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Democrats Urge Caution on Financial Legislation

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Leading congressional Democrats called Monday for a cautious, deliberative approach to stabilizing troubled financial markets as lawmakers confronted this vexing issue with an election-year recess drawing near.

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Obama to head south to prepare for debates

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama undergoes three days of preparation this week for a crucial foreign policy clash with John McCain in the first debate of the general election campaign.

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Race Could Be Key Election Issue

Posted: 09/21/2008 - If the presidential election is close, a new poll says deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House.

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Millions Will Vote Before Nov. 4

Posted: 09/21/2008 - For millions of Americans, Election Day will be an afterthought -- they will have already voted for president.

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Will Candidates' Financial Plans Work?

Posted: 09/21/2008 - After the country's financial meltdown, both Barack Obama and John McCain are formulating plans -- but will they work? And how much will they cost?

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Rangel Calls Palin "Disabled"

Posted: 09/20/2008 - House Democrat Charlie Rangel, already in hot water over an ethics probe, has caused contrversy, calling Sarah Palin "disabled."

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NY Democrat Rangel Calls Palin 'Disabled,' Then Says He Misspoke

Posted: 09/19/2008 - New York Congressman Charlie Rangel says he misspoke when he called Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin "disabled." It happened during an interview Rangel had with New York's WCBS T-V. Rangel was talking about what he says is Palin's lack of foreign policy experience.

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Rangel to New Yorkers: I'm 'Guerrilla War' Target

Posted: 09/19/2008 - U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangle, D-New York, is defending himself against ethics allegations. He's accused of not paying taxes on rental income and using congressional stationery to drum up private donations to get a college center named after him.

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Obama Campaign Gets Official Soundtrack

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Artists like Kanye West, John Legend and Sheryl Crow are featured on "Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement." Sales from the CD or digital download will benefit the Obama campaign.

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McCain Defends Retirement Accounts Amid Stock Dive

Posted: 09/19/2008 - John McCain will defend his support for privately investing Social Security money amid this week's economic turmoil. Barack Obama opposes the personal retirement accounts. McCain's campaign says there's no talk of outsourcing the program to the private sector.

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Investigator: Palin probe to end before election

Posted: 09/19/2008 - The Alaska lawmaker directing an abuse-of-power investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin promised Friday the probe will be finished before the election, despite refusals by key witnesses to testify, including the governor's husband.

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Investigator: Palin Probe to End before Election

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Alaska state Sen. Hollis French says the investigator's report on whether Gov. Sarah Palin improperly fired her public safety commissioner will be done by Oct. 10. None of the people ordered to testify Friday showed up.

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Bush Says Gov't Role Essential to Ease Crisis

Posted: 09/19/2008 - President said his administration would safeguard assets in money market mutual funds and temporarily banned short-selling of financial company stocks, a trading technique that bets on stocks declining in value.

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Poll: Americans Rather Watch Football w/ Obama

Posted: 09/19/2008 - New poll finds that half of Americans would rather watch a football game with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama than his Republican counterpart, Sen. John McCain.

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Obama mocks McCain's call to fire SEC chairman

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama promised fresh ideas Thursday to calm America's financial meltdown and help struggling families avoid mortgage foreclosure, saying "this is not a time for fear, it's not a time for panic."

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Palin's Husband Refuses to Testify in Probe

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's husband has refused to testify in the investigation of his wife's alleged abuse of power, and key lawmakers said Thursday that uncooperative witnesses are effectively sidetracking the probe until after Election Day.

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Kansas Lawmakers Halt Audit of Illegal Immigration

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Division of Post Audit told a Kansas legislative committee there aren't enough good statistics for a valid study of the costs to the state associated with illegal immigration. So instead, the committee directed auditors to summarize existing research on the issue.

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Kansas State Senator Listed Lawrence as Home, Lives Elsewhere

Posted: 09/17/2008 - State Senator Roger Pine will be voting in Leavenworth County, where he's lived for the past nine years. He had voted in Douglas County, the address for his business. A poll worker caught the error in August. Pine says he was confused about residency requirements for voting.

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Palin Staff Won't Testify in Trooper Probe, AG Says

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Panel chairman says state attorney general broke agreement. Lawmakers are investigating firing of former Alaska public safety commissioner. Palin's allies dismiss investigation as "partisan circus." Leader of investigation says it will continue until otherwise ordered.

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Clinton Avoids Palin, Focuses Criticism on McCain

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Sen. Hillary Clinton says the GOP presidential nominee is the issue, not his VP pick. Clinton saved her criticism for John McCain while campaigning for Barack Obama Monday.

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McCain, Obama Focus on Economic Worries

Posted: 09/17/2008 - John McCain and Barack Obama are both calling for crackdowns on free-wheeling Wall Street practices. Both are focusing on the economy, trying to connect with voters' worries.

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