Obama:The Real Straight Talker!

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Senator Obama’s interview with BlogHer

A representative from BlogHer, the community for women who blog, asks Senator Obama 12 questions, ranging from the Iraq War to poverty.

3 former SEC chairmen support Obama

More Wall Street endorsements for Senator Obama

Three former chairmen of the Securities and Exchange Commission will publicly endorse Democratic Sen. Barack Obama’s bid for the presidency Wednesday, including one who served under President Bush.

William Donaldson, who was SEC chairman for about 2½ years from early 2003, along with Clinton and Reagan appointees Arthur Levitt and David Ruder, will join former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker in endorsing Sen. Obama, his campaign said. Mr. Volcker endorsed Sen. Obama in January.

In a statement released by the campaign, the four men said they believed Sen. Obama would take a “reasoned approach” to “balanced regulatory reform.” As with rival presidential candidates Sens. John McCain and Hillary Clinton, Mr. Obama has advocated revamping financial regulations to head off a repeat of the current credit crisis. Unlike the other two, Sen. Obama has said he would consider raising the capital-gains tax rate from its current 15% — a move that could have a profound effect on the financial industry.

Barack Obama: Press Conference in Indianapolis

This morning, Senator Barack Obama held a news conference in Indiana. He discussed the economy and the gas tax holiday.

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The “Truth” about the Gas Tax Holiday

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Economists and Experts Agree Obama Correct on Gas Tax

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Obama tells the truth about the “gas tax holiday”

Economists agree: the gax tax holiday will NOT work… it’s pointless

A gas tax holiday proposed by U.S. presidential hopefuls John McCain and Hillary Clinton is viewed as a bad idea by many economists and has drawn unexpected support for Clinton rival Barack Obama, who also is opposed.

“Score one for Obama,” wrote Greg Mankiw, a former chairman of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers. “In light of the side effects associated with driving … gasoline taxes should be higher than they are, not lower.”