By Shailagh Murray KEMPTON, Ind. - Saturday was family day on the campaign trail. Sen....
By Shailagh Murray LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Sen. Barack Obama won the Guam caucuses, but not...
Updated 8:07 p.m. Sen. Barack Obama won the Democratic caucuses on Guam by seven votes...
Obama denounces Clinton's gas tax holiday while trying to woo working class voters.
CARY, N.C. -- Hillary Clinton talked about short skirts, Snow White and trying to break open a very tough coconut Saturday morning as she began her campaign day with a revealing and very personal conversation about the pressures of raising children and balancing the demands of work and family. --Dan Balz
By Peter Slevin MUNSTER, Ind. - By emphasizing his personal story this week, Sen. Barack...
By Garance Franke-Ruta The race for the Democratic presidential nomination that has stretched across 15...
Senate Majority Leader has harsh words for Arizona Senator and all-but-certain GOP presidential nominee.
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Stung by the defection of a former chairman of the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton's campaign struck back Friday with a letter from a group of former party chairs arguing that she has a better chance to defeat John McCain than does Barack Obama and urging superdelegates to support her. --Dan Balz
A provocative video clip alleging to show a longtime friend of Hillary Clinton using a racial slur to describe the citizens of Indiana was sent to political reporters this morning by an independent public relations consultant who favors Barack Obama. Both the filmmaker and the subject of the film excerpt are calling the clip a fraud. --Jonathan Weisman
INDIANAPOLIS -- Entering the final weekend before polls open in Indiana and North Carolina on Tuesday, Sen. Barack Obama explained his recent back-to-basics approach as he works to recover from what he called "a couple of rough weeks." --Peter Slevin
UNION MILLS, Ind. - Farm talk gave way to hoop dreams on a driveway in rural Indiana as Sen. Barack Obama dueled a 14-year-old in a game of P-I-G last night. --Peter Slevin
Sen. John McCain today attempted to clarify comments about the collapse of a bridge in Minneapolis, saying that he never intended to say that federal budget earmarks were the cause of the fatal collapse of the span.--Juliet Eilperin and Michael D. Shear
For a Democratic superdelegate who is officially still unaligned, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (S.C.) is sounding more and more like a Barack Obama fan. --Jonathan Weisman
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lent her name to the growing chorus of Democrats opposed to a gasoline tax holiday proposed by Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain. --Jonathan Weisman
After Obama's rough patch, the Clinton campaign says the tide is turning her way. But is it? --Dan Balz
A crucial fight is afoot between soundbite politics and soundblast politics. --Jose Antonio Vargas
Former Democratic Party leader Joe Andrew announced he is switching sides in the primary battle, from longtime ally Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to Sen. Barack Obama. --Shailagh Murray
Dan Balz sat down with Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Indiana) yesterday to talk about the Democratic...
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Sen. John McCain heaped praise on a hospital here for its innovative use of technology as he continued a week-long health-care tour aimed at highlighting his free-market plans for revamping the way medical insurance is delivered. --Michael D. Shear
Obama has more money, but Clinton has more ads. --Matthew Mosk
A Mississippi Democrat doesn't want to be linked with Obama.
In an excerpt from her taped appearance tonight on FOX's "The O'Reilly Factor," Sen. Hillary Clinton calls Jeremiah Wright's comments at the National Press Club on Monday "offensive and outrageous." In the interview, she also takes a backhanded shot at Barack Obama for not denouncing Wright earlier, saying, "He made his views clear -- finally."
One Obama is somber in talking about recent controversies. The other is still fired up, ready to go. --Peter Slevin
Hillary Clinton carpools to an event today to highlight the difference between her and Barack Obama on the gas tax.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says there are no plans for a gas tax holiday.
Clinton's momentum could be halted Tuesday by black voters, a constituency that has overwhelmingly gone for her opponent.
As Obama struggles, the Clinton camp is feeling pretty good.
