OXFORD, Miss. - John McCain accused Barack Obama of compiling ''the most liberal voting record in the United States Senate'' Friday night in their first debate of a close campaign for the White House. The Democrat shot back, ''Mostly that's just me opposing George Bush's wrong-headed policies.''
ROME - There's nothing stopping Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin from serving well in the White House, according to the men who now hold the nation's highest offices.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Polishing off his strawberry-banana yogurt, Jacob Moore races to his keyboard with a whoop, picks his way through ''Pop Goes the Weasel'' and gives his mom a high five. This is the average stuff of childhood, and it has not come easily to the 8-year-old with Down syndrome.
NEW YORK - MSNBC is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as co-anchors of political night coverage with David Gregory, and will use the two newsmen as commentators.
WASHINGTON - Job No. 1 for the next president? In the minds of an overwhelming number of Americans, it's fixing what ails the sick economy. What the voters will have to sort out are very different approaches offered by Barack Obama and John McCain.
WASHINGTON - Democrat Joe Biden says he's debated ''an awful lot of tough, smart women'' throughout his career and next month's vice presidential debate with Republican Sarah Palin will be no exception. But he'd like to know where she stands on issues.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Now it gets real. After two weeks of political theater - the Democrats at their national convention in Denver, Republicans in St. Paul - the contest for the White House is a 61-day surge, no longer played for the committed but aimed at swing states and swing voters. At both conventions, each side was preaching to the faithful while trying to persuade a wider audience on television. Conventions ...
ST. PAUL, Minn. - John McCain, a POW turned political rebel, vowed Thursday night to vanquish the ''constant partisan rancor'' that grips Washington as he launched his fall campaign for the White House. ''Change is coming,'' he promised the roaring Republican National Convention and a prime-time television audience.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Claiming her historic spot on the Republican ticket, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin uncorked a slashing attack on Barack Obama Wednesday night and vowed to help John McCain bring real change to Washington.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Republicans hurried to turn the opening day of their national convention into a fundraising drive for hurricane victims Monday, with presidential candidate John McCain's wife and first lady Laura Bush appealing for Gulf Coast help. McCain visited a disaster relief center in Ohio.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin said Monday that her 17-year-old unmarried daughter is five months pregnant, an announcement campaign aides said was aimed at rebutting Internet rumors that Palin's youngest son, born in April, was actually her daughter's.
DAYTON, Ohio - Republican John McCain introduced first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate Friday, a stunning selection of a little-known conservative newcomer who relishes fighting the establishment.
DENVER - Surrounded by an enormous, adoring crowd, Barack Obama promised a clean break from the ''broken politics in Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush'' Thursday night as he embarked on the final lap of his audacious bid to become the nation's first black president.
DENVER - Republican presidential candidate John McCain decided on a running mate early Thursday, and one top prospect, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, abruptly canceled numerous public appearances.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Barack Obama introduced Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware on Saturday as ''a leader ready to step in and be president,'' and the newly named running mate quickly converted his debut on the Democratic ticket into a slashing attack on Republican John McCain.