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The Swampby Rick Pearson DENVER -- The head of one of the country's most politically active unions acknowledged today that some of his rural members in key voting states fear casting a ballot for an African-American for president. Gerald McEntee, president......
Tags: John McCain, Illinois, Barack Obama, Unions, Michigan
The Swampby Mark Silva ST. PAUL, Minn. - The age of the seasoned Sen. John McCain had never been much of an issue in his campaign for president. Now it may be. The decision of the 72-year-old Arizona senator, who stands......
Spin CycleHere's the speech: Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored to be considered for the nomination for vice president of the United States ... I accept the call to help our nominee for president to serve and defend......
The Swampby Mark Silva BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Leave it to the Alaskans. On the night that their governor was nominated for the vice presdiency of the United States, they cast several votes for Ron Paul in the nomination of a president.......
Tags: Virginia, Ron Paul, Utah, Oregon, John McCain
Maryland WeatherI received an email message the other day from Mike Shriver, in Linthicum. He was outside stargazing one morning recently. The sun was not up yet, and Mike spied Orion, The Hunter, rising in the east.Orion is usually thought of as......
Spin CycleIn a sign of trouble for McCain (of which there are many), Gov. Palin is being dispatched to West Virginia: "In what may be another signal that the troubled economy is forcing John McCain???s campaign to play electoral map......
Tags: Sarah Palin, Virginia, John McCain, Polls, John Denver
The Swampby James Oliphant This is the reboot? As he has tumbled in the polls, John McCain and his campaign have been looking for a way to jump-start his presidential bid. As noted below, new polls show that McCain's scorched-earth approach......
The Swampby John McCormick HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Sen. Barack Obama plans to campaign in Missouri on Saturday, his top adviser said today, confirming a visit to a state that looks increasingly competitive based on the latest polling. "There are close contests......
Tags: Virginia, Missouri, David Axelrod, John McCain, Georgia
Spin CycleReports out this morning indicate that Obama, trying to keep McCain on defense, may devote some resources into making a push in some new, very red states -- Georgia, West Virginia, North Dakota, and Kentucky. The first three make sense......
Tags: Mitch McConnell, Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia
Spin CycleA few other views on the debate: Powerline: "John McCain opened strongly in his debate with Barack Obama tonight, but he faded in the second half. Ultimately, it seems unlikely that McCain cut into Obama's lead through this performance.......
Tags: Virginia, Chuck (tv program), Indiana, Education, Schools
The Swampby Mark Silva President Bush has been sparing in the exercise of his pardon power, but more of his clemency - 157 pardons and six commutations of sentences - has gone to convicts in his home state of Texas and......
Tags: Kansas, Oregon, Central Intelligence Agency, Tennessee, Missouri
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