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Story behind the story: The Clinton myth

Her campaign rests on a game of make-believe. See also: Can HRC win popular vote, superdelegates?

Chuck Hagel: Time for a new political party

U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel writes in a new book that the United States needs independent leadership and possibly another political party, while suggesting the Iraq war might be remembered as…

Hillary Clinton is a joke that’s not so funny

Imagine if Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton had managed to get Congress to adopt the ambitious universal health-care plan she lobbied for during the first term of her husband's presidency. …

Pelosi’s strategy offers Obama a boost

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appears to favor Barack Obama with her statements that the Democratic Party should back the candidate with the most pledged delegates.

Another fine mess we’ve gotten into

Perhaps it's a good thing that Sens. John McCain, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are preoccupied with running for president because if they were involved in the budget debate…

McCain advisers lobbied for Airbus

Top current advisers to Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign last year lobbied for a European plane maker that beat Boeing to a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract, taking sides…

King stands by his Obama slurs

An Iowa Republican congressman on Monday defended his prediction that terrorists would celebrate if Democrat Barack Obama were elected president, despite a rebuke from aides to John McCain, the GOP's…

National security must be a priority at budget time

Over the coming months, Congress will continue to debate President Bush's record $3.1 trillion budget request. Although the Democrats and Republicans do not see eye to eye on many issues,…

Next President will have a nice ride

Whoever wins the White House this year will be ferried to Camp David and elsewhere by the most advanced presidential helicopters ever developed. The helicopter also will be the most…

Democrats upset with Bush’s waterboard veto

Democrats and human rights advocates criticized President Bush's veto Saturday of a bill that would have banned the CIA from using simulated drowning and other coercive interrogation methods to gain…