Politics

McCain Leads Obama in Polls…Not Yet in Prediction Markets

A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken over the weekend shows, as running mate Sarah Palin helps close an "enthusiasm gap" that has dogged the GOP all year.

John McCain leads Democrat Barack Obama by 50%-46% among registered voters, the Republican's biggest advantage since January and a turnaround from the USA TODAY poll taken just before the convention opened in St. Paul. Then, he lagged by 7 percentage points.

While the online prediction markets do not show John McCain leading, the numbers have shifted dramatically in just a matter of days.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/07/2008

Obama Blasts McCain, Palin: Odds All Time Low of -170

Democratic US Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has come out swinging - and he needs to.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/07/2008

Sarah Palin was Listed With 6/1 Odds to be Chosen McCain Running Mate

Contrary to news reports, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was far from a long shot to be selected as Republican Presidential nominee John McCain's running mate.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/05/2008

Man Named in Alleged Sarah Palin Affair

The John McCain camp has threatened legal action against the National Enquirer in recent days for reporting that his running mate, Sarah Palin, had an affair while married to her husband, Todd.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Sep/05/2008

Sarah Palin for President: Support Base Grows

Forget John McCain. Forget Barack Obama for that matter. And forget 2008! We're already looking ahead to 2012 and Sarah Palin...for President.

That's right. http://www.palin4pres2012.com/ is about to start working towards the goal, obviously under the assumption that a 76 year old McCain won't be running for a second term.   The website is slated to go live in just a matter of days. 

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/05/2008

John McCain Odds at All Time High Online Prediction Markets Report

Senator John McCain's chances at the White House hit an all-time high Friday morning behind record volumes on the Intrade.com presidential prediction ma

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/05/2008

John McCain Still Just Shy of 40 Percent Chance to Win Says Prediction Market

By most accounts, the Republican Senator out of Arizona, John McCain, delivered an inspiring speech at Thursday night's closing of the Republican Convention in Minneapolis.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/05/2008

Iowa Election Betting Odds Big on Obama

At -450 odds, the Democrats winning the college electoral in Iowa hasn't changed much but the polls suggest that the state is very much in the hands of Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/04/2008

The National Enquirer Prepares to Print Story That Sarah Palin Had Affair

The National Enquirer was preparing to publish a story that Republican John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, had an affair with her husband's business partner.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/03/2008

Sarah Palin Speaks: Likely Big Ratings Draw for Republican Convention

Sarah Palin took to the podium Wednesday night in what was arguably the most anticipated speech of the Republican Convention (complete with countdown time watch on screen that was not entirely accu

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/03/2008

Ron Paul on Neil Cavuto 4:00 PM Wednesday Fox News

One time Presidential hopeful Ron Paul will be talking to Neil Cavuto on Fox News today (Wednesday) at 4 pm EST.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/03/2008

Sarah Palin Not Interviewed Until Day Before VP Nod

In a shocking revelation, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was not interviewed to be Republican Presidential candidate John McCain's running mate until just 24 hours before the announcement was made thi

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/03/2008

Obama to Appear on O’Reilly Factor Thursday

The Washington Post reports that Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama secretly met with Fox News execs to discuss what was perceived as "unfair treatment" and "bias reporti

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/03/2008

Smart Money on Sarah Palin Dropping Off Ticket Say Oddsmakers

A host of online odds makers have begun offering betting on whether Republican Presidential candidate John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, will come off the ticket following a series of scandal

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/03/2008

Inside John McCain's Brain: How He Might See Sarah Palin

Some of you might be asking yourselves: What was Senator John McCain thinking when he chose an Alaska Governor with less than two years under her belt to join him as his Vice Presidential running m

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/02/2008

Prediction Market Bets on Sarah Palin Withdrawing from Republican Ticket

Intrade.com is one of the first prediction markets betting on whether Sarah Palin will drop out of the Presidential race as Republican candidate John Mc

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/02/2008

Sarah Palin on YouTube? Too Good to be True

We just knew there had to be some Sarah Palin lookalikes out there and this one could very well be her twin.

