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Ron Paul raises $20 million

Republican lawmaker Ron Paul has become a surprise fundraising star in the US presidential race, with a showing in the closing months of 2007 equaling that of political heavyweights Barack…

Hillary tries to jump start losing effort

Hillary Rodham Clinton's once-vaunted campaign continues to unravel as new polls show her falling farther and farther behind Barack Obama in New Hampshire and campaign contributors take a "wait and…

Playing a distinctive role

The Iowa caucuses are now firmly established as the first tangible hurdle in the American presidential marathon, where public sentiments measured by polls and parsed by pundits actually are translated…

When given a choice, voters want hope

As has been said of second marriages, Iowa caucusgoers opted for hope over experience. A voter turnout of approximately the population of Jersey City bypassed the candidates of inevitability, big money,…

Lessons from Iowa

On a calm Friday morning, when much of Iowa still was sleeping off its caucus-night hangover, "Dr. Vote" hit the streets on an urgent mission. John Olsen knew he didn't have…

Obama on the rise, Clinton on the decline

Rising Democratic star Barack Obama continues to move up in polls for Tuesday's New Hampshire primary while one-time frontrunner Hillary Clinton is sliding downward and former second place holder John…

Call the meat wagon: Fred is dead

Fred Dalton Thompson may be an actor (of sorts) but he is not a good enough actor to convince anyone with a functioning brain he still has a shot at…

The importance of ‘Big Mo’

In politics, they call it "Big Mo," the momentum that comes from a win and the opportunity to take that momentum into the next primary. Both Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee…

Thompson, strapped for cash & votes, will stay in race

Republican Presidential candidate Fred Dalton Thompson, out of cash and lagging in the polls, will stay in the Presidential race through at least the New Hampshire primary even though some…

Another reason to fear Mitt Romney

J. Cofer Black is GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's chief weapon against Islamo-fascism. The former CIA official chairs Romney's Counterterrorism Policy Advisory Group. Also, the 9/11 Commission, the Congressional Joint…