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Rescue Bill Unveiled

Posted: 09/28/2008 - Lawmakers release plan to enact historic bailout of nation's financial system.

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Voter Electioneering

Updated: 10/06/2008 - State election officials are reminding voters that they should keep their Obama T-shirts and McCain buttons at home when they go to vote on Election Day.

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Picking Palin Gives McCain Extra Boost in Kansas

Posted: 09/28/2008 - Prominent Democrats don't expect Barack Obama to carry Kansas in the presidential race. Kansas Republicans say they expect Gov. Sarah Palin to help Sen. John McCain gain a large majority in the election.

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Kissinger defends McCain on structuring Iranian talks

Posted: 09/27/2008 - After Friday night's presidential debate, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger defended Sen. John McCain's attack against Sen. Barack Obama for Obama's willingness to meet with the Iranian president "without precondition."

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Alaska lawmakers: McCain campaign interfering in Palin probe

Posted: 09/27/2008 - Lawmakers investigating Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner accused the McCain-Palin campaign on Thursday of stonewalling the probe by helping witnesses refuse to comply with subpoenas.

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McCain And Obama Mix It Up in Mississippi Debate

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Presidential candidates clashed Friday night on the financial crisis, Iraq and Afghanistan.. in their first official debate. The Vice-Presidential hopefuls debate next Friday night in St. Louis.

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Obama, McCain on Bailout, Iraq

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Barack Obama and John McCain are debating tonight at the University of Mississippi. Both candidates agree that Congress must act soon to rescue the nation's financial system, but are waiting for a final agreement.

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Boyda, Jenkins Debate for Pittsburg Postponed

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The Congressional schedule is keeping U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda from a scheduled debate with Republican challenger Lynn Jenkins Saturday. Boyda had hoped to arrange a satellite link to participate. The event will be rescheduled.

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The Debate Is On; McCain Agrees To Participate

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Republican John McCain agreed to attend the first presidential debate Friday night even though Congress doesn't have a bailout deal, reversing an earlier decision to delay the forum until Washington had addressed the financial crisis.

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First McCain-Obama Debate Remains Doubtful

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Obama said he intended to travel to theUniversity of Mississippi in Oxford, where the debate had long been scheduled. McCain, who had proposed delaying the contest, wouldn't commit.

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Frank Blames House GOP for Breakdown of Deal

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Rep. Barney Frank said leading Democrats on Capitol Hill were shocked by the level of divisiveness that surfaced at a White House meeting Thursday, not long after key congressional players of both parties declared they'd achieved the broad outlines of an agreement on a bill implementing the administration's proposed $700 billion bailout plan.

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Deal or No Deal?

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Major cracks are developing in any Capitol Hill agreement over the $700 billion financial market bailout plan. Here's the latest update tonight.

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Bush, McCain and Obama Meet to Discuss Bailout

Updated: 09/25/2008 - Key members of Congress struck a deal earlier in the day but others were unwilling.The tentative accord would give the Bush administration just a fraction of the $700 billion it had requested up front, Capitol Hill aides said.

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Letterman Unloads on McCain for Not Showing Up

Updated: 09/25/2008 - "Late Night" host assails the Republican Presidential candidate for suspending his campaign in light of the economic crisis after the senator cancels an appearance at the last minute. Video included.

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Kansas Delegation, Challengers Respond to Bailout

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Democratic Senatorial candidate Jim Slattery said President Bush's proposal made him "mad as hell," while Sen. Roberts office claimed the senator has been able to address Kansans' concerns with Treas. Secretary Paulson.

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Bush Talks To Nation On Economic Woes

Updated: 09/25/2008 - President Bush says "the entire economy is in danger," and calls for the presidential candidates to join him in a bipartisan summit.

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Obama 'inclined' to debate

Updated: 09/24/2008 - Barack Obama is 'inclined" to go ahead with the debate Friday night, campaign sources tell CNN.

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McCain suspends campaign, calls for Obama to do same

Updated: 09/24/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign to return to Washington and focus on the "historic" crisis facing the U.S. economy.

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House Votes to End Offshore Drilling Ban

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The House, responding to growing public demand for more domestic energy, has voted to end a quarter-century ban on oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

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McCain Seeks to Delay Debate to Focus on Economy

Updated: 09/25/2008 - Republican John McCain said Wednesday he wants to delay Friday's debate with Democratic rival Barack Obama and temporarily put aside their partisan campaign to resolve the nation's financial crisis.

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