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Both sides slinging lots of mud

For all the talk about John McCain's hard-hitting politics, Barack Obama is hardly innocent.

Both candidates and their allies are fully engaged in creating unflattering caricatures of each other that they…

A close race in three key states

Peter Brown and Clay Richards have enough experience between them monitoring national politics to make their views stand out in the near deafening din of babble in the current presidential…

The dangers of being liberal

One of the biggest contemporary ironies is that being liberal in the United States of America, home of history's greatest democracy, has become dangerous. That danger is particularly acute for…

Hey Barack! You ain’t the Prez yet!

You could be forgiven if you have the impression we have two presidents of late -- one elected, the other acting as if the November election is a mere formality.…

McCain’s attacks are paying off

Intensified attacks by Republican John McCain on the character of his Democratic opponent have coincided with Barack Obama losing a nine percentage point advantage in a national poll, which showed…

‘Wet & Wild’ McCain courts biker vote

Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee John McCain's "do anything for a vote" strategy takes him today to the anything-goes town of Sturgis, South Dakota, where…

McCain mocks Obama in new ad

Republican John McCain ratcheted up his attacks on Barack Obama, debuting a new web ad mocking the Democrat as a quasi-divine figure who had anointed himself to rule the world.

Obama: ‘No’ to reparations, apology

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama opposes offering reparations to the descendants of slaves, putting him at odds with some black groups and leaders.

The man with a serious chance to become…

Race remains a political wild card

By accusing Barack Obama of playing the race card, John McCain hopes to shuffle the deck in a White House campaign that is scarcely begun, much less settled.

In so doing,…

Obama flip flops on drilling

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Friday he would be willing to support limited additional offshore oil drilling if that's what it takes to…