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GOP’s nightmare: Deadlocked convention

Republicans, after three different winners in three primaries, worry about the possibility of a deadlocked convention. Perhaps it is appropriate that the party that has become the symbol for gridlock in…

‘Don’t throw us in that brier patch!’

In an interview with TV host Tyra Banks, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton likened the White House to a prison, raising the question of why she would want a…

He shoulda been a contender

Here's a movie treatment worth pitching Hollywood.

There's this guy running for president. He was born in the United States to a mixed-ethnic couple and received his early schooling…

For Republicans, a big jumbled mess

The Republican race heads south as a complete jumble.

Scorecard:

Michigan — Mitt Romney.

New Hampshire — John McCain.

Iowa — Mike Huckabee.

Now, after…

It’s Romney in Michigan

Mitt Romney scored his first major primary victory Tuesday, a desperately needed win in his native Michigan that gave his weakened presidential candidacy new life. It set the stage for…

Clinton, Obama back off in race war

Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama stepped back from a controversy over race Monday night, agreeing that a prolonged clash over civil rights could harm their party's…

Giving credit where it’s due

It probably was inevitable that sometime during the increasingly acrimonious campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination a line in a speech or an answer to a question would provide an…

The Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde primaries

Presidential primaries have evolved measurably, with specific components and histories that can be analyzed objectively. In felicitous manner, Dr. Jekyll has provided fact-filled dispassionate discussion of Iowa and New Hampshire…

Let’s try an election without pollsters

The young prince of Democratic politics glided into New Hampshire on a magic carpet of soaring poll numbers, great expectations, adoring crowds and a swooning press corps. The town halls…

Hillary & Obama play the race card

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have become embroiled in racially tinged disputes as large numbers of black voters prepare to get their first say in the Democratic presidential campaign.