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January 28, 2008

Can Bush Transcend His Own Record?

Filed under: History,Politics In General - 28 Jan 2008

President Bush often has told aides that in the short run, history always gets it wrong. Tonight he is to give his final State of the Union speech, hoping to prove himself right — and begin changing the public’s current …

January 27, 2008

Fed Rate Cut Halts Market Free Fall

Filed under: American Economy,Economics - 27 Jan 2008

The Federal Reserve chairman, who normally tries to avoid reacting directly to financial markets, saw global markets in free fall, and yesterday abruptly orchestrated the single deepest cut in the Fed’s main interest-rate target in more than two decades. …

January 26, 2008

Romney’s Wallet Keeps Him in the Race

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Republicans - 26 Jan 2008

Mitt Romney lost three of the first five big Republican contests and lags behind in most major state and national polls. Yet he is still widely seen as a credible contender for the nomination thanks mainly to one trait: his …

Wallets Open Up on Wall Street

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 26 Jan 2008

Despite Wall Street’s recent woes, people who work in the financial industry continue to dig deep for political donations to Republican and Democratic candidates for president. Employees of Wall Street firms are the single largest source of campaign cash, …

For Edwards, a Role as Possible Kingmaker

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Democrats - 26 Jan 2008

As the banjo strains of his warm-up act faded to silence, John Edwards took the stage, telling the 200 assembled supporters the truth. “The truth is, I am the underdog,” he said. “Everybody knows it.” Indeed, the question among many …

In South, Democrats’ Tactics May Change Political Game

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Democrats - 26 Jan 2008

The contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in South Carolina this Saturday is the next big test in the tight battle for the Democratic presidential nomination. In the long term, the showdown could also upend the way politics are …

January 24, 2008

In Close Race, Every Delegate Is Prized

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 24 Jan 2008

With no presidential front-runner in either party after two more state contests over the weekend, Democrats and Republicans are mobilizing for what few have confronted: fighting delegate by delegate instead of state by state, in a battle that could grind …

Bill Clinton May Get Payout of $20 Million

Filed under: Politics In General - 24 Jan 2008

Mr. Clinton is negotiating to end his relationship with Mr. Burkle’s Yucaipa Cos. as part of a broader effort to protect the presidential campaign of his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, from potential conflicts of interest. Details of Mr. Clinton’s involvement …

January 23, 2008

Obama’s Bid Turns Focus On Class Split Among Blacks

Briana Parker, a 17-year-old African-American, drives her Honda every Wednesday from her suburban home here to the local Barack Obama headquarters to work the phone banks. Already accepted at six colleges, the high-school senior finds Mr. Obama an inspiration. “He …

January 21, 2008

Obama, Clinton’s Latest Spat

Filed under: Politics In General,The Democrats - 21 Jan 2008

After a surprisingly civil Democratic debate Tuesday night, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are at it again. A Spanish-language radio ad airing in Nevada and paid for by one of Obama’s labor allies calls Clinton “shameful” and says she …

Paper Jam May Curb Latino Vote

Filed under: Elections & Voting,Immigration,In The News - 21 Jan 2008

LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of thousands of Hispanics who responded to a massive campaign to seek citizenship and vote in 2008 have created a backlog of applications that the government has indicated it can’t process before the election, undercutting the …

January 20, 2008

Executives Display Diverse Electoral Loyalties

Political-campaign financing is supposed to pit rival interest groups against one another. But in this year’s wide-open presidential race, some interesting tugs-of-war are going on within individual companies. Consider Time Warner Inc., whose chairman, Richard Parsons, has sent money to …

Labor Makes Big Comeback In ’08 Races

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 20 Jan 2008

Even as the number of unionized workers falls nationwide, labor unions are showing increased power in this topsy-turvy election season. By deploying new strategies to use their money, unions have regained their position as the single-strongest force in elections, outside …

January 19, 2008

Bloomberg Flirtation Sets Executive Hearts Aflutter

Filed under: Elections & Voting,Politics In General - 19 Jan 2008

Michael Bloomberg’s prolonged flirtation with the race for the White House is generating interest in executive suites across the country, in a reflection of the business community’s growing dissatisfaction with the major political parties.

For Democrats, Nevada Is a Throw of the Dice

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Democrats - 19 Jan 2008

The voter-registration office here in Clark County says it received 4,025 new-voter registrations last week and 2,240 the week before that. In a presidential race where new voters are trending toward Barack Obama, and in a state where Saturday’s Democratic …

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