Is there a deal or not? It depends on who’s asked, but an outline is emerging from Thursday’s meeting at the White House.
Obama and McCain hope to jump-start the economy, but their plans clearly differ.
The GOP candidate wants to concentrate on getting a financial bailout through Congress, but the economy's woes have so far favored Democrats.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson warns of measures that could slow the bailout bill, but says, "I share your frustrations" on executive pay.
John McCain has the harder job of countering his support of Bush and his push for deregulation.
The administration's attitude toward the UN has evolved from antipathy to engagement.
But for most, economic issues are more important than candidates' gender.