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2008-09-19 09:00:07

By Robin Toner and Adam Nagourney Marjorie Connelly contributed reporting. * Despite an intense effort to present himself as a break from the Republican Party and the way business is done in Washington, Senator John McCain is seen by voters as far less likely to bring change to Washington than Barack Obama, and a strong majority view him as a "typical Republican" who would continue or expand President George W. Bush's policies, according to a New York Times/CBS News Poll. Surveys...

2008-09-17 09:00:27

MySpace, the world's premier social network, and the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) today announced the launch of its toolset for MyDebates.org, a new website that will house interactive tools for viewers to virally engage in the political process, including a personalized issue scorecard, polling, reportable national statistics, live web streaming and much more. MyDebates.org is part of a landmark partnership between MySpace and the CPD for the upcoming presidential and vice...

2008-09-17 09:00:09

By JAKE COYLE By Jake Coyle The Associated Press NEW YORK CURRENT TV is handing over feedback on the upcoming presidential debates to those who make up so much of the network's programming: its audience. During the debates, the network bent on viewer-created content will broadcast Twitter messages - or "tweets" - from viewers. In close to real time, Current will display comments on the screen while Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama face off. It's a new kind of interactivity...

2008-08-22 09:00:28

By Matt Apuzzo Associated Press WASHINGTON-- John McCain may have created his own housing crisis. Hours after a report that the Republican nominee didn't know exactly how many homes he and his multimillionaire wife own, Democratic rival Barack Obama launched a national TV ad and a series of campaign stops aimed at portraying McCain as wealthy and out of touch. With the economy ranking as the top issue in the race, Obama sought to turn McCain's gaffe into one of those symbolic moments...

2008-08-07 21:00:13

ELKHART, Ind. - Barack Obama taunted Republican presidential rival John McCain on Wednesday for first ridiculing him for advising voters to keep tires inflated and then later acknowledging that the practice saves gasoline. "It will be interesting to watch this debate between John McCain and John McCain," Obama said as he campaigned in Indiana with Sen. Evan Bayh, widely considered a top-tier candidate for running mate. Discussing the air-pressure issue during an appearance Tuesday night,...

2008-08-06 09:00:24

MySpace, the world's premier social network, and the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) today announced a landmark partnership for the upcoming Presidential and Vice Presidential Debate series. In support of the partnership, MySpace will launch 'MyDebates.org' - a new website that will offer a host of interactive tools for viewers to virally engage in the political process. The partnership marks the first time that the CPD has paired with an Internet property to include online...

2008-08-03 12:00:12

Likely Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama agreed to three debates with his presumptive Republican opponent, campaign officials said Sunday. The decision means a proposal by U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for joint town hall-style appearances likely won't happen, The Washington Post reported. A fourth debate between vice presidential candidates was also approved by the Illinois senator's campaign. Due to the late date of the two parties' nominating conventions, and the...

2008-07-20 12:00:22

By Charles Babington Associated Press DENVER -- John McCain was in his favorite campaign setting, a town hall meeting, when he spotted a promising target. "I'd love to recognize you first, sir," the Republican presidential candidate said to a man in a Vietnam War veteran's hat. Instead of a softball opening question from a fellow vet, however, McCain got a lengthy harangue, as the man insisted the senator had opposed better medical benefits for veterans. McCain, who spent more than five...

2008-06-30 09:02:30

By Brian Knowlton Jeff Zeleny contributed reporting from Washington. * With Senator Barack Obama planning to visit the Middle East and Europe in an apparent effort to burnish his foreign policy credentials, the credentials of his likely presidential rival, Senator John McCain, came under sharp attack Sunday from a man considered a possible Democratic vice presidential candidate. The retired general Wesley Clark said McCain had not "held executive responsibility" and had not...

2005-11-08 07:24:07

The West Wing , 8-9 p.m., NBC) By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - So who really won the live debate on Sunday night's "The West Wing," the one between fictional candidates Matt Santos, the Democrat played by Jimmy Smits, and Arnold Vinick, the Republican played by Alan Alda? Regardless of the spin, it was clearly a victory for NBC, which enjoyed a ratings bump during the sweep-inspired contest. In other respects, the victor was less clear cut. The live episode,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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