U.S. Presidential Election 2008
News Archive October 2008

October 29, 2008
Obama revs up young crowds, shoots for Pa. and Va.
From a Pennsylvania rainstorm to two thunderous Virginia rallies, Barack Obama told revved-up followers Tuesday they were "so close" to winning.

Targeting two key states, defending one and surging in the other, Obama stayed on the safe ground of linking Republican rival John McCain to President Bush. Read more

October 27, 2008
Assassination plot targeting Obama disrupted
Federal agents have broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a Tennessee murder spree, the ATF said Monday. Read more
October 26, 2008
Obama stirs up supporters in Colorado
Roaring toward the finish, Barack Obama presided Sunday over two Colorado rallies that together drew about 150,000 people, a startling turnout in a key swing state. Read more
In Iowa, McCain dismisses sour poll numbers
Republican John McCain, behind in the polls and looking for a comeback, argued Sunday that voters should elect him president to create a check on a Democratic Congress that he says is determined to increase taxes and the size of government. Read more