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Can Edwards find salvation in Iowa?

Barb Jones is a foot soldier in John Edwards' Iowa political army, one of the people he is counting on to keep his White House bid alive. A 45-year-old mother of…

The ‘Nail Hillary’ debate

Democrats Barack Obama and John Edwards sharply challenged Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's candor, consistency and judgment Tuesday in a televised debate that underscored her front-runner status two months before the…

Rudy never met a war he didn’t like

In some circles, it's pretty much taken for granted that the war in Iraq is an unmitigated disaster with no possible gain for all the pain, and that you can…

Success can bring more scrutiny

The spotlight on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee just got a bit brighter. That could explain why he was grinning as he strapped on a bass guitar and stood Friday night…

The GOP’s pissed-off right wing

At a recent regular function where an eclectic group of doctors, lawyers and former and current chiefs meets periodically over dinner to discuss issues of the day, I asked one…

Media faulted for campaign hype

The media, with its need for front runners, rankings and pedestals to both place candidates upon and then knock off, creates an artificial environment for political campaigns. That's the conclusion of…

Lost in the sixties again

Here come the Sixties again, hijacking another presidential campaign with their endless generational pathologies. This time it's John McCain, Vietnam vet, trashing Woodstock and Hillary Clinton, a woman some view as…

Obama loses fundraiser to Clinton

A longtime Democratic fundraiser has abandoned Barack Obama's campaign to help rival Hillary Rodham Clinton win the party's presidential nomination. Bob Farmer, who was a top fundraiser for several past Democratic…

Edwards tries to kill news story

A University of North Carolina professor said Friday that John Edwards' campaign demanded that he pull a student reporter's television story that focused on the upscale location of the campaign's…

Mainstreamers turn to political blogs

It had to happen. Blogs have become so much a part of the information mainstream that mainstream news providers had to get into the act. Just about every newspaper, from the…