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Iowa: Oh, Oh, Oh, It's Oprah!

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Des Moines, Iowa---"Oh, oh, oh, Obama!" is one of the favorite chants of the Obama supporters. But today, it's all about getting a first hand look at ...

In NYC, Kucinich Preaches To The Choir

Kirsten Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kirsten Anderson

Dennis Kucinich wants to save the Constitution. And he believes you can help.

Bankers Hold Sway Over Dem Candidates

Jacob Alperin-Sheriff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Alperin-Sheriff

Democratic candidates have in the past broken ranks with their party when it comes to votes that affect industries headquartered in their home states.

Roadkill: OffTheBus's Ongoing RoundUp of the Awkward, the Ugly, and the Just Plain Weird

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

Dodd's down, but is he out? Does Mitt need a Huckabee vaccine more than another TV ad? Mitt gives advice to media consumers.

Obama Rocks Austin

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

In Austin on a fund-raising jaunt, Barack Obama addressed a crowd of 3500 at 'The Backyard', an outdoor concert venue, all that more appropriate given the evening's rock concert-like feel.

Co: Hillary Stitches Up Rep. DeGette's Endorsement

Colorado Confidential | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Colorado Confidential

Colorado Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette has endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race for the presidential nomination.

Roadkill: OffTheBus's Ongoing RoundUp of the Awkward, the Ugly, and the Just Plain Weird

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

Kucinich says he's in a run for the roses. Huck pins Ric Flair's support. Barack's low maintenance dinner companions. Rudy greases Sin City kingpin's palm.

Candidate Donations From Special Interests: Up As Much As 90%

Nancy Watzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Watzman

As the cost of running for elected office continues to rise, candidates must ask for more money from well-heeled special interests -- who are more than happy to oblige.

Colorado Superdelegates Size Up Presidential Race

Colorado Confidential | Leslie Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Recent primaries and caucuses in Washington, Louisiana and Nebraska raised Sen. Barack Obama's delegate count (857) past Sen. Hillary Clinton's (841) ...

Smear Campaign Against McCain Surfaces In South Carolina

Campaign Diaries | Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Republicans in South Carolina: Negative campaigning is the norm in South Carolina, where the GOP primary regularly devolves into nasty bickering. 8 ye...

Brownback Uses Roe v. Wade Anniversary As Premise For Fundraising Pitch

Iowa Independent | Lynda Waddington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In his first direct email to supporters since leaving the race for the White House, Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, has used the 35th anniversary of Roe...

Alfonse D'Amato Backs McCain

Blog Critics Magazine | Dave Nalle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When Fred Thompson dropped out of the race on Tuesday there was lots of speculation on who he might endorse, with most bets focusing on John McCain wi...

Ron Paul Could Be Louisiana Dark Horse

Arkansas Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Don't expect to hear much about it from the corporate media, but Louisiana today begins the process that will determine who 27 of it's 47 Republican d...

Clinton Beats "Uncommitted" By 15 Points In Michigan

Michigan Messenger | Celeste Whiting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sen. Hillary Clinton won 55 percent of the vote in Tuesday's Michigan presidential primary; "Uncommitted" drew 40 percent, according to unofficial ele...

The Roving Off The Bus Team Likes Elizabeth Kucinich Very, Very Much

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's a quick video with "Team Doublespeak" — the "Off The Bus" roving video team at the New Hampshire primary. Oh, the things they've seen. Th...

Co: Republican Advantage In Registered Voters Disintegrates

Colorado Confidential | Jim Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Republican advantage in registered voters in Colorado is disintegrating, according to numbers compiled by Colorado Public Radio. The trend seems t...

Romney's Claim That Father Marched With MLK Questioned

The Phoenix | David S. Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the most-watched speech of his political career, speaking on "Faith in America" at College Station, Texas, earlier this month, Mitt Romney evoked t...

The Racist Roots Of The Anti-Immigration Movement

Black Agenda Report | Lee Cokorinos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home


Mum's the Word: Bill Richardson Opts Out Of Taking The Political Courage Test | Simon McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Are presidential candidates, including Gov. Bill Richardson, becoming more cowardly? That seems to be the troubling trend, according to Project Vote...

Richardson Packs Pro-Gun Record

Concord Monitor | Meg Heckmen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

During his first term as New Mexico's governor, Bill Richardson backed legislation allowing residents to carry concealed weapons. When it became law i...

Edwards Repeats Threat To Yank Congressional Health Care

Nashua Telegraph | Kevin Landrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CONCORD - Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said it's "absolute nonsense" to suggest he's grandstanding with his vow to take government h...

Democrats Debate At The Iowa Brown And Black Presidential Forum

HuffPost's OffTheBus | Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Des Moines--- After the hostage situation in Senator Hillary Clinton's New Hampshire campaign office on Friday, her chief competitors at Saturday's Br...

Romney Spokesman: Iowans Pick Corn, Not Presidents

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg, a national co-chairman of the Mitt Romney presidential campaign, appeared on CNN tonight with Wolf Blitzer to discuss p...

Ron Paul "Impressed" By Supporters' Anger

Radio Iowa | O.Kay Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has outpaced better-known rivals like John McCain in the fundraising arena. For example on November 5th, Pa...

Michigan Primary Inaction Means NH Waits

Iowa Independent | John Deeth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Keep your eyes on the Michigan legislature and the Supreme Court," New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner told CQ Politics when asked about hi...