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Commentary: Don't underestimate Palin's appeal to women

Posted: 09/09/2008 - The nomination of Sarah Palin has turned our assumptions about women and politics on their head. Many Democrats have presumed that her policy positions run contrary to those held by women, and that women will not vote for her.

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Obama dishes out tough talk on education

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama on Tuesday detailed his plan to strengthen the education system and charged that the Bush administration's "failure to act has put our nation in jeopardy."

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McCain Grabs Lead In National Polls

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Sen. John McCain has inched ahead of Sen. Barack Obama in national polls, though the most recent numbers show Obama ahead in the electoral college.

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Kansas Senate Candidates Face Off in First Debate

Updated: 09/09/2008 - Democratic challenger Jim Slattery is attacking Republican Sen. Pat Roberts for getting the intelligence used to invade Iraq wrong while he was chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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MSNBC Says Olbermann, Matthews Won't Anchor

Posted: 09/08/2008 - MSNBC is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as co-anchors of political night coverage with David Gregory, and will use the two newsmen as commentators.

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MSNBC says Olbermann, Matthews Won't Anchor

Posted: 09/08/2008 - MSNBC is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as co-anchors of political night coverage with David Gregory, and will use the two newsmen as commentators. The change reflects tensions between the freewheeling, opinionated MSNBC and the impartial newsgatherers at NBC News.

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McCain targets GOP and Bush along with Obama

Posted: 09/07/2008 - Barack Obama isn't John McCain's only opponent. Sometimes McCain sounds like he's running almost as hard against President Bush and the Republican Party as he is against Obama, his Democratic rival for the White House.

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Canada's Prime Minister Calls Early Election

Posted: 09/07/2008 - Canada's prime minister dissolved Parliament on Sunday and called an early election next month in hopes of strengthening his Conservative minority government's hold on power

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Auto Industry to Press Congress for $50B in Loans

Posted: 09/07/2008 - Auto industry allies hope to secure up to $50 billion in government loans this month that would pay to modernize plants and help struggling car makers build more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Biden Says He Looks Forward to Debate with Palin

Posted: 09/07/2008 - Democrat Joe Biden says he's debated "an awful lot of tough, smart women" throughout his career and that next month's vice presidential debate with Republican Sarah Palin will be no exception. But he'd like to know where she stands on issues.

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Bhutto widower elected Pakistani president

Posted: 09/06/2008 - Benazir Bhutto's widower swept Pakistan's presidential election on Saturday, offering hope for stability to a nuclear-armed country feeling intense U.S. pressure to crack down on Islamic militants.

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Analysis: McCain Sincere, Short on Answers

Posted: 09/06/2008 - It wasn't that long ago that McCain was the Republican most admired among Democrats. He retains some residual popularity with Democrats and particularly independents.

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Cheney Bashes Russia for 'Brutality' in Georgia

Posted: 09/06/2008 - Vice President Dick Cheney harshly criticized Russia's military incursion into Georgia on Saturday, calling the action "an affront to civilized standards."

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Democrats post big gains in voter registration

Posted: 09/06/2008 - Five days a week, Linda Graham trolls tattered neighborhoods of this once thriving steel city outside Pittsburgh for unregistered voters she can sign up as Democrats - one of thousands of unknown volunteers whose work outside the limelight has already altered the basic arithmetic of the November election.

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Obama rebukes Palin on earmarks

Posted: 09/06/2008 - Barack Obama made his first direct criticism of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Saturday, saying she pretends to oppose spending earmarks when she actually has embraced them.

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Rice: `Time isn't right for the Russia agreement'

Posted: 09/06/2008 - Now is not the right time for the U.S. to move forward on a once-celebrated deal for civilian nuclear cooperation with Russia, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday.

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Obama Promises

Posted: 09/06/2008 - A report on what Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said he would do if elected president.

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McCain Promises

Posted: 09/06/2008 - A report on what Republican presidential nominee John McCain said he would do if elected.

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Rock Star Becomes "Barack" Star

Posted: 09/05/2008 - New Jersey was the scene of a big moneyraiser for the Democratic nominee for President, and a big name in rock music was the host.

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