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The Swampby John McCormick, updated JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Seeking to keep Democrats motivated, Barack Obama kept his focus on John McCain today as he made the first of three campaign stops in Atlantic Coast states that went Republican in 2004. In......
Tags: Virginia, Ohio, Maine, George W. Bush, California
Associated PressOil prices zoomed higher yesterday, touching a new high of $65 a barrel, with buyers focused on refinery snags, shrinking U.S. inventories of gasoline and motorists' growing thirst for fuel despite record-high costs. The latest rally - crude futures have...
Spin CycleOn the eve of this political judgment day, reviews have already begun of what could have been done and what should or should not have been said. To begin honoring the wrapup of this longest-ever, costliest-ever national campaign, here's a......
The Swampby Mark Silva The meaning of Rahm Emanuel's first name, as he explained to a white-tie crowd of Washingtonians with tongue planted firmly in cheek not long ago: "Go Screw Yourself.'' This, of course, was Emanuel's way of acknowledging in......
Tags: Al Gore, Music, Texas, Rudy Giuliani, Politics
The Swampby Frank James They're really pretty touchy over there at the White House as Bush's team does some last-minute polishing of their boss's legacy before the moving trucks show up. I'm just getting around to Dana Perino's defense of President......
Spin CycleOne of the most remarkable aspects of the current financial crisis is the speed with which "laissez-faire" lecturers have either lost faith or gotten religion --depending on how you look at the world. The Financial Times of London today puts......
Spin CycleWe've blogged regularly over the last few weeks on Sen. Chuck Schumer's resistance to the idea of nationalizing banks that are insolvent, even as a wide range of economists and political figures have been moving in that direction. On......
Spin CycleIn the wake of Alan Greenspan and Chris Dodd both saying that they could support bank nationalization in some cases, Chuck Schumer -- who had opposed it for weeks and just last Sunday reiterated his opposition on ABC's This......
The Swampby Frank James Wall Street and financial institutions positively hate the idea of banks being nationalized and who can blame them? Nationalization would wipe out shareholders, including top officials at the financial institutions themselves who presumably...
Tribune Media ServicesQ: I live in the Tampa, Fla., metropolitan area and am planning to buy my first house. I've been hearing a lot of talk about the real estate bubble and have a couple of questions. Should I wait to buy a house until the bubble has burst? To reduce the...
The SwampAlan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, at a October 2008 congressional hearing. (Doug Mills/The New York Times) by Frank James Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has gotten a lot of blame for the current economic crisis which grew......
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