McCain seized on a newspaper report that Obama's staff has already written a draft of an inaugural address for the Democrat.
The ad questions Barack Obama's experience and his ability to deal with a major crisis.
A new ad, scheduled to start airing Sunday in "key states," lays out over two minutes Obama's economic "rescue plan for the middle class."
Says McCain "decided to really stick it to George Bush -- 10 percent of the time."
Sen. Lindsey Graham got on a roll Friday night as he introduced Sen. John McCain to a crowd of several thousand at a high school football field in Durango, Colo.
Bloggers pounced on Ashley Todd's story of being mugged by an Obama supporter, which quickly came apart under police questioning.
Palin outlined for the first time today how she and McCain would aid children with special needs.
Senior Obama aides described an electoral map that heavily favors their candidate and an organizational juggernaut aimed at sweeping the battleground states.
"I know a thing or two about comebacks," said Elway, famous for his fourth-quarter heroics.
President Bush and first lady Laura Bush cast their ballots today as part of the early voting process in Texas, the White House said.
Meghan McCain speaks with Washington Post's Dan Balz about her children's book and her optimism about the campaign's success at Sen. McCain's Colorado campaign headquarters.
Obama and the Democratic Party spent more than $100 million during the first two weeks of this month -- four times more than rival McCain and the Republican Party.
Someone has leaked an early version of a new Barack Obama campaign commercial during which the senator speaks only in Spanish, in an appeal to the nation's Latino voters.
Obama broke from the campaign trail to attend to his gravely ill grandmother.
By Matthew Mosk Sen. John McCain has come up with a novel way to make...
Gov. Charlie Crist (R-Fla.) seizes on the McCain campaign "Joe the Plumber/Spread the Wealth Around" talking points in a new campaign radio commercial airing in the Sunshine State.
Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan said today that he will vote for Obama.
Some of Joe Biden's recent comments about Sen. Barack Obama have found their way into the latest TV commercial produced by Let Freedom Ring USA, a conservative group set to spend $5 million by Election Day on a series of TV and radio ads in five battleground states.
By Robert Barnes INDIANAPOLIS -- As the presidential candidates continued to battle over taxes, Democrat...
By Juliet Eilperin For anyone wondering exactly what constitutes an "elitist" in the eyes of...
A big batch of battleground polls came out early Thursday and brought almost universally bad news for John McCain.
The Washington Post's Dana Milbank sketches Barack Obama's rally in Richmond.
The Obama campaign's United Way approach transforms donors who give in small increments into larger donors before they know it.
The ubiquitous Ohio tradesman is not actually present in body, but McCain is invoking his spirit on a bus tour across Florida, as he renews his appeal to blue-collar and middle-class voters.
In an interview with NBC News anchor Brian Williams, GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin seemed to indicate that she would release her medical records before the Nov. 4 election.
In a fiesty interview this morning with talk show host Don Imus, John McCain vigorously defended his vice-presidential running mate Sarah Palin, describing criticism of her as "elitist" and describing her as "the most qualified" vice presidential candidate in recent years.
By Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta Barack Obama is up 11 points on John McCain...
Post fashion editor Robin Givhan weighs in online today on the contretemps over the Republican...
For the second straight day, Obama brought up the Ohio plumber, a.k.a. Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, who was made famous by Republican John McCain during the last presidential debate.
Media coverage of McCain has been heavily unfavorable since the political conventions, a new study says.
Obama said today there is no reason to believe he would be more likely to be tested by an international crisis than McCain would be, despite comments by Biden over the weekend.
The price tag on the race for the White House now totals $2.1 billion.
Senior McCain aides blasted a report published in today's Washington Post quoting commentary on an Islamic extremist Web site that "Al-Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming election," saying that The Post had relied on a "blogger" whose connections to al-Qaeda were questionable.
Al-Qaeda is watching the U.S. stock market's downward slide with something akin to jubilation, with its leaders hailing the financial crisis as a vindication of its strategy of crippling America's economy through endless, costly foreign wars against Islamist insurgents. And at least some of its supporters think Sen. John McCain is the presidential candidate best suited to continue that trend.
Palin's make-up artist, the Emmy-nominated Amy Strozzi, was paid $13,200 by the McCain-Palin campaign last month alone.
The International Association of Firefighters has launched its voter mobilization campaign in support of Barack Obama with a new ad that attacks John McCain's health care proposals -- and two vulnerable Senate Republicans.
"I can't tell you how happy I am to be back in the great state of New Hampshire," McCain proclaimed in a rally at St. Anselm's College.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) may have largely receded from the national scene, but his adherents are still playing a role in the presidential election -- by interrupting political rallies.
When asked about the role of the vice president yesterday, GOP vice presidential candidate Palin gave an expansive interpretation of the legislative role.
By Ed O'Keefe The Obama campaign continues its recent radio and television ad campaigns...
The ordinary folks in this ad would get a tax cut under Obama, not a hike, if they earned what Joe the Plumber does.
