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2008-10-19 12:00:02

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell Sunday endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on national TV. Powell, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," said Obama, a U.S. senator from Illinois, possesses an "ability to inspire" and praised the "inclusive nature of his campaign" while showing "steadiness" in the rigors of the long presidential campaign. "Obama displayed a steadiness," Powell said. "(He) showed intellectual vigor. He has a definitive way of doing business that...

2008-10-05 12:00:10

A allegation by Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin that Barack Obama has ties with terrorists is "offensive," an Obama spokesman says. Palin, governor of Alaska and running mate of Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain, Saturday accused Obama, a U.S. senator from Illinois and McCain's Democratic opponent, of associating "with terrorists who targeted our own country." It was an apparent reference to Obama's dealings with University of Illinois at Chicago...

2008-09-06 12:00:11

By David Bauder Associated Press NEW YORK -- As a television draw, John McCain was every bit the equal of Barack Obama. The GOP presidential candidate attracted roughly the same number of viewers to his convention acceptance speech Thursday as Obama did before the Democrats last week, according to Nielsen Media Research. It marked the end of an astonishing run where more than 40 million people watched political speeches on three nights by Obama, McCain and Republican vice presidential...

2008-08-23 18:00:14

John McCain, the presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee, plans to air an ad featuring comments by his Democratic rival's newly announced running mate. Politico reported Saturday the McCain camp planned to go on-air with an ad featuring Democratic vice presidential hopeful Joe Biden, the senator from Delaware, praising McCain and questioning whether Democrat Barack Obama is ready to be president. The ad features two video clips, one from an interview and the other from a...

2008-08-21 09:00:30

By LIZ SIDOTI By Liz Sidoti The Associated Press WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidate John McCain chided his Democratic rival on Wednesday for getting "a little testy" as Barack Obama sharpened his tone amid a tightening White House race . "I honor his service. I don't honor his policies. I don't honor his politics," Obama said, taking on his GOP opponent with renewed vigor while some Democrats fret that their candidate has not been aggressive enough. Both candidates also...

2008-07-02 21:00:02

Sen. John McCain's U.S. presidential campaign staff has been altered, with political adviser Steve Schmidt tapped to take over the day-to-day leadership role. Schmidt's taking full operational control of the entire campaign means the role of Campaign Manager Rick Davis has been reduced, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Schmidt will continue to report to Davis, who now will focus on fundraising, selecting a vice presidential nominee and running the convention, sources told the Post....

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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'