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2008-10-16 08:25:00

The following is a transcript of the U.S. presidential debate between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama Wednesday at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. BOB SCHIEFFER, MODERATOR: Good evening. And welcome to the third and last presidential debate of 2008, sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. I'm Bob Schieffer of CBS News. The rules tonight are simple. The subject is domestic policy. I will divide the next hour-and-a-half into nine-minute segments. I will ask a question...

2008-10-16 00:00:16

Barack Obama and John McCain picked apart each other's healthcare plans Wednesday during their final U.S. presidential debate. Obama said McCain's plan, which includes a $5,000 tax credit for healthcare, carries with it "a strong risk that people would lose their employer-based healthcare." McCain said the Illinois Democrat's plan would fine small businesses if they don't "adopt the healthcare plan that Senator Obama mandates." Obama said small businesses would pay no fines because his...

2008-10-15 18:59:36

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At tonight's debate, SEIU members say that John McCain needs to stop the attacks and finally address the need for affordable healthcare for all and an economy that puts working people first. Throughout the campaign, SEIU members have been out front asking McCain to address these issues and offering their own advice to help working families get by. SEIU members have invited McCain and his running mate Governor Palin to experience firsthand what...

2008-10-15 15:00:24

A political advertisement that debuted Wednesday charges U.S. conservatives with wanting to "do to healthcare what they did to banking." The ad, sponsored by a coalition of labor unions, healthcare advocates and left-leaning think tanks, appeared in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times and attacked healthcare reform policies advocated by Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain, although it doesn't mention the U.S. senator from Arizona by name. The group Health Care for...

2008-10-15 16:15:00

The U.S. presidential candidates' disagreement on how to handle oil companies' taxes and profits reflects broader differences on energy, observers said. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona wants to drop the top corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent, which would save oil companies several billion dollars annually. Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois wants to impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies and use the money for tax rebates. Each candidate opposes the...

2008-10-15 15:00:21

WorldEnergy.TV interviewed Clayton Williams, Matt Simmons, Rod Erskine and several other high-ranking executives on the presidential candidates and their energy policies, prior to tonight's third presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama at New York's Hofstra University. To watch, visit www.WorldEnergy.TV. "We've survived in spite of politicians, and the free market has worked through some of the idiotic things that are done in Washington," Clayton Williams, Texas independent...

2008-10-15 15:00:15

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Yes on 4 campaign has purchased air time tonight on California television stations to debut a new 30-second ad, "Sorry to Burst Your Bubble," which takes direct aim at Planned Parenthood and its so-called "Bubble Ad." The ad will run during broadcasts of the 90-minute Obama-McCain presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, scheduled to begin a 6 p.m. Pacific Time. The new Yes on 4 ad pans into a Planned Parenthood clinic, with...

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2008-10-15 12:25:00

Annenberg School unit unveils Policy Watch comparing McCain and Obama on communication and technology issues As the 2008 presidential election enters its final month, researchers at the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication (ARNIC) have found some sharp differences "“ and surprising similarities "“ in the two major candidates' positions on technology policy. In areas such as media ownership and consolidation, open access to Internet content and intellectual...

2008-10-15 08:00:00

By Dennis Cauchon ExxonMobil earned after-tax profits of $41 billion and paid $14.5 billion in worldwide income taxes in 2007 -- the highest in corporate history in both categories. The world's largest oil company is on track to smash both records in 2008, despite a recent decline in oil prices. Should it pay higher taxes? Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama wants to impose a "windfall profits tax" on oil companies and use the money to provide tax rebates of $500 for most...

2008-10-15 08:00:00

By David Jackson WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential nominee John McCain pitched new tax breaks and other incentives Tuesday to help investors and senior citizens. Democratic rival Barack Obama said he is still reviewing all of McCain's plans, but he believes some of them do not go far enough. McCain, adding to previously announced economic plans, proposed to cut the capital gains tax in half, suspend rules that force seniors to sell stocks from 401(k)s or Individual Retirement Accounts...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin