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  • Obama & McCain: The Battle Begins Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 3:58 PM ET

    Some interesting insights from Peter Wehner on last night’s Kudlow & Company. Mr. Wehner worked in the Reagan and both Bush administrations. He is now senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

  • Obama and Clinton Clash in Debate on Health Care Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 9:40 AM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton clashed sharply over health care in a debate on Tuesday, accusing each other of misrepresenting their approaches to offering coverage for 47 million uninsured Americans.

  • Pfizer's CEO Kindler Being Kind To Hillary--Again Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 1:37 PM ET

    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.

  • Presidential Candidate, John McCain

    I had a particular interest in today’s page one New York Times story on John McCain because I write for the newspaper in addition to my day job in television. The story created an immediate sensation as soon as it was released electronically, taking over cable TV political shows last night and dominating morning shows on cable and broadcast networks alike.

  • For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Its Own Risk Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 11:20 AM ET

    Senator John McCain presidential ambitions attracted new scrutiny as revealations of his close ties to a lobbyist emerged.

  • McCain Says Report on Lobbyist Not True Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 10:06 AM ET
    John McCain and his political advisor John Weaver (left).

    John McCain denied a romantic relationship with a female telecommunications lobbyist on Thursday and said a report by The New York Times suggesting favoritism for her clients is "not true."

  • McCain, Obama Move On As Hillary Stumbles Badly Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 1:04 PM ET
    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.

  • Wisconsin? The Action Is in Texas and Ohio Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 9:33 AM ET

    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
    Barack Obama

    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.

  • Obama Breaking Voting Patterns, McCain Has Weak Showing Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    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

    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
    Barack Obama

    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.

  • Chesapeake Tuesday Political Futures Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 11:34 AM ET

    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...

  • 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.

  • On the way to an interview with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, I ran into one of the best-known Republican mavericks, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska. Hagel has figured in discussions of a potential independent candidacy by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this fall, as a potential running mate for Bloomberg.

  • 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.

  • Mitt Romney's decision to quit the Republican race is terrific news for John McCain. It removes the challenger with both the money and the message to hurt John McCain politically, even if he couldn't win the Republican nomination for himself. An expensively broadcast attack on McCain's conservative credentials is not what the Arizona senator needs right now.

  • Wall Street Still Undecided On Presidential Candidates Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 12:16 PM ET
    NYSE Traders

    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.

  • Clinton, Obama Split; McCain Takes Solid Lead Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 6:46 AM ET

    The race for the Democratic presidential nomination remains tight after" Super Tuesday," while Sen. John McCain posts decisive results in the Republican race.