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  • Corporate Giving to Candidates Hits New Highs Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 12:15 PM ET

    Corporate America is pouring money into the U.S. presidential campaign at an unprecedented rate, with a torrent of donations coming from the businesses behind the subprime mortgage crisis.

  • Senate Puts Off Showdown on Economic Stimulus Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 3:38 PM ET

    The U.S. Senate Thursday pushed back until next week a showdown on an economic stimulus package, with Democrats seeking to expand the tax rebates and other benefits approved by the House.

  • GOP Debate: Key Moment To Watch For (Dems Too) Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 5:16 PM ET

    Here's what to watch in tonight's GOP presidential debate at the Reagan library in California: Does Mike Huckabee work to undercut the economic arguments Mitt Romney will make against John McCain?

  • Michael Bloomberg: Is He Hollywood's Man For White House? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 4:04 PM ET

    As we lead up to Super Tuesday I've been reporting on the intersection of Hollywood and politics. Hollywood plays a key role raising awareness about issues, and candidates. (Though I wouldn't say that a Hollywood endorsement is necessarily a good thing).

  • McCain Wins Tight Battle in Florida Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 12:00 PM ET
    Presidential Candidate, John McCain

    Sen. John McCain won the Florida Republican primary on Tuesday, defeating rival Mitt Romney in a close contest that gave momentum to his effort to become the party's U.S. presidential candidate, U.S. media projected.

  • John Edwards: Where Will His "Faithful" Go Now? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    Here's a video clip from this morning where I talk about John Edwards' decision to leave the Democratic presidential primary race. I talked to the Edwards' camp as well as to the Clinton people and Obama's. The speculation is that some of the Edwards' supporters such as union members will probably go to Hillary Clinton while "change" voters will go to Obama.

  • McCain Now Front Runner--Edwards To Drop Out Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 9:45 AM ET
    Presidential Candidate, John McCain

    John McCain's win last night in the Florida primary represents a huge development in the Republican presidential race. A campaign that just two weeks ago was a muddle of weak candidates now has a clear front runner.

  • House Passes Economic Stimulus Package Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 4:34 PM ET

    The House passed a $146 billion economic recovery package. The package faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where lawmakers in both parties are trying to tack on billions for senior citizens and the unemployed.

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    This week showcases an unusual role reversal: someplace else, for at least a moment, will look angrier and more dysfunctional than political Washington. Scarcely a minute passes on the 2008 campaign trail without ritual denunciations of paralysis in the capital because of infighting between Democrats and President Bush’s Republicans.

  • If the GOP has any sense of humor (Mike Huckabee's Chuck Norris ads are pretty funny), the party should start looking ahead to the general election and buy the rights to the following film clip. It's from the 1940 film, "The Ghost Breakers," starring Bob Hope, and it would be perfect for an ad campaign.

  • Clinton, McCain Win New York Times Endorsement Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 11:32 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

    The New York Times endorsed Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton and Republican Sen. John McCain for their party's nominations to contest the U.S. presidential in November.

  • Stimulus Package Debate: Not Over By A Long Shot Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 4:44 PM ET

    I woke up Wednesday morning in Washington DC, where economic crisis, which in turn means political crisis, was in the air. Fed Chairman Bernanke had cut rates the day before and helped calm financial markets. But the White House and Congress wanted to do more. Republican and Democratic leaders, who normally have guns drawn on each other, were huddling behind closed door.

  • Mitt Romney: His Stimulus Package For The Economy Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 4:50 PM ET
    Mitt Romney (R)

    Bidding to seize control of the accelerating debate over economic stimulus, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is proposing a package with something for everyone. In an interview this afternoon, Mr. Romney said he will propose:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mitt Romney: Here's Why He's Failed To Catch Fire Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 9:52 AM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Given the results of the New Hampshire primary, all of us who cover politics need to be humble about our ability to diagnose the reasons for one outcome or the other. But here's a theory for why Republican Mitt Romney--notwithstanding his obvious intelligence, managerial competence, speaking ability, deep pockets and movie-star looks--has failed to take off so far in the places where it counts.

  • Giuliani Campaign Staffers Forgo Paychecks Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | 12:29 PM ET

    About a dozen senior campaign staffers for Rudy Giuliani are foregoing their January paychecks, aides said Friday, a sign of possible money trouble for the Republican presidential candidate.

  • 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.