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Will Clinton exit with a snarl or a smile?

"We cannot win with eggheads and African-Americans," Paul Begala, a Democratic strategist and Clinton ally, said on CNN last week. …

The politics of proportionality

In 1972 just following the California Democratic primary I walked down to the President's Room off the U.S. Senate chambers where reporters met members and asked the chief attendant to…

Obama within reach of nomination

Barack Obama's wave of superdelegate endorsements puts him within reach of the Democratic presidential nomination by the end of the primary season on June 3 — even if he loses…

Barr launches Libertarian bid

Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr launched a Libertarian Party presidential bid Monday, saying voters are hungry for an alternative to the status quo who would dramatically cut the federal government. His…

Obama dons flag pin, touts patriotism

Wearing a flag lapel pin, Sen. Barack Obama emphasized his patriotism and support for a strong and humane military Monday, while Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton implored West Virginians to sustain…

Clinton holds poll leads in WVA, KY

New polls Monday predicted landslide wins for Hillary Clinton in two looming primaries, despite pressure for her to cede to Barack Obama's mathematical stranglehold on the Democratic White House race. …

Hillary’s failure: How did it happen?

Hillary Rodham Clinton began her presidential quest armed with talent, tenacity, fame, money, connections and a team that knew how to win. Many people believed her victory in the Democratic nomination…

Hillary stays publicly confident

Hillary Rodham Clinton was just warming up the crowd in a cramped and muggy middle school gymnasium when she switched her pronouns. "All the kitchen table issues that everybody talks to…

Can McCain appeal to young voters?

He's a Republican, for starters. He describes himself as "older than dirt." And he makes no apology for an Iraq war that is especially unpopular on college campuses. Doesn't sound like…

The Arianna vs. McCain side show

Did U.S. Republican presidential candidate John McCain vote for President George W. Bush in 2000? Liberal Internet blogger Arianna Huffington says McCain told her he did not. But the Arizona senator…