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Some day, race will disappear as an issue

Comedian Bill Maher had it right --did no one notice Barack Obama was black before South Carolina? Up to that primary, the contenders handled race rather responsibly. But in the heat…

McCain is on a roll

John McCain has taken pole position in the Republican White House race, having secured Rudolph Giuliani's endorsement and with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger poised to follow suit. Fresh from a crucial…

Edwards suspends campaign

Democrat John Edwards bowed out of the race for the White House on Wednesday, saying it was time to step aside "so that history can blaze its path" in a…

Edwards drops Presidential run

Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, who focused his bid for the Democratic nomination on helping the middle class, will withdraw from the presidential race in a speech later on…

McCain becomes a frontrunner

Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida primary Tuesday night, seizing the upper hand in the Republican presidential race ahead of next week's coast-to-coast contests and lining…

Rudy exits, stage left

In the end, 9/11 wasn't enough. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, once the Republican presidential front-runner thanks to his status as "America's Mayor," suffered a debilitating defeat in Tuesday's…

Romney now stands alone

John McCain won Florida. Rudy Giuliani headed for the exits. And Mike Huckabee stayed put. None of those things are good for Mitt Romney, McCain's chief rival, who spent a small…

So much for podunk politics

Yucca is so yesterday. So are other localized issues once indulged in the presidential campaign. Ethanol has gone up in (politically correct) smoke. Billions for Detroit? A distant echo. The presidential candidates,…

Will youth make a difference?

Tammy Hsu is one of those 20-something voters who can drive a presidential candidate crazy. She registered to vote during the recent Illinois "grace period" and cast an early vote in…

Rudy’s last gasp

Republican Rudy Giuliani's White House quest could be in deep trouble as he lags far behind the leaders in a Florida presidential primary he counted on winning, according to a…