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The last hurrah

With all deference to the good people of Iowa, whose common sense in most things including politics is exceeded only by the richness of the state's soil, there is really…

Edwards uses Vets Day for political gain

Presidential contender John Edwards is introducing a $400 million plan Monday to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, including those recently returned from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Under Edwards' plan,…

More troubles for McCain

John McCain's error-prone Presidential campaign is in trouble, in debt and now in conflict with itself. McCain doomed his chances from the start by supporting George W. Bush's illegal and immoral…

Hillary’s cough

For Hillary Rodham Clinton, one woman's cough is another's good omen. For the past two days, the Democratic presidential hopeful has been losing her voice and coughing spells have interrupted her…

Rudy’s ‘Bernie’ problem

If anything can expose a chink in Rudy Giuliani's armor, criminal charges against his one-time police commissioner might do it. Giuliani, the former New York mayor, has hung on as the…

Hillary Clinton’s sisterhood

The big question in next year's presidential election is whether women will stream to the polls to elect Hillary Rodham Clinton to be the first female U.S. president. Eight out of…

Hillary hits a rough patch

Buffeted by attacks from her rivals and accused of political double-talk, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has hit a rough patch on the road to her party's nomination. She remains firmly…

Obama ticked over Internet photo

Barack Obama complained on Wednesday about an Internet photo that claims the Democratic presidential candidate didn't hold his hand over his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance. "This is so irritating,"…

Rudy, Hillary locked in a dead heat

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton still holds a 20-point lead over her rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination but she and Republican front-runner Rudy Giuliani are in a dead heat,…

Suddenly, Ron Paul is a contender

Pumped up by a record day of online fundraising, Republican presidential contender Ron Paul said Wednesday he hopes to do well in a New Hampshire campaign in which he's emerging…