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Young voters don’t like third parties

Third-party candidates may find themselves out in the cold as they try to court young voters this year. Just ask 21-year-old Ross Colebrook. The American University junior from Nampa, Idaho, is…

Candidates head into primary endgame

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama embarked Thursday on a five-day march toward the pivotal Pennsylvania primary, as the endgame opens in the Democratic White House tussle. Campaign aides for each White…

Obama more electable than Clinton

In a dramatic reversal, an Associated Press-Yahoo! News poll found that a clear majority of Democratic voters now say Sen. Barack Obama has a better chance of defeating Republican Sen.…

Here’s to a shot and a beer

Alcohol and presidential politics have a long and honorable history in America. George Washington distilled whiskey and brewed beer and made liberal use of both in his various elections. He and…

McCain gains while Dems falter

Republicans are no longer underdogs in the race for the White House. To pull that off, John McCain has attracted disgruntled GOP voters, independents and even some moderate Democrats who…

Another momma for Obama

As a matter of full disclosure, I should tell you that my wife, a long-time Republican, has changed her party registration in advance of the Pennsylvania Primary and has appeared…

A tense, defensive debate

Democratic presidential rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton tried to explain recent controversial remarks during a tense debate on Wednesday, with Obama accusing Clinton of taking political advantage of his…

Clinton admits Obama can win the election

Hillary Rodham Clinton said emphatically Wednesday night that Barack Obama can win the White House this fall, undercutting her efforts to deny him the Democratic presidential nomination by suggesting he…

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…

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…