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February 4, 2008

Will Democrats Have to Cut A Deal for Nomination?

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Democrats - 04 Feb 2008

It is increasingly looking like next week’s Super Tuesday primaries won’t produce a Democratic front-runner. So then what? The Democratic nomination isn’t likely to be settled on the floor of this summer’s convention, political experts say. But that doesn’t mean …

Ad Wars Go National

With five days left before Super Tuesday, presidential campaign ads have gone national — yet some candidates are on the airwaves in more of the country than others. In a last big push before 24 states hold primary elections and …

February 3, 2008

Are Republicans Losing Panhandle Grip?

Filed under: Elections & Voting,Politics In General - 03 Feb 2008

TAMPA, Fla. — Even as Tuesday’s primary here gave Arizona Sen. John McCain new momentum going into next week’s Super Tuesday voting for the Republican presidential nomination, it revealed signs of stress in the party’s pivotal grasp on Florida.

Obama Gets Timely Campaign Cash Boost

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Democrats - 03 Feb 2008

LOS ANGELES — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama raised $32 million in contributions for January, his campaign reported, and will use the haul to finance a broad radio and television campaign in most Super Tuesday states and seven others holding …

February 2, 2008

Carter Stays Neutral in Race, But Praises Obama’s Oratory

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Democrats - 02 Feb 2008

PLAINS, Ga. — Former President Jimmy Carter lavished praise on Illinois Sen. Barack Obama during an interview at his home on Monday, though he won’t formally endorse any candidate in the race for the Democratic nomination.

McCain Wins Florida, Becomes Front-Runner

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Republicans - 02 Feb 2008

He also was poised to receive the endorsement of the Republican field’s onetime front-runner. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was planning to drop out and throw his support to Sen. McCain, associates said, after coming in a distant …

February 1, 2008

Bush Aims to Ease Worries And Burnish Legacy

Filed under: Politics In General - 01 Feb 2008

The president highlighted the progress he is seeing in many of the trouble spots of his sometimes-rocky tenure, from Iraq to the U.S. housing market to hurricane-stricken New Orleans. He also touted a range of modest bipartisan agreements that his …

McCain Gains as Furor Over Immigration Cools

Six months ago, when Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign was left for dead at the side of the road to the White House, he seemed to have perished because he was in the wrong place on two important issues: Iraq …

January 31, 2008

Giuliani Challenged on Trail

Filed under: Politics In General,What The F@#K?!? - 31 Jan 2008

A former New York City firefighter whose son, also a firefighter, died on duty in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Mr. Riches is running a shoestring campaign to defeat Rudy Giuliani in tomorrow’s Florida Republican primary. Mr. Riches’s method: telling …

January 30, 2008

Strategizing for Super Tuesday

Filed under: Elections & Voting,Politics In General - 30 Jan 2008

For weeks, presidential candidates have waged battle one state at a time. But now the race enters a new phase, with candidates delving into the complex coast-to-coast contest known as Super Tuesday, and tough decisions are being made about where …

The Hoarse Race: When Candidates Lose Their Voices

Filed under: Politics In General - 30 Jan 2008

Presidential hopefuls from John F. Kennedy to Mrs. Clinton’s husband, Bill, lost their voices at some point during White House bids — silencing them temporarily and prompting quests for unusual remedies. Mr. Clinton hummed, drank up to 1½ gallons of …

January 29, 2008

Bill Gates Issues Call For Kinder Capitalism

Filed under: Economics - 29 Jan 2008

Free enterprise has been good to Bill Gates. But today, the Microsoft Corp. chairman will call for a revision of capitalism. In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the software tycoon plans to call for …

Obama Gains, But Still Lags In Big States

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Democrats - 29 Jan 2008

Barack Obama’s overwhelming weekend victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary gives him new momentum in the run-up to the near-national nominating contest a week from tomorrow, known as Super Tuesday. But Mr. Obama heads into the 22-state showdown as the …

Richard Darman (1943 – 2008)

Filed under: Politics In General - 29 Jan 2008

As budget director in the cabinet of President George H.W. Bush, Richard Darman was the chief architect of the landmark 1990 deficit-reduction plan. Because it included tax increases, that plan earned Mr. Darman the lasting enmity of Republican conservatives, …

January 28, 2008

Glum Mood Bodes Ill for GOP

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Republicans - 28 Jan 2008

Just when it seemed Americans couldn’t get any gloomier about the country’s direction, they have. That finding, from the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, could leave Republicans the gloomiest of all, as prospects for their party darken further in …

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