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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…

9/11 panel boss backs McCain

The chairman of the panel that examined the nation's security before Sept. 11, 2001 and the aftermath of the terrorist attacks announced Monday he was endorsing John McCain — and…

Warning signs for Rudy

Rudolph Giuliani should look over his shoulder. He might be leading the Republican presidential contest nationally, but in Iowa he's only in third place -- trailing two former governors, Mitt Romney…

The political view of Hispanics

Amid presidential primary races that have seen several candidates profess interest in the Hispanic community, a picture of each candidate's commitment to reach out to Hispanic voters is emerging. Over the…

Hillary ups the whine factor

Poor Hillary Clinton. She's says her fellow Democrats are picking on her. She calls it mudslinging but the complaint during Thursday night's debate in Las Vegas has all the elements…

Another man from Hope?

Is another former governor of Arkansas in our future? Could we possibly have a President Mike? A Vice President Mike? As scandal swirls around Rudolph Giuliani and his friendship with his…

Too smart to be President

Although it has sometimes looked like Mitt Romney might have much going against him and little going for him in the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, it turns out…

Hillary: Unqualified to be President

The yellow-billed oxpecker stands atop the mighty rhinoceros, gobbling ticks and chirping loudly when danger looms. This tiny bird would make a perfect mascot for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential…