After months of trying to tie Sen. John McCain to the Bush administration and paint him as portending a retread of the current presidency, Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden today jumped on footage of Vice President Cheney endorsing the McCain-Palin ticket at a Wyoming Republican event.
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"My country has never had anything to prove to me, my friends," said McCain. "I have always had faith in it, and I have been humbled and honored to serve it."
Washington Post's David Broder explains why this is the best election season he's ever covered since the Kennedy-Nixon campaign.
As the Obama campaign has helped Clinton retire her primary campaign debt, the amount owed to former chief Clinton strategist Mark Penn's firm has not changed by a single penny since July.
The Obama campaign will return the low-dollar donations made by Obama's aunt, who has been living in the United States illegally, according to a published report.
GOP presidential candidate John McCain kicked off his campaigning this morning with a rally full of religious overtones, as several speakers invoked the Lord on the senator's behalf.
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally. (Tom Gannam/Associated Press) By Perry...
Barack Obama spent Halloween with his family in Chicago, and he wasn't happy to see reporters among the trick-or-treaters.
Headlining an event titled "Judgment Day," California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger tonight delivered an impassioned pitch for electing GOP presidential nominee John McCain before a packed arena of supporters.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is spending Halloween at three campaign rallies across Ohio, where she won a key victory in the Democratic primary campaign.
Former White House chief of Staff Kenneth Duberstein said today he was abandoning his support of John McCain and instead would back Barack Obama for president.
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Sometimes when you're on the road a lot, it's hard to remember where you are.
"People of Iowa, I will always be grateful to you," Obama told 25,000 in Des Moines. "Think about the journey we've made."
John McCain has made it clear that Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson shouldn't expect to keep his job if the Arizona senator confounds the pundits and wins the presidency next week.
"We're a few points down, but we're coming back, and we're coming back strong," McCain tells Ohio supporters.
Achenbach's latest seasonal malady.
Buoyed by a huge turnout of early voters, Obama's campaign is buying advertisements in Georgia, North Dakota and McCain's home state of Arizona.
Reporters for the New York Post and Dallas Morning News also lost their spots.
At a rally this morning at an Ohio high school, Graham posed a simple question to the audience. "Anybody been to South Carolina?" Graham asked, as the crowd applauded. "If we win Ohio, you get a free weekend in Myrtle Beach."
"I don't think at the moment she is prepared to take over the reins of the presidency," the former secretary of state told NPR.
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The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice will send 800 federal observers and justice department staff to 59 jurisdictions in 23 states on Election Day to monitor polling places and elections.
RNC rips suggestion that Emanuel is being eyed for Obama's White House Chief of Staff.
With just five days until Election Day, independent political groups continue to spend money on advertising in battleground states. This time it's the Service Employees International Union, spending $425,000 to air a 30-second spot, called "Meghan," statewide on cable and broadcast stations.
By Juliet Eilperin CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin loves making...
McCain's big moment of campaigning with Joe the Plumber for the first time was missed by all the major TV networks, whose cameramen and audio technicians were running from the bus when they heard McCain's voice starting his rally.
Two new polls out today show Sen. Barack Obama with a four-point lead over Republican John McCain in Virginia.
Al Gore will headline a pair of rallies for Barack Obama on Friday in the land of the butterfly ballot and the hanging chad.
Throughout the country, Americans appear to be casting early votes at a pace that far eclipses past performance.
Former President Bill Clinton joined Sen. Barack Obama at a rally in Florida last night, just days before the presidential election. The appearance coincided with a 30-minute Obama campaign commercial that aired on several networks.
The Republican is defiant, his top aides say, unwilling to give up the dream he has pursued for more than a decade, despite public polls which suggest that it is slipping away quickly.
A new USA Today/Gallup poll reports the majority of Americans aren't even sure which candidate is taking public -- and which private -- money.
Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain this morning rapidly issued statements responding to news that...
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By Tom Shales Barack Obama fired the final salvo in the great battle of images...
Palin's senior communications and policy aide last night blasted the press for distorting her comments during an ABC News interview.
The latest ad from the Republican National Committee's independent expenditure unit continues the GOP's harsh attacks on Barack Obama's experience.
A federal judge late Wednesday ordered the Pennsylvania's polling places to offer emergency paper ballots when half the voting machines at a polling location don't work.
Speaking to an estimated 16,000 here, GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin warned her supporters that a loss next week could translate into total Democratic control of the nation's legislative and executive branch.
The Obama campaign tonight also released its much-anticipated television program on YouTube, for online viewing.
