McCain headlined a boisterous outdoor rally in Woodbridge, Va., today, while his campaign took heat for suggesting the populous region was not part of "real Virginia."
A record-breaking 100,000 people cheered Sen. Barack Obama under the Gateway Arch on the Mississippi River, by far the biggest stateside crowd drawn by the Democratic nominee.
A woman grew so angry that she threw a pack of Dentyne Ice gum at Henry.
Obama has secured support from 55 editorial boards, including from 10 newspapers that backed President Bush in 2004.
By Matthew Mosk CONCORD, N.C. -- Sen. John McCain's campaign reacted with fury early this...
The wife of Republican presidential candidate John McCain paid $1.13 million in taxes during 2007 on income of more than $4.1 million.
McCain told a crowd of supporters here that he spoke by phone today with Joe Wurzelbacher, a.k.a. Joe the Plumber.
Gov. Sarah Palin is set to appear tomorrow night on "Saturday Night Live."
Democratic Sen. Jim Webb, a favorite son of western Virginia, offered a rousing introduction to Sen. Barack Obama and a few choice words about Sarah Palin at an event here today.
McCain made Joe the Plumber a household name. Now he wants Joe to know he's got his new friend's back.
Updated 4:01 p.m. By Juliet Eilperin In order to clarify comments made by GOP vice...
Calling it a "fall surprise," Cindy McCain made a rare (some say first-ever) visit to the press section of Sen. John McCain's plane this morning.
The dinner is a big-time fundraiser for Catholic Charities and, every four years, an opportunity for the major-party presidential nominees to take a few hours off from the combat and sniping of the campaign trail and poke fun at themselves and each other.
By Matthew Mosk Before the financial sector imploded, Wall Street firms made some substantial investments...
John McCain, so pugnacious in his encounters with his Democratic rival, folded like a tent when confronted last night by late-night host David Letterman, whom McCain stood up last month.
By Travis Fox MAGDALENA, N.M. -- New Mexico is among the states with the...
By Juliet Eilperin GREENSBORO, N.C. -- No wonder GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin harbors...
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shakes the hand of Hank Williams Jr. during a rally at...
By Juliet Eilperin GOP presidential candidate John McCain made it clear in last night's debate...
As an RNC unit questions Barack Obama's ability to handle a crisis, the McCain campaign will call the Democratic candidate "risky" in a new Spanish-language television commercial.
After air traffic delays in Philadelphia threatened to derail his appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman," McCain hopped a helicopter to Manhattan.
There is more trouble this week for Harry Sargeant, the Florida fundraiser who has been bundling checks for Republican Sen. John McCain.
By Howard Kurtz The McCain Ad: (McCain:) The last eight years haven't worked very...
By Ed O'Keefe The RNC's independent expenditure unit will spend $18 million in the...
McCain took his debate performance on the road today, talking about "Joe" at a rally here in suburban Philadelphia and repeating some of his best lines from the face-off with Obama last night.
After Wednesday's debate at Hofstra University, the question for McCain is what more -- or how much more -- he can do to affect the race.
Joe the Plumber is not exactly a plumber and he's "not even close" to making the kind of money that would result in higher taxes from Democrat Barack Obama's proposals.
With more than 40,000 people, Sun City is the country's largest retirement community. And the financial downturn is affecting many of these seniors directly.
By Juliet Eilperin BANGOR, Me. -- Speaking before a crowd of a few thousand supporters...
Folks watching cable channels nationwide today may find a new ad from the Obama campaign that repeats an often-used line of attack on John McCain -- that he's in lockstep with the Bush Administration -- and seeks to undermine his protestation to the contrary at last night's final presidential debate.
Obama urged supporters at a New York fundraiser this morning not to grow complacent in the final days of the campaign.
"This is John McCain's display of his maverick ethics: He believes he is entitled to free cell service while other Americans have to pay for theirs," said Bob Bauer, general counsel of the Democratic presidential candidate's campaign.
The Washington Post's Dana Milbank and Akira Hakuta sketch the final presidential debate of 2008.
Last night, four members of the Walt Whitman High School Debate Team from Bethesda, Md., debated John McCain and Barack Obama's presidential debate performances.
Barack Obama completed a three-debate sweep on Wednesday night, according to snap polls by CBS News and CNN.
Updated 11:32 p.m. By Garance Franke-Ruta Joe Wurzelbacher, an Ohio plumber, confronted Sen. Barack...
Please join the Fact Checker and Friends for live truth squadding of the second presidential...
By Jose Antonio Vargas Never mind the satirical New Yorker cover a few months ago....
McCain arrived here for his final debate with the knowledge that it could be his last opportunity to change the direction of his losing campaign.
Obama arrived in N.Y. this afternoon for the final presidential debate prepared to stick to the official topic: domestic policy.
At 4:01 Eastern Daylight Time today, CNN moved Virginia from the tossup category on its map to an Obama state.
