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By Kathy Kiely and David Jackson Barack Obama scored two campaign coups Sunday: a record-breaking month of fundraising and the backing of former secretary of State Colin Powell.
The Oct. 15 Presidential debate offered one last big opportunity for John McCain and Barack Obama to prove their mettle and win over voters in this hotly contested election.
An Ohio plumber who talked to Barack Obama about taxes became John McCain's embodiment of the working class during Wednesday's presidential debate.
By Susan Page HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- It was all about Joe the Plumber. In the final presidential debate Wednesday night, John McCain and Barack Obama seemed to be vying for the affections not only of the average Joe generally, but of a particular Joe: Joe Wurzelbacher, a plumber from Holland, Ohio.
By Jackie Calmes, Jeff Zeleny and Brian Knowlton 21 days to the vote * With his presidential campaign gaining momentum on a tide of economic worries, Senator Barack Obama is adding emergency planks to an economic platform that he says is designed to help average Americans, and not just Wall Street, through the downturn.
By Eric Stark For me, it's all about the debate after the debate. The best TV viewing occurs after the candidates for president and vice president finish their discussions. That's when we find out who blinked too much, who twisted the facts and who was most convincing.
By JIM DEE AFTER'S last week's much hyped showdown between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden, the second round of the McCain-Obama debate play-off turned out to be a bit of a damp squib.
By Mary Dejevsky UPWARDS of 50 million Americans were expected to watch the encounter between John McCain and Barack Obama last night in the second of three presidential debates. Last Thursday a record 70 million saw Sarah Palin fail to disgrace herself in the obligatory running-mates match.
From wire reports NASHVILLE, Tenn.
By Liz Sidoti Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Running short on time, John McCain has the most riding on the second presidential debate, though Barack Obama will be out of his scripted comfort zone in the town-hall-style confrontation. It could be ugly if Monday's tussling is any indication.
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