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2008 Presidential Campaign

Smiles and Frowns From Obama Election Night HQ

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

DoubleSpeak at S. Nashau High School covering the NH election results from the Barack Obama Election Night party. Highs and lows out in the gymnasiu...

Bill Clinton Craps Out

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

When Bill Clinton tried to scare the Bejeezus out of the American people by claiming that to nominate Barack Obama would be to "roll the dice" with the country, he revealed a much greater experience in rolling around in the hay than rollin' dem bones.

McCain's Mom: John Has No Support From GOP Base "Whatsoever"

Time.com | Mark Halperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Candidate's mother acting very un-C-SPAN on C-SPAN: Q: How much support do you think he has among the base of the Republican Party? Roberta McCain: ...

Romney Says Bush Sr Is A Personal Hero - - Compares W To Hoover

Washington Post | Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney paid tribute to his presidential heroes during his victory speech last night, he left out one prominent...

Romney Campaign Pulls All TV Ads In South Carolina, Florida

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has decided to pull his advertising from South Carolina and Florida, in a sign of trouble for a campaign...

Richardson Drops Out Of Race

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his campaign for the presidency Wednesday after twin fourth-place finishes that showed his impressive credential...

Watch: Clinton, Obama Make The Rounds On Morning TV

InsideCable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton made the rounds of the cable news networks this morning. Both appeared on FNC's Fox and Friends and CNN's Am...

Barack Obama: "We're Ready For The Rough And Tumble"

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama talked of introducing some Chicago smackdown to his politics of hope Wednesday, seeking a rebound after Hillary Rodham Clinton grasped v...

Obama: Clinton Took Liberties With My Statements

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama accused Bill Clinton of twisting some of his early remarks on the Iraq war in a speech the former president gave the night before the New...

Michigan Represents Romney's Last Stand

Atlantic | Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michigan will be Mitt Romney's last stand; his advisers are cautiously optimistic. They know McCain has a built-in advantage because independents won'...

Shocking Ron Paul Letters Unearthed

The New Republic | James Kirchick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you are a critic of the Bush administration, chances are that, at some point over the past six months, Ron Paul has said something that appealed to...

Barack Obama: "They Will Try To Swiftboat Me

CNN | Jessica Yellin and Peter Hamby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's starting to talk about his fall campaign as a matter of when, not if - and so are some of his potential general election opponents. O...

Huckabee Clueless About Crossing Picket Line To Appear On Leno

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Mike Huckabee, a presidential candidate sounding a populist theme in Iowa, likely will be forced to cross a writers' picket line if he app...

Ron Paul Beats Arch-Nemesis Giuliani 2-To-1 In Iowa

LA Times | Don Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An easily overlooked aspect of the Iowa caucuses -- Ron Paul not only besting Rudy Giuliani, but doing so by more than 2-to-1 -- sparked a trip down m...

Rudy Floats Idea Of Cheney As Vice President Again At New Hampshire Event

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an event in New Hampshire last night, Rudy Giuliani suggested that -- if he were to be elected president -- he would like to choose someone like Di...

Huckabee Goes Hunting In Iowa

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Presidential contender Mike Huckabee bagged a pheasant Wednesday, offering Iowa voters the image of an experienced outdoorsman on the hunt, shotgun bl...

Huckabee Compares Iran Intelligence To Gossip About Britney Spears

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with the Quad-City Times yesterday, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee tried to make excuses for his lack of foreign policy knowl...

Uncertainty Dominates GOP Race With Primaries Looming

AP | ALAN FRAM and TREVOR TOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dig beneath the surface of the raucous Republican presidential race and you will find even deeper turmoil: Four in 10 GOP voters have switched candida...

Edwards: Clinton Is Not Electable

MyDD.com | Jonathan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Edwards is apparently resorting to the electability card in his rhetoric these days. "I think [Clinton] thinks she's the frontrunner," conti...

Man Arrested After Drawing Knife In Clinton's Iowa Headquarters

AP | MELANIE S. WELTE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A man with a knife was arrested inside a campaign headquarters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton in Decorah in northeast Io...

Huckabee Would Criminalize Abortion Providers

Washington Post | John Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, locked in a tight GOP race in Iowa, said Sunday he would seek to punish doctors who took money to provide abor...

Cash-Poor Thompson Drops TV Ads In Iowa

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When I got a generic fundraising e-mail "from" Fred Thompson campaign manager Bill Lacy last night offering "a quick update" on the effort to get "on ...

Romney: I Won't Embarrass America Like The Clintons

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Mitt Romney said Wednesday that if elected president he and his wife will not embarrass the nation by their conduct in the White House as h...

Hillary's Strategy To Win Dependent On Bill

Politico | Elizabeth Drew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In all the excitement over the prospect that Hillary Rodham Clinton might be our first woman president, largely overlooked is the fact that, after try...

Edwards Campaign May Have Expected Union Group's 527 Ads In Iowa

New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the final days before the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, John Edwards has stepped up his criticism of outside organizations that spend money to influenc...