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Obama wins Georgia, Illinois

Sen. Barack Obama captured the Illinois and Georgia Democratic primaries Tuesday night while Hillary Clinton appeared headed for victory in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee. On the Republican side, John McCain won…

Can McCain seal the deal?

John McCain hoped to seal the deal. Mitt Romney wanted to stay alive. Either outcome was possible. Super Tuesday's coast-to-coast voting promised either to cap a turbulent yearlong campaign for the…

Decision time at the polls

Arizona Sen. John McCain challenged his remaining rivals for control of the Republican presidential race Tuesday in primaries and caucuses from Connecticut to California. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama…

The Clinton effect

Tom Effertz is 73 and a wheat farmer. Rosie Erganian is 52 and lives in a town on the Missouri River. He's a Republican. She's a Democrat. Both Missourians want…

Tsunami Tuesday: Now the real chaos begins

Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton fought for a breakout in their eyeball-to-eyeball Democratic duel while Republican John McCain hoped to bury his rival's presidential hopes in a blur of…

Year of the independent

Independent voters are suddenly the hottest commodity in American politics. Independents propelled Sen. John McCain to victory in New Hampshire and limited his losses to Mitt Romney in Michigan. They helped…

More trouble for the Clintons

Time stood still inside a corner storefront on Malcolm X Boulevard. At Sen. Barack Obama's headquarters in Harlem, busy campaign volunteers stopped, stood and stared in amazement at the scene unfolding…

Coast-to-coast campaigning

The top presidential candidates and their big-name supporters campaigned from coast to coast Sunday, but one contender seemed atop everyone's mind: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Republicans John McCain and Mitt Romney contrasted…

Clinton: Garnish wages to pay for health care

Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she might be willing to garnish the wages of workers who refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all Americans. The New York…

Romney’s economic lies

It's part of Mitt Romney's core narrative: Massachusetts, in the throes of a fiscal freefall, fell back on his CEO skills and turnaround wizardry to spark — in his words…