This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

Global stock markets tumbled this morning amid growing fears of a global financial crisis as investors reacted to the demise of two of Wall Street’s biggest names, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch. The Dow dropped 504 points yesterday, its biggest drop since 9/11.

John McCain yesterday declared that “the fundamentals of our economy are strong,” despite what he described as “tremendous turmoil in our financial markets and wall street.”

A campaign spokesman says Alaska Governor Sarah Palin won’t speak with an investigator hired by lawmakers to look into the firing of her public safety commissioner. A McCain spokesman said she will not cooperate as long as the investigation “remains tainted.”

In her first solo appearance on the campaign trail, Sarah Palin said yesterday that voters need to send her and John McCain to the White House so they can “shake things up.” She told voters that she would focus on energy security and government reform.

Joe Biden yesterday accused John McCain of being a “sequel” to President Bush’s two terms. He said that McCain could easily become known as “Bush 44,” a reference to bush being the 43rd U.S. President.

David Petraeus, the American General who presided over Iraq’s pullback from the brink of an all-out civil war, relinquished his command Tuesday to Gen. Ray Odierno under a cascade of official thank-yous.


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