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Can Montana help Ron Paul?

Supporters of long-shot presidential hopeful Ron Paul say the Montana Republican Party's quirky caucus rules could create an opening for their candidate that other states don't offer. Under the "closed caucus"…

Shuffling the pawns in Iowa

"You want to talk why Iowa is three-dimensional chess, it is the ultimate. I think it's more five-dimensional chess, if there's such a thing ... " -- NBC political director…

Presidential battles heat up

White House foes renew battle Saturday on multiple fronts, through snow piled prairies and a blizzard of political ads, a tantalizing five days before their fates are first put to…

Fine-tuning the campaign rhetoric

After a year of position papers and policy speeches, handshakes in the summer heat and winter snow, advertising that floods mailboxes and TV screens, and too many bites of pork…

Candidates strike out with young voters

While the 2008 presidential candidates are taking potshots at each other, some young Americans are taking shots at the entire two-party system. When asked to respond to a YouTube video by…

It’s still the economy, stupid

Voters began to worry more about their pocketbooks over the last month — even more than about the war in Iraq. More than half the voters in an ongoing survey for…

The GOP’s alien agenda

Who said this? "Immigration to this country is increasing and is making its greatest relative increase from races most alien to the body of the American people and from the lowest…

A tough guy named Rudy

A jet passenger remembers seeing Rudolph W. Giuliani on a Dallas-to-New York flight. Heading home after a March 2005 speech, Giuliani perused a volume of Elizabethan literature. Miles above Pennsylvania, a…

Turmoil, unease rock GOP

Dig beneath the surface of the raucous Republican presidential race and you will find even deeper turmoil: Four in 10 GOP voters have switched candidates in the past month alone,…

Another dumb mistake by Hillary

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton may have shot herself in the foot trying to get Iowa voters to pledge support to her -- she is encouraging them to caucus on…