January 25th, 2008
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CNN=Politics Daily

CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from the Best Political Team.

CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from the Best Political Team.

(CNN)– President Bush and Congress laid the framework Thursday for an economic stimulus package that could send money back to millions of Americans.

In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, White House Correspondent Ed Henry explains how the proposal could help pull the U.S. economy away from a recession.

While the candidates on the campaign trail echo the message from Washington and clarify their economic plans, it also appears Sens. Clinton and Obama have called a truce. Candy Crowley reports from South Carolina.

John Edwards is hoping a new web ad highlighting his Southern roots will give him the push he needs in the polls. Internet Reporter Abbi Tatton has the details.

Finally, the stakes are high in Florida ahead of Tuesday’s Republican primary. John King reports on the latest polls and where each Republican candidate stands.

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- CNN’s Emily Sherman

soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. John Starnes Tampa Florida

    It is extremely disturbing that CNN seems to find it a greater priority to allocate Ticker space about John Edward's hair being mussed by David Letterman, than it does to post that the Bush regime willfully employed lies 935 to take this nation into a war of choice for empire and profit. I am sure that Huntley/Brinkley are spinning in their graves to see how genuine NEWS reporting has become infotainment empowered by and in servitude to the corporate powerholders that have hijacked this country. Shame on you for even calling yourselves "reporters"!

    January 24, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  2. Missy

    CNN should quit playing favorites and give all the candidates fair media instead of being bias and giving Barak such good press.

    January 24, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  3. Ruth

    Why is CNN giving more coverage to Rudy Guiliani who is behind Dr. Ron Paul?
    Why are you blantantly leaving out Dr. Ron Pauls campaign? Do you think that your viewers are stupid and will not notice you are bias and unfair?
    If you do, you are sadly mistaken. We have your number and we are aware that you are trying to sway this presidential election by excluding Dr. Paul.

    Do the right thing and give each candidate equal coverage.

    January 24, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  4. Anna

    I would suggest the same thing as Ruth did...Do the right thing & give each candidate equal coverage...too many good candidates have had to drop out due to the great amount of coverage given to those who believe that the presidency is up for auction...Big money, big ads, a lot of coverage..Thank God John Edwards is still in the race & behaving more like a statesman than the 2 squabbling front runners..
    I will vote for John Edwards, but I believe some of the best Republican candidates were pushed out of the race much too early due to under exposure by the media as they had too little cash for large TV commercials.

    January 24, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  5. Dwayne, Pa

    Because Ron Paul is out of it! Wake up!

    January 24, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  6. Roseanna, VA

    I too, feel that the candidates are not getting equal coverage......I was home this morning watching CNN and was surprise to see the only advertisement for president aired was Baraks. CNN should be a shamed for giving him so much coverage. SO I SAY TO CNN SHAME, SHAME ON YOU FOR BEING SO PARTIAL TO BARAK.

    I am a republican but I will vote democratic if Hillary gets the nomination. If she does not I will be forced to vote republican again. I know the country needs a change and I think it is time for the deomocratic party to take over the white house but I want someone in that office more experience then Barak.

    January 24, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  7. Big Brother 2008

    Ruth.Doing the RIGHT thing is no longer an option.The Media no longer provides the TRUTH.Double Speak is the standard now.

    January 25, 2008 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  8. tom from california

    Ron Paul is DONE! I wish these maniacs supporting him would ease back by now!!

    January 25, 2008 03:18 am at 3:18 am |
  9. peace

    what i beieliev hilary clinton has better expirence than borak and she has a power and ability to change the economy ,health care and other issues,but borak has different ideology of change and i believe he is capable of changing not only america ,the whole world . every corner of the world are waching this election,if he is elected ,every countries in the world are they gone change their ideology towards america.

    January 25, 2008 03:38 am at 3:38 am |
  10. Ruth

    No it is not because Ron Paul is "out of it". It is because they are afraid of his support. People are noticing him and believing his message.

    If he were so radical and outrageous then why not let him have coverage and watch him sink?

    Ron Paul message rings loud and clear. People are waking up and are voting for him.

    FREEDOM
    LIBERTY
    CONSITITUTION
    NO MORE FORIEGN INTERVENTION
    DOLLAR=GOLD

    This is what the people want. Wake up because if you dont, one day you will wake up and these things will be gone and it will be too late.

    January 25, 2008 04:12 am at 4:12 am |
  11. Ruth

    The media is trying to sway your opinion by excluding equal coverage of all candidates.

    Do you think they should dictate who you vote for?

    If not, you had better let them know.

    January 25, 2008 04:14 am at 4:14 am |
  12. Tom, Boston MA

    Is it any surprise that CNN serves its real masters, the corporate / neo-con / zionist alliance?

    Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran and Pakistan as well as Iraq!
    It's good for Military-Industrial-Financial complex, and
    the loots just may trickle down to you at the bottom of the barrel, someday somehow!

    Believe in Miracles of good coming out of evil!

    January 25, 2008 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  13. Dave

    Senator John Edwards has not been given as much coverage as Hillary Clinton or Barrack Obama right from the beginning. He is the one who has the harshest words for Corporate America and their domination of American Politics. Do Americans really still believe that the Corporations and the wealthiest in America are ready to give up billions in profits and income by just being sweet with them? How naive that is.

