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Hillary Clinton Bids Presidential Hopes Adieu

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first competitive female candidate for the American presidency who famously cracked but did not shatter the ultimate political glass ceiling, said over the weekend she will not run for president again.

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 10:37 AM ET | Comments (46)

Bill Clinton Arrives at White House for Obama Meeting

Former president Bill Clinton arrived at the White House late Tuesday afternoon for a meeting with President Obama -- potentially one of their most extensive meetings ever and one that could touch on a range of topics besides North Korea.

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 04:26 PM ET | Comments (22)

Obama, Mubarak Discuss Mideast Peace

When Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak arrived at the White House today, it was the first time he had set foot in the building since 2004, when he and former president George W. Bush parted ways over human rights and U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 11:13 AM ET | Comments (12)

Bill Clinton to Brief Obama on North Korea Mission

Former president Bill Clinton, fresh from his mission to North Korea earlier this month, is delivering his read-out on the trip to President Obama at the White House today.

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 10:05 AM ET | Comments (5)

Clinton Plans to Visit Congo, Denounce Rape as a Tool of War

As part of her swing through Africa next week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to visit eastern Congo, the epicenter of two wars in the past decade, and denounce the alarming rates of rape in the region, an official said Wednesday.

Posted on July 29, 2009 at 05:42 PM ET | Comments (3)

Clinton: White House Vetting Is 'Cumbersome' and Getting 'Worse'

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton lashed out today at the slow pace of getting people vetted for administration jobs.

Posted on July 13, 2009 at 05:14 PM ET | Comments (8)

Clinton Undergoes Surgery on Her Elbow

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton underwent surgery this morning on her right elbow.

Posted on June 19, 2009 at 01:26 PM ET | Comments (2)

Clinton Falls and Breaks Her Elbow

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton fractured her right elbow during a fall while headed to the White House.

Posted on June 18, 2009 at 05:45 AM ET | Comments (52)

State Dept. Plan Would Extend Benefits to Same Sex Partners

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will soon announce that the partners of gay U.S. diplomats are eligible for many benefits currently denied them and allowed to spouses of heterosexual diplomats, according to lawmakers and others advocating the change.

Posted on May 24, 2009 at 07:35 AM ET | Comments (30)

Hillary Clinton Tries, Again, to Retire Campaign Debt

James Carville sends out an e-mail soliciting funds to pay off Clinton's remaining campaign debt.

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 05:37 PM ET | Comments (9)

Clinton Welcomed at State Department

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a rousing welcome this morning when she arrived at Foggy Bottom for the first time.

Posted on January 22, 2009 at 09:56 AM ET | Comments (32)

Senate Cmte. Votes a Strong Yes on Hillary Clinton

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) this morning won overwhelming backing from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be the next Secretary of State.

Posted on January 15, 2009 at 11:08 AM ET | Comments (10)

Live from the Clinton Confirmation Hearing

Live-blogging Clinton's confirmation hearing to be Secretary of State.

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 04:29 PM ET | Comments (12)

First Lady Dresses Through the Years

Florence Harding's dress features pearlized sequins on tulle and rhinestone-trimmed blue velvet ribbon. It was...

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 02:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Adviser Steinberg Says He'll Assist Clinton at State

James B. Steinberg, a top adviser to President-elect Barack Obama, told colleagues that he expects to be nominated Tuesday as deputy secretary of state.

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 11:54 PM ET | Comments (4)

Clinton Won't Seek Recovery of Millions She Loaned Campaign

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has formally given up hope of recovering about $13 million she loaned her failed presidential campaign, according to campaign finance reports filed today.

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 06:14 PM ET | Comments (19)

Bill Clinton's Foundation Raised Millions From Foreign Governments

Former president Bill Clinton's charitable foundation has raised tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments including Saudi Arabia, Australia, Norway, Kuwait and Qatar, according to a list of 205,000 donors made public this morning.

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 11:05 AM ET | Comments (51)

Bill Clinton Discloses Donors Behind Global Initiative Meeting in Asia

Former president Bill Clinton, who agreed to make his charitable activities more transparent in an accord with President-elect Barack Obama that paved the way for his wife to become Obama's secretary of state, today disclosed the sponsors of last week's Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Hong Kong.

Posted on December 9, 2008 at 02:19 PM ET | Comments (3)

Teach a Child -- and Help Retire Clinton's Debt to Mark Penn

Dorothy Rodham is making a rare appeal on her daughter's behalf: asking supporters to purchase a new children's book about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, "Dreams Taking Flight," to help pay down her campaign debt.

Posted on December 5, 2008 at 01:07 PM ET | Comments (3)

Clintonistas Return, But Obama Says Vision Is His

Barack Obama defended himself this morning against charges that his campaign mantra of "Change We Can Believe In" is being undermined by his decision to fill his administration with familiar faces.

Posted on November 26, 2008 at 12:16 PM ET | Comments (11)

Hillary Clinton Nomination Is On Track

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is on track to be nominated for secretary of state in the Obama administration, transition aides said on Thursday night.

Posted on November 20, 2008 at 10:23 PM ET | Comments (92)

Hillary Clinton's Fix

Section Six of Article One of the Constitution may impede Clinton's ascension to the secretary of state post.

