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Many voters undecided about 2008

Just off the quaint town square, a pizza shop owner and an employee took a break to banter about politics one recent late-summer day. They did not always agree, but…

Is Barack Obama too white?

Jesse Jackson was quoted as saying Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was "acting like he's white" for not speaking out more forcefully about a racially charged schoolyard beating in Louisiana. Wednesday's…

In search of…the Republican Latino

A national Republican group contacted me for information about a prominent Latino public official who served during the Nixon administration in the 1970s. He was nominated for a lifetime achievement…

Will the real John Edwards stand up?

John Edwards' presidential campaign is not so much about the "two Americas" as it is about the two John Edwardses. One image of Edwards is that he's a champion of the…

Hillary trots out socialized medicine

Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton called for universal health care on Monday, plunging back into the bruising political battle she famously waged and lost as first lady on an issue that…

Democrats court activists

Six Democratic presidential candidates took aim at President Bush as they made their case Sunday to thousands of activists scattered across an Iowa field. "Everybody is sick and tired of being…

Hillary pushes civil rights agenda

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, unveiling her agenda to promote civil rights, told an NAACP banquet Saturday that the "scales of justice are seriously out of balance" for black…

GOP Presidential race a toss-up

White men, conservatives, evangelicals and other pivotal blocs are divided among the Republican Party's leading contenders for president, leaving the race for the 2008 GOP nomination highly fluid, according to…

Rudy goes on the attack

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani criticized Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton in a full-page ad in Friday's New York Times, accusing her of assailing Iraq war commander Gen. David Petraeus'…

Hillary’s fundraiser problem

Norman Hsu was politician's dream who became a nightmare. He knew people, hosted fundraisers, solicited donations. And he was an unabashed fan of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Now in disgrace, his role…