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John Kerry endorses Obama

John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, gave Barack Obama a timely endorsement Thursday, snubbing Hillary Rodham Clinton as well as his own vice presidential running mate. Kerry came to South…

Richardson pulls the plug

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday after poor finishes in the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. He praised all of…

Bill Clinton’s primary colors

Former President Clinton has become a central player in his wife's presidential campaign. Yet as Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks to build upon her New Hampshire comeback momentum, that role is…

Are we there yet?

The voters of New Hampshire and the caucus goers of Iowa have spoken and their verdict: Hillary is no longer inevitable. Obama is no longer anointed. And McCain is no…

New Hampshire’s primary role

The Iowa caucuses, followed now rapidly by New Hampshire and many other primaries, might have resulted in a leading presidential contender sewing up the nomination early. So far, that is…

A forgotten primary lesson

While everybody else is writing about the results of the New Hampshire primary, I can only follow my contrary nature and write about the forgotten man of American politics. Because of…

For Republicans, a muddled mess

It's a different winner every day in the Republican presidential race. Mike Huckabee took Iowa, John McCain won New Hampshire and Mitt Romney was second to both — but claimed victory…

Women for Clinton; moderates for McCain

It was almost as if the candidates were running for president of two different countries. Exit polls showed that rather than reaffirming Iowa's results from five days earlier, New Hampshire…

A short stint as a frontrunner

Barack Obama didn't even have time to get used to being the front-runner before he was the underdog again. Hillary Rodham Clinton's unanticipated victory Tuesday night in New Hampshire evened up…

McCain & Clinton: The comeback duo

A lot of people who thought they knew something about the political process woke up with a hangover this morning -- their minds muddled by the intoxication of arrogance and…