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In politics, stupid is as stupid does

For years my nomination for the "Dumbest Politician" award was a Georgia state senator who decided the illegal-drug business was the way to riches. The senator, a rotund man…

Bill Clinton’s phony black friends

Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton should be leery of ever trusting the word of another black person, especially the word of elected officials, celebrities and other elites. She most certainly…

Can Obama bridge the racial divide?

Democratic presidential frontrunner Barack Obama, hammered by both the right wing and his own party opponent on racial issues, will try today to distance himself from incendiary comments made by…

Florida dumps plans for do-over primary

Cementing its reputation as a political spoiler, Florida Monday scrapped plans for a "do-over" primary, leaving the decision of what to do with a primary that didn't count up to…

Hillary won’t disclose her pork barrel past

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continues to practice the politics of evasion and doublespeak.

Her campaign's latest example of doubletalk concerns earmarks -- otherwise known as pork barrel legislation.

McCain shows up in Iraq for surprise visit

Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party's presumptive nominee for president who has linked his political future to U.S. success in Iraq, was in Baghdad on Sunday for meetings with Iraqi…

Obama picks up more delegates, expands lead

Democrat Barack Obama expanded his fragile lead in delegates over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday, picking up nine delegates as Iowa activists took the next step in picking delegates…

Michigan Democrats agree to June 3 do-over

Michigan Democrats agreed Friday to push a do-over primary in early June to give them a say in the close presidential race between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. …

Obama changes his story on Rezko

Presidential candidate Barack Obama said Friday that he got more political money from indicted Chicago businessman Antoin "Tony" Rezko than he has previously acknowledged. Rezko helped raise up to $250,000 for…

Obama denounces pastor’s tirades

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday denounced inflammatory remarks from his pastor, who has railed against the United States and accused the country of bringing on the Sept. 11…