Stories Netherlands from September, 2008

McCain: Out of Control or Dirty Politics at its Best?

With a little over two hours to go before the two US presidential candidates flex their muscles at their first televised debate, bloggers from around the world are busy registering their impressions on the candidates. Here's a reflection on Republican nominee John McCain. Is McCain totally 'out of control' or is he portraying 'cynical, dirty and politics at its best'?

To Bailout or not to Bailout?

It’s been 19 days since the Federal Housing Finance Agency became conservators of GSE’s Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; Eleven days since Bank of America purchased Merrill Lynch for the “bargain” price of $50 million dollars and holding company Lehman Brothers had to file for bankruptcy; Ten days since the Federal Reserve spent $85 billion to rescue insurance corporation American International Group; Less than 24 hours since the FDIC seized bank Washington Mutual Inc., and sold its assets to JPMorgan Chase for $1.9bn; and nine days since the U.S. administration first proposed a Wall Street bailout of nearly $700bn. Following are some blog reactions from around the world.

Bloggers nod Biden and his comments

Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden has further earned his nickname of “Foot-in-the-Mouth-Biden” as agreed by global bloggers. Here's a reflection from bloggers from Columbia, the Netherlands and Italy.

Global: Obama’s record-breaking fund raising effort

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama broke yet another record – raising over $66 million in August with about 500,000 new donors. International bloggers react.

Global: Palin pushes McCain up the Gallup Poll ladder

It’s been a week since the Republican National Convention and statistics are showing the convention worked in Republican nominee John McCain’s favor. The Gallup Poll recently released scores showing that 48 per cent of registered voters would elect McCain over 45pc for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. For three of the world’s bloggers, the results didn’t come as a surprise after viewing both the Democratic and Republican Conventions.