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Huckabee: Republicans have failed

Presidential contender Mike Huckabee says his party took a beating in the 2006 election because too many of its candidates didn't act like Republicans. "We didn't fight corruption like we should,…

Clinton under fire for terror comment

Democratic rivals criticized Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday for her comment that a terror attack before the election would help the Republicans. On Thursday, the New York senator told supporters in…

The Godly Democrats

In Sunday's Democratic presidential candidate debate on ABC, the most interesting yet least-publicized exchange came in the form of the candidates' responses to a question on religion. As wildly unpopular as…

The return of big labor

After the 2004 elections some pundits declared big labor dead, killed by its own inability to influence elections. Organized labor spent millions trying to defeat George W. Bush and put Democrats…

Obama presidency a stretch for some

Barack Obama knows it's a stretch to think of him as president. Just 46 years old and three years out of the Illinois legislature, the freshman senator also understands that the…

Dissatisfaction fuels Presidential race

Don't assume that 2008 will represent an easy Democratic win over the Republicans. It may be far more interesting than that. Whenever dramatic change undermines America's broad political consensus, the familiar two-party…

Fred’s waiting game

While Fred Thompson's minimalist strategy in the Republican presidential sweepstakes seems to defy all the conventional wisdom so far it seems to be working. With the polls showing the former…

Is Fred Thompson another Reagan?

He's an actor-turned-politician in the mode of Ronald Reagan, someone who is at ease in front of a camera or a crowd, a man who can charm an audience with…

Kowtowing to the throne of big labor

Democratic presidential candidates argued Saturday night that organized labor is an essential part of the nation's economy whose troubles mirror the deterioration of the middle class way of life. "The only…

Open mouth, insert foot

Say what? The 2008 presidential campaign theme could be "Oops! What I meant was ..." Just about every Republican and Democrat has flubbed an answer to a question or made a…