By Ed O'Keefe A California-based conservative political action committee called Our Country Deserves Better...
According to several polls leading up to New Hampshire's Jan. 8 primary, McCain consistently led his rivals in the Granite State as the primary neared.
By Peter Slevin FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Sen. Barack Obama may be pulling away in...
The Open Debate Coalition asked McCain and Obama to adopt the principles of "open debate" but will have to wait for the next cycle to see their reforms enacted.
Stand-ins for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate John McCain rehearse during...
By Glenn Kessler The Obama campaign responded quickly today to an instant flap over...
As Sen. Sherrod Brown travels through Ohio on a bus tour with Gov. Ted Strickland and Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden, there are fresh signs of confidence from the team pushing for Barack Obama's election.
New voters in New Hampshire are more likely to be Democrats than longtime ones -- and also now make up a third of voters statewide.
Biden's stump speeches have gone from emphasizing amity and policy differences with John McCain to now, on a tour of small towns in Ohio, constantly referring to the Republican presidential nominee as "mad" and "erratic."
A Republican state official seeks police and security personnel willing to observe voting in inner-city Milwaukee. The Obama campaign says the official's e-mail could raise concerns among voters, a charge a GOP spokeswoman rejects as a distraction.
Obama is pushing back anew against the "palling around with terrorists" charge -- running two television advertisements and a radio spot in states where the Republican Party has ads noting his association with 1960s radical Bill Ayers.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain responded this morning to the comments Virginia Republican Party Chairman Jeffrey M. Frederick made over the weekend comparing Democratic nominee Barack Obama to Osama bin Laden.
Sen. Barack Obama gave a mixed review to Sen. John McCain's new economic plan.
Obama distanced himself from the voter registration group ACORN but also downplayed the fraud controversy that has embroiled the organization in recent days.
When the McCain campaign abruptly pulled out of Michigan two weeks ago, some Obama aides and top Democrats in the state's congressional delegation dismissed it as a ploy and argued the GOP would be back in the state full-time, big-time. And indeed, since that stunning announcement Oct. 2, it's not as if the Republicans have disappeared.
"All you hockey moms, and soccer moms, and basketball moms, and baseball moms, thanks for coming out here to support us," she declared before a crowd of several thousand cheering supporters in Scranton, Pa.
Outside groups have not been a huge factor in the presidential campaign to date, but they are still out there making noise.
Washington Post video reporter Travis Fox is traversing the country on a "3,000-mile road trip, from California to Washington, D.C., to see up close how the economic woes are beginning to affect regular people and how it's going to affect their vote in November."
Obama offered lukewarm support, along with multiple caveats, to the Bush administration's decision to partially nationalize the U.S. banking industry.
Spoofing antidrug public service announcements that target teens and their risky behavior, the latest commercial from MoveOn.org Political Action stars two actors from the hit CW teen soap opera "Gossip Girl" encouraging parents to just say no to a behavior common to their age group: Voting for John McCain.
McCain proposed $52 billion worth of tax breaks aimed at reducing the impact of stock market losses on the nation's seniors, providing relief to the unemployed and encouraging savings.
Obama campaign manager sends a video message to donors.
Repeating a tradition he's conducted for decades, Post political columnist David Broder speaks with voters in a key swing state. Video by Ed O'Keefe.
By Mary Pat Flaherty Michigan violated federal law when it removed about 1,500 newly registered...
In an interview with CNN this afternoon, Sen. John McCain responded to conservative critics who say he should not be proposing so much government spending to lift the troubled economy.
By Matthew Mosk Looking for someone to blame for the global economic crisis? How about...
Hank Williams Jr. sang an ode to "McCain-Palin tradition" at a rally here today, but the song's original lyrics don't quite mesh with the campaign's family values theme and were altered for the campaign event.
In a switch from the GOP strategy in 2004, the McCain campaign is now offering to pay people to do door-to-door canvassing in Florida.
By Juliet Eilperin RICHMOND -- GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin continued attacking Democratic nominee...
Obama outlined a proposed $60 billion in new tax breaks and other benefits and urged Congress to act quickly after the election to provide middle-class relief.
Sen. Barack Obama canvasses a neighborhood Oct. 12, 2008, in Holland, Ohio. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)...
Declaring that "nothing is inevitable here," McCain noted that his campaign is 6 points behind Sen. Barack Obama's in the polls, a stark admission as public polls document his slide. But McCain sought to turn his position in the race into a positive, calling himself an underdog and portraying Obama as too certain of victory.
Palin this weekend disregarded an ethics investigator's finding that she had abused her executive power as Alaska's governor and instead embraced a second finding in the report to say that she had been cleared of wrongfully firing her state public safety commissioner.
Sen. John McCain will be on David Letterman's late-night talk show on Thursday, nearly a month after he canceled an appearance at the last minute.
President Bush's decision to remove North Korea from the State Department's list of the state sponsors of terrorism badly split officials in his administration. Now it appears to have also split a potential McCain-Palin administration.