    January 25, 2008 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  14. Warming up to Mitt

    I am warming up to Mitt Romney he knows the value of JOBS JOBS JOBS and
    that makes a strong safe America with balance.

    McCain is too EXTREME

    I think a vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain who will give his ballots to McCain in the end.

    Am I the only woman to make a post here

    January 25, 2008 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  15. Christine, NJ

    I don't agree that CNN is giving more coverage to the Obama campaign than the Clinton campaign. Look at it this way. This week alone, we had coverage of the Bill Clinton campaign in South Carolina and the Hillary Clinton campaign in Pennsylvania getting Rendell's endorsement. Remember two for the price of one? That includes press coverage which is exactly part of the Clinton campaign strategy.

    January 25, 2008 06:56 am at 6:56 am |
  16. rand,new york city

    Obama should bring out shaq as clinton already have magic.you know if you have big gun you better bring it out cause now is the best time.

    January 25, 2008 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  17. rand,new york city

    This gonna be the tughest presidentail election bid in american history.kill the weak and let the strong survive.that is what thi election is all about,republican and democrat the all facing the same thing at the end of the I can say this but is mine openion and view .barack obama and mitt romney. Will come out and then you will se the toghest presidentail bid in american history.

    January 25, 2008 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  18. charlotte

    The press goes where the action is. Look at the comments, mention race or Clinton and the keyboards go crazy. The majority of people love juicy stuff. I think some of them are really sick, others are just full of hate. Too bad the republicans don't have Collen Powell in the mix, their comments would heat up. Not to mention throwing Oprah a curve.

    January 25, 2008 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  19. rand,new york city

    Let,s not just relax yet about S C for all you obama supporter cause by this time in new england obama was leading hilary by 10 points the election day boom! The result is out oops! What happen to obama 10 point lead so for.those obama surpporters in south carolina don't just glue your eyes on tv watching to see obama win. It might not happen if you don't get up and go and vote on saturday january 26. Tell your friends.,sisters,brothers,get up and go out there and make hilary clinton look stupid.OBAMA 08!

    January 25, 2008 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  20. Sue, Michigan

    As far as the "stimulus package" goes, I have two words "Buy American" and if you can't use the money for that, save it! Otherwise, the only economy stimulated by this agreement will be China's, and since the money is coming from them, don't send it back there.
    I have been making an effort to not buy from China, and it's hard, but possible. To grow jobs in this country again, we have to start making things in this country, and supporting those who do.
    I also have a problem with the government suddenly having this money to send us, when our debt is in the trillions, and we can't pay for the war now. Debt to pay debt. Great. Isn't that why we're in this mess, because Americans are so in debt to the credit card people and the housing loan people? Maybe Bush should try leaving office with one positive thing accomplished-a balanced budget for the next President-now that would be an accomplishment for these borrow and spend Republicans.

    January 25, 2008 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  21. The Observer

    Just checked the latest polls and Clinton is well ahead in the states that matter – New York, New Jersey, Texas, Pennsylvania and California.

    Obama is leading in only two others – South Carolina and Georgia (narrowly) – looks like he may winning the battle but losing the war.

    January 25, 2008 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  22. John Phillips

    The right-wing may be correct, the Clinton's will do anything to win. I have voted democratic for 40 years, but if my choice in the fall is Clinton and a moderate Republican, I will vote Republican. Their behavior has been despicable.

    January 25, 2008 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  23. william

    I simply believe that White people are starting to become a bit racial in their views, remarks, and voting. The clintons where very smart in how the got the race card to be included in the debate, which ini effect marginialized Barack. After he won Iowa Clintons went on the attack, and bill started trying to specifically go after discrediting Barack in the Black Communicty. This is landmark, huge and simply unethical. The ex president, getting involved, or even the spouse getting involved in a smear campaign vs another senatr of the same party, to specificallly get the black vote split, and keep this in mind...once Cnn, MSNBC, the moderators for the debates ,, once the notion of the fact that Blacks may feel compelled to vote for Barack because he is black, (which is not the case for most blacks, we didnt vote for Jessie when he ran), once the nation is continously bombarded with report after report of the Black Vote, WHAT DO YOU THINK WHITE PEOPLE A MAJORITY OF WHITE PEOPLE are going to do? Not vote for Barack, that is for sure, It is natural Human reaction. You have the Blacks being percieved to be racist about their vote which by the way is about 15 % of the population that votes nationwide,, but what happens to the 65 % of voters, including women it is even higher that are appalled that Blacks are voting for their man because he is black..they vote White.

    Smart move by the clintons, if you dont think the Clintons are behind this, then you better research where the black vote came. You dont see Barack discussing Gender do you?

    January 25, 2008 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  24. vicki

    to MISSY If Cnn gave bad press to the Clintons The coverage would have to go on for days with all the scandels they are involved in Obama had one questionable deal, the Clintons already brought that ONE up. no one wants to touch the Clintons scandels

    January 25, 2008 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  25. becky

    Billary Clinton....... That sums it up.

    January 25, 2008 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
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