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  • Gramm: McCain's latest lobbyist problem

     
    John McCain has a new, and potentially more serious, lobbyist problems on his hands. It seems that former Texas senator Phil Gramm, his campaign co-chair and chief economic advisor, was lobbying for a big Swiss investment bank (UBS) with......
  • Obama: What about McCain's veep picker?

     
    Apparently the squabble over Obama veep-picker Jim Johnson's (left) loans from Countrywide is serious enough for his campaign to try to fight fire with fire. They blast out a blog piece (and, in the course of things, they might......
  • Obama goes after McCain, oil speculation

     
    by John McCormick Sen. Barack Obama's campaign went on the offensive again today on energy related matters, charging that a co-chairman for Sen. John McCain's campaign is responsible for an "Enron loophole" that fuels profiteering in oil markets. "For...
  • Records sought at McCain advisor's bank

     
    This can't be good for the campaign of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain. The IRS is trying to serve a summons on Swiss bank UBS AG seeking information on U.S. taxpayers who may have used the bank to gin up records to avoid...
  • Flip-flopping, flip-flopping: WH 2008

     
    by John Crewdson Swamp watches the Sunday talk shows, so you can play croquet with the family. The issues this Sunday: "flip-flopping," Phil Gramm's "mental recession," "flip-flopping," timetables for bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq, "flip-flopping,"...
  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. Rev. Jesse Jackson, a Democrat, saying, "Barack (Obama) has been talking down to black people. I want to cut his ---- off." 2. Former Texas Sen. Phil......
  • Gramm: Banish him!

     
    McCain, distancing himself from economic advisor Phil Gramm's assertion that we're all a bunch of whiners in a "mental recession," also comes up with a cute quip about his unhappiness with the ex-Senator and UBS bigwig: ???I think Sen. Gramm......
  • McCain advisor Gramm: Americans "whine" (Updated)

     
    Ex-senator Phil Gramm, McCain's top economic advisor, tells the Washington Times that we're not in a recession, we've never been stronger, and people have to get a grip: " 'We have sort of become a nation of whiners. You......
  • Election gaffe rewind

     
    by Katie Fretland Campaign gaffes dominated the election news last week. A weekly study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism shows that most of the coverage of the race for the White House was dedicated to Jesse Jackson's unscripted......
  • Gramm: Stepping down

     
    Phil Gramm, who embarrassed McCain by saying American whining far exceeded economic problems, says he's stepping down as a campaign co-chair: "It is clear to me that Democrats want to attack me rather than debate Senator McCain on important economic......
  • McCain: Regulate or de-regulate? A Keating refresher

     
    Is McCain proposing more regulation or less regulation to deal with the Wall Street mess? That's not a rhetorical question. Here's his statement this morning: "It is essential for us to make sure that the U.S. remains the pre-eminent financial......
  • Obama: Policy!

     
    McCain today called for the firing of the SEC chair (which, technically, the president can't do) and promises some policy proposals. Obama is previewing a policy speech, wrapped in politics: "The events of the past few days have made clear......