rival to Big Oil and record profits.

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White House defends money for banks

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Under fire from Democrats and Republicans alike, the White House on Thursday defended giving billions of taxpayer dollars to banks that plan to use some of the money to reward shareholders and executives - or even buy other banks.

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Stevens Vows to Appeal Convictions

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A defiant Sen. Ted Stevens has returned to his home state of Alaska, telling supporters he's innocent of the charges brought against him and vowing he will be vindicated.

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Bill Clinton Stumps with Barack Obama in Florida

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Former President Clinton and Barack Obama have appeared together at a campaign rally in Orlando. It came hours after Obama appeared for 30 minutes in an infomercial that aired on network TV and cable outlets. Clinton said he is impressed with Obama's selection of vice-president and his response to the financial crisis.

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Commissioner Files Report of Stolen Signs

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A Johnson County commissioner accused of stealing his opponent's campaign signs says he was only trying to be helpful. John Toplikar says he moved Calvin Hayden's two signs because they were blocking his own.

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Obama Makes Prime-Time Appeal To Voters

Posted: 10/29/2008 - The Democratic nominee's half-hour informercial last night appeared on CBS, NBC and Fox in the final stretch of the campaign for the White House.

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Boyda, Jenkins Deliver Messages to Voters

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Incumbent Democrat Nancy Boyda and Republican challenger Lynn Jenkins are getting their messages out to voters in the final week of their campaign for the 2nd District Congressional seat.

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Obama's prime-time ad skips over budget realities

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was less than upfront in his half-hour commercial Wednesday night about the costs of his programs and the crushing budget pressures he would face in office.

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Palin's future causes Republican rift

Posted: 10/29/2008 - (CNN) -- Election Day is still days away, but Republicans are already caught up in a heated debate about Sarah Palin's future role in the party should the GOP ticket fail to win the White House.

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30-minute Obama ad shows campaign muscle

Posted: 10/29/2008 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Barack Obama's 30-minute TV ad, to run simultaneously on broadcast and cable networks at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, is muscle-flexing that has little precedent, a campaign advertising expert said.

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