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Iraq, health care top voter concerns

Health care and Iraq dominate Democrats' concerns in the three pivotal early voting states of the 2008 presidential race. Advantage: Hillary Rodham Clinton, a poll shows. Clinton has clear leads in…

The new Bill Clinton?

A long-serving, smooth-talking Arkansas governor with a checkered record and no foreign policy experience defies expectations to climb into the top tier of a presidential race. Haven't we seen this movie…

Democrats blame themselves for losses

Democratic presidential candidates faulted their own party as well as assailing Republicans as they pitched their candidacies to the staunchest of Democrats on Friday. Bill Richardson, John Edwards, Barack Obama, Joe…

Obama, Huckabee now lead in Iowa

Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee have taken the lead in pre-caucus polls in Iowa, shaking up an already-uncertain primary season that starts next month. Both candidates surged ahead in…

Democrats: ‘We’re electable’

The Democratic presidential contenders appealed to party leaders for support on Friday, with Barack Obama touting his ability to attract new voters and John Edwards promising to reclaim Washington from…

Obama and the lobbyists

Barack Obama played poker and basketball with lobbyists when he was a state senator. He took their campaign donations and worked with them to write legislation. But he also helped…

The impact of YouPolitics

It started with a singer lampooning all the candidates, eliciting some winces. There was an animated cartoon that looked like Dick Cheney. A gay ex-general bared his soul. There were…

Did Bill sell out Hillary on Iraq?

Ex-president Bill Clinton's latest campaign trail appearance for his wife Hillary's Democratic White House bid threw an unwelcome spotlight Wednesday back on her vote to authorize the Iraq war. Clinton said…

Fight night with the GOP

Welcome to fight night. With the final round of a yearlong campaign approaching, the Republican presidential race grew remarkably bitter as the top contenders jockeyed for the upper hand — and…

Republicans get testy with each other

Republican presidential rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney scornfully debated immigration in a provocative, no-holds-barred CNN/YouTube debate just over a month before the first votes are cast. Giuliani, the front-runner in…