By Peter Slevin CASPER, Wyo. -- Sen. Barack Obama fired back on Friday at Sen....
Campaigning in locales as different as Hattiesburg, Miss. and Cheyenne, Wyo. today, Sen. Hillary Clinton stuck with the same colloquialism that she began using way back in Iowa to make a point about President Bush's energy policy.--Krissah Williams
Democrats in Puerto Rico have decided to change their contest from a caucus to a primary, and are seeking permission to move it up six days to occur on June 1. The switches would potentially increase the island's role in the Democratic nominating process -- and give the candidates a rare excuse to campaign legitimately in the tropics.--Anne E. Kornblut
As crowds swelled and tempers flared during the caucus-portion of the Texas primary earlier this week, aides to Hillary Clinton's campaign sent out an alert to reporters: "Emergency Press Call to Discuss Caucus Intimidation and Irregularities in TX."--Matthew Mosk
Barack Obama's campaign, which has been spending more time than it would like discussing the utterances of its academic advisers, this afternoon downplayed the recent suggestion of its newly-departed foreign policy adviser that Obama's pledge to withdraw combat troops from Iraq within 16 months was less than hard and fast.--Alec MacGillis
Sen. Hillary Clinton questioned Sen. Barack Obama's commitment to removing troops from Iraq and reasserted her campaign's statement that Obama has been behaving like former special prosecutor Ken Starr at an unscheduled press conference this morning.--Krissah Williams
President Bush was in a jaunty mood when he welcomed John McCain to the White House on Wednesday. He waited with unusual patience for the late-arriving McCain, even doing a little soft-shoe routine for the press. He seemed liberated from the burdens of the presidency and raring to get back on the campaign trail.--Dan Balz
CHICAGO - Samantha Power, an outspoken foreign policy advisor to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), stepped down this morning after calling Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) a "monster" in an interview with a Scottish newspaper. She said Clinton was "stooping to anything" to win the Democratic nomination.--Peter Slevin and Perry Bacon Jr.
Sen. Lindsey Graham heads home to South Carolina to campaign for a second Senate term, hoping to fend off conservative challengers angered by his close ties to presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain (Ariz.).
At a state dinner in the Mississippi Delta, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton acknowledges rival Barack Obama's popularity, then gently urgers voters to consider supporting her anyway.
By Garance Franke-Ruta Not only does Hillary Clinton chief strategist Mark Penn have to deal...
John McCain shares hot dogs with the president. --Michael D. Shear
Among those breathing a big sigh of relief -- and crowing a bit in vindication -- after Hillary Clinton's victories in Ohio and Texas this week is Gerald McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the giant union that endorsed Clinton last fall. --Alec MacGillis
Sen. Barack Obama continues to rewrite the book on presidential fundraising. Today his campaign announced he raised $55 million in February from more than 700,000 contributors. --Matthew Mosk
So is the Democratic race heading toward an eventual marriage between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton on the same ticket? Clinton seemed to suggest that herself during a morning show appearance yesterday and there has been a lot of buzz about the idea among Democrats and bloggers. But before anyone starts throwing confetti, there are lots of reasons to wonder whether that might or should happen. --Peter Baker
US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and his wife Michelle greet supporters at...
By Chris Cillizza The conclusion of the Ohio-Texas Two-Step has spawned a series of strategy...
PHILADELPHIA -- Pennsylvania State Democratic Party Chairman T.J. Rooney sipped a cocktail in the Vesper Club off Walnut Street, ready for the political tsunami about to overtake his state. "I don't think most people know what we're in for," Rooney said, smiling. "And I mean that as a good thing." --Krissah Williams
By Ed O'Keefe Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama appeared on the six broadcast and cable...
Sen. John McCain wins the nomination, visits the White House, takes over the RNC -- and promptly forgets about the press.--Michael D. Shear
As President Bush made his way out of the Rose Garden with the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), a reporter shouted out a question about whether McCain would be acceptable to conservatives in the party. Bush paused, turned around and answered the question wordlessly by putting his arm around McCain for one more photo opportunity.--Michael Abramowitz
Barack Obama awoke Wednesday to a new race for the Democratic nomination. To hear him explain Hillary Clinton's stunning victories in Ohio and Texas, Tuesday's results did little to change the basic trajectory of the race. --Dan Balz
So who won the second step of the Texas two-step? It's still up in the air.--Matthew Mosk
Vanquished at the polls for the first time in a month, Obama said Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's negative attacks had likely harmed him with voters, and vowed to take a more aggressive stance as the battle moves on to Pennsylvania. --Shailagh Murray
THE WHITE HOUSE -- President Bush had rolled out the red carpet for John McCain, emerging onto the North Portico of the White House, where he usually meets foreign leaders, to greet the new Republican nominee. Only, McCain wasn't there. --Michael D. Shear
A Democratic group launched a massive new independently-financed ad campaign attacking John McCain today, launching the first assault on the Republican nominee in the absence of a Democratic candidate. --Matthew Mosk
Circle your calendar, book your flight. On May 3, Guam -- which increasingly looks like the New Hampshire of the Mariana Islands -- will hold its presidential primary, with nine Democratic delegates at stake. --Joel Achenbach
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- As Sen. Barack Obama wrapped up a brief speech to his supporters here, who had huddled outside for two hours on a chilly night, chief strategist David Axelrod sought to set the record straight about what appeared to be a good night for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. --Shailagh Murray
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DALLAS -- Sen. John McCain gave a speech he has been wanting to give for nearly a decade tonight, claiming the Republican presidential nomination and the chance to duel Sen. Barack Obama or Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in what promises to be a tense battle for the White House. --Peter Slevin
A volunteer makes phone calls in front of a mirror with the writing "I am...
