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Is John McCain really Bob Dole?

It's an election between old and new.

The Republican presidential candidate is a former war hero and seasoned senator who would be the oldest president in history when he starts his…

Barack Obama’s smoking gun

Whether it makes a difference that Barack Obama once was a smoker (and may be struggling to keep a nonsmoking status) may depend on whether or not you smoke.

Whether it…

Obama’s SS plan short on details

Barack Obama's bid to place a new Social Security tax on very high incomes is either a bold or foolhardy plan, depending on who critiques it.

But its potential impact is…

Too many questions, too few answers

Six months ago, Americans were worried about Barack Obama's inexperience and John McCain's age and adherence to President Bush's policies. Today? Ditto.

Granted, most normal people are not yet besotted with…

Opening the doors for voter registration

Pressure is mounting on the Department of Veterans Affairs to let nonpartisan groups hold voter-registration drives in VA facilities, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and homeless shelters.

McCain attacks Obama over aborted troop visit

White House hopeful Barack Obama was back in the United States Sunday after a triumphant foreign trip, facing a new assault from Republican rival John McCain over his cancelled visit…

All-Obama, all-the-time news?

When the media start backing away from supporting a candidate or a cause read this as a sign that the media elite understand the public is seeing through the media's…

Libertarians plan counter-convention

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul have ramped up plans for a local counterweight to the GOP's national…

Closing in on running mates

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain and his Democratic rival Barack Obama are in the final stretch of the process of selecting their running mates -- even if they won't openly…

Obama’s ever-evolving Iraq policy

The indications are that Barack Obama is returning from his visits to Afghanistan and Iraq with at least a more nuanced view of Iraq.

His view of Afghanistan remains unequivocal: It…