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Christmas is over, back to politics

After a day off for Christmas celebrations, US presidential contenders hit the campaign trail full tilt Wednesday, just days before voters in key states begin to narrow the field of…

First time voters may hold key to 2008

Hattie Irving, an 81-year old Iowan, has never participated in her state's presidential caucuses, but she plans to this time — to support Hillary Rodham Clinton. "I was very impressed with…

Iowa conservatives still undecided

Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee would seem to be the answer to their prayers, yet for many Christian conservatives in Iowa, he has not closed the deal for the Republican caucuses. Do…

Skeletons in Hillary’s closet

Hillary Clinton, instead of running as a Democrat for president, ought to be a full-time investor, because, you see, she once put $1,000 in cattle futures and, nine months later,…

Rudy learned to win by losing

Rudy Giuliani revels in a reputation for being unstoppable — the bold prosecutor of mobsters and crooked politicians, the dauntless mayor at the World Trade Center. And now a Republican…

Paper: Romney ‘must be stopped’

The Concord Monitor broke with political tradition Sunday, telling readers in the state with the first presidential primary why they should not vote for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney instead…

Romney goes after McCain

With John McCain on vacation and Rudy Giuliani occupied elsewhere in the state, Mitt Romney sought this weekend to close the deal with New Hampshire Republicans who remain undecided about…

Just another Bill Clinton?

To hear Mitt Romney tell it, Republican Mike Huckabee shares more with Democrat Bill Clinton than a hometown in Hope, Ark., and a stint as Arkansas governor. Both men, Romney suggests,…

Campaigns refocus on Iraq

The Iraq war dominated the presidential campaign on Friday, with Hillary Clinton facing charges she flip-flopped on withdrawing forces and the White House rebuffing Mike Huckabee's criticism of its foreign…

One upmanship on advisors

Barack Obama suggested Friday that he has more foreign policy experts from the Clinton administration backing his candidacy over Hillary Rodham Clinton's, but lists provided by both campaigns show hers…