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Dealing with inevitability

History keeps hope alive for former Sen. John Edwards. He is on the campaign bus again this week, rolling down some of the same Iowa highways he has been traversing for…

Moving at breakneck speed

Late-night conference calls, Sundays spent in the office and a diet served in takeout bags are the hallmarks of the final weeks of a presidential primary campaign. They're already the norm…

Optimism, chaos & confusion

The Iowa Straw Poll has left the Republican presidential contest as crowded and chaotic as the carnival-like crowd scene outside the building where the votes were cast. As expected, former Massachusetts…

War on terror a defining issue

The fate of President George W. Bush's global "war on terror" is on the line, as the 2008 White House race heats up and Democratic and Republican hopefuls feud over…

Hillary’s negatives worry Democrats

Looking past the presidential nomination fight, Democratic leaders quietly fret that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton at the top of their 2008 ticket could hurt candidates at the bottom. They say the…

Tommy Thompson drops out

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson said Sunday he is dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination after finishing sixth in an Iowa straw poll. "I have no regrets…

Romney wins Iowa straw poll

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won an easy and expected victory in a high-profile Iowa Republican Party Straw Poll on Saturday, claiming nearly twice as many votes as his nearest…

Rudy: Open mouth, insert foot

Rudy, Rudy, Rudy: You just can't stop opening your mouth and inserting your foot -- all the way up to your butt. Presidential wannabe Rudy Giuliani's claim that he had spend…

A gay time was not had by all

Democratic presidential contenders faced pointed questions on gay marriage and the basis for sexual orientation in a forum that forced candidates to confront politically touchy issues that have vexed a…

Labor says ‘none of the above’ for now

The biggest U.S. labor federation said on Wednesday it was too divided to make an endorsement in the 2008 Democratic presidential race, but freed its member unions to back any…