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Mayors of large NC cities, towns back Perdue

Posted: 10/02/2008 - The mayors of several of North Carolina's largest cities have endorsed Democrat Beverly Perdue for governor, not fellow municipal leader Pat McCrory.

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Obama says McCain out of touch on jobs

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says his rival John McCain is out of touch with the economic struggles of Americans and doesn't understand that there's nothing more fundamental than a job.

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Questions raised about moderator's impartiality

Posted: 10/01/2008 - PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, moderator of the upcoming vice presidential debate, dismisses conservative questions about her impartiality because she is writing a book that includes material on Barack Obama.

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Palin debate prep continues

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Sarah Palin continues her preparations for Thursday night's debate with Joe Biden. She's been spending the last few days at John McCain's ranch in Arizona.

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Obama says time for action on bailout bill

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says it's time for Congress "to take some clear action" on a financial rescue for Wall Street.

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Judge to hear arguments in 'Troopergate' case

Posted: 09/30/2008 - A judge in Alaska is set to hear arguments this week on whether he should halt an abuse-of-power investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin by the Alaska Legislature.

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Obama calls on Americans to support rescue plan

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is calling for Americans to get behind attempts to salvage a $700 billion rescue plan for the financial sector.

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McCain, Obama advocate upping US deposit insurance

Posted: 09/30/2008 - John McCain and Barack Obama are sending the same message on at least two aspects of a federal rescue of the financial system. Both say Congress needs to redouble efforts to save the plan that the House rejected yesterday. And, they are both calling for raising federal deposit insurance from the current $100,000 to $250,000.

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Obama says Congress will produce bailout bill

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama says he's confident Congress will eventually work out a bailout for the hobbled financial industry even though the House rejected the latest plan.

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Poll: McCain, Alexander with clear leads in Tenn.

Posted: 09/29/2008 - A new political poll commissioned by the Chattanooga Times Free Press found Republican presidential nominee John McCain with a 16 point lead over Democrat Barack Obama in Tennessee.

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Federal judge upholds early voting in Ohio county

Posted: 09/29/2008 - A federal court has ruled that an Ohio county must allow new voters to register and cast an absentee ballot on the same day during a weeklong period beginning Tuesday.

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