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Obama takes early lead in Maine caucus

Democrats overlooked the snowy weather and turned out in heavy numbers for municipal caucuses Sunday, giving Barack Obama a slight lead over Hillary Rodham Clinton in early tallies for the…

Clinton sacks campaign boss

Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton replaced campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle with longtime aide Maggie Williams on Sunday, engineering a shake-up in a presidential campaign struggling to overcome rival Barack…

A chink in McCain’s inevitability?

Sen. John McCain stumbled in the first elections since becoming the apparent Republican nominee for president, losing the Kansas caucuses as another round of states voted Saturday. Despite losing to former…

Obama sweeps, Huckabee scores two wins

Sen. Barack Obama swept the Louisiana primary and caucuses in Nebraska and Washington state Saturday night, slicing into Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's slender delegate lead in their historic race for…

Obama leads Clinton by two delegates

Three days after the voting ended, the race for Democratic delegates in Super Tuesday's contests was still too close to call. With nearly 1,600 delegates from Tuesday contests awarded, Sen.…

McCain works to keep things in perspective

John McCain got here by keeping it real. A bus to drive him. A microphone when he arrived. Coffee and doughnuts to keep him going. They fueled a mind and a…

Following the money: a new campaign issue

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is offering a daily peek into their presidential fundraising, reassuring donors and supporters and prodding them into maintaining a healthy rate of income. Sen. Barack Obama's…

McCain’s reversal of fortune

Super Tuesday was carefully engineered to decisively settle who would be the party's nominee. And it did. But it was the wrong nominee. It's Republican John McCain who has the clear…

The joke is on the pundits

It's great when the voters turn their backs on conventional wisdom! We pundits said that almost certainly we'd all know the Republican and Democratic nominees on Feb. 5. Ha! We said John…

McCain is what Republicans need

Before my more conservative friends start leaping from buildings over Sen. John McCain's presidential primary victories, let me try to coax them back in from the ledge. Despite his myriad…