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Immigration: A defining issue?

One of the trickiest tightropes being walked by the 2008 US presidential candidates, all of them descended from immigrants, is how to tackle illegal immigration as they bid for the…

Political ad wars take over airways

In Iowa, 'tis the season for TV pitches, political and commercial. By the time Iowans ring in the New Year, they may be sick of both. An earlier date for Iowa's…

Mitt & Rudy continue their war

The back-and-forth backbiting between Republican presidential rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney spilled over into Sunday as Giuliani contended that the former Massachusetts governor has fumbled on health care and…

Hillary: ‘I can beat the GOP’

Hillary Rodham Clinton maintained Sunday that she's the best candidate to win against Republicans, saying she has more experience battling the GOP than any other candidate in the Democratic field. "I…

Huckabee: America addicted to oil

Consumers are financing both sides in the war on terror because of the actions of U.S. ally Saudi Arabia, Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Sunday. The former Arkansas governor made…

Is Iraq fading as an issue?

Now that violence in Iraq is abating and other issues are consuming more of the presidential debates, political activists are wondering if the war will prove to be the defining…

In politics, the muck starts here

Smears and slurs are flying in the 2008 White House race, and with polls narrowing and first nominating contests just six weeks away, experts predict the rough stuff has only…

Obama admits drinking, drug use

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama on Tuesday told high school students that when he was their age he was hardly a model student, experimenting with illegal drugs and drinking alcohol. Obama stopped…

Some debate advice

To celebrate the official start of the holiday season, here's a gift for all Americans who will be participating in the presidential debates of Campaign 2008, either as designated askers…

Not touching the bases

One of the most curious aspects of the race for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations is that the respective front-runners hold views on the most crucial political and moral…