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Campaigns look ahead to Texas & Ohio

With big wins in hand, Democrat Barack Obama pointed on Wednesday toward critical showdowns with rival Hillary Clinton next month that could prove decisive in their heavyweight presidential battle. Obama's wins…

Clinton running out of chances for rebound

Texas and Ohio: Two states, two debates, one chance for Hillary Rodham Clinton to save her moribund candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. The former first lady suffered another bruising night…

Obama expands base while Clinton fades

Barack Obama claimed major pieces of Hillary Rodham Clinton's usual coalition as his own Tuesday, winning a majority of white and working-class people while splitting women's votes in Wisconsin's Democratic…

Obama scores perfect 10 in Wisconsin, Hawaii

Barack Obama cruised past a fading Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Wisconsin primary and Hawaii caucuses Tuesday night, gaining the upper hand in a Democratic presidential race for the ages. The…

The nomination is now Obama’s to lose

The Democratic nomination is now Barack Obama's to lose. After nine consecutive defeats — including a heartbreaker in tailor-made Wisconsin on Tuesday — Hillary Rodham Clinton can't win the nomination unless…

McCain relishes win in Wisconsin

Sen. John McCain moved closer to clinching the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, winning delegates in Wisconsin and competing for more in the state of Washington. Sen. Barack Obama extended his delegate…

Obama takes Wisconsin for 9th straight win

Barack Obama won the Wisconsin primary Tuesday night, his ninth straight triumph over a fading Hillary Rodham Clinton in their epic struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination. Obama cut deeply into…

Can Clinton stop Obama in Wisconsin?

White House hopeful Hillary Clinton strove to stem rival Barack Obama's surge in the Democratic nomination race Monday as she wooed Wisconsin's blue-collar voters. On the Republican side, runaway front-runner John…

Super delegates or super screwup?

First-term Rep. Carol Shea-Porter supports Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination, even though her New Hampshire constituents voted for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. "It came to a virtual draw…

McCain gets papa Bush’s endorsement

John McCain picked up former President George H.W. Bush's support on Monday, a critical blessing by a pillar of the Republican establishment whose members aren't completely sold on the party's…