POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Democrats Debate Tonight...As McCain Scandal Continues

Democrats Debate In Texas
Tonight in Austin, Texas, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will go head-to-head in their penultimate debate before the March 4th primaries.

AP has the basics:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton set out to change the course of the Democratic presidential race Thursday in the first of a pair of debates with Sen. Barack Obama before March 4 primaries in two battleground states.

Clinton has lost 11 straight primaries and caucuses to Obama -- including an overseas competition for support among Americans living aboard -- and fallen behind in the delegate chase.

Obama's strong showing has made him the man to beat in a historic struggle between a black man and a white woman, and even some of Clinton's own supporters conceded she needs victories in both Ohio and Texas early next month to preserve her candidacy. Rhode Island and Vermont also vote that day.

Read live AP updates here

Read in-depth coverage of the events leading up to tonight's debate here

McCain Lobbyist Scandal

Yesterday the New York Times published a report linking Sen. John McCain to lobbyist Vicki Iseman.

Read all about the New York Times' story, McCain's response, Vicki Iseman and the fallout from the article here