With just three weeks until Election Day, The Capitol Steps are giving equal time to making fun of Barack Obama and John McCain. Our guest is Capitol Steps star Elaina Newport.
After a week of plummeting stock prices, Wall Street went for a wild ride on Friday. The Dow Jones sunk hundreds of points at the opening bell, eventually swung up a few hundred before settling down 128 points. So what’s happening? Why are investors acting this way? Is government intervention a good thing or a bad thing? We ask Ken Shreve, Content Editor at investors.com, the website for Investor’s Business Daily.
The Washington Times reports Barack Obama has been engaging in quiet negotiations with the Iraqi government about the terms of any agreement designed to keep American forces in Iraq past the end of this year. Is that an appropriate role for Obama to play since he could be president early on in this new agreement? Or is it the height of arrogance for someone who hasn’t won anything yet? We ask Gen. Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (Retired).
Thursday’s top stories…What happened on Wall Street on Thursday? Why won’t the markets bounce back? Why does John McCain say his $300 billion mortgage bailout plan is the best way to solve the financial crisis? And why does Barack Obama say McCain’s plan is deeply flawed? We answer all these questions as we discuss the top stories for Thursday, October 9, 2008.
More headlines from Thursday…economic insight from Steve Forbes, John McCain goes after Barack Obama on taxes and Obama’s questionable friends and Obama fires back. Listen here!
Barack Obama is shattering all sorts of campaign fundraising records, but is he breaking finance laws in the process? Why are many people giving more than the legal limit? And why is there no disclosure for $225 million raised by the campaign? We get the latest from Ken Timmerman of NewsMax.com.
John McCain and Barack Obama are spending a lot of time promoting their own tax proposals and slamming each other’s at the same time. So what is reality? Will Obama be able to make good on his promise that no one making less than $250,000 will see higher tax rates? What about higher capital gains and dividend rates? What would be the impact of McCain’s call to cut corporate tax rates and make the Bush tax cuts permanent? We ask Pete Sepp, Vice President for Communications at the National Taxpayers Union.
What were the key moments in Tuesday night’s debate? Can John McCain turn the economic crisis to his advantage? Who will likely win key U.S. Senate races in Maine and New Hampshire? We ask John Gizzi, Political Editor at Human Events.
With just 26 days until Election Day, new polls from battleground Pennsylvania and reliably Republican Georgia show momentum is clearly on the side of Barack Obama. Just how much has the Democratic ticket gained in the past two weeks? What is responsible for the shift? And what is McCain’s best option to reverse the tide of public opinion? We ask David Johnson, CEO of Strategic Vision, which conducted the polls.
We have the biggest moments from Tuesday night’s debate. What did McCain and Obama say about the current financial crisis? What new idea does McCain have for helping struggling homeowners? And how do they differ on energy policy? We have the top news from Wednesday, October 8, 2008.