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Mon, 22 Sep 2008 16:59:00 EDTIf McCain wins the election, it may be thanks to Michigan -- a prize the Republicans think they can claim for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Mon, 08 Sep 2008 00:39:00 EDTMillions of voters have moved out of the political party system. The decline of loyalty has made politics less stable and predictable -- and has resulted in close elections, writes Alan Brinkley.
Mon, 08 Sep 2008 10:26:00 EDTA group of young economists are using statistical techniques to examine how television affects society, and their research shows it's not all bad.
Mon, 22 Sep 2008 23:30:00 EDTThe biggest project that Palin undertook as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, was an indoor sports complex. But what was to be her legacy has turned into a financial mess that continues to plague Wasilla.
Fri, 12 Sep 2008 19:45:00 EDTA graphical look at how different investments, from REIT shares to crude oil, fared last week.
Fri, 05 Sep 2008 15:05:00 EDTIndian dazzler "Slumdog Millionaire" and French film "I Loved You So Long" were highlights at this year's Telluride Film Festival.
Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:19:00 EDTResearchers have found tantalizing hints that our voting practices can be traced to a political psyche shaped by genetic traits.
Thu, 11 Sep 2008 23:53:00 EDTFor the past two years, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has run the most powerful sports league in the world. As new season opens, he discusses discipline issues, labor strife, overseas expansion and boosting revenue.
Sat, 06 Sep 2008 08:41:00 EDTThe chronic disease epidemic is upon us. The biggest challenge in primary-care medicine is dealing with the complications of obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
Mon, 15 Sep 2008 19:29:00 EDTAt New York fashion week, designers are expected to show pajama-inspired clothes meant to be worn in daylight. But the pajama parade has some retailers and customers scratching their heads.
Tue, 23 Sep 2008 00:07:00 EDTMcCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was a surprise choice aimed at picking up Clinton supporters. (Announcement)
Tue, 02 Sep 2008 22:31:00 EDTSome Congressional Republicans will skip the party's convention, which is scheduled at the beginning of the most intensive campaign period in congressional races.
Tue, 02 Sep 2008 22:15:00 EDTWal-Mart has become an emergency-relief standard bearer following its quick response to Hurricane Katrina. As Gustav approaches, the emergency-operations center at Wal-Mart has gone into full swing.
Sat, 30 Aug 2008 00:17:00 EDTObama has gone a long way toward wooing Clinton supporters and persuading voters beyond the Democratic convention that he would be safe as commander in chief. His next imperative: Make the rest of the fall campaign about middle-class economic anxiety.
Mon, 22 Sep 2008 22:24:00 EDTA key question surrounding McCain's choice of Palin as a running mate: Will her biography, and her gender, be enough to attract Democrats disgruntled with their own party for failing to nominate Clinton.
Mon, 01 Sep 2008 20:33:00 EDTThe nature of nations, like people, never changes. Today's political realists say economics rather than military might has become the guiding principle of countries, but the conflict in Georgia shows otherwise, argues Robert Kagan.
Fri, 29 Aug 2008 09:14:00 EDTThe Democratic convention was supposed to be MSNBC's coming-out party as a hub for politics. But a year of programming and personnel changes have led to behind-the-scenes strains, which have bubbled to the surface.
Thu, 28 Aug 2008 23:22:00 EDTA growing number of record companies are starting to think Apple's iTunes service is crimping overall sales.
Mon, 25 Aug 2008 23:03:00 EDTThe convention will be a sharp signal that a party heavy with liberals and secularists is trying to make political peace with God and wants voters to be comfortable not just with the policies of their president, but his spiritual compass, as well.
Mon, 25 Aug 2008 18:49:00 EDTTennis star Rafael Nadal's visibility and marketing potential are rising, prompting a redesign of his image, including new outfits from Nike.
Mon, 25 Aug 2008 11:38:00 EDTMitsubishi will unveil a key part of the company's new overseas growth strategy, with its Pajero Sport sport-utility vehicle at the Moscow Auto Show. President Osamu Masuko discusses why Russia is a primary target for future growth and the company's plans for its electric vehicle, the i-MiEV.
Thu, 02 Oct 2008 19:32:00 EDTAs a 2008 presidential candidate, Biden dropped out of the race quickly. But as a candidate to be Obama's running mate, the veteran Delaware senator outcampaigned rivals by successfully arguing that his benefits outweighed some considerable baggage.
Mon, 25 Aug 2008 20:17:00 EDTThe West evokes thoughts of classic heroes riding into troubled towns, bringing justice and order. The candidate who captures that myth -- and the region's swing voters -- will have the advantage.
Tue, 26 Aug 2008 09:25:00 EDTOne of the most anticipated books of the fall is "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life," which will join the estimated 60 titles in print about the billionaire investor. But Buffett, who pledged his cooperation to first-time author Alice Schroeder, doesn't currently have plans to promote the book.
Tue, 27 Jan 2009 19:02:43 ESTTo the rest of the world, he's Michael Phelps. But for most Chinese, he's Maikeer Feierpusi. Like most of the other 10,000 athletes who aren't Chinese, Phelps has been assigned a Chinese name that is used by a vast domestic audience for whom Western names are just so much Greek.