In an interview today with ABC News' "20/20" anchor Elizabeth Vargas, GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said she would continue to seek a leadership role within the GOP even if she and John McCain did not win the White House next week.
The Chicago Tribune today raised questions about the foreign connections of a major contributor to Sen. John McCain.
Researchers have now confirmed what press critics have been saying all along, that Fox News is much harder on Barack Obama and MSNBC much tougher on John McCain than the media in general.
On a day when he aims to reach into millions of living rooms with his final pitch for the presidency, Barack Obama dismissed John McCain's economic ideas as "the same old politics and the same old policies."
President Bush suggested today that one of the candidates -- he didn't say which one -- was sizing up the White House for new drapes.
In the latest Cronkite/Eight survey, McCain leads Obama by just two points -- well within the poll's margin of error.
McCain today compared the director of Columbia University's Middle East Institute to a "neo-Nazi" and called on the Los Angeles Times to release a video of a 2003 banquet at which Obama talked about the professor, Rashid Khalidi.
Joe Wurzelbacher -- the plumber whose question prompted Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to talk about the need to "spread the wealth" -- suddenly appeared onstage with GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin this morning at Bowling Green State University's Anderson Arena.
The Alaska governor said America needs to boost its domestic energy production.
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By Robert Barnes NORFOLK -- Barack Obama is making such an aggressive play to win...
By Juliet Eilperin and Alice Crites STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Sarah Palin delivered tonight a...
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Palin aide Nicolle Wallace says she is the victim of "an organized campaign" to discredit her.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist today extended early voting hours and declared that a "state of emergency exists" due to record turnouts and hours-long waits at many locations.
The French embassy in Washington today denied a report in Haaretz that French president Nicolas Sarkozy was critical of Barack Obama's positions on Iran.
Obama seized on remarks made by McCain's top economic adviser today to call McCain's health care plan "radical" and "unaffordable."
President Bush paid a surprise visit to the headquarters of the Republican National Committee, wishing luck to GOP staffers in a year that is shaping up as a potential disaster for the party.
As pundits and strategists debate whether Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has helped or hurt Sen. John McCain's chances to be president, there is one unassailable fact. People flock to her.
After a string of huge rallies in idyllic fall tableaus and under crystal skies, Obama spoke today to thousands in a driving, cold rain on a muddy field at Widener University. His Republican rival canceled a rally in Quakerstown, Pa., because of similar conditions.
McCain made a direct appeal to baseball lovers Tuesday morning while mocking his rival's decision to buy 30 minutes of television time Wednesday night for an address to the nation.
In this final week of the presidential campaign, the lights burn late in small offices dotted across the country -- in Virginia and Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.
In a borderless online world, some sites are measuring the extent of world opinion for Obama.
McCain and Palin call for the resignation of fellow Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, following the Alaska lawmaker's conviction on corruption charges.
Among those who said they have already voted at an early voting location or sent in an absentee ballot, Barack Obama picked up 60 percent of the vote in the new poll to John McCain's 39 percent.
The Washington Post's Dana Milbank sketches Sarah Palin's rally in Leesburg, Va. (Video by Akira Hakuta / washingtonpost.com.)
With one week to go until Election Day, here's some of what battleground state voters will see and hear in the next week.
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McCain slammed his Democratic rival for a 2001 radio interview in which Obama discussed the political science concept of "redistributive change."
The Obama campaign will air a Spanish-language version of its 30-minute infomercial on Wednesday night on Univision, the highest-rated Spanish language television network.
GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will release at least some information about her medical records this week.
A focus group with Ohio independent voters was a reality check for those who see the campaign only through the window of the candidates and their most committed supporters.
McCain gave a surprise economic speech this morning, delivering a forceful restatement of his economic proposals and hammering Obama as a tax-raising liberal.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin swept into Northern Virginia this morning to fire up Republican voters in the battleground state eight days before the presidential election.
Obama today delivered what his campaign is calling his "closing argument" to the American people in a speech in Canton, Ohio.
The Washington Post's David Broder speaks with New Hampshire voters about the presidential campaign and reflects on 40 years of conversations with voters nationwide.
Estimates from the police department released by the Obama campaign first put the crowd in Civic Center Park in the heart of Denver at 75,000. They then revised the figure to 100,000.
Sen. John McCain acknowledged that he and President Bush share a "common philosophy" as Republicans but the GOP's presidential nominee insisted that he is his own man, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" for the first time in more than nine months.
McCain defended Palin's frugality while Graham praised Palin's resume.
The Obama campaign will air the political commercial "New Subject" on national cable stations starting Monday.
As he traveled this weekend to Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado, Obama sharpened his appeal to Hispanic voters influential in all three states.