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.
The presidential campaign can begin. A vital social component of our potential leaders has fallen into place.
Cindy McCain has always described herself as an only child but this week her older (by 11 years) half sister spoke up, mildly irritated that she had not only been forgotten but written out of the family narrative.Read More
With the Democratic Convention starting in Denver next week, it is a timely moment to suggest to Barack Obama and other party luminaries on how they can best avoid criticism by the right-wing propaganda machine.
My advice is: Stay home. Stay in bed (not with anyone named Rielle). Pull the covers over your head. Don't say anything. I think that should do it.Read More
A massive e-mail and Internet campaign is under way aimed at derailing the nomination of Barack Obama and making Hillary Clinton the party's standard bearer next week in at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.Read More
Neither Barack Obama nor John McCain has consistently followed the government's instructions for keeping prohibited foreign money out of their presidential campaigns, and some of that banned money has slipped into Obama's campaign.
During interviews with 123 donors in 11 countries, The Associated Press found contributions Obama accepted from at least three foreigners. Just five of the donors checked, three for Obama and two for McCain, said the campaigns asked to see copies of their current U.S. passports — as instructed by the Federal Election Commission to avoid legal problems.