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Obama returning to Chicago to monitor Gustav

Posted: 09/01/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has canceled a planned overnight stay in Milwaukee to return to his Chicago headquarters and monitor Hurricane Gustav's damage to Gulf Coast states.

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Biden skips Pittsburgh parade to monitor Gustav

Posted: 09/01/2008 - Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden is skipping a Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh to monitor storm developments as Hurricane Gustav strikes the Louisiana coast.

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Laura Bush to address convention

Posted: 09/01/2008 - First lady Laura Bush says she'll be addressing Monday's opening session of the Republican National Convention, but Day One of the gathering won't be the big celebration that once was planned.

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McCain says hurricane defense OK, could be better

Posted: 09/01/2008 - Just hours before the start of the scaled-back Republican convention, John McCain is suggesting that defenses against Hurricane Gustav are better than three years ago when Katrina blasted New Orleans. But he notes, they are "not perfect."

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Palin's parents surprised by VP nomination

Posted: 08/29/2008 - The father of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says he's been left "speechless" by the announcement that his daughter is John McCain's running mate.

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McCain officially announces VP pick

Updated: 08/29/2008 - Republican Presidential candidate John McCain has officially announced that he has tapped 44-year-old Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this breaking news story.

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Obama seeks a personal touch within a huge stadium

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Barack Obama will use his speech to a crowd of 75,000 people in a football stadium and to millions more at home tonight to explain how he would make a difference in their lives as president.

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Dems choose Obama as presidential nominee

Updated: 08/28/2008 - The Democratic National Convention has nominated Barack Obama as the party's presidential candidate, the first black American ever named to lead a major party into the fall elections.

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Tenn. Democrats slow to embrace Obama

Posted: 08/27/2008 - Several members of Tennessee's delegation to the Democratic convention in Denver were torn about whether to throw their support behind Barack Obama after Hillary Clinton easily carried the Volunteer State's primary in February.

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McCain ad calls Obama `unprepared'

Posted: 08/27/2008 - Ahead of tonight's focus on national security at the Democratic convention, John McCain has come out with a new TV ad saying Barack Obama is "dangerously unprepared" for the White House.

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Clinton meets delegates ahead of roll call

Posted: 08/27/2008 - Less than an hour before the Democratic convention calls the roll of the states, Hillary Rodham Clinton began an emotional gathering with her delegates Wednesday by telling them she was releasing them as delegates to vote for Barack Obama. Many in the crowded ballroom yelled back "No!"

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Schwarzenegger could be no-show at GOP convention

Posted: 08/27/2008 - When the Republican convention opens in St. Paul, Minnesota, Monday night, its prime-time lineup could be missing one of its biggest draws: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Joe Biden, Bill Clinton to speak on DNC's third day

Posted: 08/27/2008 - It will be a big night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Delegates will hear from Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden, and former President Bill Clinton. Tuesday night was the former First Lady's big night.

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