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Broke and Burned Out: Moms of '08 Election?

Nanette Fondas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nanette Fondas

Soccer moms, security moms ... How will the mothers' vote be labeled this year? Broke and burned out moms?

Why Do Republicans Like Fossil Fuels and Not Care That Much for the Environment?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

McCain and Obama are at polar opposites on the matter of energy; the issue of fossil / nuclear energy versus green energy could well be the uniquely different determining factor in November.

Poll: Independent Voters Split Between Candidates

Washington Post | Dan Balz and Jon Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Buoyed by a public mood favoring Democrats, Sen. Barack Obama begins the general-election campaign holding a narrow advantage over Sen. John McCain, w...

Why is Everything Obama Does Considered so, well, Exotic?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Deggans

When Obama exchanged a a fist bump with Michelle, he did more than prove he's hipper than most of the political class -- he also inspired an explosion of mindless explanatory news stories.

Does Obama have a thing for Michigan?

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

If Obama aims to win without having to carry Florida and Ohio, then Michigan and its 17 electoral votes will be critical, which explains the campaign's preference for staging big announcements there.

Media Under Intense Scrutiny During Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The media is taking a real beating today from... the media. Below are two reports. The Wall Street Journal reports on the increased scrutiny towards...

Wisconsin Diary: My Grandparents Think McCain's Too Old

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

In a northern Midwestern town, at my cousin's graduation, I got a glimpse of something remarkable, something that may signal yet more troublesome news to the already troubled regiment of McCain campaign strategists.

The Presiential Election is Not Going to Be Close

Guy T. Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guy T. Saperstein

Simply put, this is the worst possible time for any Republican to be running for president, and Obama is the perfect candidate for Democrats, and a nightmare for McCain.

Ten Key Steps to Put Obama Over the Top In November

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Democrats must now focus on accomplishing ten critical tasks that are key to winning the presidency this fall.

Top 10 Reasons Obama Defeated Clinton for the Democratic Nomination

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It's worth looking systematically at the major factors that gave victory to Obama -- fifteen months ago, conventional wisdom viewed him as an audacious long shot.

Indiana Lunch Break In the City Of Steel

Laura J. Mansfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura J. Mansfield

In Gary, Ind., the City of Steel, a worker says he's voting Democrat. "Oh yeah, I want a job next year," he says... Obama never mentions the mills. Clinton, at least she seems interested."

Indiana Town Halls, Bill Clinton-Style

Laura J. Mansfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura J. Mansfield

I made it to two of Bill Clinton's six separate town hall appearances saturday. He runs late, talks in detail, charismatically, and doesn't answer any questions from the crowd. Not a single one.

Clinton: Not Exactly The Great White Hope

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Were Hillary the great rural white savior that her campaign is depicting, she would have been able to dispatch a presidential neophyte like Barack Obama.

Last Night Clinton Won the Pennsylvania Primary, but Lost the War for the Nomination

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

She started with a lead of almost 20 points. But her final margin of 9.2% fell far short of what was needed to stop Obama's nomination. Here's why.

Translation Poses Voting Challenges In Chinatown, Philadelphia PA

Laura J. Mansfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura J. Mansfield

At polling places in Chinatown, Philadelphia, there is a serious shortage of translators. Voters are becoming frustrated with the process and leaving without casting votes.

Clinton's Philadelphia Primary-Eve Rally

Laura J. Mansfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura J. Mansfield

"She's a smart woman... Hillary is the one to lead us to gain the respect we have lost in the world. If Obama gets the nomination, I'm voting Republican." Problem she said was that Obama's an elitist.

Pennsylvanians Revel In The "Bitter" Truth

Laura J. Mansfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura J. Mansfield

"Bitter? No, why should I be bitter? I'm an American." That's how they were feeling after the Obama rally in Harrisburg, PA, today, the week of the primary. "Not Bitter, no. I'm reinvigorated!"

Dirty Leaflet Campaign Launched Against Clinton

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

A leaflet scattered about Grand Rapids, Michigan today is urging voters to "let your voice be heard"... so long as that voice isn't for Hillary Clinton.

Turning Purple: Michigan Voters Indecisive, Overlooked and Just Plain Unaware

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

A little more than two weeks away from this state's January 15 primary, I have yet to hear a single person mention his or her intention to vote.

Economics Trump Opinion Polls For Predicting Presidency

Portfolio | John Cassidy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In January 1980, I was a gangly teenager with a disturbing gambling habit. Stopping off at a betting shop one day in my hometown of Leeds, in northern...

Popular-Vote Movement Nears Crucial Moment

The Hill | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A three-year-old effort aimed at electing U.S. presidents through a popular vote is entering a critical phase in the coming weeks, with two big states...

Take The Quiz That Matches You With An '08 Presidential Candidate

Thrillist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Other than your prerogative to boot couch-surfing Redcoats (thanks, Quartering Act), voting's the most important right you spend zero time thinking ab...

Clinton Still Notes Hsu

Political Wire | Taegan Goddard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With federal officials bringing a criminal case against Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu today -- charging him with operating a $60 million pyramid ...