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2008-10-28 06:00:18

By Fredreka Schouten WASHINGTON -- Democrat Barack Obama, who is on track to spend a record $230 million on television advertising, will punctuate his broadcast strategy Wednesday with prime-time commercials on CBS, NBC and Fox. The three 30-minute ads, which cost Obama nearly $1 million apiece, mark the first time in 16 years that a White House hopeful has aired commercials of that length on broadcast networks. Billionaire Ross Perot paid for 11 half-hour ads during his unsuccessful...

2008-10-28 06:00:15

By Mike Snider Even though the last week of the presidential race lies ahead, there's already a winner: late-night comedy skits spread virally on the Web. Hosts such as David Letterman and programs including Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show are profitably mining the campaign for satirical fodder, but the broadcast is only the beginning. Not only did SNL get its largest TV audience (15 million) in 14 years for the Oct. 18 broadcast with vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin...

2008-10-28 06:00:07

By David Jackson and Kathy Kiely Democrat Barack Obama delivered his new home-stretch speech as rival John McCain stressed the economy during separate visits Monday to Ohio, a state that historically has been a must-win for Republicans. No Republican has ever won the White House without winning the Buckeye State, a fact Republican nominee McCain has mentioned during visits here. State polls show Obama leading by an average of 6 percentage points in Ohio. In Canton, Obama promised to...

2008-10-27 06:00:06

By David Jackson CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Republican John McCain dismissed national polls and said Sunday that he is gaining ground on rival Barack Obama, while the Democratic nominee urged supporters in a key Western state to vote early. In a small gym here at University of Northern Iowa, McCain told about 2,000 supporters that "the pundits, as usual, have written us off -- just like they've done before." McCain, describing himself as an underdog, is down an average of about 8...

2008-10-27 00:00:09

Republican presidential nominee John McCain Sunday told supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that if elected he will change Washington. McCain told those attending a campaign rally that Democratic nominee Barack Obama offers more of the same, CNN reported. "I'm going to give you a little straight talk today ... with your help we're going to win here and we're going to bring change to Washington, D.C. We're going to bring change," McCain said. McCain criticized attacks on his running mate,...

2008-10-26 00:00:00

Barack Obama resumed his Democratic U.S. presidential campaign Saturday, pounding his Republican opponent, John McCain, as a clone of President George W. Bush. Obama, who took a couple of days off to be with his sick grandmother in Hawaii, reminded an audience of supporters in Reno, Nev., that McCain voted in support of Bush's policies 90 percent of the time over the past eight years. He mocked the Arizona senator for "attacking" Bush's economic policies. "Well, let's be clear: John McCain...

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2008-10-24 08:03:50

China is trying to develop an advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as part of a strategy to combine civilian and military technology in weapons and nonmilitary equipment, according to an internal Chinese government document. The Washington Times obtained the document, which is a feasibility report dated July 8. It labeled the "National Defense Science and Technology Industry Military and Civilian Dual-Use Research and Development Special Project." A U.S. official, who wanted to remain...

2008-10-24 06:00:11

By Matt Kelley WASHINGTON -- As the presidential campaign heads into its final days, hundreds of workers are knocking on doors and calling voters in Wisconsin, trying to persuade them to vote for Democrat Barack Obama. They don't work for the Obama campaign. They're hired by Advancing Wisconsin, a new liberal group that has reported spending more than $550,000 this month in support of Obama. None of that money has gone for radio or TV ads. "We leave that to other people," says Mike...

2008-10-24 08:50:00

By David Jackson President Bush's former press secretary Scott McClellan endorsed Barack Obama on Thursday, becoming the second Bush White House veteran this week to back the Democrat. McClellan, who wrote a book critical of the Bush administration, said Obama has "the best chance of changing the way Washington works." His comments were made during the taping of a new CNN talk show featuring comedian D.L. Hughley that airs this weekend. McClellan's announcement comes days after former...

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2008-10-24 08:50:00

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama is leading Republican John McCain by 13 percentage points, a poll released Thursday indicated. With the election 12 days away, 52 percent of the likely voters surveyed for the CBS News/New York Times poll said they planned to vote for Obama, while 39 percent said McCain. More than 90 percent said their choice is fixed and only 5 percent claimed to be undecided. Obama had lost some ground with independent voters but continued to lead McCain...


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