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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…

Obama and his lobbyists

It was the night of Super Tuesday, and there was Barack Obama in full-throated splendor, saying that teachers, cooks and kitchen workers were with him in his effort to keep…

Choosing the lesser of two evils

Ann Coulter says she'd rather vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton than John McCain. Rush Limbaugh has suggested he'd rather see the Democrats take the White House than a McCain win.…

Barack Obama’s great ethnic divide

For Barack Obama, California's early presidential primary was too early. He ran out of time before he could make inroads with women and non-black minorities, who have been the base…

Romney suspends campaign, clears way for McCain

John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering presidential campaign. "I must now stand aside, for our party and our…

Clinton low on cash, time

Democratic Presidential wannabe Hillary Rodham Clinton's "inevitable" march to the nomination is mired in a financial, electoral and morale swamp.

With bills and salaries going unpaid, Clinton admitted Wednesday she wrote…