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Candidates reach for political extremes

Republican and Democratic presidential candidates are abandoning the middle ground for positions on Iraq and immigration that cater to their parties' fringes — the latest example of polarization trumping moderation…

You’d think God was a voter

Lately it seems all the leading presidential candidates are discussing their religious and moral beliefs — even when they'd rather not. Indeed, seven years after George W. Bush won the…

Thompson takes first step for Presidential run

Fred Thompson, the former Tennessee senator and "Law & Order" actor, is taking significant steps toward an expected summer entry into the crowded but extraordinarily unsettled Republican presidential race.

Romney to donate salary to charity

Republican Mitt Romney said Tuesday he would likely donate his salary to charity if elected president, a financial freedom he described as a byproduct of a successful business career.

A double standard for politicians

How would have voters of the day reacted to the disclosure that Franklin Roosevelt's marriage had been in name only for many years and that he had intimate relationships with…

Obama calls for universal health care

Seeking to add heft to his presidential bid, Democrat Barack Obama is offering a sweeping plan that would require every American to have health coverage and calls on government, businesses…

So what do you want in ’08?

Barack Obama (AP)Voters are torn between competing cravings: Change or experience in 2008? They are demanding something new, but there…

Republicans fight each other over immigration

Rudy GiulianiThe immigration fight in Congress has spilled over onto the presidential campaign trail. John McCain is trying to sell…

Thompson is already running

Fred Thompson (AP)There was a time when Fred Thompson suggested that he couldn't see himself running for office again. "For me, the George…

Can a political rock star maintain momentum?

Sen. Barack Obama (AP)The huddle of folks under the basketball hoop can't get enough snapshots with the man, so it's dark by the…