Politics

CBS calls Indiana for Clinton

CBS news has called Indiana for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Other networks still call the race too early to call. Whatever the outcome, the vote tally is tightening.

Obama scores easy win in North Carolina primary

Sen. Barack Obama racked up a convincing win in the North Carolina Democratic primary Tuesday, denying Hillary Rodham Clinton the “game changing” outcome she claimed was coming.

Networks declared Obama the winner seconds after North Carolina polls closed at 7:30 p.m.

Exit polls showed the win by Obama will be “substantial” and could restore to Obama the momentum he needs to capture the Democratic Presidential nomination.

In Indiana, Clinton leads Obama but the race was still to early to call at 7:30 p.m.

Democrats face yet another ‘day of destiny’

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton faced a new day of destiny Tuesday with Democratic primaries in Indiana and North Carolina, as the climax approached in their gripping White House race.

Opinion polls pointed to another messy draw on the biggest single day of voting left in the epic battle for the Democratic nomination, with Obama tipped to win in North Carolina and Clinton ahead in Indiana.

The rivals raced through a frenetic campaign swing in the two states Monday but both signaled the contest would drag on through the bitter end of the primary calendar, on June 3 in Montana and South Dakota.

“We hope to do as well as we can, we started out pretty far behind,” Clinton told reporters on a late-night flight across Indiana.

A roller coaster political year

If the election were today, Democrats would sweep local, state and national offices — and John McCain would be the nation’s 44th president.

A holiday from common sense

The gasoline-tax holiday as proposed by Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain may be good politics, but it’s bad economics, very bad economics.

The idea is to suspend that 18.4-cents-a-gallon federal gas tax from Memorial Day to Labor Day, supposedly as a way of bringing some relief at a time many families take to the roads for summer vacation.

Ruthless opportunist or gritty pol?

There’s little middle ground when it comes to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

You either love her or you hate her. What some see as grit and determination is viewed as ruthless and opportunistic by others.

She is a polarizing political figure to her opponents and a messiah for 21st century feminism to those who support her.

Is Hillary ready to ‘go nuclear?’

Hillary Clinton is so determined to win the Democratic Presidential nomination that she may be willing to destroy the Democratic party and alienate black voters and other blocs to so so.

Voters see gas tax suspension as political ploy

A majority of voters surveyed by The New York Times see the gas tax suspension supported by Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain as just another political ploy and most also say the uproar over the relationship between Sen. Barack Obama and his pastor doesn’t change their opinion of the Democratic Presidential frontrunner.

However, voters also feel questions about Obama could affect how voters cast their ballots in the November General Election.

Obama makes more gains in superdelegates

Sen. Barack Obama may be losing big state primaries and getting roughed up by controversy but he continues to gain support among Democratic party “superdelegates” who will make the final decision on who gets the nomination.

Recent reports show more and more of the automatic delegates who are not elected by either a primary or caucus system are lining up behind Obama and one story suggests Democratic members of the House and Senate — all superdelegates — have made up their minds and most are going with Obama.

And now the former chairman of the Democratic Party, an early supporter of Clinton, is switching sides and going with Obama.

Where does this leave Hillary Rodham Clinton? Up the creek without a political paddle.

The Wright time for Obama to quit

Sen. Barack Obama’s response to Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s incendiary appearance on Monday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. is not just a day late and a dollar short: it’s a month-and-a-half late and a few million dollars short.