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09/22/2008 09:59 PM
McCain Makes a Run at Michigan
If 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.

09/08/2008 05:39 AM
The Party's Over
Millions 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.

09/08/2008 03:26 PM
A New View on TV
A group of young economists are using statistical techniques to examine how television affects society, and their research shows it's not all bad.

09/23/2008 04:30 AM
Hockey Rink Leads to Legal Trouble
The 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.

09/13/2008 12:45 AM
What's Hot…and Not
A graphical look at how different investments, from REIT shares to crude oil, fared last week.

09/05/2008 08:05 PM
Telluride Thrills
Indian dazzler "Slumdog Millionaire" and French film "I Loved You So Long" were highlights at this year's Telluride Film Festival.

09/05/2008 03:19 PM
The Biology of Ideology
Researchers have found tantalizing hints that our voting practices can be traced to a political psyche shaped by genetic traits.

09/12/2008 04:53 AM
Roger Goodell Tackles NFL Strife
For 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.

09/06/2008 01:41 PM
Chronic Disease Battle Requires Better Tools
The chronic disease epidemic is upon us. The biggest challenge in primary-care medicine is dealing with the complications of obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

09/16/2008 12:29 AM
The New Pajama Look: Better in Bed?
At 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.

09/23/2008 05:07 AM
McCain Makes Calculated V.P. Bet
McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was a surprise choice aimed at picking up Clinton supporters. (Announcement)

09/03/2008 03:31 AM
Some in Congress Plan to Skip Convention
Some Congressional Republicans will skip the party's convention, which is scheduled at the beginning of the most intensive campaign period in congressional races.

09/03/2008 03:15 AM
Wal-Mart Girds for Hurricane Gustav
Wal-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.

08/30/2008 05:17 AM
Economy Tops Obama's Agenda
Obama 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.

09/23/2008 03:24 AM
Women Weigh McCain's Choice of Palin
A 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.

09/02/2008 01:33 AM
Power Play
The 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.

08/29/2008 02:14 PM
MSNBC Anchors' Fights Go Live
The 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.

08/29/2008 04:22 AM
More Artists Steer Clear of iTunes
A growing number of record companies are starting to think Apple's iTunes service is crimping overall sales.

08/26/2008 04:03 AM
Democrats to Show Religious Side
The 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.

08/25/2008 11:49 PM
Refining Tennis's Rebel King
Tennis star Rafael Nadal's visibility and marketing potential are rising, prompting a redesign of his image, including new outfits from Nike.

08/25/2008 04:38 PM
Mitsubishi Looks to Russia for Growth
Mitsubishi 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.

10/03/2008 12:32 AM
Biden Camp Pressed Hard for No. 2 Spot
As 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.

08/26/2008 01:17 AM
How the West Will Be Won
The 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.

08/26/2008 02:25 PM
The Backstory on the Buffett Book
One 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.

01/28/2009 12:02 AM
In China, Olympians Are Awarded New Names
To 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.

 

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