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McCain's Beaver Joke Not So Funny In N.C.

Charlotte Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"How does one manage a beaver?" U.S. Sen. John McCain asked his followers from the Senate floor this week....

Palin Suspends Vice Presidential Campaign: Rushes Back to Alaska to Keep an Eye on Russia

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

"Governor Palin believes that geography is more important than politics," said McCain campaign spokesman, Tucker Bounds.

What Will Regulation Look Like After Bush?

The Big Picture | Barry Ritholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What does the future hold for regulating Wall Street? Regardless of who wins today's election, both Barack Obama and John McCain have staked out diff...

Sam Stein

Obama Ad Uses Winking Palin (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain is out with his own attack ad Wednesday morning. Watch it here. The Obama campaign is directing reporters to an ad it released Wednesday...

McCain Fails on Economy - Poll

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

A 54 percent majority of more than 200,000 respondents to an AOL poll think John McCain can still win on November 4, eight days from now. Respondent...

Conservative Tax Policy Is Corporate Socialism

Adrienne Birecree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adrienne Birecree

John McCain decries middle class tax cuts as "socialism" because they "spread the wealth around." What are tax cuts for corporate America and the wealthy then? There indeed has been an increase in "socialism" in the U.S. but a smokescreen of conservative ideological rhetoric has hidden it for decades.

Voters in Ohio: We've Had Enough Hard Times

Teresa McCoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Teresa McCoy

I hear real fear in voices when friends and neighbors say they don't know how they will pay their gas bill this winter, how they can possibly raise the money they need to send their children to college. Or how the price of everything keeps going up.

McCain Drags Feet On Another Stimulus Package

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain is withholding endorsement of another economic stimulus package for the sagging U.S. economy, giving Barack Obama a fresh opening to attac...

McCain Never Passed the Economic Test

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Back in July, before either of the conventions, we wrote that this campaign would not be close unless John McCain could offer a credible plan to chang...

The Small Business That Got Just Got A Big Boost

Silicon Alley Insider | Joe Weisenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of our first thoughts after last night's debate: who owns Turns out it's the domain name of plumber Joe Francis in Amarillo, TX...

No Spreading Of The Wealth And More Tax Breaks For The Wealthy? Say It Ain't, So Joe!

Lecia Shorter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lecia Shorter

As an owner of a minority and woman owned small business, no longer do I want to see power and wealth concentrated amongst a small segment of our society. Real "change" will promote the growth of all small business enterprises while evening the playing field for minorities and women.

Economic Recovery Will Require More Than Just Confidence And Cash

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Herrington

In order to stimulate growth in the short term, public works projects, national goals like carbon reductions and even perhaps a national specialization, like India has focused on computer technology, are possibilities. At this point it is quite certain that finance is not a specialty about which we can claim preeminence.

Federal Government Fails To Count -- And Help -- Many Of America's Poor

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Devin

Millions of America's poor are not counted in the official statistics. Variables -- like geography, non-cash benefits, and actual cost-of-living expenses -- make it difficult to gauge the number of people who subsist in our society with inadequate resources to meet essential daily needs.

Jason Linkins

McCain Confusion Filters Into Politico Coverage | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The McCain campaign is apparently withering in confusion over what, if anything, they should do to advance some sort of economic message, besides "sus...

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...

Warren Buffett, Treasury Secretary? The Oracle Has No Comment

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bloomberg reported that both Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama had entertained the idea of Treasury Secretary Warren Buffett -- and admitted it d...

McCain's Mudslide Continues

Robert Shrum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Shrum

If the question of the first debate was whether Obama would pass the threshold on national security (he did), the reality of this debate is that McCain didn't pass the threshold on the economy.

Seth Colter Walls

Republican Governors Association Attacks McCain (Unintentionally) | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican Governors Association is up with a new ad attacking North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Beverly Purdue for saying her state's economy wa...

The Winner of Debate II? "That One"

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

At the end of the debate, Brokaw asked McCain to get out of the way of his Teleprompter. He might as well have been speaking on behalf of the future: Senator McCain can you please get out of the way so we can get on with it?

Sam Stein

Obama Ad: McCain Out Of Touch, Out Of Ideas (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Going toe-to-toe in the ad wars, Barack Obama's presidential campaign is out with a new one today, accusing John McCain for being out of touch, out of...

McCain Strategist: "If We Keep Talking About The Economic Crisis, We're Going To Lose"

New York Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's getting McNasty again. ... McCain's course correction reflects a growing case of nerves within his high command as the electoral map has shifte...

Sam Stein

Obama Ad Responds To Coming Attacks, Calling McCain Erratic | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Responding quickly to the character assaults being launched his way, Barack Obama is out with a new ad Sunday morning that, while attempting to place ...

Survey: Economists Overwhelmingly Prefer Obama

The Economist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the financial crisis pushes the economy back to the top of voters' concerns, Barack Obama is starting to open up a clear lead over John McCain in t...

Sam Stein

Ed Rollins: Failure Of Bailout Will Hurt McCain | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A prominent GOP strategist said on Monday that John McCain handled his role in the bailout process poorly and would ultimately be hurt politically by ...

McCain Acts Like A Tough-Guy; We Need A Gentleman

Jon Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Raymond

On his campaign time-out, McCain flew into Washington like Superman and saved the day; not only was he proclaimed debate winner by his campaign hours before the debate had started, but he's also been declared our country's savior by House Republicans for single-handedly steering us to a great bailout plan. McCain is truly a god.