While campaigning in Michigan today Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden retaliated against the idea that John McCain equals change and a better economy by comparing McCain and Bush specifically on the issues of the economy, healthcare, taxes, and energy.
Obama supporter Sen. Claire McCaskill was on ABC's This Week program this morning, and she basically called John McCain old and said that his age is a fact that must be dealt with.
In what is likely going to become a monthly event, the Obama campaign announced today that they have shattered their own fundraising record of $55 million by raising $66 million in August. There is little doubt that the combination of the Democratic Convention and the selection of Sarah Palin have energized Democrats.
https://www.politicususa.com/en/Obama-healthcare-taxes-mccainDemocratic presidential candidate Barack Obama hammered John McCain on the issue of taxes today, while speaking in Dover, NH. Obama specifically pointed out that McCain's healthcare plan would tax workers' health insurance benefits.
On Thursday, Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin, who had basically been sequestered by her own campaign for fear of exposure, finally crawled out from beneath the home ice and gave her very first interview with a member of the press.
In her first solo network television interview Sarah Palin appeared clueless when asked about the Bush Doctrine by ABC's Charlie Gibson. When Palin was asked about the Bush Doctrine, she appeared not to know what it was.
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Today Barack Obama, John McCain, and George W. Bush all spoke on the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and none of them mentioned Osama Bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader who is still at large. Why have our political leaders forgotten Bin Laden?
Former Republican senator and current Obama supporter Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island said that John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate, not only revived the lackluster McCain campaign, but also energized the left.
While the selection of Sarah Palin has helped John McCain expand his lead in Florida, and narrow the gap in Pennsylvania, Obama has actually increased his lead in Ohio according to a new Quinnipiac University swing state poll. Overall, Obama still leads in two of the three swing states.
The event may have been largely ignored by the mainstream media, but Ron Paul hosted a press conference today that featured all of the major third party candidates, with the exception of Bob Barr, who is still trying to get Paul's endorsement. The point of today's event was to promote third party unity and call on Americans to reject the closed two party system.
Welcome to a new column here at Polticususa.com. For the next couple of months, until the election in November, I will be posting a news report at least once a week detailing how the election is playing out in the state of Missouri, a key swing state.
Today in Virginia, Obama called out the McCain campaign for trying to make up a controversy to keep the media distracted from the issues. Most of the articles today have used quotes from these remarks, but here is the full text of what he had to say.
Pig Gate a.k.a. the attempt to gin up a gender controversy by the McCain campaign has lead to the Obama camp to put out a statement calling the McCain campaign cynical and increasingly dishonorable.
Today, John McCain called Hillary Clinton a pig.
For all intents and purposes.
According to his own words...
The results of the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll was just released, and these poll results confirm what three other national polls this week have shown, this race is a dead heat. So far this week, we have seen the ABC, CNN, CBS, and now the NBC poll all show this race as a tie.
https://www.politicususa.com/en/Biden-Palin-Stem-Cell-ResearchThe McCain campaign is outraged because today in Missouri Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden asked if Sarah Palin cares about disabled kids so much, why does she oppose embryonic stem cell research.
Today Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke to reporters after President Bush announced that troop levels in Iraq would remain mostly unchanged. He used his remarks to connect George W. Bush and John McCain, but my question is, if we really are winning in Iraq why do we need 140,000 troops there?
A new CNN/Opinion Research poll has the presidential race has the presidential race between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack dead tied at 48%. Even with Ralph Nader and Bob Barr factored into the race, Obama and McCain are still tied at 45%.
Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden was on Meet the Press this morning talking about a variety of issues, but most interesting were his thoughts on debating Sarah Palin, and her silence on the issues.
In 1952, an American novel was published that would go on to earn not only great acclaim but a well-deserved place in the classic American "Canon," taught to high school students and college scholars alike.