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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Democrats' Hope: Keeping Zeal For General Election Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 1:49 PM ET
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    The hardest thing to come by in politics is genuine enthusiasm. Campaigns can buy ads, and direct mail pieces, and robo-calling phone banks. They can't buy zeal. Democrats have it right now. You could see it in last week's Super Tuesday primary results, when even in conservative "red" states more people turned out to vote in Democratic primaries than in Republican ones.

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    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.

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    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.

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

  • Silicon Valley & The Election: Big $$$ Endorsements Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 11:34 AM ET
    Apple

    Maybe it's because the industry is maturing; maybe it's because the executives themselves are maturing; but make no mistake: Silicon Valley is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to the presidential campaign...

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    The good news for the 2008 presidential candidates is that their torturous march across the Super Tuesday battlefield ends tomorrow night. The bad news: A new march begins the next morning. For Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, it will be longer perhaps excruciatingly so.

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