By Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Juliet Eilperin The veteran political operative chosen by Sen. John...
By Alec MacGillis BEND, Ore. -- Barack Obama was "east of the mountains" in central...
By Perry Bacon Jr. NEW YORK -- Appearing with supporters at a fundraiser in New...
By Garance Franke-Ruta Sen. Barack Obama may not yet be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee,...
By Juliet Eilperin Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) comments about climate change Friday have sparked a...
By Glenn Kessler An informal Middle East adviser to Sen. Barack Obama's campaign resigned Friday...
Barack Obama says he's open to discussions with Hillary Clinton about doing whatever is necessary to unify the party. --Alec MacGillis
Bill Clinton defends his wife against a voter who questioned her commitment to health care.
Clinton, stumping in Oregon, says she wants to pick up the thread of the health care fight she began in the early 1990s. --Perry Bacon Jr.
As the Democratic Primary contest winds down, Barack Obama would be well advised to focus on the difficult contest ahead. --Dan Balz
John McCain talks to the press about environmental questions, as well as his campaign's statements about Barack Obama and McCain's vote in election 2000. --Juliet Eilperin
Hillary Clinton's appeal to white voters upsets black liberal online activists. --Darryl Fears
Clinton challenges Obama to another debate while hopscotching across the country on a 48-hour campaign swing. --Perry Bacon Jr.
Does playing a word game with Sen. Barack Obama on his campaign plane signal a new era in his press relations? --Alec MacGillis
Obama picks up endorsement from AFGE and the superdelegate support of its president and two Democratic lawmakers. But John Edwards stays neutral.
Bradley Whitford and Richard Schiff say they recall the presumptive GOP nominee saying at a 2001 dinner party that he did not vote for President Bush. --Juliet Eilperin
Not with a bang, but with a whimper? --Dan Balz
As Clinton continues her quest for the presidency against long odds, racial tensions come to the fore. --Darryl Fears
Labor-friendly former Michigan congressman comes out for Illinois senator. --Alec MacGillis
In West Virginia, Hillary Clinton argues that her ability to attract "hardworking Americans" gives her greater general election viability than Barack Obama. --Perry Bacon Jr.
Sen. Barack Obama was mobbed on the House floor this morning as he hunted for superdelegates to lock up the Democratic nomination. --Shailagh Murray
Online buzz was a good predictor of Obama's eventual electoral success. Jose Antonio Vargas
John McCain considers an officemate from "The Office" and defends linking Barack Obama to Hamas on "The Daily Show With John Stewart," airing tonight. --Juliet Eilperin
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Clinton reiterates that she is staying in the race. --Perry Bacon Jr.
Former first lady's situation is much like it was just a day ago, but perceptions of her candidacy have taken a sharp turn for the worse. --Dan Balz
Sen. Barack Obama is expecting a net gain of 13 delegates from Tuesday's primaries, campaign manager David Plouffe announced. --Shailagh Murray
NYC event set to bring in $7 million for the presumptive GOP nominee. --Matthew Mosk
By Anne E. Kornblut Despite her less-than-overwhelming results Tuesday night, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is...
ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) delved into issues of religious freedom and human rights Wednesday morning, telling a crowd of several hundred supporters that policymakers need to confront the fact that "evil still exists in the world." --Juliet Eilperin
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton loaned her campaign $6.4 million in the past few weeks in an attempt to keep pace with the prolific fundraising by Sen. Barack Obama, and her aides said she would continue to dip into her personal account if necessary, campaign officials said this morning. --Matthew Mosk
Local law enforcement defends slow ballot counting in Gary, Ind. --Peter Slevin
Sen. Barack Obama won a convincing victory over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton Tuesday in North Carolina and nearly toppled her in Indiana, twin results that could ramp up pressure on the New York senator to reconsider her candidacy for the Democratic nomination. --Chris Cillizza
Presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) addresses her supporters from Indianapolis after Tuesday's primary election results filter in. (Video by AP)
ary Mayor Rudy Clay said just now that it might take a while yet to finish counting the vote in Lake County, which includes Gary, and said that his city had turned out so overwhelmingly for Barack Obama that it might just be enough to close the gap with Hillary Rodham Clinton. --Alec MacGillis
South Bend, Ind., voters react to news that their state is too close to call. --Peter Slevin
The Northwest Indiana Times is updating election results live on its blog, and you can follow along the blow-by-blow there. --Garance Franke-Ruta
