The August gain puts the Obama campaign on track toward its goal of signing up 150,000 new voters by early October.
They will visit lower Manhattan on Thursday to mark the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Oprah Winfrey denies report that her staff was divided over having Sarah Palin as a guest on her show.
The new Republican National Committee-McCain campaign ad signals a renewed battlefield: Florida.
Palin didn't sell Alaska governor's plane on eBay, but through a broker -- and at a loss.
Lawmakers return to the Capitol next week for a quick session in which they and presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain will face political traps and minefields.
Andrea Mitchell gets deluged by balloons.
Palin pick riles Jewish observers.
A behind-the-scenes look at the one group that unifies members of the Republican Party.
Demonstrators who protested McCain's position on the war inside the RiverCentre in St. Paul were not arrested.
Clinton has been exceptionally quiet since the selection of just the second female vice presidential nominee in history.
Live coverage from the staff of The Washington Post and washingtonpost.com.
Excerpts from The Post's live television show.
Sen. Barack Obama made his first appearance on Fox News's conservative talk show "The O'Reilly Factor."
John McCain's campaign has released limited advance excerpts from his remarks tonight to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.
By Mary Ann Akers Sarah Palin's now famous "lipstick" joke from her acceptance speech Wednesday...
In an interview this afternoon, the one-time McCain rival said he stands by his assessment of McCain's conservative credentials.
The Redskins coaching legend and current NASCAR impresario is slated to speak at the Xcel Energy Center between 8 and 9 p.m., EST.
Updated 8:27 p.m. By Matthew Mosk For a week, Sen. John McCain's campaign has been...
When a reporter sought clarification on the racially loaded word, Rep. Westmoreland replied, "Uppity, yeah."
About 2,500 ballots remain missing from an Aug. 26 primary in Palm Beach County, Fla.
The Democratic National Committee continues its "Bush and McCain More of the Same" arguments today in its first television commercial of the general election campaign.
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) speaks to the media at the Voith Siemens Hydro Power Plant...
Palin seeks to paint a biographical equivalence where there is none.
"At some point we've got to stop that and get serious," he said this afternoon in Pennsylvania.
David Axelrod says Sarah Palin would fit in very well in Washington.
A quick recap of how the GOP candidate earned his party's presidential nomination.
The following guests will be taking reader questions in live online chats from the Republican...
Sen. Joe Biden praised his rival Sarah Palin for "a great night" but criticized her for not focusing on such key issues as health care and the economy.
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By Matthew Mosk For a moment, the response to Gov. Sarah Palin's speech coming from...
Reactions to Palin speech from women around the country.
By Juliet Eilperin ST. PAUL -- Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee got a big laugh...
Live reports from inside the convention hall.
Huckabee addresses the RNC.
Mitt Romney speaks to GOP stalwarts.
Praises McCain-Palin ticket but has concerns about Post crossword puzzle.
Harold Simmons and T. Boone Pickens have chosen different paths during election 2008.
Jamie Lynn Spears sends Bristol Palin gift of burp cloths.
By Jose Antonio Vargas It's all Palin, all the time, on the Web. Just...
John McCain's top strategist today denounced a report in the National Enquirer, hours after it was published, as "disgraceful."
Earlier today the Republican National Convention released the line-up for tonight's events, which are organized...
Where was last night's Fred Thompson when he was running for president?
Female Republicans embraced identity politics with gusto today, defending Sarah Palin's experience against "sexist" attacks.
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By Ed O'Keefe ST. PAUL -- In a conversation with Washington Post reporters, editors...
Biden takes on Fred Thompson, the day after his speech to the Republican National Convention.
Not only were Cindy McCain and all seven McCain children waiting at the bottom of the stairs, so was the family of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her intended new son-in-law.
Interactive graphic on corporate sponsorship of presidential conventions.
Live online discussions from St. Paul.
Scenes from Ron Paul's "Rally for the Republic," held on the second day of the Republican National Convention in downtown Minneapolis.
Conservatives confident of victory in November.
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Delegates at the Republican National Convention share their impressions of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and consider her impact on John McCain's presidential campaign.
The McCain campaign is hoping to define the vice presidential nominee in the minds of its supporters.
Palin used her line-item veto to reduce funding for a program to aid teenage mothers.
Sarah Palin used to be part-owner of an Alaska car wash.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin meets First Lady Laura Bush and Cindy McCain, wife of Sen....
Joe Biden appears eager to stay away from Palin controversies.
White House press secretary Dana Perino said today that President Bush believes the pregnancy of Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter is a "private family matter."
Palin gave free-form commencement address in June to students at the Wasilla Assembly of God.
Sen. John McCain is going out of his way today to express confidence in Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Biden reaches out to elderly Jewish voters in Florida.
By Ed O'Keefe ST. PAUL -- The Campaign for America's Future, a progressive group...
The Washington Post's executive editor recalls coverage of previous presidential campaigns and conventions.
Joe Lieberman's remarks to the 2000 Democratic National Convention.
Convention planners and McCain officials decide to relaunch campaign after consultations with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials.
McCain weighs in briefly on the question of whether his running mate pick was adequately vetted.
Dana sketches Day 1 of the RNC.
Live online from St. Paul today.
Goodman was released after being held for over three hours.
Incident occurred as she walked to the Xcel Center at the start of the Republican Convention in St. Paul, Minn.
McCain and Palin are campaigning as mavericks on a change platform.
Laura Bush and Cindy McCain address the RNC's opening day.
Fifity-six arrests as protesters march on RNC in St. Paul.
GOP delegates coordinate their outfits, state-by-state.
The presumptive Republican nominee has raised $10 million since selecting Palin as his running mate.
Vice presidential contender touts Obama in old home town.
"I think people's families are off limits," Obama declared.
Palin's name is listed on 2003 incorporation papers of the "Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc.," a group that could raise unlimited funds from corporate donors.
First Lady and wife of GOP presumptive nominee meet with Louisianans in Minn.
By Shailagh Murray and Perry Bacon Jr. DETROIT -- Sen. Barack Obama shelved his stump...
Bristol Palin is reportedly five months pregnant.
Laura Bush and Cindy McCain to speak to delegates Monday.
Live online from the RNC.
Romney and Huckabee stump with McCain and Palin in the home of the River City Rascals.
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| August 31, 2008; 8:03 PM ET |
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GOP convention planners are scrambling to convert festive political parties into charity fundraisers ahead of Hurricane Gustav's landfall.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) with vice presidential running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, visited the...
Campaign will mobilize supporters from its enormous e-mail list to send money or enlist as volunteers.
Online freelancers dig up video and facts about Sarah Palin.
The White House says that President Bush is unlikely to travel to St. Paul Monday