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Obama sets stage for Iraq trip

Barack Obama is setting the stage for his upcoming visit to Iraq with a high-profile explanation of his opposition to the war there and his pledge to complete a U.S.…

Goodbye maverick, hello panderer

John McCain gives the impression of a man running not for president but for commander in chief. He seems more animated by national security concerns than by the drudgery of…

Some change we should worry about

Are we undergoing some kind of sea change of attitudes in America today?

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne reflects such sentiment -- perhaps I should say wishful thinking -- by those…

Obama mourns soldiers’ deaths

Barack Obama mourned the death of nine U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan on Sunday, even as he said John McCain's numerous visits to the region don't leave the Republican better equipped…

Is John McCain too old?

So how old is John McCain? Six-packs, automatic transmissions and the American Express card were all introduced after he was born, not to mention computers which McCain admits he doesn't…

When the truth hurts

In the political white heat of the US presidential race, the truth cannot set a candidate free, it can only get them into trouble.

The…

With friends like these…

Former Republican Sen. Phil Gramm isn't the first friend to give a presidential candidate heartburn. And based on recent history, another one will be along before John McCain or Barack…

Comedian’s joke falls flat at Obama fete

Comedian Bernie Mac endured some heckling and a campaign rebuke during a surprise appearance Friday night at a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Toward the end of a 10-minute…

Surprise! Obama is a politician!

Is Barack Obama a flip-flopper?

In recent weeks, the presumptive Democratic nominee has backed away from his opposition to a wiretapping law that would grant telephone companies de facto immunity for…

Union scare tactics rise from the grave

I live in Colorado, where the very pleasant, personally appealing Mark Udall is running as a Democrat for the Senate while supporting a very unpleasant, unappealing plan to help subvert…