Good, Bad, and Ugly

Obama in Germany


U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama makes a speech in front of the Victory Column (Siegessaeule) in Berlin July 24, 2008.  REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

The poll position

Majority of economists see McCain better for stocks

mccain-0724-180.jpgWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. stock market would fare better in the first year after a victory by Republican presidential candidate John McCain than by his Democratic rival Barack Obama, according to a majority of economists at U.S. banks and research groups polled by Reuters.

Photo of Helms


What a despicable display of hostility on your part to run such an awful photo of a man who just died. I was no fan of Jesse Helms but show some class, for once, when it comes to conservative matters. Your liberal bias really does not flatter you!

The wrong party

Obama criticizes McCain on immigration    

obama-200.jpgPolls show Obama has rebounded among Hispanics since clinching the Republican nomination. Many polls show McCain falling short of Bush’s 40 percent of Hispanic support.

Fury in Phoenix

Lawman’s raid on immigrants spark fury in Phoenix  

sheriff-200.jpg “They just don’t want me enforcing the illegal immigration laws. They think they can intimidate me. They can’t,” said Arpaio, a Republican, who is running for re-election in November.

Best choice for economy?

McCain seen as best choice for economy

mccain-180.jpgNEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s tax policies have given him an edge as the better man for the economy, various Wall Street experts said at this week’s Reuters Investment Outlook Summit.

The candidates’ spouses

Michelle Obama, Cindy McCain are study in contrast   

cindy-180.jpgMcCain posed in size zero jeans for the latest issue of Vogue. Obama, who has also appeared in the fashion magazine, was praised by style writers for the violet sheath dress she wore to her husband’s Democratic nomination victory rally and has been compared to former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

Lacking a letter

Obama’s vice presidential choice now the focus

obama-160.jpgIn her departure speech on Saturday, Clinton asked her supporters to rally behind Obama. She drew attention to the historic battle they waged between the first serious woman presidential candidate and possibly the first lack president.

Bad headline

Clinton campaign says not conceeding as race nears end

hillary-160.jpgLearn to spell! I really didn’t expect this from Reuters. Doesn’t anybody even use SpellCheck? Shame on you for letting this error through – on a headline no less!

I had a uncle…

Obama admits reference to Auschwitz was wrong  

obama-140.jpg“I had an uncle who was … part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps,” Obama said.