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January 13, 2008

McCain Victory Built on War Experience

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Republicans - 13 Jan 2008

Orson Swindle, a Vietnam veteran who spent two years in a cell with John McCain when they were prisoners of war, made that comment last weekend as surging crowds and polls indicated Sen. McCain was pulling to the front of …

Race Is Fluid As Vote Shifts To Big States

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 13 Jan 2008

Now the 2008 presidential-nominating race goes national, with no clear front-runner in either party and a whole range of new issues and constituencies that will play a big role in coming weeks in determining which candidates face off for the …

McCain, Clinton Bounce Back

NASHUA, N.H. — New Hampshire voters jolted the presidential nomination race, giving Republican Sen. John McCain a much-needed victory and, in an upset, handing Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton a win that revives her campaign after her loss in Iowa.

January 12, 2008

Voters Doubly Fired Up

Voters again turned out in record numbers yesterday, pumped up about their candidates but in a sour mood over the economy, the war in Iraq and the Bush administration, exit polls indicated. As in last week’s Iowa caucuses, all …

Tears Have Turned Campaigns

Filed under: Elections & Voting,Politics In General - 12 Jan 2008

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — After weeks of trying to soften her image, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s teary response yesterday to a voter’s question could do more than any ad campaign or posed photo op. The question now: Did it help …

January 11, 2008

CNN’s Lou Dobbs for President?

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 11 Jan 2008

As Democrats and Republicans battle for their parties’ presidential nominations, speculation grows that an independent candidate might jump into the race. While the most frequently mentioned prospect is New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, another name also is getting increasing mention: …

January 10, 2008

Iowa Isn’t That Important, Clinton Staffers Say

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

After pouring millions of dollars and nearly a year of effort into a win in Iowa, senior staffers for Democrat Hillary Clinton now say the state isn’t that important after all. “The worst thing would be to over count …

Behind the Iowa Results

Iowa caucusgoers were faced with a stark choice: Mike Huckabee, Baptist minister and former Arkansas governor, or Mitt Romney, buttoned-down former governor of Massachusetts. Mr. Huckabee rode a late surge of support from passionate evangelical voters, while Mr. Romney used …

January 9, 2008

Evangelical Power Revives

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 09 Jan 2008

So much for the idea that evangelical Christians are a dispirited and declining force in the Republican party. Last night they showed up in force — in stunning force, actually — in Iowa’s caucuses. They were the power that …

Ann Romney Steps to Fore To Soften Spouse’s Image

Filed under: Politics In General,The Republicans - 09 Jan 2008

After a 10-minute stump speech in a mall food court here last week, Mitt Romney announced it was time for his wife, Ann, to talk. “She’s better than I am,” he said. Mr. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, is often …

Republicans Set Sights on Obama

The Illinois senator’s victory in Iowa and surge in opinion polls here have forced the Republicans to explain who would be the most likely to beat Mr. Obama, rather than Hillary Clinton, in the general election. Republicans have also substituted …

January 8, 2008

To Get Attention In New Hampshire, Dress as an Ostrich

Dozens of interest groups have spent millions of dollars in the 2008 campaign to help candidates and promote issues they support. But just one rides around in an “Ostrich Mobile” and dresses in ostrich costumes. The goal of the …

Treasury Plans Social Security Debit Card

The Direct Express debit card, set to be announced today, will be introduced in a handful of states this spring and rolled out nationwide by the end of the summer. Dallas-based Comerica Inc.’s Comerica Bank has been selected as the …

Clinton Braces for Second Loss

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

With Barack Obama strongly favored — even within Hillary Clinton’s camp — to win a second straight victory in today’s New Hampshire Democratic primary, both rivals are looking to the next battle grounds. But his momentum threatens to swamp her …

Populist Message Gets Louder As Iowa Caucuses Kick Off Race

In the frantic closing days, as candidates have touted their résumés and needled their opponents, two leading contenders from each party — Democrat John Edwards and Republican Mike Huckabee — have ramped up their anticorporate, anti-Wall Street rhetoric.

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