It’s entertaining, comparing two news websites’ lead stories… This morning, at the same moment, here were the lead stories on CNN.com and FoxNews.com:
Gov. Sarah Palin charged the state for her children to travel with her, including to events where they were not invited, and later amended expense reports to specify that they were on official business.
The charges included costs for hotel and commercial flights for three daughters to join Palin to watch their father in a snowmobile race, and a trip to New York, where the governor attended a five-hour conference and stayed with 17-year-old Bristol for five days and four nights in a luxury hotel.
In all, Palin has charged the state $21,012 for her three daughters’ 64 one-way and 12 round-trip commercial flights since she took office in December 2006. She also has charged the state for hotel rooms for the girls.
A majority of Americans aren’t happy with the way Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is handling his job or with the financial rescue package he and Congress created, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Of 1,058 people surveyed in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll, 64% said they disapproved of Paulson’s performance and 28% said they approved. The poll was conducted on Oct. 17-19 and the margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The Treasury secretary, however, fared better than the president has recently. In an earlier poll, 72% of Americans said they disapproved of the way President Bush is handling his job.
They really will do anything to get elected.
At the end of a long campaign day Tuesday in Florida, Democrat Barack Obama had one more stop: “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
The TV talk show host got right down to business.
“Let’s talk about dancing,” she said. “Your wife, Michelle, was on the show and she was talking some smack about your moves.”
DeGeneres played music and gave Obama 20 seconds to prove his spouse wrong. He complied, albeit in a decidedly awkward set of circumstances — standing alone on a patch of concrete and looking into cameras that were to beam him into the studio, as supporters and reporters watched.
He gamely grooved a little, though mostly with his arms, before calling off the operation with a smile.
“Michelle may be a better dancer, but I am convinced I am a better dancer than John McCain,” Obama said of his Republican rival.
Republican running mates John McCain and Sarah Palin raised new questions about Barack Obama’s readiness to lead Tuesday, taking advantage of Joe Biden’s claims that Obama would face a “generated crisis.”
Biden’s comments seemed to hand the McCain campaign yet another last-minute line of attack as the Arizona senator tries to close the gap between him and his Democratic rival in the final two weeks of the presidential campaign.
“We don’t want a president who invites testing from the world at a time when our economy is in crisis and Americans are already fighting in two wars,” McCain said Tuesday in Harrisburg, Pa.
“Thanks for the warning, Joe,” Palin said to cheers from about 2,500 supporters at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Nevada.