Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reached an important milestone Wednesday in her quest to pay the debt from her failed 2008 presidential bid: For the first time in eight months, her campaign committee reported having more money in the bank than it owes.
Those of us who toil in journalism's toy department do so under orders never to breach The Firewall. As a sportswriter, we are told, you must never allow your politics to seep into your prose. Readers come to us seeking respite and escape; surcease from the cares of the world. So it simply won't do to cause them discomfort by bringing up the policies and peccadilloes, the wide stances and extramarital romances of our elected officials. Passages on politics, favoring either red or blue, will be deleted by pencils red and blue. Lions and Bears, yes. Donkeys and elephants, no.
Former President Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama talked by phone Monday morning, representatives of both said, as the Democrats sought to quash rumors that Clinton holds a grudge against the man who knocked his wife out of contention for the party's presidential nomination.
Barack Obama made history Tuesday night when he became the first African-American in U.S. history to clinch a major party's presidential nomination. But the Illinois senator faces several challenges as the campaign now turns to the general election -- notwithstanding a first order of business of helping to heal the wounds of a deeply divided Democratic Party.
Sen. Hillary Clinton said Tuesday night she would make no immediate decision on her next steps after winning the South Dakota primary but watching rival Sen. Barack Obama pick up enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
The Democratic National Committee has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission over Sinclair Broadcast Group's plans to air a program in prime time accusing John Kerry of betraying American POWs during the Vietnam War.
Republicans demanded answers from the Kerry campaign Tuesday after revelations that a senior Kerry adviser and one of his most prominent supporters both had contact with the man who supplied now-discredited documents before CBS News used them in a story about President Bush's National Guard service.
Mothers of U.S. troops serving in Iraq will help Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry make the case Monday that President Bush's optimistic view of the war does not reflect reality, Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe said Sunday.
Presidential candidate Ralph Nader will be included on the Nov. 2 ballot in Florida on the Reform Party line, after the state's highest court turned back a Democratic effort to get him tossed from the ballot.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe has called on Ralph Nader to give up his independent bid for president and support Sen. John Kerry -- a move quickly rejected by the Nader campaign.
Just one week ago, the Bush and Kerry campaign trails fell silent to honor the memory of former President Reagan. Despite nonstop tributes to the "Great Communicator's" ability to bridge political divides, this week has evidently marked a quick return to politics as usual.
We head into Memorial Day weekend today with thoughts of summer barbecues, swimming pools, global warming, gas prices, new Kerry ads in Virginia and the veterans who dominate this campaign. Not necessarily in that order.
With gas prices at a record high, Democrats Tuesday poured fuel on the debate over the soaring prices, accusing the Bush administration of failing to stabilize the market ahead of the summer vacation season.
Vice President Dick Cheney, who often serves as the administration's point man in attacking White House hopeful John Kerry, was the subject of a blistering critique by a key Democratic leader on Monday.
John Edwards ends his '04 Dem campaign today at his daughter's high school in Raleigh, North Carolina, according to campaign sources, some 14 months after he joined up to be a "champion for regular people." (Al Sharpton might quit, too -- more on that below.)
Top Democrats excoriated President Bush on Tuesday for announcing support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, accusing him of using the issue for political gain and trying to draw attention away from his record.
With consumer advocate Ralph Nader expected to announce this weekend whether he will run for president as an independent, Democrats urged him Friday to not seek a third-party candidacy, fearing he could ruin their White House hopes.
Despite calls to move away from negative attacks in the 2004 presidential campaign season, Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie and campaign officials for Democratic hopeful John Kerry traded barbs, each accusing the other of dirty politics.
Though conceding that Iraq apparently did not possess weapons of mass destruction, President Bush defended his decision to go to war in an interview that aired Sunday, saying, "Saddam Hussein was dangerous, and I'm not just going to leave him in power and trust a madman."
President Bush left the Democrats alone to slug it out for a while in the early Democratic primaries, but now that the field is narrowing the Bush-Cheney campaign has decided it's time to come out swinging.
The White House and the head of the Republican Party denounced renewed questions about President Bush's military service record Tuesday, with GOP chief Ed Gillespie calling allegations that Bush skipped National Guard drills "flat wrong."
With Democratic hopefuls campaigning in the final weekend before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, a tracking poll released Friday shows Sen. John Kerry pulling away from former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean in the Granite State.
With less than a week until the Iowa caucuses, the two Democratic candidates running neck-and-neck for first place in the state -- Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt -- continued to spar over the issue of the Iraq war.
President Bush said Saturday his program to allow illegal immigrants to work in the United States legally for up to three years was designed to put "willing foreign workers" in jobs that Americans are "not willing" to do.
Terry McAuliffe couldn't have written today's lede better himself: President Bush visits Palm Beach for the first time since '00 today, while Katherine Harris ponders an '04 Senate bid and Broward County grapples with yet another election debacle featuring hanging chads.
Steve Murphy, Rep. Richard Gephardt's campaign manager, this week professed to being baffled. How is it possible, he wondered, that Howard Dean's bizarre comments about Osama bin Laden attracted so little news media attention?