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  • Obama: Affirmative Action Candidate?! Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 3:52 PM ET

    Some mistakes in a campaign have a very limited half-life, like Obama adviser Samantha Power's statement that Hillary Clinton is a "monster" -- an obvious lapse into hyperbolic trash talk. Power resigned. Others loom larger -- with longer-lasting effects. Take Geraldine Ferraro's statement...

  • 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.

  • Market Hedges Bets on Democratic President Race Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 2:34 PM ET

    For Wall Street, this year's hotly contested primary race may come down to the Democrat you know versus the Democrat you don't.

  • Tuesday Primaries: What Hillary Won -- And Didn't Win Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 11:38 AM ET

    Here’s what happened in last night’s primaries: Hillary Clinton showed impressive resilience vs. Barack Obama. She did it with grit and perhaps even a little humor, including appearances on Saturday Night Live and Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. But here's what didn't happen...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Presidential Politics: Your Emails And My Replies Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 4:41 PM ET

    We’re starting something new on Political Capital: periodically I will post and answer some of your emails. Here’s a selection of what I’ve received in recent days. Keep those notes coming.

  • It's clear from our non-scientific survey that you readers, do not believe the MSNBC debate in Cleveland on Tuesday did much to help Hillary Clinton reverse her slide in the race against Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination.

  • Dems Debate: Both Did Well But Is That Good For Hillary? Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 2:39 PM ET

    As you'll see from my interview with Ohio Gov Ted Strickland, a Hillary Clinton supporter, he believes that both candidates did well in Tuesday night's debate in Cleveland. That doesn't sound like what Mrs. Clinton needed at a time when Barack Obama is surging nationally, pulling even with her in Texas, and drawing close in Ohio.

  • 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.

  • European Stocks End Higher on Ifo, Earnings Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 9:56 AM ET

    European shares closed higher across the board Tuesday after German business sentiment grew at a faster rate than expected in February and corporate earnings from the likes of Standard Chartered, Ferrovial and Persimmon were largely positive.

  • Clinton And Obama's "Calm Before The March Storm" Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 9:26 AM ET
    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.

  • Hillary Clinton's Last Stand? Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 3:33 PM ET
    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.

  • 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.

  • Teamsters Endorse Obama as Ohio, Pennsylvania Loom Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 5:05 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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