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/02/2008

McCain Gains Ground as Media Hones in on Palin Like Vultures

More revelations surrounding Republican Presidential hopeful John McCain's VP choice, Sarah Palin, continued to emerge on Tuesday - none of them all that good.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/02/2008

Jenny Woo: Sarah Palin Hates Gambling, Loves Guns

First, I would like to tell the media to leave Alaska Governor Sarah Palin alone about her poor 17-year old daughter - who apparently got knocked up by an 18-year old High School hockey player  w

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Sep/01/2008

Sarah Palin Controversy: Yup Yup … Obama is Actually Losing Ground

A pregnant 17 year old unwed daughter, an alleged "abuse of power" involving the attempted firing of her former brother-in-law, and now word that John McCain running mate Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/01/2008

Sarah Palin 17 Year Old Daughter Bristol Palin is Pregnant!

Following rumors that would-be Republican Vice President Sarah Palin’s 17 year old daughter may have actually given birth to Sarah’s recent baby, there has been confirmation that Bristol Palin

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/01/2008

Palin Trooper Scandal, Broken Water-gate Present Problems

After only a few days having been selected as GOP candidate John McCain's running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin may seem like the "perfect soccer mom" for the job, but reported contro

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/01/2008

MSNBC Ready to “Have Sex With Obama” After Convention Speech

Bill Maher, on his HBO show Friday night, recognized "there is a problem...with the media gushing over him (Barack Obama) too much". Maher himself is very much on the left.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/31/2008

Sarah Palin Polls Show Her Viewed More Favorably Than Joe Biden

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 53% now have a favorable opinion of Sarah Palin while just 26% offer a less flattering assessment.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/31/2008

Did Sarah Palin Help Cover Up Daughter’s Pregnancy?

Following news reports that Republican Presidential nominee John McCain's newly selected running mate, Sarah Palin, may have exercised bad judgment in taking a nine hour flight while 8 months pregn

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/31/2008

Sarah Palin Flew More Than 3000 Miles After Water Broke?

It hasn't even been 24 hours since Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accepted Senator John McCain's invitation for her to become his running mate and already there are rumors abound that may ultimately t

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/29/2008

Obama Speech More Viewers Than American Idol Finale

Barack Obama's acceptance speech drew more viewers than the finale of American Idol and it was watched by more people than the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/29/2008

Ron Paul Convention Will Draw Masses in St. Paul Too

One time Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul will be holding his own convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota over the weekend. GOP candidate John McCain tried to exclude Dr.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/29/2008

Oddsmakers Likely to go Bonkers Over McCain Choice of Sarah Palin

With the selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate, it should be interesting how odds makers respond in issuing updated odds on both Republican candidate John M

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/29/2008

McCain Selects Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as VP

In a shocker that caught the press completely off guard, Republican Presidential candidate John McCain has chosen Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate and potentially the next Vice Presi

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/29/2008

Breaking News

This is How Media Companies Will be Transformed Into Sportsbooks

This is How Media Companies Will be Transformed Into Sportsbooks

Recode has spoken to a number of experts who offer a glimpse into the future of sports betting in the United States and how media giants hope to get a piece of the pie.  Drudge featured the link to this article prominently atop their page Friday afternoon.

Sinclair TV, MY LVTV and VSIN Partner for Sports Betting Broadcast Television Deal

Sinclair TV, MY LVTV and VSIN Partner for Sports Betting Broadcast Television Deal

LAS VEGAS  Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI) and VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network), the first network dedicated exclusively to sports gambling, today announced a partnership that will bring sports betting content to broadcast television viewers in Nevada.  

Ascend FS and SBC announce partnership ahead of Betting on Sports America

Ascend FS and SBC announce partnership ahead of Betting on Sports America

Ascend FS, the market leader in data-driven charitable fundraising solutions and sponsorship activation in the gaming sector, has been officially named a Supporting Partner for the largest sports betting trade conference in the United States – Betting on Sports America.