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Candidates plan spending spree

As they stuff millions of dollars more into campaign coffers ahead of a key fundraising deadline, 2008 White House hopefuls are plotting a campaign spending binge of unprecedented proportions. National front-runners…

Bill Clinton still haunts Democrats

Halfway through an otherwise cordial debate, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden raised an issue generally left unspoken by the other Democratic candidates: Bill Clinton's complicated legacy as president and how it…

Dems won’t commit on ending war

The leading Democratic White House hopefuls conceded Wednesday night they cannot guarantee to pull all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the end of the next presidential term in 2013. "I…

It just wasn’t in the cards

In politics, as in poker, you've got to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em. That could explain why the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little…

Rudy explains shift on firearms

Rudy Giuliani, who sued firearms manufacturers and called for tough gun control as New York's mayor, said Tuesday the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a recent court ruling framed his…

Supremes will examine voter ID

A voter seeking to cast a ballot is first told to produce a photo ID. Is that intimidation or a prudent safeguard against election fraud? The Supreme Court said Tuesday it…

Edwards fouls his own nest

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, who made his fortune as a trial lawyer, says attorneys should have to show their medical malpractice cases have merit before filing them. He also said…

Service union delays endorsement

The Service Employees International Union has postponed its presidential endorsement until next month, underscoring divisions within the powerful labor group over front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, sentimental favorite John Edwards and…

Bricklayers back Hillary

The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers endorsed Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton for president Monday, saying she had the best chance to win. "Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience…

Follow the money

Presidential campaigns are hoarding money for a coming advertising blitz — mostly in Iowa and New Hampshire — during the final three months of the year on airwaves already saturated…