September 26th, 2008
09:40 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: The healthcare debate

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN)– Obama's health care theme is a good one. It's becoming a more and more important issue with Americans. McCain is counterattacking, calling Obama's proposals Hillarycare.

But neither candidate wants to talk about any serious reductions or cuts they would make as president because of the expensive proposed federal bailout. The moderator is trying to bring it out of them with out any luck.

September 26th, 2008
09:40 PM ET
6 years ago

Crowley: Tough to pin down the candidates on spending cuts

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) - Poor Jim Lehrer: he can't get either of these candidates to say which of their promises they will have to postpone because of the $700 billion bailout and general bad condition of the economy. Candidates rarely promise to cut programs...

September 26th, 2008
09:40 PM ET
6 years ago

Toobin: Best part of the debate

(CNN)–The Iraq section is excellent. There are clear differences here, and voters get to choose.

September 26th, 2008
09:39 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain accuses Obama of handing health care over to government

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) – Sen. John McCain accused Sen. Barack Obama, his rival for the White House, of planning to hand the nation's health care system over to the federal government

September 26th, 2008
09:33 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Obama talks regulation

Obama is looking at the financial crisis as something he warned about two years ago. He's also talking about regulation. Americans don't like regulation but they do like to keep an eye on wall street.

September 26th, 2008
09:31 PM ET
6 years ago

Toobin: Obama’s best moment

(CNN)–The candidates have fundamental difference on Iraq. This is why we have a debate. A very strong answer by Obama on Iraq. His best moment in the debate so far.

September 26th, 2008
09:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Obama ties financial crisis to Pres. Bush

(CNN)–Obama continues to tie the financial crisis to the philosophy of the governoring of this country the past eight years, aka President Bush.

McCain is blaming those who've abused the process.

September 26th, 2008
09:29 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama and McCain clash over taxes at debate

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) – Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama tangled over who would cut taxes more as they took the stage for their first presidential debate Friday.

Watch: McCain and Obama discuss taxes

McCain said he would lower business taxes in order to encourage job growth in the United States, while Obama said he would cut taxes for 95 percent of American families.

September 26th, 2008
09:22 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama, McCain discuss economic differences

Sens. McCain and Obama discussed their economic differences Friday.
Sens. McCain and Obama discussed their economic differences Friday.

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for president, said Friday the United States was facing its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

His opponent, Sen. John McCain, said he was encouraged that Republicans and Democrats were working together to solve the crisis.

Watch: Sen. Obama lays out his plans to help boost the economy

He said government spending had to be brought under control to help avert it. He blasted lawmakers' personal spending requests, known as "earmarks," and vowed as president to veto spending bills that contained them.

Obama agreed the earmarks process was flawed, but argued they were a small budget issue compared to the size of McCain's proposed tax cuts.

Watch: Sen. McCain talks about his plans to fix the economy

Obama refused to be pinned down on whether he would support a $700 billion plan proposed by President Bush's top economic advisors, saying the final details of the proposal were not yet known.

McCain said he hoped to be able to vote for it.

They were answering the first question at their first presidential debate.

September 26th, 2008
09:21 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama, McCain won't commit to support bailout bill

McCain said he was encouraged that Republicans and Democrats were working together.
McCain said he was encouraged that Republicans and Democrats were working together.

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) – Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for president, said Friday the United States was facing its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

His opponent, Sen. John McCain, said he was encouraged that Republicans and Democrats were working together to solve the crisis.

Watch: Candidates debate bailout

Obama refused to be pinned down on whether he would support a $700 billion plan proposed by President Bush's top economic advisors, saying the final details of the proposal were not yet known.

McCain said he hoped to be able to vote for it.

They were answering the first question at their first presidential debate.

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