Whether or not you agree with spending $700 billion on the bailout, plus another $150 billion on what looks like pork-barrel goodies, one thing's for sure: That's $850 billion we won't have to spend on those long lists of promises being made by the presidential candidates.
The vice presidential candidates, Democratic Sen. Joe Biden and Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, debated in St. Louis, Missouri, Thursday night. Gwen Ifill of PBS was the debate moderator. Here is a transcript of that debate:
Controversy swirled over vice presidential debate moderator Gwen Ifill one day before the face-off between Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joe Biden, after new scrutiny was drawn to her upcoming book featuring Sen. Barack Obama.
Historical Background: Presidential debates are a product of the television era. In 1960, Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy met in the first general election presidential debate, which was viewed by about 70 million people.
The following is part three of a transcript of the debate between Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. John Edwards held Tuesday night at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The questions from moderator Gwen Ifill of PBS were divided between foreign and domestic policy.