Barack Obama is abandoning public financing for his presidential campaign, reversing his earlier stance in bold certainty he can raise millions more on his own as the first major-party candidate to bypass a system that was hurried into place after the Watergate scandal.
The Democrat has shattered fundraising records during the primary season, and he promptly showed off his financial muscle Thursday with his first commercial of the general election campaign. The ad, a 60-second biographical spot, will begin airing Friday in 18 states, including historically Republican strongholds.
Some of Hillary Clinton's supporters are huffing, puffing and threatening sad consequences for Barack Obama's presidential aspirations if he does not name her his Democratic running mate, and I have a question. Why?Read More
My friends, what is up with John McCain?
Almost every day he reverses a long-held, if no longer deeply-held, position on a major issue facing voters this November.
Most recently (not counting the last few minutes), he decided he wants to permit oil and gas drilling in federal waters off our coastlines.
Sen. John McCain called Wednesday for the construction of 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030 and pledged $2 billion a year in federal funds "to make clean coal a reality," measures designed to reduce dependence on foreign oil.Read More
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday he would bring Osama bin Laden to justice in a way that wouldn't allow the terrorist mastermind to become a martyr, but he may be killed if the U.S. government finds him.Read More
Cindy McCain ranged far afield from the U.S. presidential campaign trail Thursday to showcase her charity work helping Vietnamese kids born with facial deformities.
McCain has made several trips to Vietnam, where her husband, Republican Sen. John McCain, was shot down during the Vietnam War and held for more than five years as a prisoner of war.Read More
Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton plan to meet with some of her top contributors next week in an effort to calm donors who remain frustrated with Obama's presidential campaign.
The meeting is set for June 26 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, several top Clinton fundraisers said Tuesday. The former first lady will introduce Obama to her financial backers.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has unveiled an economic package he calls his "competitiveness agenda" and, while he deserves high marks for ambitious solutions to the problems he sees, the actual proposals merit considerable skepticism.Read More
Playing a populist game unfit for any intelligent politician with a conscience, Barack Obama has a proposal -- tax the "windfall" profits of oil companies -- that would make your gas-pump prices soar even higher than now.Read More
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama opens the general election campaign with a narrow lead over Republican John McCain but the two score near even among independent voters, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.Read More