Quotes for the Day
“That’s interesting. I hadn’t heard that … I know it’s high now.” President Bush, asked by a reporter about what advice he’d given an average American, who is faced with the prospect of $4 gallon gas.”
“Mr. Obama has… read full story
An upset Hillary Clinton cited a “Saturday Night Live” skit this week to complain about her media treatment by Democratic debate moderators Brian Williams and Tim Russert.
“In the last several debates I seem to get the first question… read full story
McCain, Obama Trade Volleys
Neither John McCain nor Barack Obama have yet wrapped up their party nominations but the putative presidential contenders, ignoring Hillary Clinton, have already started to engage on Iraq.
McCain seized on a Tuesday night Democratic debate remark by Obama… read full story
Anger vs. Cool
The 20th Democratic debate in Cleveland before next Tuesday’s crucial primaries in Texas and Ohio, if not quite a donnybrook, was civil but not relaxed.
Clinton and Obama jousted on health care, trade policy, Iraq and his campaign tactics.… read full story
Which Hillary Will Show Up?
ABC News put it succinctly about tonight’s MSNBC’s Clinton-Obama debate in Cleveland.
Will it be the “I am honored to be here with Barack Obama” Hillary? Or the “shame-on-you” Hillary?
Based on tactical adjustments to her inconsistent message –… read full story
McCain’s Ethical Challenge
John McCain’s alleged relationship with a woman telecom lobbyist, which caused anxious advisers concern during the his first White House run in 2000, led The New York Times’ front-page story last Thursday, causing a firestorm of controversy and initial… read full story
Nader: The Spoiler Returns
Let’s redefine gadfly, generally a persistently annoying person when not an insect, with a more apt political metaphor. How about Ralph Nader?
On NBC’s “Meet the Press” today, Nader predictably said he will make a third bid –… read full story
Texas, Ohio Polls Tighten
A past familiar pattern affecting Democratic primaries is emerging in Texas and Ohio. A trailing Obama is once again closing the gap with Clinton in the two most recent Rasmussen polls.
In Texas, Obama was behind by 16% on… read full story
Texas Debate Showdown
Obama and Clinton engaged in a polite but occasionally combative debate last night in Austin as a new Washington Post/ABC News poll showed them deadlocked in Texas 11 days before March 4 – a primary Bill Clinton says she… read full story
McCain: Old Ethics Issues Resurface
As John McCain is within reach of the Republican presidential nomination, ethical allegations involving lobbying early in his 2000 run for the White House caused a wave of anxiety among his small circle of advisers.
The New York… read full story
Obama 10-Streak, McCain Ready
The Democratic frontrunner won in Wisconsin and Hawaii by landslides over a fading Hillary Clinton while Republican John McCain’s victories in the Badger State and Washington all but sealed his nomination.
Her twin defeats leaves the former first lady… read full story
L.A. Times Renews Case for Obama
The Los Angeles Times, as did virtually every major newspaper in California including Spanish language La Opinion, endorsed Barack Obama on Super Tuesday.
He lost, partly because of black-Latino tensions but more in tribute to Bill and Hillary… read full story
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Clinton is cutting her Wisconsin campaign short on Monday, a day ahead of Tuesday’s primary election, to stump in Texas and Ohio ahead of Obama - a replay of her strategy in quiting… read full story
Clinton, Putin and more
Hillary Clinton remarking that former K.G.B. officer Vladimir V. Putin “has no soul.” The outgoing Russian president’s response: “As a minimum, a state official must at least have a head.”
“Most people are saying it looks like McCain… read full story
California: Million Votes Still Untallied
Wow! Turns out almost a million California votes cast in the Super Tuesday presidential primaries remain uncounted.
The Sacramento Bee reports that the mountain of absentee and provisional ballots – 960,000 by one count – equals the total number… read full story
Race Card Redux?
Race, unsuccessfully injected into the South Carolina primary by the Clinton side but thought to have been muted since, has reared its ugly presence again in the Democratic campaign.
Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell, one of Clinton’s most aggressive supporters,… read full story
Potomac Trifecta, On to Wisconsin
Obama scored crushing victories over Clinton in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia, a state which was once expected to be her best chance of winning the so-called “Potomac Primaries.”