The Institute for Science and International Security, a Washington-based nonpartisan research organization, today released the candidates' responses on whether they would demand that Iran suspend its uranium enrichment program. --Glenn Kessler
At the Howard University School of Divinity on Tuesday, Barbara Reynolds, head of the National Press Club speaker's committee, responds to allegations that she invited Rev. Jeremiah Wright to speak before the club with an ulterior motive to harm Sen. Barack Obama's campaign. (Hamil Harris / The Washington Post)
Independent groups continued to pour money into the presidential contest this week, with two new negative ads emerging today focused on a topic compelling to voters this year: health care. --Matthew Mosk
Bill O'Reilly has been trying to book Hillary Clinton for years. Tomorrow night, he finally gets his shot. --Howard Kurtz
Both Democratic presidential candidates have been quietly trolling for superdelegate support among trade skeptics. --Jonathan Weisman
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Sen. Barack Obama today strongly criticized the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his former pastor, saying that Wright's comments about the United States in recent days have been "appalling" and "outrageous." --Peter Slevin
Public polling has revealed several potentially troubling trends for Barack Obama's campaign over the past few days.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Sen. John McCain rejected calls for universal health coverage and reaffirmed his faith in the economic principles that have guided President Bush for eight years, declaring Tuesday that government's role in health care should be limited to kick-starting a competitive marketplace so people can buy their own insurance. --Michael D. Shear
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Gov. Mike Easley officially endorsed Hillary Clinton, giving her another boost in a state where the demographics suggest she might struggle. --Perry Bacon Jr.
WILSON, N.C. -- Sen. Barack Obama wants everyone to know that he is not the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and that the talkative Wright does not speak for him. --Peter Slevin
Sen. John McCain will outline his market-based health care plan tomorrow. --Michael D. Shear
Sen. John McCain will hold his first really big fundraiser next week in New York City, a gala event hosted by New York Jets owner Woody Johnson in conjunction with the Republican National Committee and expected to raise about $4 million. --Michael D. Shear
GRAHAM, N.C. -- In the latest example of Sen. Barack Obama facing two opponents, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton today joined Arizona Sen. John McCain in criticizing Obama for not supporting a temporary suspension of the federal gas tax. --Perry Bacon Jr. and Peter Slevin
North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley will endorse Hillary Clinton at a rally tomorrow in Raleigh, according to Clinton campaign sources. --Perry Bacon Jr.
If the Federal Election Commission weren't paralyzed, its members would be pretty busy today, thanks to a slew of complaints surrounding presidential campaign ads and financing activities. --Matthew Mosk
Quirks in the state's political landscape make Indiana a toss-up. --Alec MacGillis
Sen. Barack Obama officially pulled ahead today in the scramble for endorsements from colleagues in the U.S. Senate, thanks to Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico. --Jonathan Weisman
Dana Milbank's Rough Sketch.
Two Jeremiah Wrights showed up at the National Press Club this morning: the nationally recognized preacher and the bombastic firebrand. The first version of Wright delivered a reflective speech on African American church culture. The second did his most famous congregant no favors. --Shailagh Murray
Another Republican congressional candidate thinks he can get electoral mileage out of linking his Democratic opponent to the presidential candidacy of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and the controversies around his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. --Paul Kane
The testing of Barack Obama continues. The Illinois senator has been on a month-long slide of bad news, poor performances and self-inflicted wounds. Still the favorite to win the Democratic nomination, Obama nonetheless needs a pair of victories next week in Indiana and North Carolina to kick-start his candidacy. --Dan Balz
By Perry Bacon Jr. WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Barack Obama has been pretty clear that he...
Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, concluded a weekend back in the media spotlight Sunday evening with a nationally televised address to the NAACP's Detroit branch that was at turns defiant and inviting. --Shailagh Murray and Scott Butterworth
By Zachary A. Goldfarb Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) acknowledged today that he must work harder...