James Pethokoukis, assistant managing editor, has been with U.S. News since 1997. Jim weighs in daily on the intersection of Wall Street and Washington in his Capital Commerce blog. Lately, Jim has been focusing on the 2008 election, analyzing how it will affect your pocketbook and your portfolio, as well as the impact of the economy on the race for the White House. His most recent posts summarize his exclusive interview with Austan Goolsbee, the University of Chicago economist who serves as the top wonk for Sen. Barack Obama. Goolsbee got plenty of media attention recently after reports that he may have given back-channel assurances to the Canadian government that Obama's tough talk about the North American Free Trade Agreement was just campaign rhetoric.
Check in with Capital Commerce later today, as Jim plans to provide his analysis of Sen. John McCain's new economic plan.