Extending his winning streak, Obama has momentum, a… read full story
What’s Edwards’ Quid Pro Quo?
Hillary Clinton and John Edwards, who dropped out of the presidential race Jan. 30, met Thursday in Chapel Hill, N.C.
A meeting between Barack Obama and Edwards, planned for yesterday on the eve of Potomac Tuesday, was cancelled… read full story
GOP’s Dream Opponent?
While Clinton and Obama fight for the Democratic nomination, the Republicans have started to telegraph the candidate whom they would most prefer to run against in November.
Clinton, no longer the inevitable nominee and with high negatives, suggests a… read full story
Maine Goes Obama
The expectation was women would give Clinton an edge in Maine’s caucuses Sunday with a heavy turnout despite snow and winds.
But Obama had organization and momentum, beating Clinton by 18 points after his landslide wins in Washington, Nebraska… read full story
Powell: In from the Cold?
Bush’s former Secretary of State tells “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer” today on CNN that he may support a Democrat or Independent for president in November and may not back the Republican nominee.
Noting that he has voted for… read full story
Obama Landslides, Huckabee Shocks
Barack Obama swept to huge Democratic caucus victories in Nebraska, Washington State and the U.S. Virgin Islands over Hillary Clinton yesterday also beat her in the Louisiana primary in the delegate race.
Obama continued his string of winning… read full story
Pentagon on Prolonged Wars
The Associated Press late Friday learned that a classified Pentagon assessment has concluded that prolonged wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have prevented the military from improving its ability to respond to any new crisis.
The news alert confirms the… read full story
McCain Genuflects to Right
John McCain, whose Lazarus-like primary comeback was fueled largely by moderate Republicans and independents, groveled before the annual Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday.
In the wake of arch rival Mitt Romney’s suspension of his campaign, McCain apologized for skipping… read full story
Clinton’s Cash Crunch
If it’s true that money chases momentum Clinton is losing the cash war and advertising edge to Obama. In January he raised $32 million while she raised less than $14 million.
It was disclosed Wednesday that Clinton loaned her… read full story
McCain Closer, Democrats Split
In the wake of Super Tuesday presidential contests in 22 states the Republican and Democratic parties are headed on very different paths on the road to the White House.
John McCain edged closer to the nomination by taking the… read full story
Democrats Fight On
The elusive battle between Clinton and Obama, far from conclusive, intensifies Saturday when two states – Washington and Nebraska – caucus, while Louisiana and U.S. Virgin Islands hold primaries.
A confident Clinton campaign which won more big-prize states like… read full story
Karl Rove, Bush’s brain, will join Rupert Murdock’s Fox News Channel as a contributor starting with today’s live coverage of the biggest day of the presidential primary election season.
Murdoch’s once cozy relationship with Hillary Clinton ended when his… read full story
On Super Tuesday eve both the Clinton and Obama camps were trying to lower expectations while anticipating the start of a long game and the next round of states, Politico reported.
Mark Penn, Clinton’s chief strategist, said “we expect… read full story
With more than 20 states holding nominating contests the dramatic story on election eve is that the race is virtually now dead even nationally between Clinton and Obama. Among Republicans McCain could wrap up or come close to winning… read full story
Shriver, Arnold’s Wife, Backs Obama
A pre-Super Bowl rally for Barack Obama at UCLA featuring Caroline Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey and Michele Obama produced two stunning political surprises on C-SPAN live.
The candidate’s wife introduced Stevie Wonder who said that while admiring Bill Clinton and… read full story
Obama Ahead in Calfornia
Neck and neck in key Super Tuesday battleground states a surging Obama has taken a slim lead over Clinton in California, the biggest delegate prize.
A new Zogby poll out today has Obama ahead, 45% to 41%, within the… read full story
Obama: Key Late Support
Endorsements of Barack Obama and John McCain by The Los Angeles Times and Spanish language La Opinion are pivotal for each candidate before Super Tuesday.
But the most effusive backing is for Obama, surging to close the gap between… read full story
Clinton, Obama Ready for McCain
The Clinton vs. Obama showdown last night at the celebrity-filled Kodak Theater in Hollywood turned out to be more of a Kodak moment than a brawl – more conversation and less debate.
With either a white woman or a… read full story
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