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Trouble ahead for Howard Dean

It won't be a summer of love for Howard Dean, with peace and understanding in short supply. The Democratic National Committee chairman faces several formidable challenges. Some states are determined to…

McCain dumps his ad team

Sen. John McCain's advertising consultants have resigned from his presidential campaign, the latest in a rash of staff shake-ups in recent weeks. McCain communications director Jill Hazelbaker on Wednesday described the…

The gloves come off

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to turn rival Hillary Rodham Clinton's words back on her Wednesday, saying her vote to authorize the Iraq war was "irresponsible and naive." Clinton had…

Edwards returns lobbyists donations

Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards, who reiterated his commitment Tuesday to never accept campaign donations from special interest groups, recently returned $3,400 from lobbyists. Edwards spokeswoman Colleen Murray said the campaign…

Thompson reorganizing his non-campaign

Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson is shaking up his still-unofficial campaign, replacing his top aide with a former Michigan senator and a veteran Florida strategist. The shake-up comes amid consternation inside…

Lots of glitz, little substance

Eight Democratic presidential bandwagons got caught in gridlock Monday night at the cluttered campaign-trail intersection of YouTube and CNN. This first-of-its-kind video/Internet campaign debate featured ordinary people doing what real journalists…

Obama sets off a firestorm

Barack Obama's offer to meet without precondition with leaders of renegade nations such as Cuba, North Korea and Iran touched off a war of words, with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton…

This medium is the message

Democratic White House hopefuls made history Monday, parrying Internet video questions from voters soured on modern politics, in a sign of the Web's booming role in elections. "Wassup? asked the first…

Mr. Giuliani goes to Iowa

SLOAN, Iowa -- He squeezed into the diner flanked by burly fellows in pinstriped suits. When the country's most famous city slicker came to this small farm town last week, a…

All nice and polite…for now

The 2008 White House race has groundbreaking candidates, record-shattering spending and crowded debates, but so far it lacks a more common feature of recent campaigns -- negative and sometimes personal…