Tales from the Trail

Does Joe the Plumber know Joe Six-Pack?

October 16, 2008

(Corrects third paragraph to say Joe about to buy a business) 

Joe the Plumber was the surprise star of the third and final presidential debate, getting no less than 13 mentions in the opening minutes.

Presidential advisers debate candidate tax proposals

June 11, 2008

barry.jpgjohnm.jpg NEW YORK  – As presidential contenders John McCain and Barack Obama sparred over competing tax proposals on Tuesday, their top economic advisers debated similar issues of  what changes in fiscal policy will help boost the U. S. economy.

Senate candidate Al Franken’s tax goof bites

April 30, 2008

CHICAGO – Comedian, author and former radio talk show host Al Franken, the likely Democratic Senate candidate for Minnesota, is paying $70,000 in back taxes and penalties to 17 states to make up for what he says were mistakes by his accountant.

Clinton takes aim at Obama, Big Oil

April 28, 2008

GRAHAM, N.C. – Offering Americans a summer tax holiday from soaring gasoline prices as another example of why she is the best candidate for president, Sen. Hillary Clinton took aim on Monday at her Democratic Party rival Sen. Barack Obama.