Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama faces a challenge this week healing a party rift, confronting Republican rival John McCain more aggressively and fleshing out his rosy oratory with detailed policy.
Obama, 47, enters the Democratic party convention that will formally nominate him in a strong position, but he has yet to answer doubts among many Americans about where he would take the country if elected in November and whether he has the experience the job requires.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, hoping to unite the Democratic Party and cement her future in it, will gather her hard-won primary delegates Wednesday at a reception where she is expected to formally release them to Barack Obama.
The New York senator has invited her pledged delegates to a reception at the Colorado Convention Center, not far from the main Democratic National Convention arena.
The high-profile gathering of political regulars who once fought against Obama serves a dual purpose for Clinton: Show fellow Democrats that she can be a team player, and display her still-formidable political strengths for the future. Many of her supporters want her to run for president again.
Barack Obama says Joe Biden is ready to step in as president. He's not bad in the role of attack dog, either, wasting no time gnawing at GOP rival John McCain.Read More
In August 2007, three men who later became entangled in a Mississippi bribery scheme raised money for Sen. Joe Biden's run for president.Read More
Democrats open their four-day convention Monday with political winds at their back, but with a nagging, all-important question before them.
Will Americans, no matter how disenchanted with the current president and his party, elect a black man with a foreign-sounding name and a relatively brief tenure on the national stage?Read More
Barack Obama named Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware as his vice presidential running mate early Saturday, balancing his ticket with a seasoned congressional veteran well-versed in foreign policy and defense issues.Read More
As Democrats flock to Denver, they have some enormous hurdles to jump at their convention, and it's far from certain they're up to the challenge.Read More
Americans' eyes are turning to Denver for the Democratic National Convention, but the presidential forum at Southern California's Saddleback Community Church on Aug. 16 is still resonating.
The first thing those with presidential aspirations do is write an "autobiography" that recounts how they overcame adversity and personal tragedy to come to this place where they are ready to lead the world's only remaining superpower.
It is essential to do this if one is not as prominent as one's opponent. That's the case in the current race for the White House. Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, has written two such books and now finds himself under attack by those who question his honesty.
It's the eve of the Democratic National Convention, and the Republican John McCain is suddenly catching up with Barack Obama in the polls, even coming out five points ahead in a Reuters/Zogby survey.
I am not sure we should make a lot of this, but can't resist wondering what some acquaintances think of that Paris Hilton video now.