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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…

When all else fails, try anger

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is taking a page from Bill Clinton's playbook and building on it. He feels your pain — and your anger. The upbeat Mr. Sunshine and Southern…

Chasing the gender vote

Women are flocking to Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic presidential candidacy and men are doing the same for Republican Fred Thompson. Yet for all that support, both candidates are showing early…

Edwards fails to score in debate

This was supposed to be John Edwards' chance to shine, with 17,000 union members eager to be impressed, especially by a presidential candidate who has been actively courting labor support…

Influence is as influence does…

The right to petition Congress for the redress of grievance is enshrined in the Constitution, but those who earn their living by exercising that right on behalf of others --…

No more Mr. Nice Guys

Barack Obama and John Edwards separately castigated Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton for defending lobbyists and portrayed her as the consummate Washington insider with special interest ties. …

Hillary’s pesky ‘Bill’ problem

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president on her husband's White House record, and it's a strategy that cuts both ways. The New York senator and her husband, former President…