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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

Obama’s photo op broke NCAA rules

North Carolina's men's basketball team on Tuesday had what a team official called an extraordinary chance to play basketball with presidential candidate Barack Obama. So extraordinary that an NCAA rule appears…

Did Barack Obama finally do the Wright thing?

On Monday, the pundits said Rev. Jeremiah Wright threw Democratic Presidential frontrunner Barack Obama under the proverbial political bus with more lurid comments about the sad state of affairs in…