The RNC spent more than $150,000 on clothing, accessories and makeup for Palin and her relatives after McCain selected her as his running mate.
"Sure, he's been a comedian, and occasionally he's even been funny," former first lady tells Minnesotans.
Both candidates return in their stump speeches to a discussion of Joe Wurzelbacher.
John McCain keeps flubbing his attack lines.
Missouri woman says she's "a liberal knee-jerk yellow dog Democrat," but she doesn't love Obama THAT much....
Extolling the virtues of equal pay and opportunity for women, Palin framed her White House quest in terms of feminist values.
Democratic presidential nominee Sen.Barack Obama speaks at an economic summit with former Chairman of the...
Barack Obama is up 12 points over John McCain among white voters under 30, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll.
McCain this week gave his personal stamp of approval to one of the toughest pieces of direct mail in the 2008 campaign.
Any reporter can cover Barack Obama in Chicago on Election Night -- if he or she takes out the checkbook.
By Mary Ann Akers Remember last month when Republican presidential nominee John McCain got made...
The AFL-CIO unleashes its get out the vote effort.
Nielsen Media has released findings in re: which cable shows are most "engaging" among self-identified Dems and GOP-ers.
Palin mocked Obama and Biden as likely teeing up a number of international crises, should they take office.
John McCain has been looking for every opportunity to try to sow doubts about Barack Obama. Today, he seized on Obama's effort this week to show some love to the Tampa Bay Rays, a hated group here in Phillies country just before the World Series.
The Republican Party is in the midst of an identity crisis, but it is nothing compared to what could happen if McCain loses and the party suffers a shellacking in House and Senate races.
Elaine Boule, a Republican diner manager who backed Clinton in the N.H. primary, is now supporting Obama for president.
By Travis Fox GARDEN CITY, Kan. -- It was one of the best years...
Danforth's presence yesterday meant McCain had by his side a respected Republican moderate (known as "St. Jack" in his day) at a time he's been accused of pandering to the GOP's conservative base.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is mocking Sen. Barack Obama's short tenure in the Senate, but her campaign's method of calculating service time doesn't do Palin many favors either.
Madelyn Dunham's deteriorating condition prompts the Democratic nominee to cancel events in Iowa and Wisconsin so he can travel to Hawaii.
Adelman is the latest Republican foreign-policy heavyweight to endorse Sen. Barack Obama.
Every week, the Republican Party mails video cassettes of its ads to The Post -- in Betamax.
Thinking about heading to Washington for Inauguration Day? Get out your wallet ... or bring a tent. Rates are stratospheric for the week of Jan. 20 for the few hotels that aren't yet booked.
By Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta Democrat Barack Obama enters the final two weeks of...
Senior McCain advisers expressed optimism Monday about their chances in Florida, saying that they remain competitive despite a huge financial disadvantage.
Sen. John McCain, straining to match Senator Barack Obama's fundraising juggernaut, inadvertently reached out to an unlikely donor: Russia's U.N. ambassador Vitaly I. Churkin.
Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden is in "excellent health," according to a physician who reviewed his medical records on behalf of the Obama presidential campaign.
Can you root for one team in the World Series while "showing some love" for the other?
By Robert Barnes TAMPA -- Barack Obama is barnstorming early-voting Florida this week, trying to...
The candidate made an appearance today on Black America Web, the site affiliated with Radio Host's Tom Joyner's nationally syndicated radio show.
John McCain has not been talking too much about international affairs in recent days, but the suggestion by Democratic running mate Joe Biden that the world may try to test a President Obama early in his administration prompted him to dive back in.
Gov. Sarah Palin held a wide-ranging 20-minute interview this weekend with the Christian Broadcast Network.
GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has a new way of attacking Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama for his lack of experience: She now provides a tally of how many days he served in the Senate before launching his presidential bid.
Palin delivered "Saturday Night Live" its best preliminary ratings in 14 years.
GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin last night criticized the automated calls the Republican National Committee and her own campaign have put out linking Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama to former Weather Underground member William Ayers, even though she did not call for a halt to the controversial practice.
Here they are, three undecideds in one of the swingiest of swing states, just sittin' here, stewing in their undecidedness.
A new television spot from the Obama campaign relies on a group of everyday female supporters to sum up several of its arguments against a John McCain presidency.
Obama returned to his rhetorical roots today, reprising core campaign themes of hope, change and unity.
As he barnstorms the Buckeye State, McCain continues to call Joe Wurzelbacher the winner of the past week.
McCain ducked a direct invitation this morning to criticize Obama over his one-time pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr.
The former secretary of State crossed party lines this morning to endorse Obama for president, the most prominent GOP defection yet of the 2008 campaign.
"In the month of September, we raised over $150 million and added 632,000 new donors for a total 3.1 million donors to date," the campaign announced.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin came face to face with her television doppelganger last night, but only for the briefest of moments as she played along with the satirists of "Saturday Night Live."