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2008-10-23 15:29:01

Users of the online 3D virtual world Second Life are joining their real-world counterparts in intense anticipation of the upcoming presidential election. The race, which is now a hot topic in Second Life, has virtual supporters of both John McCain and Barack Obama meeting regularly to watch debates, make campaign banners, t-shirts and yardsigns.  They've even held virtual voter registration drives and Capitol Hill rallies. Second Life is an online interactive world with cultures and an...

2008-10-23 09:10:00

By Kathy Kiely and David Jackson LEESBURG, Va. -- Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain critiqued each other's economic proposals Wednesday as the two men barnstormed through crucial states that Obama hopes to win and McCain is trying to defend. Visiting a Northern Virginia county that President Bush won by more than 13,000 votes in 2004, Obama drew a crowd -- estimated at 35,000 by the township parks department -- that stretched across the rolling hills of a local park. "Is this...

2008-10-22 18:00:12

U.S. Republican presidential candidate John McCain Wednesday took his campaign to New Hampshire, playing the familiar role of the underdog. "New Hampshire, I know I can count on you again to come from behind," said Sen. McCain, R-Ariz., who won the New Hampshire Republican primary in both 2000 and 2008. McCain, at a campaign appearance in Manchester, said Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has been acting "like the election is over" but "I won't let him take away your chance to...

2008-10-22 15:00:02

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama leads his Republican opponent 50 percent to 42 percent and appears to be gaining strength, a poll indicates. An Ipsos-McClatchy poll, the first one taken since the third and final debate between Obama, a U.S. senator from Illinois, and GOP nominee Sen. John McCain of Arizona, shows Obama with an eight-point edge and opening sizable leads on issue questions, McClatchy Newspapers reported Wednesday. On taxes, poll respondents chose Obama...

2008-10-22 09:00:00

A commentary on an al-Qaida-linked Web site says the U.S. financial crisis is proof that a strategy of damaging America's economy through war works. The extremist Web site also showed support for presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., saying he would continue the "failing march of his predecessor," U.S. President George Bush, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. "Al-Qaida will have to support McCain in the coming election," read a commentary posted on the al-Hesbah Web site...

2008-10-22 06:00:00

By David Jackson Barack Obama and John McCain sparred Tuesday over who has the experience and ideas to lead America during a crisis. As they appealed to voters in battleground states, Obama told a Florida audience that his Republican rival has taken his cues from President Bush and that they have shown "willful ignorance, wishful thinking, outdated ideology" in the financial crisis. "It is time for something new," Obama said, discussing proposals for tax credits to businesses that create...

2008-10-21 21:00:00

Presidential contender Barack Obama presided over a session on the economy Tuesday in Florida, joined by four Democratic governors from swing states. Paul Volcker, former head of the Federal Reserve Board and an Obama adviser, also joined the session at a community college in Palm Beach County, ABC News reported. "This has been a long time coming, and the warning signs have been very clear," Obama said of the economic crisis. "But while President Bush and (Republican presidential nominee)...

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2008-10-22 10:45:00

Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, campaigning in Nevada Tuesday, said that Barack Obama is likely to create a crisis if he becomes president. Palin was responding to a suggestion made by Obama's running mate, Joe Biden, that someone would create "a generated crisis to test the mettle of this guy," CNN reported. Biden was speaking at a fundraiser Sunday night. "I guess we have to say 'Thanks for the warning, Joe,'" Palin told supporters in Reno. Palin suggested that Obama's...

2008-10-21 15:00:02

U.S. Republican presidential candidate John McCain, campaigning Tuesday in Bensalem, Pa., pounded on rival Barack Obama's tax policies. McCain took his Democratic opponent to task for voicing support for the Tampa Bay Rays during a Florida campaign appearance Monday and earlier expressing support for the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series. "Now, I'm not dumb enough to get mixed up in a World Series between swing states, but I think I may have detected a little pattern with Senator...

2008-10-21 13:50:00

For a candidate who's been criticized as being out of touch on technology, Senator John McCain [R-Ariz.] has been refreshingly ahead of the curve when it comes to disruptive innovation in education. While Republican Presidential candidate McCain and the Democratic candidate, Senator Barack Obama [D-Ill.], both see the benefits of using technology in revamping how classrooms run, McCain's campaign early on embraced the benefits of nontraditional online education in some key ways. Whichever...