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2009-07-28 18:02:00

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, President and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org points out to the membership of MDAA that Senator John McCain is now going along with President Obama's position on the nation's missile defense program. This position is in contrast to Senator McCain's remarks on missile defense during the Presidential campaign. Ellison's remarks are as follows: "The former Republican nominee...

2008-10-30 06:00:08

By David Jackson WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- John McCain crisscrossed Florida on Wednesday, trying to keep the state in the Republican column as some supporters worried about whether he can catch the better-funded Barack Obama. "I wish I didn't feel like it was over," said Dawn Poole, a McCain backer who saw him speak at a lumberyard in Miami. "It looks that way, but it's not going to stop me from voting. "Maybe we'll be surprised," she said. Greta Rodriguez, a retired administrative...

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,...

2008-10-16 06:00:28

By William M. Welch MIDWEST, Wyo. -- When delegates to the Republican National Convention broke into chants of "drill, baby, drill," they could have found no more receptive audience than here in Wyoming's oil patch, where workers have been doing just that for 100 years. "I was cheering right along with them," says oil service worker Tyson DeVeny, 26. Like most of his colleagues, DeVeny says he will vote for Republican John McCain for president over Democrat Barack Obama, in large part...

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...

2008-10-13 09:00:17

By BETH FOUHY By Beth Fouhy The Associated Press ARLINGTON Republican John McCain vowed Sunday to "whip" Democratic rival Barack Obama's "you-know-what" when the two candidates meet Wednesday in their final televised debate. McCain made that pledge as top advisers said he is weighing new economic proposals to help the nation weather the financial crisis. The Arizona senator refused to answer a reporter's question Sunday about what plans he might be considering. Addressing...

2008-10-13 06:00:38

The cramped rules of the presidential debates and the McCain campaign's descent into content-free name-calling mean that voters are unlikely to hear a serious debate about energy issues. Still, we have heard enough to know that there are big differences between John McCain and Barack Obama. We have also heard enough to know that Obama promises a much more robust approach to the two big energy-related problems of the age: oil dependency and climate change. Obama also keeps moving up the...

2008-10-13 06:00:38

By Charisse Jones PROVIDENCE -- In this tiny coastal state, where government officials see wind and water as vital new pistons in their economic engine, energy tops many minds. "People care quite deeply," says Karina Lutz, deputy director of People's Power & Light, a non-profit group focused on sustaining the environment and making energy affordable. "They want renewable energy. They want to save money on energy. And they don't want to see oil tar on their beaches." Rhode Islanders...

2008-10-10 18:00:04

Obama buying prime time ad Barack Obama is buying a half-hour slot on television networks in prime time on Oct. 29, the anniversary of Black Tuesday of 1929, when panic in the stock markets set in ahead of the Great Depression. Obama declined to say Thursday whether he planned to address the current economic crisis. The campaign declined to say how much the ads would cost. But such a vast purchase of commercial time is a multimillion- dollar expense. Obama has been spending...


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