Politics

Obama has money; Clinton is almost broke

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton lived hand to mouth during the rush of presidential primaries while Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama outspent her and put money in the bank.

New Federal Election Commission reports show Obama raised at a clip of nearly $2 million a day in February, an open spigot of money that left him with $30 million in the bank for March.

Clinton had her best fundraising month as well, at $34.5 million. But counting her debts to vendors she ended with a net $3 million. And that’s not factoring the $5 million she lent her campaign and has not paid back.

Obama file breach: Personal or political?

As with most emerging political scandals, revelations that at least three contract employees of the State Department snooped into the passport records of Democratic Presidential frontrunner Obama raises more questions than it answers.

Bill Richardson endorses Barack Obama

New Mexico Gov. and former Presidential candidate Bill Richardson dealt Democratic contender Hillary Clinton a blow today by endorsing rival Barack Obama.

Clinton actively sought Richardson’s endorsement and former President Bill Clinton spent Super Bowl Sunday watching the game with Richardson and lobbying for an endorsement for his wife.

Good thing we don’t have to vote right now

We have learned that Hillary Rodham Clinton’s White House years were scheduled to the minute, studded with meetings and photo opportunities. But after her health-care fiasco, there were few policymaking sessions.

We now know that Barack Obama will not disavow his preacher, who out of anger asked God to “damn” America.

Brother, can you spare some change?

“Change” is certainly the password among the candidates. But what does it really mean? Is it “the few loose coins in my pocket,” like someone told me? Or is it more than that?

Yes, white men can vote

You probably wouldn’t believe me if I told you this, but listen to The Washington Post’s astute reporter, Dan Balz:

“In the fierce campaign between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, a battle dominated by questions of race and gender, white men have emerged as perhaps the single critical swing constituency.”

Think of politics as a holiday

As the presidential primaries continue to grab all the attention, a parallel but less publicized contest has been taking place among familiar characters.

Obama: ‘I can be trusted to end the Iraq war’

Barack Obama suggested Wednesday that Hillary Clinton could not be trusted to end the Iraq war because she only started opposing it when she began her bid for president.

In a speech not far from North Carolina’s Fort Bragg military base, the Democratic presidential hopeful told military families and local officials that the war has emboldened al-Qaida, the Taliban, Iran and North Korea.