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  • Primary Choices: Hillary Clinton Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 9:55 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    This generally is the stage of a campaign when Democrats have to work hard to get excited about whichever candidate seems most likely to outlast an uninspiring pack. That is not remotely the case this year.

  • Jack Welch Grills Obama, Romney on Policy Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    Jack Welch, former chairman and chief executive of General Electric, grilled presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney about their economic and business policies. The author of "Winning" and "Straight from the Gut," also offered his own "checklist" for America's next chief executive.

  • Who's to Blame for the Credit Crisis? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 10:11 AM ET
    Fed Cut and Mortgage

    The turmoil in the mortgage markets has incited a wave of legal tangles, as homeowners are suing lenders, lenders are suing banks, banks are suing loan specialists. And investors are suing everyone.

  • Clinton Scores Nevada Win Aided by Women's Vote Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton won the vote in the Nevada Democratic caucuses on Saturday, giving her a second consecutive victory in what is shaping up as a protracted battle with Senator Barack Obama.

  • McCain Takes Another Win, but No Clear Knockouts Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | 11:08 AM ET

    With his victory in South Carolina on Saturday, Senator John McCain of Arizona has accomplished what no other Republican presidential candidate has been able to do this year: he has captured two competitive contests. Not incidentally, this one was in the state that effectively sank his campaign in 2000.

  • Dems And GOP: What Both Have In Common This Year Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 2:02 PM ET

    Mitt Romney's big win in Michigan last night signals that both parties have wide-open 2008 nomination races--but for much different reasons. Republicans are dispirited and divided, about the merits of their candidates and also about hot-button issues such as immigration and abortion.

  • No Clear Leader for Republican Race Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    The convincing victory by Mitt Romney in the Michigan primary on Tuesday means three very different states — with dissimilar electorates driven by distinctive sets of priorities — have embraced three separate candidates in search of someone who can lead the party into a tough election and beyond President Bush.

  • Republican Romney Wins Michigan Primary Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 9:12 PM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney scored a breakthrough win in the Michigan primary on Tuesday, reviving his struggling campaign, halting rival John McCain's momentum and further scrambling a chaotic Republican presidential race with no clear front-runner.

  • Economic Reality "Bites" The Presidential Candidates Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 4:26 PM ET

    Received political wisdom is running smack into economic reality. It’s not yet clear which force will prove more powerful. For presidential contenders, the collision takes place in Michigan, Nevada and South Carolina.

  • Michigan Voters Wary of Revitalization Talk Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | 2:43 PM ET

    STANDISH, Mich. — This quiet town, tucked between the thumb and the rest of the fingers in Michigan’s mitten, feels worlds away from the struggling automobile factories of Flint and Detroit. But economic gloom has made its way here just as it has seeped through so much of this state.

  • Like nearly everyone else who works in or around politics, I was stunned by Hillary Clinton's victory over Barack Obama in New Hampshire. My expectation of events turned out to be wholly wrong. I am less embarrassed by that, than thrilled that the electorate we dissect so constantly remains capable of delivering such a surprise.

  • Kerry to Endorse Obama Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 11:21 AM ET
    John Kerry, United States Senator from Massachusetts

    Senator John Kerry is set to endorse the presidential candidacy of Senator Barack Obama at a rally here today, the first of several high-profile Democrats expected to announce their support for Mr. Obama in his fight to win the party’s nomination.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Hillary Clinton stands behind no Democratic presidential candidate in her scorn for George W. Bush, but that isn’t stopping her from implementing Mr. Bush’s 2000 political strategy against John McCain. In one notable consequence of the front-loaded 2008 political calendar, she used it before the New Hampshire primary, not after.

  • Clinton Scores Big Win in New Hampshire Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 7:27 AM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Democrat Hillary Clinton defied the polls and narrowly upset Barack Obama in New Hampshire on Tuesday, breathing new life into her U.S. presidential campaign after finishing third in Iowa.

  • Is Crying Good or Bad for Clinton's Chances? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 12:12 PM ET

    Voting in New Hampshire ends at 8 p.m. EST on Tuesday, with results expected to begin rolling in quickly.

  • Teary-Eyed Hillary Clinton Vows to Fight On Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 10:24 AM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (AP Photo/The Meridian Star, Kyle Carter)

    A teary-eyed Hillary Clinton pushed for support on Monday as polls showed her poised for a huge New Hampshire loss to Democratic rival Barack Obama, but the former front-runner vowed to carry on with her presidential quest even if she loses.

  • Obama Jumps Into the Lead In New Hampshire Race Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 5:37 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton battled to keep crucial New Hampshire from swinging to rival Barack Obama, but new polls showed him jumping into the lead.

  • Goldman Sachs: The "Safe" Stocks For Primary Season Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 4:20 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs analysts say stock investors should look to larger cap and defensive sectors as a way to play the uncertainty of presidential primary season. While they say the major party nominees should become clear by "Super Duper Tuesday," there is greater electoral and policy uncertainty in this Presidential race because there are no incumbents running.

  • This is the time of the presidential race when the convergence of politicians and press is nearly complete. The Radisson, in downtown Manchester, is the closest thing there is to ground zero of the New Hampshire campaign. All the networks of NBC are broadcasting from this spot and thus all the candidates are coming here.

  • This week, New Hampshire becomes the gateway to a new political world--engaging multiple constituencies, playing out over a vast terrain, shifting the psychology of competition. But as the 2008 campaign moves toward contests in Michigan, Nevada, South Carolina, Florida, then half the country on Feb. 5, the simplicity and careful planning of Iowa and New Hampshire phase give way to a complex, high-velocity game of survivor.