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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…

Democrats get down & dirty

Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama accused each other of repeatedly and deliberately distorting the truth for political gain Monday night in a highly personal, finger-wagging debate…

Americans abroad can vote on-line

This year, for the first time, expatriate Democrats can cast their ballots on the Internet in a presidential primary for people living outside the United States. Democrats Abroad, an official branch…

Luck vs. experience

Much has been made in the Democratic presidential campaign of "experience" -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's versus Barack Obama's. From the biographer's and historian's perspectives this is an interesting point. Clinton's first…

Time for a meaningful election?

Each GOP primary produces a new winner, none of them the longtime national frontrunner. Meanwhile, the Democrats feature a tight race between an African-American and a woman -- pure…

Hillary has momentum now

Political momentum now shifted her way, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton flew to Missouri, a key Feb. 5 battleground state, while rival Barack Obama hoped to rejuvenate his candidacy with the…

A reshuffled political landscape

Republican John McCain and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton were victors in contentious nominating contests, but neither party can claim front-runners as early presidential contests give way to big-state battles. McCain, an…

The Republican rollercoaster

The Republican presidential race, it appears, has taken on the qualities of a kaleidoscope. Every primary or caucus, the winner looks inside and sees something else, underscoring the volatile nature of…

McCain wins South Carolina

Sen. John McCain won a hard-fought South Carolina primary Saturday night, avenging a bitter personal defeat in a bastion of conservatism and gaining ground in an unpredictable race for the…

Clinton, Romney capture Nevada

Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Nevada caucuses Saturday, powering past Sen. Barack Obama in a hard-fought race marred by late charges of dirty politics. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt…