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Obama back `broad authority' on credit

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama says he backs giving "broad authority" to the Treasury Department to deal with the burgeoning credit crisis, but says he's not spelling out details of his own plans to avoid roiling the markets.

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Tennessee rep's son focus of Pailin e-mail hacking buzz

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The person rumored to be responsible for hacking into Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo! e-mail account is a UT-Knoxville student and the son of Memphis democrat and State Representative Mike Kernell, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

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Obama mocks McCain's call to fire SEC chairman

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama promised new ideas Thursday to calm America's financial meltdown and help struggling families avoid mortgage foreclosure. He says "this is not a time for fear and it's not a time for panic."

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Kurita: Groups interested in legal challenge

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Incumbent state Sen. Rosalind Kurita says she's been approached by several groups interested in pursuing a federal lawsuit to help her win back her nomination, but she's still undecided about a legal challenge.

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Alaska counts final ballots in US House primary

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Elections officials in Alaska say they'll soon have the final results for a close Republican primary battle over the state's only seat in the House of Representatives.

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McCain says government 'forced' to bail out AIG

Posted: 09/17/2008 - John McCain says the government was forced into bailing out the nation's largest insurer, AIG, by failed regulation, reckless management and a "casino culture" on Wall Street.

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Campaign 'ads' not getting much air time

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Barack Obama's and John McCain's presidential campaigns are peddling campaign videos as advertising even though they are getting little commercial air time.

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McCain divided over $85 billion bailout for AIG

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain isn't saying whether he supports or rejects the government's $85 billion bailout plan for the giant insurer AIG.

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