Almost up until the time it was taken over by the government in the nation's financial crisis, one of two housing giants paid $15,000 a month to the lobbying firm of John McCain's campaign manager, a person familiar with the financial arrangement says.
The money from Freddie Mac to the firm of Rick Davis is on top of more than $30,000 a month that went directly to Davis for five years starting in 2000.
Barack Obama, who has yet to see any nook or cranny in American life that would not benefit from his cramming it full of taxpayer dollars, has an oh-so-ingenious plan to serve the economy -- improved governmental efficiency.Read More
A new pitch for John McCain's presidential campaign aimed at older Democratic voters is causing complaints by Democrats and concern from Florida elections officials.Read More
Barack Obama's support from backers of Hillary Rodham Clinton is stuck smack where it was in June, a poll showed Tuesday, a stunning lack of progress that is weakening him with members of the Democratic Party in the close presidential race.
An Associated Press-Yahoo! News poll shows that among adults who backed his rival during their bitter primary campaign, 58 percent now support Obama. That is the same percentage who said so in June, when Clinton ended her bid and urged her backers to line up behind the Democratic senator from Illinois.
The poll shows that while Obama has gained ground among Clinton's supporters — 69 percent view him favorably now, up 9 percentage points from June — this has yet to translate into more of their support.
Here's a question that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has faced dozens of times, both directly, in his recent interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, for example, and indirectly, in Republican speeches and from conservative talk show hosts: Why can't you just admit you were wrong and say the surge in Iraq worked?Read More
The problems facing the next president of the United States are so daunting that anyone seeking the office is mentally suspect. The word "nuts'' comes to mind.Read More
Since the nation's birth, Americans have discussed race and avoided it, organized neighborhoods and political movements around it, and used it to divide and hurt people even as relations have improved dramatically since the days of slavery, Reconstruction and legal segregation.Read More
Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks — many calling them "lazy," "violent," responsible for their own troubles.
Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain together spent $94 million in August, a record spree mostly aimed at about a dozen states that will probably decide their historic presidential contest.Read More
The financial crisis has turned into a tryout of sorts for the next president, an unexpected chance for Barack Obama and John McCain to shine — or stumble — just as most voters are deciding whom to back.Read More