Politics

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.

Obama gaining on Clinton in PA

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton leads Barack Obama by 6 points among likely Pennsylvania Democratic primary voters but he is chipping away at her lead, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday.

With two weeks to go until the state’s April 22 primary, Clinton has a 50 percent to 44 percent lead, the poll found.

Chelsea Clinton and the ‘other woman’

Chelsea Clinton is spending long days on the campaign trail telling college crowds about her mother’s positions on everything from health care and student-loan costs to the Darfur crisis and gay rights.

But there is one subject she will not discuss — “The Other Woman.”

Voter fatigue sets in

Until about 2-1/2 weeks ago, Ed Soto used to get home from work, turn on the TV and watch CNN into the night for the latest political news.

About now, he’s sick of it.

“I don’t agree with a lot of the assessments that are being made,” said Soto, 22. “A lot of the commentators on TV, they’re getting on my nerves, and I’m tired of hearing ‘the best political team on television.’ ”

Technology is changing political polling

Your home phone rings, but you don’t pick up because you don’t recognize the number that flashes on your caller ID. Or maybe you abandoned your landline months ago because it’s more economical to use your cell phone.

The bizarre web of politics

Women splashing their faces with mini-John McCains.

A 4-foot-tall cross-dressing Chilean Hillary Clinton impersonator grooving to the sound of Hillary Duff.

Topless Barack Obama sharing the beach with a bikini-clad model.

This is the future — actually the present — of American politics.

Can Clinton survive latest campaign setbacks?

Hillary Clinton’s uphill quest to beat Barack Obama to the Democratic presidential nomination was reeling Monday after her top aide Mark Penn quit over a firestorm sparked by his lobbying ties to Colombia.

Pregnant woman tale: part truth, part lie

Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has stopped telling a story of a pregnant woman’s medical tragedy after an Ohio hospital challenged its accuracy last weekend.

But recent accounts of the episode have omitted key details that suggest there was more truth in the essence of Clinton’s tale than her critics, and even her presidential campaign, have acknowledged.

Penn admits his resignation was a sham

Mark Penn, the highly-paid “senior strategist” fired from the embattled Presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton over the weekend, told his company Monday that the whole thing is a sham and that he is still a major player in the faltering organization.

Penn, in a conference call with Burson Marsteller managing directors, said the whole thing was nothing more than a name change.

McCain continues to ignore the obvious

Like the unpopular and discredited President he seeks to replace, presumptive GOP Presidential nominee John McCain continues to ignore reality about Iraq while claiming progress in that civil-war torn country,

In a speech prepared for delivery today, McCain will claim victory in Iraq is at hand — an assertion disputed by just about every military expert who does not depend on George W. Bush for his livelihood.