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Mccain Economics

Why Obama Has Pulled Ahead on the Economic Issues

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Senator Barack Obama's campaign for the White House pulled ahead of his opponent, Senator John McCain, as soon as the current financial crisis hit the...

Sam Stein

New McCain Ad: We Are All Joe The Plumber | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain is going all in on the Joe-the-plumber meme with a television ad this morning that showcases other small business owners -- all claiming t...

McCain Camp Flips Again: New Economic Proposals Tomorrow

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite a top surrogate's suggestion over the weekend that McCain would be unveiling new economic proposals, we learned this morning that in fact John...

McCain Not Mentioning The Market; We're Not "CNBC"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Politico reports: McCain didn't talk about the stock market yesterday, and didn't put out a statement on it, while Obama did both, and McCain ca...

McCain's Bailout Vote Crucial, Party Leaders Say

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain doesn't vote for the Bush administration's $700 billion economic bailout plan, some Republican a...

Sam Stein

Biden: McCain's Economic Philosophy As Broke As Lehman Brothers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today vice presidential candidate Joseph Biden decried the McCain campaign for running a "successful smear campaign" against Barack Obama, and ridicul...

WSJ Editorial Board Hits McCain For Cox Threat: "Deeply Unfair ... Un-Presidential"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board finds John McCain's sudden economic policy shifts less than inspiring: John McCain has made it ...

Sam Stein

Senate Dem Raises Keating Five, Rips McCain On Economy, Palin | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the Senate's most progressive members ripped John McCain on Tuesday for offering a phony populist self-portrayal in the wake of the current cri...

Sam Stein

Reid, Dems Go For McCain's Jugular | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats, going after John McCain and the GOP jugular, are launching a coordinated attack over the economy, painting the current administration as th...

Greenspan: American Can't Afford McCain's Tax Plan

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said the country can't afford $3.3 trillion of tax cuts proposed by Republican presidential nominee Joh...

Sam Stein

Obama Tears Into McCain For Houses Remark | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama lashed into John McCain during a campaign stop in Virginia on Thursday, ridiculing the presumptive Republican nominee for being painfully...

Sam Stein

Obama Ad: McCain's War Policy An Economic Disaster | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign released a new attack ad on Wednesday that -- as the Senator has tried to do during the debate over the surge -- ties economic trou...

Sam Stein

Leaked McCain Memo: Paint Obama As A "Job Killing Machine" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain was widely ridiculed several weeks ago for fielding reporter's questions in the cheese aisle of a grocery store. But the location of the i...

Seth Colter Walls

McCain To Propose An "Economic Surge" For America | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain has famously admitted to a "lack of knowledge" about economics. So when he talks about the economy later today in Ohio, it appears he will...

Why McCain's "Drill Here, Drill Now" Proposal Fails the Supply/Demand Reality Check

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

McCain's rhetoric on global oil, and the mainstream media narrative, seems stuck in the mid-1980s, when the U.S. produced as much oil as Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia combined.

McCain's Head Games on Taxes

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Phil Gramm was not "off message." McCain's economic platform rests on the premise that the nation's economic challenges are minor and primarily psychological.

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein

McCain's List Of 300 Economists Filled With Skeptics | Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three times in the past two days, Sen. John McCain has proclaimed that 300 economists have enthusiastically endorsed his "Jobs for America" economic p...

McCain's "Knowledge Gap": It's An Issue

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

McCain's gaffe on Social Security indicates that he is not any better informed on major domestic policy issues than he is on foreign policy.

Jason Linkins

New York Times On McCain Economics: No You Can't | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain and his shadow army of "Nobel laureate economists" may be of the belief that the GOP nominee's economic plans - which the nominee himself ...

McCain Denies Saying He Doesn't Know Much About Economics

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This week, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is traveling through Colombia, making a push for a free-trade agreement. In an interview with ABC this morning from...

McCain's EBay Model For Jobs Finds Few Buyers Among Economists

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain's model for ginning up the economy isn't Keynesian or Milton Friedmanite. It's EBay Inc. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee ...

Sam Stein

Axelrod Exclusive: Obama Strategist Rips McCain, Defends Himself Against Lobbying Charges | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's chief strategist leveled the campaign's harshest counterattack yet over John McCain's recent rhetoric on national security issues, and ...

Seth Colter Walls

Latest McCain Economic Proposal Seen As Incoherent | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 2007, Sen. John McCain blamed out-of-control GOP spending for the Democrats' takeover of the House of Representatives. "We came to power in 1994 to...

John McCain Supports Private Accounts For Social Security

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Bill Bennett's radio show yesterday, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina -- who is currently a leading economic adviser to Sen. John McCain (R...

Jason Linkins

McCain On Housing Crisis: "I Don't Know How To Pursue That" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Presidential hopeful John McCain made an appearance on this morning's Good Morning America, and it was about as rigorous a challenge to McCain as you ...