Politics Barack Obama

  • Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed Hillary’s erratic, roller-coaster, mood swings these past few weeks? She’s all over the map. Irritable and angry. Manic. Pessimistic and sad. One minute she’s shedding tears, the next minute she’s shouting and attacking, then she’s sarcastically ripping on Obama, and on and on it goes.

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    According to The Center for Responsive Politics' web site Pfizer Chairman and CEO Jeff Kindler has opened his wallet again for Sen. Hillary Clinton. You can see his latest "give" here. Twice now within the past year Kindler has given the maximum amount ($2,300) an individual can contribute to a candidate.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Here's a change that Hillary Clinton's campaign really can believe in: there's no chance whatsoever that she will lose to Barack Obama this week. That's because, after a remorseless march of contests that began 48 hours after the New Year dawned, there are no Democratic delegate selection contests.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Hillary Clinton faces a huge challenge over the next 10 days in trying to reverse Barack Obama's momentum enough to win Ohio and Texas on march 4 and get back into the race for the Democratic nomination. In last night's debate in Austin, Clinton worked all angles.

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    Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama veered from collegial to clenched and combative in a debate in Texas on Thursday, with Mrs. Clinton turning especially aggressive as she all but accused Mr. Obama of plagiarism and derided his political message as “change you can Xerox.”

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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. 

  • Barack Obama

    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.

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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.

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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.

  • 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

    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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.