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2008 Race for the White House

Yes, I Can

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Suissa

People didn't just pick sides. They dug their heels into mud and barely moved. Unless you were surrounded by like-minded people where you could just pile on, you had short conversations.

McCain Wants to Help The Country. And, Soften the Beating He's Taking in Polls.

Elon James White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elon James White

McCain is playing a very strange game in this 2008 Election. His campaign strategists are keeping everyone on their toes with the cancellation of one of the most anticipated debates in history.

The End of the Conservative Era

Allan Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allan Lichtman

Conservatives cannot reconcile their historic opposition to social engineering with their backing for one of the most ambitious social engineering ventures in US history: the reconstruction of Iraq.

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'...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cynthia McKinney Launches Green Party Presidential Bid

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Cynthia McKinney formally launches her Green Party campaign in a Web video. "The Republicans have deceived us, the Democrats have failed us," she say...

Offshore Tax Shelters Factor Into Romney's Business Success

LA Times | Bob Drogin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While in private business, Mitt Romney utilized shell companies in two offshore tax havens to help eligible investors avoid paying U.S. taxes, federal...

A Christmas Card From Mike Huckabee

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is this what we have to look forward to if Mike Huckabee becomes President Huckabee? The matching outfits really is a nice touch, though. Rounds the...

Did Romney Speech On Religion Flop? Gallup Poll Finds Large Numbers Still Won't Vote For A Mormon

Editor and Publisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new Gallup Poll finds that better than one in six Americans, including similar numbers of Republicans and Democrats, indicate they would not support...

Bill Clinton: Bush Sr Will Help President Hillary

CNN | Peter Hamby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton said Monday that the first thing his wife Hillary will do when she reaches the White House is dispatch him and his prede...

GOP Councilman In Iowa Calls Mormonism A Cult

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Mormon faith of presidential candidate Mitt Romney continues to receive scrutiny and criticism in ways that would likely not be so vocally aimed a...

Romney: Eliminate Some Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs To Lower National Debt

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the Republican debate in Iowa today, Gov. Mitt Romney responded to a question about how he would lower the national debt: "We don't have to run...

Democrats Debate In Iowa

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic presidential rivals called for higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans and on some corporations Thursday and said any thought of balancin...

Report: Clinton Campaign Insiders Doubting 'Cautious, Poll-Driven' Guru Mark Penn

Newsday | GLENN THRUSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the eve of the final Iowa debate before the Jan. 3 caucuses, Clinton campaign insiders are increasingly questioning the cautious, poll-driven appro...

Fred Thompson Gives Up In New Hampshire

CNN | Rebecca Sinderbrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fred Thompson has decided to abandon the Granite State, and will campaign in Iowa full-time until the January 3 caucuses. The former Tennessee senat...

Romney Tears Up Over Dead Soldier: I Imagined It Was One Of My Sons

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney's eyes filled with tears Monday as the Republican presidential contender recalled watching the casket of a soldier killed in Iraq return t...

Romney's (Almost) Dean Scream Speech

MSNBC | Erin McPike | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If anything is certain about the GOP presidential primary, it's that Romney really, really wants to win Iowa. Desperately. After hitting a post-deba...

Romney Donated $10K To National Review Group Before Receiving Mag's Endorsement

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

In the months before announcing his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts contributed tens of thous...

Young Activists Furious With Clinton, Dodd Over Remarks On College Students

Politico | Ben Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Many youth activists are furious with the campaigns of Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) for suggesting that college stud...

Clinton Co-Chairman In NH Warns Obama Will Be Attacked On Past Drug Use

Washington Post | Alec MacGillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Billy Shaheen, the co-chairman of Hillary Clinton's campaign in New Hampshire, raised the issue of Sen. Barack Obama's past admissions of drug use in ...