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Obama Calls McCain Mortgage Plan Ill-Advised

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama told a campaign audience Thursday that Republican John McCain's mortgage buyout plan would cost taxpayers billions of dollars and reward bad behavior by lenders.

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NRA Backs McCain

Posted: 10/09/2008 - The National Rifle Association is endorsing Republican presidential nominee John McCain despite differences with the Arizona senator on gun-show rules and campaign finance restrictions.

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A Fey-Palin Comedy Summit? Stay Tuned

Posted: 10/09/2008 - It seems like the inevitable comedic summit of this fall's presidential campaign: the real Sarah Palin coming on "Saturday Night Live" to meet her look-alike impersonator, Tina Fey.

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Foo Fighters tell McCain to Stop Using Song

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The Foo Fighters are the latest musicians to complain about McCain's use of their song to promote his campaign. They are demanding that he stop using "My Hero." John Mellencamp, Heart and Jackson Browne have also complained about McCain using their songs.

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Palin E-mail Hacker Indicted

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The hacker changed Palin's password once he accessed her e-mails, which included state business matters and personal messages.

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Age, health questions continue for McCain

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Megan McCain was on the talk-show couch, being grilled by the hosts of "The View." Does it bother her to hear jokes about her father's age? Megan, 23, started chuckling, and allowed, "He IS old!" Tension was replaced by laughter. But that was summer. These days, for Republican Sen. John McCain, age is no laughing matter.

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McCain, Obama Trade Barbs in Town Hall Debate

Posted: 10/08/2008 - John McCain dismissively called rival Barack Obama "that one," Obama mocked McCain's "Straight Talk Express," and both left the debate stage to return to the campaign trail Wednesday.

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McCain, Obama Spar on Leadership and the Economy

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Barack Obama and John McCain drew sharp differences over the origin of domestic and international problems. Obama tied McCain to President Bush on Iraq and economic deregulation, while McCain painted Obama as overly reliant on government.

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House Democrats Unveil Draft Climate Change Bill

Posted: 10/07/2008 - House Democratic leaders have unveiled a proposal to reduce the gases blamed for global warming from power plants, transportation and factories by 80 percent come 2050. Environmentalists say the bill is a step in the right direction, but criticize the pace of the cuts and some of the details.

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Schwarzenegger to Candidates: Get Back to Issues

Posted: 10/07/2008 - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says the presidential candidates are wasting time making accusations that have nothing to do with the topics Americans want to hear about.

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Council Tackles TV, Sumner Issues

Posted: 10/07/2008 - City 4 Television survives, as Jeff Preisner cancelled his proposal to do away with the coverage. Also, the fate of the Sumner School was decided.

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Poll: Obama seen as more compassionate than McCain

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Just hours before the start of the second presidential debate, a new national survey suggests that Sen. Barack Obama is making gains among Americans as a compassionate candidate.

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McCain Connected With Iran-Contra?

Posted: 10/07/2008 - In the 1980s, McCain served on the advisory board to the U.S. chapter of an international group linked to ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America.

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High Stakes Presidential Debate

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Barack Obama hopes to cement his lead in the polls with Tuesday's debate, while John McCain is trying to turn around his campaign.

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Candidates Ready For "Aggressive" Debate

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Tuesday's debate promises to be lively, with both candidates ready for an aggressive debate with four weeks remaining until the election.

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Gingrich: McCain Needs To Oppose Bailout

Posted: 10/07/2008 - John McCain faces the "crisis of his career," says former House Speak Newt Gingrich, who predicted the Republican nominee will lose the election unless he makes a public break from the economic bailout proposal.

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CBS Poll: Presidential Race Tightens

Posted: 10/06/2008 - New poll numbers show Barack Obama is leading John McCain 47% to 43% among registered voters around the nation, following last week's Vice Presidential debate in St. Louis.

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GOP Assails Obama For "Negative" Views

Posted: 10/05/2008 - On the heels of Gov. Sarah Palin's statement yesterday that Sen. Barack Obama does not see America as "a force for good in the world," Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., accused the Democratic presidential nominee of "talking down America."

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Economic bill includes mental health treatment provision

Posted: 10/05/2008 - Talk about going out with a win. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-New Mexico, has spent years fighting for legislation that would require insurance plans to treat mental health patients on par with those who have physical ailments. No more higher copays or deductibles for the mental health treatments. No more limits on visits to the doctor that differ from the caps for other patients.

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Many who stayed died in Ike's fury

Posted: 10/05/2008 - The final hours brought the awful realization to victims of Hurricane Ike that they had waited too long. This storm wasn't like the others, the ones that left nothing worse than a harrowing tale to tell.

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