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Obama's speech seen by 38 million-plus viewers

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Barack Obama's audience for his acceptance speech likely topped 40 million people, and the Democratic gathering that nominated him was a more popular television event than any other political convention in history.

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McCain VP decision boosts book on Alaska governor

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain's surprise choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate has given a brief, upbeat biography of her the kind of boost that Sen. Joe Biden's memoir received when he joined the Democratic ticket.

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Paul Supporters Hold Their Own Convention

Posted: 08/30/2008 - There's no room at traditional conventions for Ron Paul or his supporters. So they are packing their cars and are pitching tents for "RonStock 08" in the same city the GOP is holding its convention.

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McCain-Palin Ticket Energizes Religious Right

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Conservative leaders who were nervous John McCain may choose a pro-choice vice presidential candidate are excited about his choice: pro-life Sarah Palin.

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Palin a "Game Changer"

Posted: 08/30/2008 - John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as a running mate may be a gamble -- it could flop or pay off big time.

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Obama: McCain Not Agent Of Change

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Barack Obama ads state, despite his selection of Sarah Palin as a running mate, John McCain is not an agent of change.

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Obama, McCain Vie For Suburbanites, White Women

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Polls indicate a close race. An Associated Press-Ipsos poll and other surveys taken before the Democratic and Republican conventions provide a look at how Obama and McCain are doing with blocs of voters.

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Obama's Speech Seen by 38 Million Viewers

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Nielsen Media Research said more people watched Obama speak than watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final "American Idol" or the Academy Awards this year. Obama talked before a live audience of 80,000 people in Denver.

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Alaska Governor Moves to National Stage

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Two years ago, Sarah Palin was the mayor of a small town in Alaska. In 2006, she was elected Governor as a reformer and now, she joins John McCain on the Republican ticket.

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McCain Picks Alaska Gov. as Running Mate

Updated: 09/05/2008 - Sarah Palin, 44, has been governor of Alaska since 2004. Before becoming governor she was mayor and council member of a small town. Palin known for backing tough ethical standards, focus on energy, natural resources

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Obama Accepts Nomination, Links McCain and Bush

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Presidential nomination before 84,000 supporters at Denver's Invesco Field. Obama promised to cut taxes, and linked criticism of President Bush to Republican Presidential candidate John McCain.

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Barack Obama's Convention Address

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Prepared remarks of Sen. Barack Obama for his address to the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night in Denver, as released by the campaign.

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Brownback to Nominate Republican Veep Choice

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Kansas Senator Sam Brownback will formally nominate John McCain's choice for vice president at the GOP National Convention next week. It will happen on the convention's final night, when Brownback is also scheduled to speak.

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Obama to Use Acceptance Speech to Sketch Promise of America

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Barack Obama will accept the Democratic Presidential nomination before a crowd of 75,000 in a Denver stadium. Excerpts of his speech released by his campaign show he'll vow to end the war in Iraq and break American dependence on Mideast oil.

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Delegates Celebrate Obama Nomination

Posted: 08/28/2008 - It was a moment even some of Obama's supporters never thought would come -- an African American named Presidential candidate.

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McCain To Address Obama Directly In Ad

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Republican John McCain will try to steal some thunder from the Democratic National Convention by running an ad speaking directly to Barack Obama, as his democratic rival takes the stage.

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Waiting Game for McCain Veep

Posted: 08/27/2008 - Potential running mates for Republican Presidential candidate John McCain are keeping quiet. McCain is expected to name his VP choice later this week, ahead for Monday's start of the GOP National Convention.

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Biden Goes after GOP; Obama Takes the Stage

Posted: 08/27/2008 - Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden told the Democratic National Convention the nation needs a wise leader. Following his speech, presidential nominee joined him on-stage to a cheering crowd.

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