This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

Frangela joins us in studio at 8:30am pacific for another edition of “Fridays with Frangela!”

Barack Obama has widened his lead over John McCain, according to CNN’s latest poll of polls. Obama is ahead of McCain in national polls by 3 percentage points, 47 percent to 44 percent. Obama was up by 2 points in the poll of polls released earlier Thursday.

Sarah Palin’s husband won’t comply with a subpoena issued by state lawmakers investigating her firing of Alaska’s public safety commissioner, the McCain-Palin campaign said yesterday. The campaign said Todd Palin would not face a “fair hearing” before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

John McCain, buffeted by criticism about his response to wall street’s financial problems, said yesterday he would fire the securities and exchange commission chairman and create a special trust to help strengthen weak institutions.

U.S. stocks rallied the most in six years yesterday on prospects the government will formulate a “permanent” plan to shore up financial markets, while regulators and pension funds took steps to curb bets against banks and brokerages.

Lawmakers questioned whether the White House had a long-term solution to the problems facing wall street after President Bush yesterday declared the government’s actions to shore up crumbling financial institutions necessary to avoid a “severe disruption” to financial markets.

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