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2008 Campaign

Couric's Candidate Questions: Infidelity

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On tonight's "CBS Evening News," Katie Couric hits a nerve: Tonight's "Primary Questions" installment is about infidelity. Awkward! But reading through some of the responses, surprisingly touching.

Sam Stein

Edwards Insists Hands Are Tied Over Controversial Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Capping off a public squabble between Barack Obama and John Edwards, an outside group with ties to Edwards released television advertisements on Wedne...

Another New Hampshire Newspaper Hits Romney, Questions His Conviction

Union-Leader | The Editors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THERE IS A reason Mitt Romney has not received a single newspaper endorsement in New Hampshire. It's the same reason his poll numbers are dropping. He...

Bundled Donations Pose Risks For Candidates

Politico.com | Will Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was recently suspended from practicing law. A backer of Democrat Barack Obama defaulted...

Flashback: Huckabee's "Unhinged" Attacks On Arkansas Journalists

The New Republic | Gabriel Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Max Brantley, the editor of the alternative weekly Arkansas Times, has feuded with Mike Huckabee since the presidential candidate first appeared on th...

Henry Kissinger Speaks Up For John McCain

MSNBC | Bethany Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At Faneuil Hall in Boston, Henry Kissinger told a crowd of McCain supporters that he "doesn't usually get involved in things like this," but given tod...

Clinton Camp: Media Deck Is Stacked Against Us

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After weeks of bad news, Hillary Clinton and her strategists hoped that winning the endorsement of Iowa's largest newspaper last weekend might produce...

Who Is Rudy? Giuliani's Shifting Stances Leave Voters Confused About His Political Philosophy

Des Moines Register | Martha T. Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The combative former mayor of New York has shown he is resolute in a crisis but also creates turmoil himself. In three campaigns for mayor of New Yor...

Firms That Received Big Tax Breaks From Giuliani Have Donated Big To His Campaign

New York Daily News | BENJAMIN LESSER and GREG B. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Corporations that got multimillion-dollar sweetheart tax deals from former Mayor Rudy Giuliani have raised more than $1 million for his Senate and pre...

Sam Stein

Bloomberg And Hagel Holding Regular Calls

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel have been conducting regular, private phone conversations over the past few mon...

Top Democratic Candidates In Dead Heat In Iowa

CNN | Paul Steinhauser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just two weeks until the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic presidential candidates appear to be in a dead heat in the Hawkeye State, according to a new CN...

Sam Stein

McCain Rising In New Hampshire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A flashback to 2000? Maybe so or maybe not. Either way, Sen. John McCain seems to be making a late charge in New Hampshire after a series of high-prof...

Huckabee Adviser Clarifies Remark About Homosexuality And Necrophilia: They're Both "Aberrant Behavior," But They're At "Opposite Ends Of The Spectrum"

Talking Points Memo | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Oh, man. One of Mike Huckabee's chief advisers has just attempted to clarify the Arkansas Governor's apparent equating of homosexuality and necrophili...

Final Pre-Iowa Meet The Press: Huckabee And Obama

Slate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For weeks Mike Huckabee has avoided Tim Russert while touring the Sunday-morning talk-show circuit. NBC's Washington bureau chief has lobbied hard to ...

Sam Stein

Giuliani Feeling The Heat Over 9/11 Radios

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By now, it is fairly well known that on 9/11 the New York City Fire Department's radios simply did not work. In fact, it was the same exact equipment ...

Sam Stein

Joe Wilson Rips Obama, Ignites Debate Over Candidates' Experience

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Writing on the Huffington Post today, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, who has endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton for president, took one of the hardest sw...

Obama's Just "Present" Votes In Illinois Allowed Him To Sidestep Controversial Issues

New York Times | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ and CHRISTOPHER DREW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 1999, Barack Obama was faced with a difficult vote in the Illinois legislature -- to support a bill that would let some juveniles be tried as adult...

Romney Embraces Bush, Praises His Foreign Policy

ABC News | John Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Standing on the banks of the chilly Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa, Mitt Romney gave a great big political bear-hug to President Bush. Praising...

Campaign Ad Review: Mike Huckabee's "What Really Matters"

23/6: News You Can Misuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The latest ad from Mike Huckabee attempts to solidify the former Arkansas governor's Christian bona fides. Coming on the heels of a New York Times mag...

Sam Stein

With One Week Till Iowa, Huckabee Heads To Miami

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With a scant eight days to go until the Iowa caucus, presidential campaigns are going full-throttle following a brief Christmas reprieve. As such, alm...

Obama Blasts Edwards Over 527 Activity

ABC News | Sunlen Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's just two days before Christmas and the shots between the campaigns haven't slowed with the season. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at a stop in Des ...

Romney Lied About Father Marching With Martin Luther King Jr

Detroit Free Press | TODD SPANGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said he watched his father, the late Michigan Gov. George Romney, in a 1960s civil rights march in M...

Sam Stein

Giuliani In Presidential Poll Free Fall

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rudy Giuliani is falling, and falling fast, in the GOP primary polls. A new study, released by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal has the former New...

Report: 2,600 Pages Of Clinton Records Withheld

New York Sun | JOSH GERSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The National Archives is withholding from the public about 2,600 pages of records at President Clinton's direction, despite a public assurance by one ...

Clinton's 'Right-Hand Woman' Takes Charge In Iowa

Wall Street Journal | MONICA LANGLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With snow and sleet pounding her hotel window, campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle dialed in to an early-morning strategy debate a few weeks ago among ...