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The Primary Day Ritual

Al Giordano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Giordano

The media talking heads will ask aloud why Obama can't "close the deal" (in Clinton's own words) and what is numerically a defeat for Clinton will get spun as a Clinton victory.

Sam Stein

Liberal Group Uses Obama's Words Against Him In New Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as it gets members of its party in line on the Hill, the Obama White House continues to take veritable punches from some of its mos...

Obama's Elkhart, Indiana Town Hall Event (Live Video)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama has left Washington today to appeal directly to main street for the backing of his stimulus plans. He's holding a town hall event in E...

Dick Lugar Turns Down Obama Air Force One Invite

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

My colleague Carol Lee reports that Indiana Republican Senator Dick Lugar won't accompany President Obama to his home state tomorrow, despite an invit...

A Rousing, Tightly-Controlled, Poorly Reported Palin Rally in Indiana

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

As Sarah Palin spoke in Jeffersonville, Indiana, during the last week of the 2008 election, she made a rousing speech, cheered by the crowd at almost ...

The Dems Double Dactyl

Chris Marcil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Marcil

"Dead woman running, still" -- Hillary Clinton Denies her campaign has Completed its course; But, out of reflex, or Rigormortality Forces Obama to Be...

Indiana Home to Increasing Numbers of Once-Rare Blue Hoosiers

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

Another ominous sign for the McCain campaign is the most recent polling average by Real Clear Politics, which has Barack Obama leading -- albeit barel...

Deep-Red Indiana Now A Battleground As Suburban GOPers Flip

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In presidential elections since the Depression, Indiana has been the lone industrial state where the elephants always roam. For all the talk of indepe...

My Protest at Palin Rally Finds Some Support From the Crowd

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Eleuterio

Noblesville, Indiana -- A group of intrepid peace activist Hoosiers (members of CodePINK, Women for Peace) braved a Sarah Palin rally in Noblesville, ...

Obama Volunteer Rewarded With "VIP Seating" In Mud

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

I looked for the "VIP" seats, but there were no seats. Further and further we were sent, until in the rain, we entered a muddy open-air pen where we couldn't even see the stage.

Obama Mocks McCain As Change Agent, Tries To Convert GOP Voters Into "Obamacons"

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

"The truth is that the country is not as divided as is our politics. McCain says he wants to reduce the rancor in Washington. I'm thinking, Did you pay attention to the last two days of your convention? I mean, were you not watching it?"

Fed Up DNC Convention Speaker Barney Smith (Not Smith Barney): "Obama's Genuine"

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Denise Dennis

"My father had that job before me. I took over for him. So when I had to pack everything up and send it overseas, I was packing up equipment my father had used. We were packing up a community's way of life."

Hillary Will Drop Out by June 15

Lawrence O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence O'Donnell

A senior campaign official and Clinton confidante has told me that there will be a Democratic nominee by June 15. He could not bring himself to say the words "Hillary will drop out by June 15," but that is clearly what he meant.

Obama, Clinton Turn Up Populist Charm With Campaign Settings

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are chasing the elusive white middle class voter in Indiana (as well as North Carolina), and their campaigns are work...

Game-Changers and Groundhog Days: The Most Exciting Super Tuesday Yet!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It was interesting listening to the pundits try to puzzle everythig through as suddenly, somewhere south of midnight, Indiana surged for Obama, leaving the mayor of Gary, Indiana with some serious bragging rights (and giving Keith Olbermann an excuse to cite The Music Man).

North Carolina, Indiana Primaries: Full Results, Exit Polls

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIANA RESULTS - 99% Reporting Clinton 638,192 51% Obama 615,753 49% NORTH CAROLINA RESULTS - 99% Reporting Obama 889,513 56% Clinton 657,616...

Sam Stein

Obama Struggles With Working Class Whites, Dems Emotionally Divided | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Coming into the North Carolina and Indiana primaries, an emphasis was placed on two questions: Could Barack Obama win over the small town vote and, to...

Abortion Group Launches Robocall Attack On Obama In Indiana

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The anti-choice group National Right to Life has launched a series of robocalls urging people in Indiana to "vote against Barack Obama" in Tuesday's p...

Obama Ad Hits Clinton Over Gas Tax

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama has released a new ad in Indiana criticizing Clinton for her gas tax holiday, and featuring his own energy plan: CBS News' Brian Montopoli as...

Pro-Clinton Group Swiftboating Obama In Indiana

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

"This ad violates the FCC standards. It's modeled after the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth ads. It is being supported by the Clinton campaign and the consequences are going to be severe."

Indiana Primary News: Clinton Wins; Full Results, Video

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIANA RESULTS - 99% Reporting Clinton 638,192 51% Obama 615,753 49% NORTH CAROLINA RESULTS - 99% Reporting Obama 889,513 56% Clinton 657,616...

Indiana Polls: Democratic Primary

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT AT 7:00 ET MAY 6: Zogby is still showing Obama with a lead in the Indiana primary, despite the fact that all other polls show Hil...

NYT: Obama "Bored" With Primary, Shaking Up Campaign Style

NY Times | JEFF ZELENY and ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Barack Obama is making subtle changes to his campaign style and message in an effort to strengthen his appeal to blue-collar voters and to avo...

Watch Live: Obama's Meeting With Editors Of Indianapolis Star

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Indianapolis Star is streaming their editorial meeting Barack Obama. Watch it here: Click here for HuffPost's full coverage of the Indiana pri...

Why Clinton Must Stay In The Race

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

The worst thing for Obama right now would be to win by default. A win by forfeit only weakens the winner in the realm of politics. By contrast, Obama's victory over Clinton would establish momentum showing his ability to defeat a powerful political machine.