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Obama, taken by surprise by McCain's announcement, says the debate should go on.
Republicans and Democrats are trying to figure out how McCain will vote on the bailout.
During congressional hearing, senator outlines shortcomings of the gigantic government bailout.
But in the shadow of the presidential campaign, compromises could be elusive.
A veteran of the Senate, Biden will try to help Obama tie McCain to Bush's troubled overseas legacy.
At stake was a U.S. Senate seat—but also the definition of democracy and the future of the country.
Barack Obama could bring many new voters to the polls, but the length of his coattails is unclear.
The legislation features substantial changes to financial aid policies.
A mostly party-line vote means the shield law won't go to the floor for a vote before recess.