McCain vs. Obama: Not like a high school debate The debate is back on. John McCain and Barack Obama meet tonight in Mississippi for the first of three presidential debates. There's a big difference between political debates and those you'd see in high school.5:24 p.m.
The Week America's Economy Almost Died
When short-term credit markets seized up last week, many economists and regulators say America faced a terrifying abyss. The nation risked becoming a place where no banks would lend and no customers could buy, where no one could get paid and commerce would cease — perhaps for decades.
Football's A-11 Offense: An Illegal Procedure?
A pair of high school football coaches in Northern California have developed a new offensive scheme that they say helps their small school compete with the big boys. It's called the A-11 offense, in which all 11 players on the field are potential receivers. But it's not legal — or welcome — everywhere.
Diahann Carroll Talks Of Love, Life And Those Legs
In her new memoir The Legs Are The Last To Go, actress Diahann Carroll talks about her glamorous career and lifestyle — and simplifying. But she says, "Stepping away from glamour is not an easy thing to do."
Bush Confident Financial Deal Can Be Reached
Meetings on Bush's $700 billion bailout proposal continued behind closed doors, a day after opposition from House Republicans threatened to derail negotiations. Bush says Congress will "rise to the occasion" and pass a plan.
McCain To Take Part In Debate
Republican John McCain has reversed course and decided to take part in Friday's presidential debate in Oxford, Miss. He also is resuming his campaign, which was suspended Wednesday. McCain spent the afternoon flying down to the debate's site.
Stocks End Up Amid Uncertainty On Deal
Stocks have closed up as congressional lawmakers continue to work on a deal on the $700 billion financial bailout package. Jeremy Siegel, a professor of finance at the Wharton School if the University of Pennsylvania, offers his insight.
Top GOP Negotiator Discusses Bailout Talks
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) is one of four lead negotiators from the Senate and the House who have been meeting Friday to try and forge a consensus agreement. He says the congressional negotiators are "making progress" in talks on the financial bailout.
Week In Politics Examined
It has been a week of turmoil in the economy, in Washington and in the presidential race. Political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times offer their insight.
Washington Mutual Collapses
The battered savings and loan company Washington Mutual has become the latest casualty of the subprime mortgage disaster. Regulators say the bank fell over the edge because in the past week or so more and more customers began pulling their deposits out.
Rescue Plan's Critics Offer New Proposal
The on-again off-again bailout plan has gone through many changes since it was first delivered last weekend. It's now more than a hundred pages long and has many taxpayer protections built in, but critics in Congress aren't happy. Critics are offering a plan of their own.