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Linking inflation and immigration

The two "i" words are back in the news, one more prominently than the other. The more prominent is "inflation." The less prominent at the moment is "immigration" (of the…

America’s changing face

D'Vera Cohn and Jeffery Passel authored a new Pew Hispanic Center study projecting U.S. population growth for the next four decades. At the end of their press conference announcing the…

McCain’s ethics questioned

Revelations of an eight-year-old relationship between John McCain and an attractive female lobbyist raises a new question about the GOP Presidential frontrunner's ethics. Questions about womanizing by McCain have circulated in…

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…