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Entries by Nico Pitney and Sam Stein from 09/2008

Palin's Church May Have Shaped Controversial Worldview

Posted 09.02.2008 | Politics

UPDATE: Read the Palin Big News Page Three months before she was thrust into the national political spotlight, Gov. Sarah Palin was asked to hand...

McCain's Ad Cites Articles That Rip Him Worse Than Obama

Posted 09.09.2008 | Politics

John McCain's attack ad released Tuesday evening is perhaps the most outlandish yet this election cycle -- not simply because the spot claims that Oba...

At White House, McCain Plays Bailout Spoiler

Posted 09.25.2008 | Politics

Inside an intense White House meeting over the financial crisis on Thursday, where nearly every key player came to an agreement on the outlines of the...

The Smirk: Could McCain's Facial Gestures Define Debate?

Posted 09.27.2008 | Politics

As the spin of Friday night's debate settled in and both sides staked a claim to victory, one media narrative began to take hold: while Obama may have...

George Will: Palin Is Not Qualified

Posted 09.30.2008 | Politics

Famed conservative columnist George Will told a gathering of Senate aides on Monday that Gov. Sarah Palin is "obviously" not prepared to assume the pr...