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Troubled economy, bring on the substance

By Emily

Wall Street’s woes have bumped off all that lipstick fluff out of the headlines, forcing the presidential nominees to turn their stump speeches to matters of pure and sweet substance.

While neither John McCain nor Barack Obama are likely to present full-fledged plans to bail out the economy (what’s the point of turning impatient voters on to a long-term solution?),...

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Another celeb doesn't like McPalin

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Joining Matt Damon, Lindsay Lohan and Pamela Anderson, comedian Mario Cantone is the latest celebrity to express his distaste for Republican presidential nominee John McCain and his vice presidential pick, Sarah Palin.

“If I was voting for McCain, I should just take a syringe of air and pump it into my vein and kill myself or put myself in quarantine, which is what they want to...

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Bill to spill on Letterman, Daily Show

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Former President Bill Clinton will make the rounds this week in New York City as he visits two late-night television shows.

Clinton will make his fifth guest appearance on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman, which airs tonight at 11:35 p.m., and his fourth appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" tomorrow, which will air at 11 p.m.

He is expected to speak about...

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Say 'no' to Ahmadinejad, not Palin

By Amara

When did Hillary Clinton become such a hater? Wait, that’s not fair. She has been a hater of many things for many years — The Bad Men (which include her beloved husband), the president, the Democratic primary system, free-market health care and the list goes on.

But when did her hatred of the GOP become so strong that she would refuse to stand in solidarity with the...

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Clinton won't appear with Palin in NY

Hillary Clinton will no longer be attending a rally on Monday to protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearance at the UN General Assembly. The dealbreaker seems to be Sarah Palin's invitation acceptance.

"Her attendance was news to us, and this was never billed to us as a partisan political event," said Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines....

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With friends like these

By LaShawnda

With friends like these, you don’t need opponents!

The Elite 6

Four of Sarah Palin’s closest friends were interviewed last week on “Good Morning America.” They stated, among other things, that they don’t agree with her politics, they support and love Gov. Palin as a friend but one does not know who she will vote for, another has never...

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Daytime rumble

By LaShawnda

Elisabeth Hasselbeck got trumped by Barbara Walters and the other ladies of The View on Friday, Sept. 12, during their interview with Sen. John McCain. The week before, View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, in her characteristically snide, nasty and abrasive way, did a media industry no-no during the Republican convention. She spoke about behind-the-scenes guest agreements in public....

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SNL: We invite the media to grow a pair

From The Caucus.

— LaShawnda...

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Palin interview shows her weakness

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By Dontre

If you, like I, have read the blogs this morning and tried to get a general idea of how the public responded to Sarah Palin's interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson, you'll notice there's a lot of finger-pointing. On the one hand, many argue that Gibson, a seasoned journalist, was off his mark and engaged in unprofessional behavior by demanding yes or no answers...

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Obama/McCain at Columbia's ServiceNation: Recap

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain took a day off from an increasingly vicious presidential campaign to talk about national service and citizenship on the seventh anniversary of the terrorists attacks of September 11.

* Click here to see photos of John McCain and Barack Obama together in NYC today.

The candidates appeared separately on stage with moderators Judy Woodruff of PBS and...

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