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According to CNN  McCain  voted against  bush tax cut in Feb 2001 and 2003 but he flip-flopped and he sided with bush and supported Bush tax cut in 2006.Obama says McCain was against the Bush tax cut before he was for them. Now McCain calls that Socialism. Basically McCain flip-flops on tax cut and he is lying to America. Was John McCain a socialist then in 2001 and 2003 ? You tell me America.

Obama met  with a high-profile group of national security advisers on wednesday. Corporations are laying off more people every day. Obama is leading in the national polls and in some swing states.

McCain Flip Flop on Tax

Sen. Barack Obama beat back criticism Wednesday that his tax plan is socialism and bad for aspiring small-business owners such "Joe the Plumber" by accusing Sen. John McCain of lavishing tax cuts on the rich.

"He's not fighting for Joe the Plumber. He's fighting for Joe the hedge-fund manager," the Democratic presidential nominee said at a rally here, the first of two stops in Republican-leaning Virginia, where he leads in the polls. "He likes to talk about Joe the Plumber, but he's in cahoots with Joe the CEO. Don't be fooled. Don't let them hoodwink you."

He made the same case later at a rally in Leesburg, another pocket of support for Mr. Obama in a state that has not voted Democratic in a presidential race since 1964. He warned voters not to be duped by what he called the Republican's "misleading charges and divisive attacks" in the final days of the campaign.

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Obama meets with key national security advisers

Senator Barack Obama met Wednesday with a high-profile group of national security advisers and said that the next president should move the country "in a new direction, by sending a clear signal to the rest of the world that we are no longer about bluster and unilateralism and ideology."

But with the economy remaining a central issue in the presidential campaign, he declined to say whether he expected - if elected Nov. 4 - to have any role in the world financial summit meeting to be held 11 days later in Washington, saying, "We have one president at a time."

Obama said he had convened the meeting with advisers largely to focus on the financial crisis, but also to discuss Iraq, Afghanistan, Georgia and other areas of concern.

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Obama : McCain supported Bush

Sen. Barack Obama said Wednesday that the country needs a leader who "understands the connection between our economy and our strength in the world."

"We often hear about two debates -- one on national security and one on the economy -- but that's a false distinction.

"We can't afford another president who ignores the fundamentals of our economy while running up record deficits to fight a war without end in Iraq," he told reporters following a meeting on national security policy.

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Al Gore : Another new beginning

The Republican Party has spent $150,000 in two months on clothes, hair styling and accessories for Sarah Palin and her family from such upscale stores as Saks Fifth Avenue and Nieman Marcus.

As much of the world knows, Palin introduced herself at the GOP convention as a "regular hockey mom," and boasted of having saved Alaska's taxpayers "over-the-top" expenditures like her jet, her personal chef, even the ride to work.

So her detractors were naturally having a field day with the revelations, first reported on Politico .com. They included a $75,062 shopping spree at Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis; one for $49,425 from Saks Fifth Avenue; $4,902 at Atelier, a stylish men's store; and a $92 romper and matching hat with ears for baby Trig at Pacifier, a Minneapolis baby store.

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Small town mayor or movie star

Obama leads McCain in new poll

Embarrassing revelations about her costly campaign wardrobe and bloopers about the vice president's job description are raising fresh fears that Sarah Palin is dragging down the Republican ticket.

New polls showed Wednesday that seven weeks after John McCain plucked the Alaska governor from political obscurity to be his running mate in the November 4 elections, Palin is seen as an increasing liability for Republicans.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that Americans are less and less convinced she is worthy to serve as the country's number-two leader.

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The presidential election has hit the home stretch, and new polling numbers of swing states are not looking positive for Senator John McCain. A new Quinnipiac University poll shows McCain gaining a little ground to Democratic rival Barack Obama in Florida, but losing significant ground in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Florida's poll numbers show Senator Obama with a 5-point lead over Senator McCain. This is the closest race according to the poll. Obama has lost 2 points from the same poll conducted on October 1, but Senator McCain was only able to add one point from the poll in early October.

The poll also looked at the demographic background of those in Florida who back both candidates. Among men, Obama leads by a razor thin margin of 46 percent to McCain's 45 percent. Women back Obama by a 51 percent to 42 percent margin. But, Senator McCain leads among white voters by a 52 to 41 percent margin. He also leads by 48 percent over Obama among evangelical Christians.

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ABC Polls Obama Leads in the swing States

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday the current financial crisis is a "once-in-a-century credit tsunami" which will have a severe impact on the U.S. economy, driving unemployment higher.

Greenspan, who headed the nation's central bank for 18 1/2 years, said that he and others who believed lending institutions would do a good job of protecting their shareholders are in a "state of shocked disbelief."

He said that the current crisis had "turned out to be much broader than anything that I could have imagined."

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Obama Defends Biden

Todd analyzes latest poll results

Machines change Dem vote to GOP vote

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GOP abandons Bachmann Chris Mathews

Originally posted to Election2008USA on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 11:46 AM PDT.

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