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said he would wait until someone got 1,192 delegates to consider stepping aside. He waited about 15 minutes. --Michael D. Shear
LAREDO, Tex. -- In an attempt to lure voters into this city's biggest caucus, the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns have brought an all-out carnival to the main entrance of United High School on the north side of town tonight. --Eli Saslow
By Shailagh Murray SAN ANTONIO -- Sen. Barack Obama called Sen. John McCain from his...
By Shailagh Murray SAN ANTONIO -- Sen. Barack Obama's campaign aides are breathing a sigh...
Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and his wife, Cindy, in his hotel suite...
In an extraordinarily aggressive bit of pushback, Bob Bauer, general counsel to the Barack Obama campaign, jumped onto a Hillary Clinton campaign phone call with reporters on Tuesday night to dispute the premise of the call. --Anne E. Kornblut and Matthew Mosk
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Some observations and hunches from visiting the economically depressed Mahoning Valley region in Ohio. --Alec MacGillis
By Shailagh Murray SAN ANTONIO -- Sen. Barack Obama's campaign is requesting a two-hour extension...
Of all the predictions ventured on what will happen as the votes are tallied today, perhaps the easiest call to make was the triumph of Barack Obama in the Green Mountain State.--Rachel Dry
With more than 8,000 precincts and not enough volunteers to serve as precinct captains for tonight's caucus events, the Texas Democratic Party decided that the job of chair would be handed out on what amounts to a first-come, first-served basis. --Matthew Mosk
Early exit polls showed the economy tops in Ohio and Texas, and high Hispanic turnout in Texas. --Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta
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Ohio elections officials received complaints this morning from official poll workers about efforts by supporters of Democrat Barack Obama to serve as "legal poll monitors" who would be allowed to camp inside the voting stations. --Matthew Mosk
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and wife Michelle answer reporters' questions aboard the campaign plane,...
By Dan Balz An e-mail arrived Tuesday morning from Ohio. "Just amazin'," read the subject...
While Clinton is sounding bullish, Obama cautioned supporters to prepare for a potentially long and tough slog -- and perhaps a measure of disappointment tonight. --Shailagh Murray
HOUSTON -- In Hillaryland, the question is whether the candidate has stopped thinking about tomorrow. --Perry Bacon Jr.
What running the delegate numbers shows about Clinton's chances.--Peter Baker
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As the Democratic presidential primary heads into its third month of voting, party officials said Monday that Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean privately warned last week about the potential fallout from a protracted battle between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.--Paul Kane
By Kari Lydersen CHICAGO -- An eighth grade teacher, a guitar-playing MBA student who doesnÂ’'t...
The gospel of Sen. Barack Obama might not have opened up the heavens, as Sen. Hillary Clinton sarcastically suggested in a recent speech, but it apparently opened the eyes of one of her self-described friends and supporters, Russell Simmons. The music mogul, entrepreneur and staunch yoga practitioner endorsed Obama over the weekend. --Darryl Fears
By Chris Cillizza Mark Penn, the chief strategist for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (N.Y.) presidential...
CLEVELAND -- In these final hours of the primary campaigns in Ohio and Texas, Hillary Clinton's message has all the subtlety of a clanging bell. It's: "I'm a champ. He's a chump." --Dan Balz
Clinton accused Obama of doing "the old wink-wink."--Perry Bacon Jr.
By Perry Bacon Jr. ABOARD THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN PLANE -- On her campaign plane Sunday...
As Barack Obama heads into what could be the defining set of primaries against Hillary Clinton, the Illinois Democrat is doing everything he can to court the youth vote by cornering the indie band market. --Juliet Eilperin and Rena Kirsch
Woos reporters at Sedona event.
"We're still waiting to hear Sen. Clinton tell us what precise foreign policy experience that she is claiming."
By Zachary A. Goldfarb The Clinton and Obama presidential campaigns sparred today over which candidate...
Shelves standard speech for Q and A approach in last days before March 4.
Aide says Senator has often visited emergency rooms over the years to observe patients.
AKRON, Ohio -- As Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton spent Saturday in Texas, Sen. Barack Obama still found himself still outnumbered in northeast Ohio by Clintons. --Perry Bacon Jr.