Politics

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.

Obama takes over race issue and runs with it

“Race doesn’t matter,” the crowd chanted after Sen. Barack Obama’s sweeping victory in the South Carolina Democratic primary, made possible by heavy black support and a solid showing among white voters.

Libs want Democratic nomination decided

Liberals are antsy. They haven’t seen Democratic voter enthusiasm like this in a long time and they’d rather not wait until the party’s August convention to harness it to the party’s presidential nominee.

Clinton will release some first lady records

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s schedules as first lady — thousands of pages worth — are being released after months of pressure and criticism that the Clintons were delaying making them public.