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Female candidates a hard sell to women voters

For the first time in history, a woman has the visibility, the reputation and the cash to make a serious run at the presidency. It would seem that Sen. Hillary Rodham…

Candidates go into attack mode

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Sen. Barack Obama (AP)
Democrats stepped up the campaign rhetoric Saturday, going on the attack against President George W. Bush and his failed Iraq…

Huckabee’s son arrested with gun

042707huckabee.jpgDavid Huckabee, a son of Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, was arrested at an Arkansas airport Thursday after a federal X-ray technician detected…

Lots of caution, few fireworks

042707debate2.jpgIt was less of a debate and more like a polite first date where the Democratic presidential candidates wanted to avoid any fast…

First Dem debate a bash Bush fest

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Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (AP)
Democratic presidential hopefuls flashed their anti-war credentials Thursday night, heaping criticism on President Bush's Iraq policy in…

McCain makes the obvious official

It wasn't supposed to be this way.

John McCain was the presumptive Republican front-runner, the next in line for the nomination…

McCain will try to jump-start campaign

042507mccain.jpgRepublican John McCain — senator, ex-Navy pilot and former Vietnam captive — is casting himself as the most qualified person to lead the…

Immigration: A Republican candidate’s nightmare

042407immigration.jpgAsk the leading Republican presidential candidates about dealing with illegal immigration, and inevitably the answer focuses on tightening border security and building fences. What…

Obama: Bush a failure as world leader

042407obama.jpgDemocratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama said Monday that President Bush has fallen short in his role as leader of the free world,…

Dancing the Iowa two-step

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- Marvin Smejkal has a problem. The political season has started so early, he can't find enough sound and lighting technicians for all the big political rallies his Cedar…