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Capitol Briefing: October 19, 2008 - October 25, 2008

Senate Offices Receive Bomb Threats

The U.S. Capitol Police are investigating bomb threats to "several" Senate offices, though so far the department has not felt the need to evacuate any offices or buildings on the congressional campus. The Capitol Police sent out this alert just before 2 p.m. ET today: "Several Senate Offices have received...

By Ben Pershing  |  October 22, 2008; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Senate  
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How the Economy Is Helping Democrats Downballot

By Ben Pershing As Barack Obama has risen in the polls in recent weeks, we've heard much about how his ascent has been driven by bad economic news and the increasing belief among voters that Obama is better-prepared to deal with the crisis than John McCain is. But do voters...

By Ben Pershing  |  October 20, 2008; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  2008 Campaign , Economy Watch  
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