This Morning On The Stephanie Miller SHow

Saturday’s CNN national poll of polls – which includes a new Newsweek survey – shows McCain leading Obama by one point (46 to 45 percent). Friday’s poll of polls showed McCain leading Obama by two points (46 to 44 percent).

Barack Obama appears to be holding on to a significant edge in Iowa in new poll numbers released over the weekend, but his advantage over John McCain in Minnesota, which hosted the GOP convention earlier this month, seems to have evaporated.

Former Bush adviser Karl Rove said yesterday that John McCain had gone “one step too far” in some of his recent ads attacking Obama. Rove then went on to level similar criticism against Obama.

Barack Obama’s campaign raised $66 million in August, the campaign announced yesterday, topping its previous high mark and running well ahead of John McCain. More than half a million new donors contributed during the month.

After enduring one of the most dramatic days in its history, wall street received a climactic jolt early this morning when Lehman Brothers, a 158-year-old investment bank undermined by bad bets on real estate, said it will file for bankruptcy.

Houston’s Police Chief announced yesterday a weeklong nighttime curfew for Texas’ largest city, a day after Hurricane Ike barreled ashore just southeast of there. The curfew, “for purposes of public safety,” will be in place from 9pm to 6am.

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