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Obama, McCain argue over war, taxes in 1st debate

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.''

October 11, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush, Cheney give Palin thumbs-up

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.

September 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Campaign 2008


Palin raises hope for parents of disabled kids

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.

September 23, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


MSNBC says Olbermann, Matthews won’t anchor

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.

September 23, 2008 | By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama and McCain: Big economic differences

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.

September 23, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Campaign 2008


Biden says he looks forward to debate with Palin

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.

September 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Campaign 2008


Analysis: McCain, Obama now focus on swing votes

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Now it gets real.

September 20, 2008 | By WALTER MEARS Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain tells convention, nation he’ll bring change

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.

September 19, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and ROBERT FURLOW Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Palin speaks at convention; McCain accepts nomination

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.

September 18, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


GOP convention turns to appeal for hurricane aid

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.

September 16, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Palin says daughter is pregnant

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.

September 16, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for VP

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.

September 13, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Obama tells huge Dem crowd he’ll fix Washington

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.

September 12, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and ROBERT FURLOW Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


McCain makes decision on running mate

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.

September 12, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama introduces running mate Biden

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.

September 07, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY and CHRISTOPHER WILLS Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


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