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No more Mr. Nice Guys

Barack Obama and John Edwards separately castigated Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton for defending lobbyists and portrayed her as the consummate Washington insider with special interest ties. …

Hillary’s pesky ‘Bill’ problem

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president on her husband's White House record, and it's a strategy that cuts both ways. The New York senator and her husband, former President…

GOP wannabes keep distance from Bush

The Republican presidential candidates walked a delicate line in their latest campaign debate, seeking some distance from President Bush and an unpopular war in Iraq while offering assurances of change…

Hillary booed by liberal bloggers

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton refused Saturday to forsake campaign donations from lobbyists, turning aside challenges from her two main rivals with a rare defense of the special interest…

Political blogrolling

Liberal bloggers can count the ways they are making their presence felt in the presidential race. More than 1,500 bloggers are expected this weekend at the second YearlyKos Convention, which has…

A longshot emerges from the shadows

Ron Paul may be the political butterfly of the 2008 presidential campaign. An obscure congressman from Southeast Texas for most of his political career, Paul has metamorphosed into the favorite…

Socialized medicine or freedom?

Today's health-care debate previews the fall 2008 election, if today's presidential front-runners win their respective party nominations. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., and former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a Republican,…

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…