Politics

Clinton, Obama dish up new promises

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined an aggressive 100-day presidential agenda on Tuesday and Sen. Barack Obama promised to “play offense for working Americans,” both rivals observing something of a lull in an increasingly personal Democratic nomination struggle.

Obama tries to fight ‘elitism’ claims

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, accused of being elitist for remarks he made about small-town American voters, said on Tuesday the slap at his background is amusing and signals a nation in the midst of “political silly season.”

Exposing the ‘real’ John McCain

Sen. John McCain’s status as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has done little to ease the criticism he faces from a small but vocal group of conservatives in his home state.

Chasing the mythical Reagan Democrat

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain often pays tribute to Ronald Reagan. Now he is courting wavering working class Democrats who helped put his hero in the White House.

McCain was in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday — the current ground zero of the tense Democratic race — a week before launching a tour of corners of America where Republicans often fear to tread.

Democrats are the GOP’s best asset

Karl Rove has been mothballed. The Swift Boaters have been decommissioned. But conservatives need not despair. The Republican presidential nominee won’t be needing their special political services this time around.

Because Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are doing their campaign dirty work for them.

Obama’s serious misstep

The latest gaffe in presidential politics — Barack Obama’s unfortunate remark about rural and small town Pennsylvanians — is an indication that the longer this campaign lasts the more likely one is to make a serious misstep. In fact, the eventual winner probably will be whoever avoids speaking last.

Hillary continues her ‘bitter’ assault

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton blasted her rival Barack Obama during a debate Sunday, accusing him of being “elitist” and “patronizing”.

Clinton again seized on a controversy sparked off by Obama’s comments about working class voters.

Obama, she said, was “elitist, out of touch, and frankly patronizing” for having labelled struggling working class voters “bitter.”

Pennsylvania could sway super delegates

The outcome of the Democratic presidential primary in Pennsylvania, pitting Hillary Clinton against Barack Obama April 22, could sway undecided “super-delegates” now expected to decide who gets the party’s nod.

Bitter words in a bitter campaign

Democratic Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton says words don’t matter in an election campaign — unless those words provide fodder to attack an opponent and she and presumptive Republican nominee John McCain are teaming up to try and make Barack Obama pay for his "bitter" words about small-town voters.

Is Barack Obama a snob?

In the midst of an assault from his rivals, a defensive Barack Obama said Friday that many working-class Americans are angry and bitter over economic inequalities and have lost faith in Washington — and, as a result, vote on the basis of other issues such as gun protections or gay marriage.