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2008-10-02 09:00:03

By Beth Fouhy Associated Press NEW YORK -- Sarah Palin is heading into her debate with Joe Biden, easily the most-anticipated vice presidential faceoff ever, weighed down by fresh evidence that voters are developing serious doubts about her readiness for the job. A new AP-Gfk poll released Wednesday found that just 25 percent of likely voters believe Palin has the right experience to be president. That's down from 41 percent just after the GOP convention, when the Alaska governor made her...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

By David Bauder NEW YORK - After two years of stories about bad ratings and an uncertain future, Katie Couric is back to making news the old- fashioned way - with her work. The "CBS Evening News" anchor is on an impressive run of interviews, including a "vice presidential questions" segment in which she will ask Sarah Palin and Joe Biden about abortion and the separation between church and state on the show today and Thursday. This comes after getting John McCain to come by her studio...

2008-10-01 21:00:07

By MICHAEL SMERCONISH I received an e-mail last week from a free-lance scheduler who often offers me celebrities for my radio program. He had a question: "Interested in Sarah Palin's dad, Chuck Heath? . . . "His passion for the outdoors is merged with a passion for hunting that he passed on to all his children. A trailer in his driveway has a bumper sticker reading `PETA - People For Eating Tasty Animals.' " Heath sounds interesting, but I passed. I'm holding out for an A- list Palin...

2008-09-30 21:00:02

By Alan Pergament The importance of the new television season is being blunted this fall by the nonstop entertainment coming from the 2008 presidential race. It is hard to get worked up about "Dirty Sexy Money" or "Grey's Anatomy" when the health of our economy and the future of our nation are being debated nightly. One imagines that the Thursday night ratings for the vice presidential debate between Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joe Biden -- in what is being billed as the TV event...

2008-09-30 00:00:25

By Dominic Lawson Joseph Robinette Biden - known to all as "Joe" - was once the most talked about American politician in Britain. Unfortunately for the senior Delaware Senator, all the talk was accompanied by incredulous laughter. As part of his Presidential campaign 20 years ago, he lifted verbatim and without attribution Neil Kinnock's celebrated remarks: "Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to a University ... was it because all our predecessors were...

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2008-09-30 01:00:00

Chuck Heath, the father of Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, said Tina Fey's impersonation of Palin was "kinda cute." Fey -- a former "Saturday Night Live" player and head writer who recently won Emmy Awards for writing and acting on the sit-com "30 Rock" -- made her second appearance as Palin on "SNL" Saturday in a sketch mocking Plain's interview with CBN News anchor Katie Couric. "I thought it was kinda cute," he father said Monday on "The Early Show" on CBS. "Yeah,...

2008-09-26 09:00:17

By Amy Westfeldt Associated Press NEW YORK -- Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin defended her remark that the proximity of Russia to her home state of Alaska gives her foreign policy experience, explaining in a CBS interview airing Thursday that "we have trade missions back and forth." Palin has never visited Russia and until last year the 44-year- old Alaska governor had never traveled outside North America. She also had never met a foreign leader until her trip this week to...

2008-09-26 06:00:24

By Al Neuharth OXFORD, Miss. -- The first presidential debate may or may not go exactly as planned here tonight at Ole Miss. This red, white and blue decorated campus was abuzz Thursday. Faculty, students and thousands of visitors -- including scores of newsmen and women -- debated whether John McCain's call for cancellation was a patriotic move or a political stunt. But this seems certain about the three debates that are scheduled -- moderators will be these three old, white, male TV...

2008-09-25 17:46:18

NEW YORK - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Wednesday that the U.S. could be headed for another Great Depression if Congress doesn't act on the financial crisis. Palin made the comment in an interview with CBS anchor Katie Couric while visiting New York to meet foreign leaders. As Palin sought to establish her credentials in world affairs, first lady Laura Bush said that Palin lacked sufficient foreign policy experience but was "a quick study." The CBS interview was...

2008-09-25 15:00:22

David Letterman said he was disappointed Sen. John McCain backed out of an appearance on his show so he could be interviewed by Katie Couric. The Republican U.S. presidential candidate, who Letterman described as a "real American hero," was scheduled to drop by "The Late Show with David Letterman" Wednesday. But Letterman said McCain personally called him shortly before the episode was to be taped and canceled his appearance, telling Letterman he was "racing back to Washington" to help...


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