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  • It's Over Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 1:27 PM ET

    Allow me a dose of hardened market realism concerning Barack Obama’s landslide victory in Wisconsin. The race is over. Hillary Clinton is over. Her electability is over. Bill Clinton’s political invincibility is over. The Clinton Restoration is over. It’s over.

  • Teamsters Endorse Obama as Ohio, Pennsylvania Loom Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 5:05 PM ET
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    Sen. Barack Obama won an endorsement from the powerful Teamsters union, critical labor support for the Democratic front-runner with upcoming contests in Ohio, Texas and Pennsylvania.

  • Political Futures: Texas and Ohio Primaries Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 1:46 PM ET

    Now that Obama has won his 9th and 10th consecutive primaries in Wisconsin and Hawaii, will Texas be Hillary Clinton's last stand?  The Intrade prediction markets (www.intrade.com) are showing an erosion of support for Clinton in both Texas and Ohio, and positive momentum for Obama to win the overall Democratic nomination. 

  • McCain, Obama Move On As Hillary Stumbles Badly Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 1:04 PM ET
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    John McCain accomplished his goal in Wisconsin’s Republican primary, defeating Mike Huckabee across the board, winning among conservatives, and shifting the GOP’s focus toward the general election. But Hillary Clinton did not.

  • Wisconsin? The Action Is in Texas and Ohio Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 9:33 AM ET
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    Before the polls even opened in Wisconsin on Tuesday, the two Democratic contenders had moved on to campaign in Texas and Ohio, the two next big prizes on the primary calendar.

  • Obama, McCain Win Wisconsin Primary Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 5:18 AM ET
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    With big wins in hand, Democrat Barack Obama pointed on Wednesday toward critical showdowns with rival Hillary Clinton next month that could prove decisive in their heavyweight presidential battle.

  • Track the Presidential Futures Market Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 4:03 PM ET

    A "futures market" reading from Rasmussen Reports projects presidential election winners based on "trades" made by the site's users.

  • The liberal “netroots” group MoveOn.org has emerged as a force in Democratic politics in recent years. It estimates that its 2.3-million members in 2004 donated $180-million to political causes, not to mention activism aside from their checkbooks. Now the organization boasts 3.2-million members.

  • Senator Chuck Schumer: "Don't Count Out The Clintons" Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:38 PM ET
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    Few Democrats are as close to all side in the 2008 presidential primary race as Sen. Chuck Schumer. His home-state colleague, Hillary Clinton, is on one side. His colleague from Illinois, Barack Obama, is on the other.

  • Obama Breaking Voting Patterns, McCain Has Weak Showing Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 1:32 PM ET
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    I blogged on Monday about the pattern of support that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have attracted in Democratic nomination contests up to now. The key to breaking the deadlock of their close race is breaking that pattern. Has that now happened?

  • Intrade and Political Futures: Bad Bets? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 8:36 AM ET
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    Intrade has done an excellent job of predicting election results over the last few years.  But now a little backlash has begun.

  • Obama, McCain Win 'Potomac Primary' States Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 5:26 PM ET
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    Sen. Barack Obama easily won Democratic primaries Virginia and Maryland on Tuesday and reached out for another in the District of Columbia in a determined drive to erase Hillary Rodham Clinton's delegate lead in the party's presidential race.

  • Democrats' Hope: Keeping Zeal For General Election Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 1:49 PM ET
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    The hardest thing to come by in politics is genuine enthusiasm. Campaigns can buy ads, and direct mail pieces, and robo-calling phone banks. They can't buy zeal. Democrats have it right now. You could see it in last week's Super Tuesday primary results, when even in conservative "red" states more people turned out to vote in Democratic primaries than in Republican ones.

  • Chesapeake Tuesday Political Futures Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 11:34 AM ET
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    The Intrade market (www.intrade.com) is predicting that McCain and Obama will sweep today's Potomac primaries.  See how the candidates stack up going into today's election...

  • Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

    Barack Obama scored impressive weekend victories over Hillary Clinton in several Democratic presidential nomination contests. He’s well positioned for this week’s voting in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

  • Obama Wins Maine, Giving Him 4 Victories in Weekend Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 11:32 AM ET
    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., answers a question during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Senator Barack Obama defeated Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Maine caucuses on Sunday, giving him his fourth victory this weekend as he headed into three more state contests on Tuesday.

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    In their stump speeches and debates, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama often talk about pushing back against the Washington influence of the powerful pharmaceutical lobby and keeping drug company profits in check.

  • Wall Street Still Undecided On Presidential Candidates Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 12:16 PM ET
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    Wall Street sized up its options  in a U.S. presidential campaign likely to pit a Republican with a history of breaking party ranks against one of two Democrats seeking change.

  • Super Tuesday: Day After Shows Dems Are Ones To Watch Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 9:00 AM ET
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    So let's take a look at where the Democratic primary road is heading. Barack Obama's team likes the map over the next three weeks. This Saturday there are caucuses in Louisiana, where the large African American vote should favor Obama. And Nebraska and the state of Washington both hold caucuses--a venue that favors Obama's grass roots organization.

  • Clinton, Obama Split; McCain Takes Solid Lead Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 6:46 AM ET
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    The race for the Democratic presidential nomination remains tight after" Super Tuesday," while Sen. John McCain posts decisive results in the Republican race.