More of the day’s biggest headlines…how are Obama and McCain different when it comes to health care reform? What significant action did the Fed take on Wednesday to help ease the financial crisis? And what is Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson saying about where we stand in this crisis? We have all the answers. Listen here!
What did John McCain and Barack Obama need to accomplish in their second debate Tuesday night? Did they achieve their goals? Can McCain turn the financial crisis to his advantage? Should he have mentioned Obama’s disreputable friends or will that likely backfire? We ask Dr. Larry Sabato, Professor of Political Science at the University of Virginia.
John McCain and Barack Obama slugged it out over health care reform on Tuesday night, but which one has a better plan? Is McCain on the right track by pushing $5000 tax credits so families can buy coverage? What exactly is Obama’s plan and does it equal government-run care? And does either candidate have a real plan to reform Medicare? That’s what we ask health care expert Grace-Marie Turner, President of the Galen Institute
Barack Obama and John McCain battled over many issues on Tuesday night, including their very different priorities in bringing about energy reform. So which one has a better, more realistic plan? What could Obama’s $150 billion develop in 10 years? Would bridging the gap with more offshore drilling and nuclear power be a better strategy as McCain suggests? That what we ask Max Schulz, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
John McCain is enjoying a pretty healthy bounce out of the Republican convention. According to Gallup, McCain leads by five points but the big story may be the swing of independents to McCain – at least for now.
Listen to Greg’s interview with Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport on the McCain bounce.
Barack Obama has led John McCain every day since the general election campaign began two months ago. However, a new Reuters/Zogby poll shows McCain ahead by five points. Has the momentum in this campaign shifted in a major way? If so, what has changed? Share your thoughts with us here.
Next week is the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Most experts believe Barack Obama will announce his running mate this week. Who will it be? What should matter most to Obama in picking a VP? Tell us who you believe will be on the Democratic ticket with Obama and why!