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2008-10-03 09:00:12

By Elisabeth Bumiller and Michael Cooper New York Times News Service Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska and Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware politely sparred on Thursday night over the economy, Iraq and social issues in a vice presidential debate in which both claimed they were agents of change for a nation in financial crisis. Facing low expectations because of her stumbling performance in recent television interviews, Palin instead went toe-to-toe with Biden at many points during the debate, not...

2008-10-02 18:00:07

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. announced today that new communications technology systems have been deployed for the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate, to be held at Belmont University on Tuesday, October 7. The nation's largest wireless carrier has added radios to cell sites surrounding the campus within a 1-mile radius to ensure enhanced network coverage and capacity is available for those attending the nationally televised debates. The broadband...

2008-10-01 15:00:12

By CRAIG GILBERT Washington -- While John McCain and Barack Obama spent Tuesday calling on Congress to rise above politics and adopt a financial rescue plan, their campaigns and their political allies were letting the attack ads fly. A new TV spot by the Republican National Committee in Wisconsin and five other swing states plays to voter anger over the rescue plan, saying, "Wall Street squanders our money, and Washington is forced to bail them out with . . . you guessed it . . . our...

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2008-10-01 10:00:00

BARACK OBAMA, it appears, is overcoming some of the public's skepticism about his readiness to lead the nation. At Thursday night's vice presidential debate, Sarah Palin will have to confront similar fears about her abilities - or see further erosion of her early support. Almost half of the respondents to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll last week said John McCain's running mate is unqualified to become president. One in three said they were "not at all" comfortable with her serving as...

2008-10-01 06:00:02

By Sandy Grady T he only certainty in Thursday night's vice presidential debate is that Sarah Palin will not imitate Ross Perot's running mate James Stockdale, who began his 1992 debate with the bewildered line: "Who am I? Why am I here?" Anyone within earshot of a TV set knows who Palin is -- the hockey-mom, beauty-contest-winning, moose-hunting Alaska governor who injected an adrenaline rush into John McCain's campaign. Her sudden celebrityhood is the sole reason the debate...

2008-09-30 18:00:49

By E.J. DIONNE JR. WASHINGTON - September began as John McCain's month and ended as Barack Obama's. McCain's high-risk wagers aimed at shaking up the campaign turned into very bad investments. And Friday's debate eliminated McCain's best chance to deliver a knockout blow to an opponent whose most important asset might be his capacity for self- correction. McCain is supposed to own the foreign policy issue - and he should have owned Friday's debate. During their respective primary battles,...

2008-09-28 15:00:10

By JESSE J HOLLAND By Jesse J. Holland The Associated Press FREDERICKSBURG Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama sought to score a post-debate advantage Saturday by traveling to two Republican- leaning states and accusing GOP rival John McCain of being out of touch with middle-class Americans. "We talked about the economy for 40 minutes, and not once did Sen ator McCain talk about the struggles middle-class families are having," Obama told more than 26,000 people who stood...

2008-09-28 12:00:17

By Liz Sidoti Associated Press WASHINGTON -- John McCain and Barack Obama put their contrasting leadership styles on display as they staged what amounted to an audition for president during the great financial bailout debate of 2008. Their vast differences: McCain tends to be action-oriented and given to dramatic gestures. He listens to his gut instinct and rattles off ideas. He can also come across as impulsive and temperamental. Obama strikes a reflective and cautious pose. He...

2008-09-26 15:00:22

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Sandy Genelius of CBS News, +1-212-975-7525, smg@cbsnews.com; or David Stanton of Knowledge Networks, +1-908-497- 8040, dstanton@knowledgenetworks.com NEW YORK, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its broad debate coverage, CBS News will work with Knowledge Networks to provide an accurate, nationwide assessment of the reaction of uncommitted voters to the U.S. presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain, as well as the Vice Presidential debate...

2008-09-26 12:00:18

ImpreMedia, the #1 Hispanic news and information company in the U.S. in online and print, and MySpace, the world's premier social network, today announced that they will again team up to offer Spanish-language coverage of the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates. ImpreMedia's online portal, impre.com, will host live feeds of the Debates and provide simultaneous translation of the debates into Spanish, making the Debates accessible for the first time in Spanish to Spanish-preferred...


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