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  • Obama Calls for More Regulation of Financial System Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 12:16 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama called for greater government regulation of the U.S. financial system Thursday and proposed a new $30 billion economic stimulus plan to help homeowners.

  • White House Short Course Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 2:23 PM ET
    Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., stands on stage prior to speaking about her health care policy, Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    The steadily rising costs of higher education – roughly twice the inflation rate – makes it  a permanent part of the iron cross of American worries,  joining concerns about retirement, health care and jobs.

  • Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen

    Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee has proposed a fascinating exit strategy for the Democrats' nomination-race dilemma. He wants a special "primary" for the uncommitted "super-delegates" to settle the choice between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

  • Hillary’s Delusion Is Mac’s Gain Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 3:05 PM ET

    Hillary’s fictitious tale of sniper fire in Bosnia might help Obama, but the real winner here is John McCain. The CBS footage making the rounds clearly refutes the former first lady’s claim that she had to run for cover from sniper fire when she got off the plane in Bosnia.

  • John McCain's "Gift" From Democrats Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | 1:14 PM ET

    The bitter fight between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is a gift to the presumptive Republican nominee, John McCain. It's the gift of time to strengthen his campaign this spring. But McCain needs to use that time well, because even though he has moved ahead in some national polls, the Iraq war, the slumping economy and the unpopularity of President Bush...

  • McCain Surges Ahead Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 12:59 PM ET

    Has anyone noticed that John McCain is surging in the polls? According to the latest print from Rasmussen and Zogby, McCain now holds a 6 to 8 point lead against Hill-Bama. And I doubt that Senator Obama’s speech Tuesday will change anything. It was nothing more than a non-denial denial of his fidelity to Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Wright’s hard-left anti-American agenda.

  • The public phase of the Democratic presidential race will now pause, briefly, for a back-to-the-future experiment in backroom deal-making. It's an unusual turn for the self-styled party of the people, which began four decades ago to throw open the doors of its nomination process to rank-and-file voters.

  • Time once again to share your mail, and answer some of yours messages. Thanks for writing, and keep 'em coming. From Patty: "Geraldine Ferraro basically called Senator Obama Senator Edwards. Is that such an insult? I hasten to add that I believe that if Senator Clinton's preacher of 20 plus years was advocating singing "God Damn America,"

  • Memo To Candidates: Stop All The Whining About The Press Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 12:05 PM ET

    One of the familiar themes of modern day politics is whining about the role of the press. Losing candidates often resort to this as an explanation for their lagging performance. We've heard it plenty from Hillary Clinton's campaign, which says the press has been too hard on her and too easy on Barack Obama.

  • Economy Keeps Clinton in Democratic Favor Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 6:38 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton retains a narrow lead over Barack Obama among Democratic voters nationwide, helped in part by her advantage on economic issues, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

  • Obama Beats Clinton in Mississippi Race Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 8:35 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Barack Obama beat rival Hillary Clinton in Mississippi on Tuesday, giving him new momentum in their increasingly nasty presidential fight as they head into the next critical showdown in Pennsylvania in six weeks.

  • Suddenly the Democratic presidential primary race is teetering on the edge--not just between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, but between boon or disaster for the party’s 2008 hopes. So far, the clash between two history-making candidacies has only helped. In state after state, Democrats displayed their enthusiasm through robust primary turnouts that drew in many new voters.

  • So the Democrats are just determined to deny any down time at all for those of us who've been running around the country covering the 2008 campaign. Not only will to process go on until at least April 22 and the Pennsylvania primary, it may well go a lot longer.

  • How Wall Street Views the Presidential Candidates Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 12:59 PM ET

    CNBC asked several people what impact the three remaining candidates would have on the economy--and markets--if they land in the White House.

  • Clinton Stays Alive, McCain Wins Nomination Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 5:53 AM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defeated Senator Barack Obama in the Ohio and Texas primaries on Tuesday, ending a string of defeats and allowing her to soldier on in a Democratic presidential nomination race that now seems unlikely to end any time soon.

  • The "new" Super Tuesday is here with 370 national convention delegates at stake for the Democrats, a pivoal day for Senators Obama and Clinton.  The Intrade markets show Clinton in the lead in Ohio, but with Obama still clearly in the lead for the nomination.  (www.intrade.com)

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton refused to count herself out of the U.S. presidential race on Tuesday as her hard-fought duel with Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination rested with voters in Ohio and Texas.

  • "Junior Tuesday" And Keys To the Democratic Race Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 12:00 PM ET

    When 22 states selected Democratic delegates on a single day last month, the sheer scale and complexity of "Super Tuesday" made election night returns difficult to follow. Today’s "Junior Tuesday" election could have a decisive impact on the nomination race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

  • This week, more than any other of the 2008 Democratic campaign, has acquired an air of decisiveness. That’s because four primary contests on Tuesday could extinguish Hillary Clinton’s hope for overtaking Barack Obama.

  • Drug Money Still A "Healthy Flow" To Democrats Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 9:29 AM ET

    On the eve of the make-or-break Texas-Ohio primaries for Sen. Hillary Clinton, she remains in first place in at least one "poll." The Center for Responsive Politics has updated its list of top pharmaceuticals/health products-industry money recipients based on the most recent campaign finance reports and the former First Lady edges out Sen. Barack Obama...