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Edwards to speak at IU

(10/01/08 11:31pm)

Former presidential candidate John Edwards, who in August admitted he had an extramarital affair while his wife battled cancer, will speak Nov. 11, at IU, just one week after the presidential elections.The Union Board announced Wednesday that the former North Carolina senator will speak about how the election results will affect America’s economic and political future, said Nathan Click, Indiana Memorial Union Board public relations director, in a press release.“This is a hands-down win for IU students and Union Board,” Union Board Lectures Director Andrew Dahlen said in the statement. “Just a week out from the election, IU students will ask one of this year’s top presidential contenders for his thoughts on this historic election.”PODCAST: Hoosier Headlines

Bailout proposal passes Senate, House foes soften

(10/01/08 11:35pm)

WASHINGTON – After one spectacular failure, the $700 billion financial industry bailout found a second life Wednesday, winning lopsided passage in the Senate and gaining ground in the House, where Republican opposition softened. Senators loaded the economic rescue bill with tax breaks and other sweeteners before passing it by a wide margin, 74-25, a month before the presidential and congressional elections.

Heated debate focuses on economic crisis

(10/08/08 1:05am)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sens.  Barack Obama and John McCain clashed repeatedly over the causes and cures for the worst economic crisis in 80 years Tuesday night.The debate was the second of three between the two major-party rivals and the only one to feature a format in which voters seated a few feet away posed questions to the candidates.They debated on a stage at Belmont University four weeks before Election Day in a race that has lately favored Obama, both in national polls and in surveys in pivotal battleground states.Many of the questions dealt with an economy in trouble.PODCAST: Hoosier Headlines

Obama stumps in Indy

(10/08/08 3:13pm)

INDIANAPOLIS – Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama stumped Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis, less than a day after his debate with Republican nominee John McCain. Obama spoke about the economy and used recent financial problems to emphasize his message of unity in front thousands of supporters at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. "If we learned anything from this economic crisis, it's that we're all connected," said the Illinois senator. "We're all in this together. We will rise or fall as one nation, as one people."