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Obama, Clinton in dead heat for Iowa

Barack Obama is hitting his stride, just as Hillary Clinton's Democratic campaign stutters, setting up a closely fought sprint to January's first White House nominating contest. With the race a statistical…

Just who is Hillary Rodham Clinton?

Hillary Rodham Clinton likes to say she was born in the middle of the country at the middle of the century, in a Chicago suburb that defined a childhood out…

When in Iowa, be nice

Two old sayings are colliding in the presidential campaign, and there's some truth to both of them. Politics is dirty. Midwesterners are nice. That's why the presidential candidates avoided attacking each…

Stuffing the ballot box?

Will they be checking for out-of-state IDs at the caucuses? The major presidential campaigns are flooding the state with hundreds of field staffers, and there's at least some concern that those…

When in doubt, tax the rich

Democratic presidential hopefuls called for higher taxes on the highest-paid Americans and on big corporations Thursday and agreed in an unusually cordial debate that any thought of balancing the federal…

Hillary cans advisor for Obama slur

A top campaign adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton resigned, a day after suggesting Democrats should be wary of nominating Barack Obama because his teenage drug use could make it hard…

A neanderthal named Huckabee

If you happen to be walking behind presidential aspirant Mike Huckabee, you might see a small trail of blood and hear a scraping sound. That's because his knuckles are dragging. …

Republicans out of touch with Latinos

An opportunity arose at Univision's Republican Presidential Forum on Dec. 9 for one of the Republican candidates to break out from the pack. The Spanish-language television network's anchor Maria Elena Salinas…

Will Hillary need a Plan B?

Hillary Rodham Clinton's backup plan if she falters in Iowa can be summed up in two words: New Hampshire. Clinton's Democratic team is preparing television ads here criticizing Barack Obama's health…

Politics for rednecks

From behind an anchor desk ringed with empty Budweiser cans and Jack Daniel's bottles, the pundits of "Red State Update" dissect election politics from the good ol' boy point of…