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The Swampby Mark Silva DENVER -- "More of the same.'' That's how Joe Biden hopes to distill the campaign of John McCain. "Change.'' That's how Barack Obama hopes to distill his own campaign. Obama has a running mate now, a guy......
The Swampby William Neikirk President Bush has been roundly criticized by Democrats for conducting a conservative economic policy. That was true for a while, but no longer. With bailouts of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the investment......
The Swampby Jill Zuckman and John McCormick GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--The nation's economic distress soaked up the presidential candidates' attention again Wednesday as each tried to persuade voters that only he could get the financial markets back on track in order...
The Swampby Jill Zuckman Detroit - What a change a few months, a drop of hundreds of points on the Dow Jones Stock Exchange, and a bunch of Wall Street collapses and bailouts have wrought. Sen. John McCain, who once staunchly......
Spin CycleIt hasn't been a good 24 hours for Joe Biden. Yesterday, he told Katie Couric that one of the Obama attack ads on McCain was "terrible," only to walk it back when the Republicans pounced and claim that he......
The Swampby William Neikirk The $700 billion bank bailout reminds me of global warming. Certainly the consequences of each are dire. But you wouldn't know the real impact if you took pre-emptive action that proved to be successful. If you cure......
Tags: Mortgages, Alan Greenspan, Henry Paulson, Weather, Global Change
The Swampby Frank James My first impression of last night's' first presidential debate, even during the event, was that Sen. John McCain had won it. After the debate, I still held that view despite hearing analysts on the cable news shows......
Spin CycleObama, speaking in Reno, adds another idea to the rescue plan: a fee on Wall Street to eventually make the taxpayers whole. It's been kicking around, supported by some Dems, but not part of the plan voted down yesterday: "If......
The Swampby Mark Silva "Understandably, people are frustrated and they're angry that Wall Street's mistakes have put their tax-dollars at risk,'' Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois said on the Senate floor late this afternoon, as the Senate prepared to vote tonight.......
Tags: Barack Obama, Parliament, Politics, Lower House
The Swampby James Oliphant WILMINGTON, Del. -- Sarah Palin meets Joe Biden tonight. And a nation is watching. The sole debate between the candidates for vice president plays out on a campus stage in St. Louis, drawing intensive scrutiny on the......
The Swampby Mark Silva John McCain himself has admitted that he is not the best student of the economy, but tonight the Republican nominee for president missed the official mark by a fairly long-shot with his discussion of unemployment during the......
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