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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…

Campaigns ratch up the rhetoric

The most wide-open presidential race in a half century pushed unpredictably into a decisive new phase Wednesday, the rhetoric a bit more pointed and the appeals a tad more urgent…

Damn dumb Democrats

Last week we explored the weird and wacky sayings of some of our Republican leaders during the past year. This week, we prove that Democrats are just as capable of…

GOP DNA is DOA

Michael Huckabee, who has impressively come up from behind among the Republican presidential candidates, now leads in Iowa. The former Arkansas governor and Baptist preacher reaches new highs on likability…

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…