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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…

The love affair with the Clintons

Many white Americans never understood black America's love affair with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Although the meteoric rise of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama -- the new darling of many blacks,…

Inspiration might be enough

Andrew Tieng knows all he needs to know about Barack Obama: that he deeply wants the Illinois senator to be the next president. Obama's strategy for the economy? "I can't really…

Kennedy: ‘Change is in the air’

Summoning memories of his slain brother, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy led two generations of the First Family of Democratic politics Monday in endorsing Barack Obama for the White House, declaring,…

Another Kennedy endorsement

Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts will endorse Senate colleague Barack Obama for president, party officials confirmed Sunday. The endorsement will be announced Monday in Washington, said the officials, speaking…

Obama claims diverse win

An exultant Barack Obama said his overwhelming win in South Carolina disproved notions that Democratic voters are deeply divided along racial lines. "We have the most votes, the most delegates, and…

A Kennedy endorses Obama

The daughter of President John F. Kennedy endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, saying he could inspire Americans in the same way her father once did. "I have never had a…

Can Obama cross racial divide?

The questions surrounding Barack Obama's victory in South Carolina: Was the split between white and black voters an anomaly in a state were the Confederate flag still flies on the…