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Rudy fades in California

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who for months was the first presidential choice of California Republicans, may have blown it. A new statewide Field Poll is the latest survey to…

Mexico could be a factor

An unexpected factor in the presidential election this year might not come from a primary. Instead, Mexico President Felipe Calderon might play that role. Calderon's mid-February visit to the United…

Rise of the jackal pack

While channel surfing for the latest in the series of blah-blah Democratic presidential debates the other night, I came upon what was obviously an old rerun on Animal Planet and…

Media’s love affair with McCain

One of the curiosities of American politics is the media's ongoing infatuation with John McCain. A bit of this is based on things such as McCain's opposition to torture (unfortunately,…

Rudy’s rise and fall

Sure, he has his flaws, and he is out of sync with some long-revered positions of his Republican Party. But Rudolph Giuliani brings a mightily impressive resume to his race…

Fred Thompson drops run

Faltering Republican Presidential candidate Fred Dalton Thompson is dropping out of the race after dismal showings in all primaries held to date. Thompson's campaign began notifying news media Tuesday afternoon…

Obama takes on the Clintons

Barack Obama wasn't kidding when he said he would start speaking out more aggressively against the Clintons. From his first answer at a highly acrimonious debate Monday night, the Illinois senator…

Rudy trails on home turf

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is trailing in the race for the Republican presidential nomination even on his home turf of New York state, a new poll showed…

McCain on the road in Florida

Republican John McCain wooed Cuban-American voters on Monday and banked on the support of their leaders to help his presidential campaign win the state that gave President George W. Bush…

Huckabee cuts back on expenses

Battling to stay competitive after his weekend loss in South Carolina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is taking new steps to save money, including no longer scheduling planes and buses…