Before either North Carolina or Indiana were called, Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton blasted out a transcript from Rush Limbaugh bragging about his self-declared Operation Chaos, an on-going effort to encourage Republicans to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. --Jonathan Weisman
Washington Post Executive Editor Len Downie speaks about the top stories coming out of the Indiana and North Carolina Primary races during Tuesday's live video cast of the primary. (Video by washingtonpost.com & Newsweek.com)
Obama N.C. HQ is deserted when earlier-than-anticipated call comes in that he's won the state. --Shailagh Murray
GRANGER, Ind. -- Voters make their choices for all kinds of reasons, then leave it to the analysts to figure out what it means. At the Harris Township Fire Department, Sen. Barack Obama picked up votes from some Republicans who may support him in November and one who almost certainly will not. --Peter Slevin
Beyond the case of a dozen nuns turned away by a fellow sister at a convent for lack of photo ID, Indiana's strict voter-ID law was not reported to have caused many problems today. --Alec MacGillis
A day following a local reporter in a small N.C. town reveals votes that break down along predictable demographic lines. --Krissah Williams
A portrait of two undecided voters. --Peter Slevin
Pre-election polls showed Sen. Hillary Clinton edging Obama in Indiana, but such voters were not much in evidence at the Harris Township fire station here, where an economically diverse array of white Democrats and Republicans favored Obama over his New York rival. --Peter Slevin
As the toll of dead or missing in Burma soared to 60,000 , in the wake of Cyclone Nargis's slamming into the South Asian state over the weekend, the candidates for president issued statements on the tragedy. --Garance Franke-Ruta and Juliet Eilperin
Hillary Clinton visits the Indy Speedway and compares the presidential race to the sport, telling reporters that to go forward, put it in D. --Perry Bacon Jr.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Sen. Barack Obama is still short of the 2,025 delegates he needs to win the Democratic nomination, but his daily calorie intake is getting there. --Shailagh Murray
North Carolina Voters talk gas prices and the economy on election day. --Krissah Williams
For Clinton, time to shine may be now or never. --Dan Balz
In speech at Wake Forest University, presumptive GOP nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) decried "the common and systematic abuse of our federal courts by the people we entrust with judicial power." --Juliet Eilperin
As Indiana residents prepared to head to the polls for Tuesday's primary vote, Barack Obama held a 'Get Out the Vote' rally at the American Legion Mall in downtown Indianapolis.
RALEIGH , N.C. -- A hoarse and visibly tired Bill Clinton rushed through the reasons to vote for his wife, telling a crowd of approximately 1,000 people tonight that "North Carolina can start an earthquake tomorrow." By Ed O'Keefe
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A day before North Carolinians head to the polls, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) addressed Charlotte's Chamber of Commerce on slew of business-oriented issues. --Juliet Eilperin
Sen. Barack Obama picked up two new superdelegates from Maryland, including the chairman of the state Democratic Party, on the eve of key presidential primaries in North Carolina and Indiana. --John Wagner
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Campaigning in two cities in North Carolina before heading to the Hoosier State for three events, Hillary Clinton continued her intense focus on the economy. --Perry Bacon Jr.
After sitting on the story for nearly eight years, Arianna Huffington said yesterday that John McCain told her soon after the 2000 election that he did not vote for George W. Bush. --Howard Kurtz and Juliet Eilperin
Republicans are looking to a special election in Mississippi as a test case for the down-ballot power of an anti-Obama message. --Paul Kane
More than 230 economists -- Democrats, Republicans, advisers to past presidents and four Nobel laureates -- signed a letter today opposing proposals by Hillary Clinton and presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain to suspend the 18-cent federal gas tax for the summer driving season. --Jonathan Weisman
Indianapolis drivers share their thoughts on the price of gas and what the candidates can -- or cannot -- do to ease the burden. (Francine Uenuma / washingtonpost.com)
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton addressed Indiana Democrats at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Sunday night in Indianapolis.
Almost 40 years to the day after Robert F. Kennedy came to Elkhart, Obama goes door-to-door.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Race was very much on the minds of the mostly African American group that piled onto a West Side bus in Chicago Saturday morning to campaign for Sen. Barack Obama in Indianapolis three days before the state's Democratic presidential primary. So, too, was history. --Kari Lydersen
Indiana voters turned out for a Hillary Clinton campaign stop in Indianapolis on Saturday featuring famous native John Mellencamp. Some say they are still undecided as to which Democratic candidate they will vote for in Tuesday's primary. (Francine Uenuma / washingtonpost.com)