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Monday, October 27, 2008

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  • Obama Makes 'Closing Arguments' in Ohio
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has told supporters that they cannot "let up" with eight days left in the presidential campaign. As part of what his campaign is calling "closing arguments," Obama is reiterating the key points of his platform.
  • In Ohio, McCain Warns Against One-Party Rule
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain has told supporters in Ohio that with eight days to go voters could either keep their money or give it to Barack Obama and the Democratic presidential nominee's congressional allies Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
  • The Anatomy Of McCain's Stump Speech
    In his stump speech, Republican John McCain's rhetoric is heated and combative, reflecting his steeper climb to win on Nov. 4. Lately, he has also been emphasizing his biography rather than his experience or foreign policy credentials.
  • In 1932, Depression Was Campaign Centerpiece
    In 1932, President Herbert Hoover and his opponent, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, were on the campaign trail offering voters solutions to the Great Depression. Historian David Kennedy, professor emeritus at Stanford University and the author of Freedom from Fear, talks about how the candidates ran on the crisis.
  • Political Observations In Mark Twain's Hometown
    In Hannibal, Mo., along the Mississippi, history entwines with the present for residents of the boyhood town of Mark Twain as they try to decide whom to vote for in the presidential election. The latest polls for Missouri show Barack Obama and John McCain in a dead heat.
  • In Kan. County, Official Caught Stealing Yard Signs
    Johnson County, Kan., Commissioner John Toplikar has been charged with theft in connection with the theft of campaign signs belonging to his rival, Calvin Hayden. Over the weekend, Hayden campaign worker Teri Atwell captured the theft on video. She says she initially did not suspect the commissioner.
  • Letters: Conversations In York, Pa.
    The recent report from York, Pa., in which Michele Norris and Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep spoke to a diverse group of voters about race and politics generated lots of equally diverse feedback.
  • Toni Morrison Finds 'A Mercy' In Servitude
    Nobel laureate Toni Morrison says she wanted to "remove race from slavery" in her new novel. Set in 17th century America, A Mercy features black, white and Native American characters in different degrees of servitude.
  • Sen. Stevens Found Guilty In Corruption Case
    Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has been convicted of lying about free home renovations and gifts he received from an oil contractor. The Senate's longest-serving Republican was found guilty on all seven counts of making false statements on Senate financial documents.
  • U.S. Automakers Lobby For Federal Assistance
    The financial crisis has swamped genuine efforts to fix the ailing U.S. automotive industry. Michigan's congressional delegation is lobbying the government to bail out the business, but analysts say there may be little support for this kind of rescue.

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