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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…

McCain has more cash than predicted

Second-quarter campaign reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show former GOP frontrunner John McCain with $3.2 million cash on hand - about $1.2 million above the $2 million that…

Iraq war will dominate 2008 election

Divisions over Iraq extended to the presidential campaign during the Senate's all-night debate, with Republican John McCain steadfastly backing President Bush's war strategy as Democratic rivals demanded troop withdrawals. "Our defeat…

Can McCain survive?

The plight of Republican Sen. John McCain's campaign for U.S. president conjures up all sorts of mixed metaphors: On a wing and a prayer, teetering on the brink, one foot…

GOP voters: We don’t want any of ‘em

And the leading Republican presidential candidate is ... none of the above. The latest Associated Press-Ipsos poll found that nearly a quarter of Republicans are unwilling to back top-tier hopefuls Rudy…