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McCain calls for tax cuts, job training to lift the faltering economy

ATLANTA - Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who has said economics isn't his strong suit, said Friday tax cuts and job training are needed to lift an economy that is either in recession or is headed toward one.

March 22, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


AP NewsBreak: Obama adviser resigns after calling Clinton a ’monster’

WASHINGTON - A Barack Obama adviser resigned Friday after calling rival Hillary Rodham Clinton ''a monster.''

March 22, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain: Georgia will be competitive in November

ATLANTA - It's been almost 16 years since Bill Clinton won Georgia, becoming the last Democrat to take the state in a presidential general election.

March 22, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain, campaigning with Florida governor, is noncommittal on veep choice

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Republican John McCain praised Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a potential running mate, as they campaigned together Thursday, although he sidestepped questions about a vice presidential choice.

March 21, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Ohio presidential vote shows importance of economy, downscale white voters in campaign ahead

WASHINGTON - Focus on the economy. Don't lose sight of working-class whites. And remember the November presidential election will bring in a whole new set of voters than those who troop to party primaries.

March 21, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton raises $4 million online after Ohio, Texas, RI wins

WASHINGTON - Riding a victory wave, Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton raised $4 million online since Tuesday's presidential primary successes in Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island, her campaign said Thursday.

March 21, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


DNC’s Dean urges do-over contests in Florida, Michigan, but won’t help pay for the contests

WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean urged Florida and Michigan party officials to come up with plans to repeat their presidential nominating contests so that their delegates can be counted.

March 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Campaign 2008


McCain tries to distance himself from pastor cited for anti-Catholic remarks

PHOENIX - John McCain is refusing to renounce the endorsement of a prominent Texas televangelist who Democrats say peddles anti-Catholic and other intolerant speech.

March 16, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama says Clinton ad scares voters, asks wrong question about national security

HOUSTON - Democrat Barack Obama accused rival Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday of trying to ''play on people's fears to scare up votes'' with a television ad showing sleeping children and asking who would be more qualified to answer a national security emergency call at 3 a.m.

March 15, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton campaign concerns on caucus rules prompts warning from state party about legal action

LAREDO, Texas - Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign has raised the possibility of a challenge to Texas' primary and caucus rules just days before the contest, drawing a warning against legal action from the state's Democratic Party.

March 15, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain: Desire to renegotiate NAFTA would jeopardize Canadian military support

ROUND ROCK, Texas - Republican John McCain said the desire by Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement would jeopardize crucial military support from Canada.

March 15, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama says economy on verge of recession, blames Bush, McCain for failed leadership

AUSTIN, Texas - Democratic candidate Barack Obama said Thursday the economy is ''on the brink of a recession'' and blamed economic policies espoused by President Bush and Republican presidential contender John McCain.

March 14, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Nader chooses Matt Gonzalez as his running mate

WASHINGTON - Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader selected Matt Gonzalez, a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, to be his running mate.

March 14, 2008 | By ANN SANNER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain says critics distort his remark about US troops staying 100 years in Iraq

HOUSTON - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said his remark that American troops could stay in Iraq for 100 years has been distorted, yet he still suggests a lengthy U.S. presence comparable to that in Korea and other countries.

March 14, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton offers plan to cut child poverty in half in a dozen years

HANGING ROCK, Ohio - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a plan to improve childhood nutrition and set a goal to reduce by half the 12 million youngsters living in poverty over the next dozen years.

March 14, 2008 | By MIKE GLOVER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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