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Brace yourself for a nasty campaign

Ah, what fools we were to hope that maybe, this time, it wouldn't get nasty. In little more than eight months, we'll choose our next president, a person who will have…

More good news for Obama in Texas

There may be more good news awaiting Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois when the results -- influenced by a large Hispanic vote -- are announced following the March 4 Texas…

A fair question for Barack Obama

During the turbulent 1968 presidential primary campaign, a colleague and I left our seats on the plane carrying former Alabama Gov. George Wallace and approached the candidate sitting by himself…

Cindy McCain stands by her man

Cindy McCain did not hesitate as she stepped toward the microphone, taking her place in the history of political wives who stood by their men in the face of rumored…

Debate ranges from polite to attack

Hillary Rodham Clinton accused presidential rival Barack Obama of political plagiarism Thursday night, but drew boos from a Democratic debate audience when she ridiculed him as the candidate of "change…

McCain: Times story ‘not true,’ staff lied

John McCain denied a romantic relationship with a female lobbyist on Thursday and said a report by The New York Times suggesting favoritism for her clients is "not true." "I'm very…

Negative campaigns bother young voters

They may be all fired up and ready to go, but the young voters who have helped propel Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to front-runner status might stay home if…

Clinton’s daunting delegate deficit

Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton must win 57 percent of the remaining primary and caucus delegates to erase Barack Obama's lead, a daunting task requiring landslide-sized victories by a struggling…

Life after Castro

Cuban President Fidel Castro has resigned. His departure from power ends a half-century of one-man rule and defiance of U.S. policies aimed at hastening his exit. But should Castro's resignation prompt…

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…