Author: Wall Street Journal



February 11, 2008

More on the Delegate Discrepancy

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 11 Feb 2008

To secure the Democratic nomination for president, either Sen. Hillary Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama will need to secure 2,025 delegates. Depending on which account you accepted Friday morning, Ms. Clinton was either leading the delegate race, with more than …

February 10, 2008

As Romney Quits, Right Is Still Wary of McCain

WASHINGTON — Reeling from a poor Super Tuesday showing, Mitt Romney ended his year-old campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, clearing the way for the presumptive nominee, Sen. John McCain, to reach out to skeptical conservatives.

Family’s Wealth Draws Attention

Filed under: Politics In General,The Democrats - 10 Feb 2008

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton’s decision to use $5 million of her own money to finance her presidential campaign casts a new spotlight on the wealth that she and her husband have accumulated since they left the White House seven …

Democrats’ Nightmare: Back to Smoke-Filled Rooms

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Democrats - 10 Feb 2008

If neither Illinois Sen. Barack Obama nor New York Sen. Hillary Clinton manages to pull decisively ahead in the next few weeks, the nomination could depend on the convention votes of 796 party leaders, or superdelegates, who are free to …

February 9, 2008

Candidates Mobilize As Race Grinds On

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Democrats - 09 Feb 2008

After campaigning for more than a year, spending more than $180 million between them, and facing voters in more than half the states, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are essentially tied in their battle for the Democratic presidential nomination. …

Bernanke’s Ratings Slip, Despite Effort To Reignite Growth

Filed under: American Economy - 09 Feb 2008

Economists in the latest Wall Street Journal forecasting survey gave Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke the lowest grade of his two-year tenure — 75 out of 100 points — and said it was increasingly likely the U.S. economy will tumble …

February 8, 2008

Clinton Taps Unexpected Weapon: Chelsea

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Democrats - 08 Feb 2008

ST. LOUIS — In the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, young voters have rallied behind Barack Obama. Now, as he also makes incursions into Hillary Clinton’s core constituency — women — with support from Oprah Winfrey, Caroline Kennedy and …

Tight Contests Draw Big Voter Turnout

Filed under: Current Events,Elections & Voting,In The News - 08 Feb 2008

Close races in both parties appeared to have sparked intense voter interest in yesterday’s polls, and turnout seemed likely to hit record numbers in many states, following unexpectedly large showings in last month’s primaries.

February 7, 2008

When Will the Wounds Heal?

A basic law of primary seasons is that the longer they go on, the nastier they get. With Super Tuesday past, that law seems to be in full effect, especially for Democrats. Whatever else yesterday’s voting may have done, …

Clinton and Obama Split Nation

Democrat Hillary Clinton won victories from East to West in the biggest single day ever in presidential-nominating races, relieving her campaign’s worries about a surge of support for rival Barack Obama. In the Republican race, front-runner John McCain bested chief …

In Republican Race, Calculations Turn Complicated

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Republicans - 07 Feb 2008

Mike Huckabee had a good night and Mitt Romney had a tough night, and both men faced a similar question the morning after: How to keep their campaigns going and halt the momentum of Sen. John McCain.

February 6, 2008

Issues Recede in ’08 Contest

Filed under: Elections & Voting,Politics In General - 06 Feb 2008

Democrats and Republicans have reached the biggest primary day in the nation’s history with this much in common: No major candidate on either side has yet offered up ideas or policies that amount to a new ideological course for the …

Stealthy Groups Shake Up Races

Filed under: Elections & Voting,Politics In General - 06 Feb 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Election results from Florida were still rolling in last Tuesday evening when Patrick Davis began plotting to help his candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, in tomorrow’s slate of Super Tuesday contests. He checked campaign finances, …

February 5, 2008

Long Shot Ron Paul Finds A Hotbed of Support in Alaska

With Super Tuesday looming, many presidential candidates are battling over delegate-rich states like California and New York. Ron Paul is making it big in Alaska. “I think Ron Paul is awesome,” says Schaeffer Cox, a 23-year-old who leads an …

February 4, 2008

Obama Closes In on Clinton As McCain Lengthens Lead

On the eve of tomorrow’s near-national contest for each party’s presidential nominee, Democrat Hillary Clinton has lost much of her longtime polling lead over Barack Obama both nationally and in grand prize California, while Republican John McCain has surged ahead …

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