Michael Abramowitz

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Barack Obama 's campaign has aired what it calls a "documentary" on  John McCain 's involvement in the savings and loan scandal of the 80's and 90's. McCain has unleashed Sarah Palin.

The Campaign Gets Nasty Heading into Second Debate

Barack Obama 's campaign has aired what it calls a "documentary" on John McCain 's involvement in the savings and loan scandal of the 80's and 90's. McCain has unleashed Sarah Palin.

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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has scheduled an Israeli-Palestinian peace conference for sometime next month, but not all the players have agreed to show up.

The Keys to Middle East Peace

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has scheduled an Israeli-Palestinian peace conference for sometime next month, but not all the players have agreed to show up.

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Former New York federal judge  Michael Mukasey  is  President Bush's nominee  to be the next  Attorney General  of the United States.

Gonzales Is Out, Will Mukasey Be His Replacement?

Former New York federal judge Michael Mukasey is President Bush's nominee to be the next Attorney General of the United States.

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