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Obama draws the crowds

By NEDRA PICKLER Barack Obama's campaign says 9,000 people showed up for his Los Angeles rally, but it's hard to know for sure. The crowd sprawled around the stage set up…

War of words erupts between Hillary, Obama campaign camps

By NEDRA PICKLER and BRENDAN RILEY The rival presidential campaigns of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama traded accusations of nasty politics Wednesday over Hollywood donor David Geffen, who once backed…

Lies, damn lies & statistics

By DALE McFEATTERS The Justice Department's post-9/11 statistics on terrorism cases have been deeply flawed, sometimes inflated, sometimes underreported -- in any case, just highly inaccurate. Only two out of 26…

Losing the idea war

By CLIFFORD D. MAY In Iraq, we have been losing not clashes of arms but clashes of perceptions. Our enemies understood early on that they could not defeat American troops in…

Hey, Dubya could do a lot worse

By REG HENRY Pittsburgh Post-Gazette It is time to start thinking about the legacy of President George W. Bush -- you know, other than making half the world hate us and putting…

Advocating murder?

By PAUL C. CAMPOS Murder is the premeditated unlawful killing of a human being. Glenn Reynolds, the well-known University of Tennessee law professor who authors one of the Internet's most popular…

Playing the blame game

By JOSE de la ISLA Twenty-one years ago, in 1986, Japan's Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone said his country had "become quite an intelligent nation, much more than the United States." Then he…

Confusion reigns

By BONNIE ERBE February is American Heart Health month. Last week was Women's Heart Health Week, which leads me to the question: What month or week of the year hasn't been…

Can Richardson build national appeal?

By KATE NASH Gov. Bill Richardson knows how to win elections in New Mexico. But how can he do in states where he's not well-known -- or not known at all? That's…

Cheney claims U.S. wants to leave Iraq ‘with honor’

By CAREN BOHAN Vice President Dick Cheney said on Wednesday the United States wants to finish its mission in Iraq and "return with honor," despite the war's growing unpopularity at home…