October 14th, 2008
08:10 AM ET
6 years ago

Biden says some reactions at McCain events 'scary'

Biden said some of what he has seen at McCain events is 'scary stuff.'
Biden said some of what he has seen at McCain events is 'scary stuff.'

(CNN) - Joe Biden said Monday some of the reactions he has seen at recent McCain campaign rallies are downright “scary,” and said the Republican presidential ticket should be careful not to encourage "fringe people."

But in the interview with ABC News, Biden added he does not worry the McCain-Palin rallies could lead to violence as long as John McCain and Sarah Palin adequately control their supporters.

"I'm no more concerned about it, as long as … John pushes it back in a box and Governor Palin pushes it back in a box, because what you don't want to do is encourage - I don't think they intentionally do it - encourage people who really are fringe people," Biden said in the interview. He also said that what he saw at the rallies was "really off the wall" and "scary stuff."

Earlier: Biden: McCain’s speech is ‘attack, attack, attack, attack’

Biden also took aim at recent comments from Virginia’s Republican Party chairman that compared Obama to 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden. The chairman, Jeffrey Frederick said Obama and bin Laden "both have friends that bombed the Pentagon" - a reference to Obama's connection to 1960's radical Bill Ayers.

"I don't believe it … I can't believe it," Biden said of those comments. "I'm surprised John McCain hasn't gone down and whacked the guy with his fist. I mean, I don't think there's a prejudiced bone in John McCain's body. But that kind of stuff is really off the wall. I refuse to let myself believe John McCain has anything to do with any of that.”


Filed under: Joe Biden • John McCain
October 14th, 2008
07:50 AM ET
6 years ago

Bush: New plan will inject capital into 'struggling banks"

President Bush announced a new plan to help 'struggling banks' Tuesday.'
President Bush announced a new plan to help 'struggling banks' Tuesday.'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush announced Tuesday that part of the $700 billion financial bailout package will be used to inject capital into banks by buying their shares.

"This new capital will help struggling banks to fill the hole filled by crisis during the time we are in," he said. "This is a short-term measure to insure the viablilty of America's banking system."

According to a person briefed on the proposal, the Treasury Department will invest as much as $250 billion of the $700 billion plan in banks.

Watch: Bailout Plan Reaction

Bush also announced that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation will "temporarily guarantee most new debt" issued by banks that are FDIC insured. That action will take effect immediately.

"This will address one of the central problems plaguing our financial system - banks have been unable to borrow money and that has constricted their ability to lend to consumer and businesses," Bush said.

"When money flows freely between banks, it will make it easy for Americans to borrow money for homes and cars."

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Filed under: President Bush
October 14th, 2008
06:20 AM ET
6 years ago

McCain to unveil new economic plan today

McCain suggests Obama at fault for bailout delay.
McCain suggests Obama at fault for bailout delay.

(CNN) – John McCain's campaign says their candidate will outline new economic proposals today. The campaign titles the plan "the Pension and Family Security plan," and says it will "help those who are currently hurting the most" from the ongoing economic crisis, "including workers, homeowners, and seniors."

The campaign says the new plan builds on McCain's "American Homeownership Resurgence Plan" which was introduced last week. The campaign says that proposal called for using $300 billion of the $700 billion financial bailout package passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush to keep Americans in their homes, stop declining housing values, and stabilize the financial markets.

The Republican nominee is expected to address the new plan at a rally he holds in suburban Philadelphia today.

In a one-on-one interview Monday with CNN's Dana Bash, McCain said that "I have a positive plan, we'll bring the economy back."

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Filed under: Economy • John McCain
October 14th, 2008
06:18 AM ET
6 years ago

Biden: Don't wonder about Obama

Biden was honored at a Jefferson-Jackson dinner Monday night where he told supporters not to wonder about Obama.
Biden was honored at a Jefferson-Jackson dinner Monday night where he told supporters not to wonder about Obama.

DOVER, Delaware (CNN) – Joe Biden told supporters Monday night that they had nothing to wonder about with Barack Obama, pounding the podium and jabbing his finger into his chest, shouting, "he's like me!"

"For those of you who wonder about Barack Obama, don't wonder," said Biden to a friendly crowd at his home state's Jefferson-Jackson dinner. "I guarantee you, he feels as passionately about this as I do. He has the same measure, the same respect. Look folks, this is a guy who is the American dream."

"I'm getting tired of this stuff about Barack Obama," he added. "I know the guy and I know his family. And let me tell you something, this guy knows how much he owes this great country. And he knows it couldn't have happened anywhere else but the United States of America. So I don't want to hear about how different he is. I don't want to hear it. He's like me. He's like me! And all of you."

The senior senator from Delaware also reminded his supporters that he is running for re-election in the Senate - and that they shouldn't get caught up in the general election vote, just in case things don't work out.

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Joe Biden
October 14th, 2008
06:16 AM ET
6 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday Oct. 14th, 2008

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CNN: McCain calls Lewis remarks 'outrageous'
Sen. John McCain said Monday that Rep. John Lewis' controversial remarks were "so disturbing" that they "stopped me in my tracks." (…)"That's not from some, quote, party official, that's from one of the most respected people in America. It's unfair. It's unfair and it's outrageous," he said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Dana Bash.

CNN: Democrats target voters who think race is an issue
There are phone calls from Democratic and labor union phone banks.
Union households get glossy mailings with white working families offering testimonials to Barack Obama.

CNN: House to investigate lawmaker for alleged affair, ethics lapse
Florida Democratic Rep. Tim Mahoney called on the House ethics committee to investigate his own behavior after ABC News reported that he paid a former staffer who was also his mistress $121,000 to avoid a sexual harassment lawsuit.

CNN: Biden says some reactions at McCain events 'scary'
Joe Biden said Monday some of the reactions he has seen at recent McCain campaign rallies are downright “scary,” and said the Republican presidential ticket should be careful not to encourage "fringe people."

CNN: Palin: We can't let 'leftist groups…steal this election'
The McCain campaign is fundraising off embattled community group ACORN.
“The truth is that far-left groups in this country will do anything to help the Obama-Biden Democrats win the White House and maintain their majorities in Congress,” Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin writes in a fund-raising e-mail sent out Monday afternoon. “And last week, we found out they're going even further to win.”

CNN: Poll Update: McCain faces wide gap
As John McCain and Sarah Palin scramble to defend states President Bush easily carried four years ago, a new CNN poll of polls Monday shows Barack Obama with an 8-point lead over the Arizona senator nationwide.

CNN Radio: McCain has them just where he wants them
John McCain tries to turn negative into positive, Barack Obama highlights the average guy and what would Paula, Randy and Simon say? Lisa Desjardins has today's CNN Radio political ticker.


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Filed under: Political Hot Topics
October 14th, 2008
05:27 AM ET
6 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: Tuesday, Oct. 14th, 2008

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* Sen. John McCain participates at a rally at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA

* Gov. Sarah Palin participates in a “Road to Victory Rally” in Scranton, PA

* Sen. Barack Obama is in Oregon, OH with no public events scheduled

* Sen. Joe Biden participates in a “Change We Need” rally at Ohio University in Clairsville, OH


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