U.S. Presidential Election 2008
News Archive August 2008

July 21, 2008
Obama in Iraq on fact-finding mission
Democratic White House candidate Barack Obama was in Iraq on a fact-finding tour on Monday, days after confirming plans to withdraw US troops from Iraq in 16 months if he takes office next year. Read more

July 8, 2008
McCain spars with Obama on tax issues
Sen. John McCain tried yesterday to relaunch his campaign with a pledge to use broad-based tax cuts to revive the ailing economy - and barbs contrasting his views with Sen. Barack Obama's.

"The choice in this election is stark and simple," McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, told a town-hall meeting in Denver. "Sen. Obama will raise your taxes. I won't. I will cut them where I can." Read more