September 19th, 2008
02:31 PM ET
6 years ago

Fact Check: Is Obama against nuclear power?

McCain has pushed for more nuclear power – and claimed Obama is completely opposed to it.
McCain has pushed for more nuclear power – and claimed Obama is completely opposed to it.

The Statement:

At a town hall meeting Wednesday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sen. John McCain repeated a standard line from his stump speech in support of nuclear power, telling voters that it's "clean and it's safe and we can recycle - excuse me - reprocess and we can store. My opponent is against nuclear power. ... "

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Fact Check • John McCain
September 19th, 2008
02:05 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin: 'Dem partisans' disrupted planned appearance at Iran

Sarah Palin explained why she won't be at a rally in New York next week.
Sarah Palin explained why she won't be at a rally in New York next week.

BLAINE, Minnesota (CNN) - Sarah Palin made her first public comments about Iran on Friday, accusing “Democrat partisans” of disrupting her planned appearance at a stop-Iran rally in New York next week.

On learning earlier this week that Palin might attend the rally, Hillary Clinton pulled out of the event, which was organized by a coalition of Jewish groups, earlier this week. Palin then had her invitation revoked by the group for fear that she might overshadow the rally.

“You may have heard also that I had planned to speak out on the threat post by Iran and speak in New York,” she told at a large audience in Minnesota. “I was scheduled to appear at a rally with Sen. Clinton, whose commitment to this I appreciate. This is a critical issue, and it should be an issue that unites all Americans. Iran should not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons, period.”

“Unfortunately, though, some Democrat partisans put politics first, and now no elected official will be able to appear at that stop Iran rally.”

Palin said “Iran’s pursuit of these weapons should concern all Americans.”

“This is not a matter for partisan politics,” she said.

The vice presidential candidate said she and McCain “will not waver in our commitment” to drawing attention to the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program.

“I will continue to call for sustained action to prevent Iranian President Ahmadinejad from getting these weapons that he wants for a second Holocaust,” Palin said.


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Popular Posts • Sarah Palin
September 19th, 2008
01:35 PM ET
6 years ago

Protesters interrupt Obama

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Protesters holding posters saying Sen. Barack Obama was endorsed by the KKK are escorted from his speech

(CNN) - Barack Obama's campaign rally in Coral Gables, Florida Friday was interrupted by a group of about 10 African-American protesters holding signs that called themselves, "Blacks Against Obama."

The signs said Obama was for gay marriage and abortion, and said his candidacy was "endorsed by the KKK." Another sign said, "Jesse Jackson hates Obama."

Obama originally said the protesters could stay inside the event, but they were escorted out when they would not stop shouting.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
September 19th, 2008
01:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Candidates' chemistry

Do you think the McCain-Palin ticket has good chemistry?
Do you think the McCain-Palin ticket has good chemistry?

(CNN) - Watch Dr. Helen Fisher of Chemistry.com as she discusses the chemistry between the presidential nominees and their runningmates.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Joe Biden • John McCain • Sarah Palin
September 19th, 2008
01:15 PM ET
6 years ago

HAPPENING NOW: McCain-Palin in Michigan

Check out the event on CNN.com/live
Check out the event on CNN.com/live

(CNN) - John McCain and Sarah Palin are campaigning in Michgian.

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Filed under: Happening Now • John McCain
September 19th, 2008
01:01 PM ET
6 years ago

HAPPENING NOW: Biden in Virginia

Check out the event on CNN.com/live.
Check out the event on CNN.com/live.

(CNN) - Joe Biden is campaigning in Sterling, Virginia - a previously Red state the Obama campaign is heavily targeting.

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September 19th, 2008
12:45 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama: 'Help Main Street' as well as Wall Street

Sen. Barack Obama says homeowners and workers must also receive help. .
Sen. Barack Obama says homeowners and workers must also receive help. .

(CNN) - Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama on Friday called for an economic plan for working families, saying, "We cannot only have a plan for Wall Street.

"We must also help Main Street," he said.

While "tough new regulations on financial institutions" are needed, the Illinois senator called for an emergency economic plan for working families.

Obama spoke after meeting with his economic advisers in Coral Gables, Florida.

Obama on Friday also backed administration and congressional leaders' efforts to develop a "a more stable and permanent solution" to the U.S. financial crisis.

Obama's statement came after Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox met with congressional leaders to discuss a plan that would allow banks to get rid of bad mortgage-related assets that have been a drag on their balance sheets.

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September 19th, 2008
12:30 PM ET
6 years ago

HAPPENING NOW: Obama stumps in Florida

Check out Obama's event on CNN.com/live.
Check out Obama's event on CNN.com/live.

(CNN) - Obama is stumping in Coral Gables, Florida this hour - a state where recent polls show he has gained ground on John McCain.

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September 19th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Wall Street Journal editorial board skewers McCain

McCain said he would fire SEC chairman Cox.
McCain said he would fire SEC chairman Cox.

(CNN) - John McCain's recent comments on the economy aren't just coming under fire from Barack Obama's campaign: arguably the country's most conservative editorial board said Friday the Arizona senator's recent "populist rifting" was downright "un-presidential."

A Friday Wall Street Journal editorial sharply criticized McCain for his recent condemnation of Christopher Cox, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Committee. The Republican presidential nominee told an Iowa crowd Thursday Cox had "betrayed the public trust" and should be fired.

"Mismanagement and greed became the operating standard while regulators were asleep at the switch. The primary regulator of Wall Street, the Securities and Exchange Commission kept in place trading rules that let speculators and hedge funds turn our markets into a casino," McCain said.

Fact check: Does McCain oppose financial regulation

In the bruising editorial, the Journal said those comments an "assault on Mr. Cox is both false and deeply unfair."

"It's also un-Presidential," the Journal said.

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Filed under: John McCain
September 19th, 2008
11:39 AM ET
6 years ago

HAPPENING NOW: Obama talks economy in Florida

Check out Obama's speech on CNN.com/live.
Check out Obama's speech on CNN.com/live.

(CNN) - Barack Obama is laying out his economic proposals at a campaign event in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Read Obama's prepared remarks after the jump

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