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Slip-sliding away

John McCain's slide in the presidential race shows up everywhere on the campaign trail. His staff drastically reduced and his organization nearly broke, McCain flies commercial instead of on private jets,…

John Edwards’ foot-in-mouth disease

"They want to shut me up," says John Edwards, who apparently thinks jokes about his $400 haircuts are part of a plot to keep him quiet. I am on his…

Thoughts on a Hillary Presidency

BERLIN -- I'm walking down a street in what used to be the communist part of this city, when my companion points to a couple of police officers strolling in…

Romney calls Bush’s war a failure

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Friday that the country is angry over the lack of progress in the Iraq war, a stinging assessment of the Bush administration's handling of the…

Obama faces black resistance in SC

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama faces two major obstacles in South Carolina, the first Democratic testing ground for black support: the popularity of the Clinton name and doubts among blacks that…

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…