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What did you think of Obama’s speech?

Sen. Barack Obama's speech abut race, politics and America is being hailed by some as the most significant speech on racism since Dr. Martin Luther King's landmark "I have a…

Obama slams pastor’s words but defends him

Barack Obama unsparingly criticized his longtime pastor's words while strongly defending the man himself Tuesday in a politically risky speech that appealed to the country to overcome racism and the…

This is a campaign about gender and race

The Democratic candidates should stop all the whining over who said what about whom and understand that race and gender are playing key roles in presidential politics as never before. …

Liberals ready to spend big to win

A loose coalition of liberal and labor organizations expects to spend about $150 million this fall to push its causes and help Democrats win the White House and strengthen their…

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…