Posted on November 19, 2008 at 05:20 PM ET | Comments (25)

Clinton Takes the Lead -- on Health Insurance Reform

While President-elect Barack Obama weighs whether to give his former rival a Cabinet post, Kennedy today deputized Clinton to run a special Senate task force on health insurance reform.

Posted on November 18, 2008 at 05:15 PM ET | Comments (13)

All Eyes on Bill Clinton

Former president Bill Clinton's business and international work is being closely examined in hopes of clearing the way for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to become secretary of state.

Posted on November 17, 2008 at 03:15 PM ET | Comments (107)

Team of Rivals, Indeed

Obama aide and former State Department official Greg Craig ripped Hillary Clinton's foreign policy experience during the Democratic primaries.

Posted on November 15, 2008 at 12:29 PM ET | Comments (3)

Clinton, Richardson on Short List for Secretary of State

After an under-wraps meeting with President-elect Barack Obama in Chicago on Thursday, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is now considered a top contender for the role of Secretary of State in the Obama administration, several people involved in the process said on Friday.

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 01:24 PM ET | Comments (157)

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State?

There's talk that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) may now be under consideration by the Obama transition.

Posted on November 13, 2008 at 02:46 PM ET | Comments (238)

Clinton's Continuing Debt to Mark Penn

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.

Posted on November 1, 2008 at 01:14 PM ET | Comments (11)

Hillary's Halloween Message

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.

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 05:02 PM ET | Comments (30)

Hillary Clinton, Al Franken and the Return of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy

"Sure, he's been a comedian, and occasionally he's even been funny," former first lady tells Minnesotans.

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 10:00 PM ET | Comments (175)

At the Red Arrow, a Journey from the GOP to Obama

Elaine Boule, a Republican diner manager who backed Clinton in the N.H. primary, is now supporting Obama for president.

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 11:54 AM ET | Comments (8)

Obama Barnstorms Fla. as Early Voting Begins

By Robert Barnes TAMPA -- Barack Obama is barnstorming early-voting Florida this week, trying to...

Posted on October 20, 2008 at 03:14 PM ET | Comments (12)

Women's Group Condemns NOW Endorsement of Obama

A group of Hillary Clinton supporters condemned the National Organization for Women's endorsement of Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden earlier this week.

Posted on September 20, 2008 at 12:12 PM ET | Comments (821)

Palin Disinvited from Anti-Iran Rally

Organizers of an anti-Iran rally today withdrew an invitation to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, indicating that a political dustup over the Republican vice presidential nominee's participation in the Monday event was distracting from the key goal: protesting the appearance of Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmedinejad at the United Nations.

Posted on September 18, 2008 at 07:06 PM ET | Comments (135)

Palin Camp Points Fingers After Clinton Cancels Appearance at Iran Protest with Her

Clinton advisers said that the senator did not want to turn the rally, intended to protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearance at the United Nations, into a political circus by having the two women share the stage.

Posted on September 17, 2008 at 04:46 PM ET | Comments (188)

Aristocrat Who Favored Clinton Endorses McCain

By Matthew Mosk John McCain's election strategy has for weeks involved an aggressive push for...

Posted on September 17, 2008 at 04:15 PM ET | Comments (233)

As Palin Joins Planned Protest Against Iran, Clinton Cancels

The Republican vice presidential candidate's scheduled appearance at a rally against the Iranian president means that New York's junior senator will not take part.

Posted on September 16, 2008 at 11:38 PM ET | Comments (130)

Clinton Campaigns for Obama in Ohio

In Ohio, Hillary Clinton stumps for her former rival, Barack Obama.

Posted on September 14, 2008 at 06:37 PM ET | Comments (260)

No Direct Attack from Clinton on Palin -- Yet

Clinton has been exceptionally quiet since the selection of just the second female vice presidential nominee in history.

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 11:10 PM ET | Comments (212)

Republican Women Turn to the Gender Card

Female Republicans embraced identity politics with gusto today, defending Sarah Palin's experience against "sexist" attacks.

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 02:52 PM ET | Comments (335)

Unity on Display at Tubbs Jones Memorial

Late congresswoman who backed Clinton, then Obama, is honored by both.

Posted on August 30, 2008 at 06:39 PM ET | Comments (52)

Ha! Say the Online Hillary Supporters

By Krissah Williams Thompson The HillBloggers -- stalwart online supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton --...

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 12:50 PM ET | Comments (1025)

Palin Pick Leaves Bruised Feelings

By Anne E. Kornblut DENVER -- Though it was high in shock value, the Palin...

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 12:33 PM ET | Comments (635)

Video: Clinton Ends Roll Call

Clinton moves to nominate Obama by acclamation.

Posted on August 27, 2008 at 07:55 PM ET | Comments (6)

Clinton Regales Her Financiers

By Matthew Mosk DENVER -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton held a private luncheon with her...

Posted on August 27, 2008 at 06:13 PM ET | Comments (7)

Clinton Releases Her Delegates

By Perry Bacon, Jr. DENVER -- Hillary Rodham Clinton cast her vote for Barack Obama,...

Posted on August 27, 2008 at 05:24 PM ET | Comments (27)

Rendell Compares Obama to Adlai Stevenson

"With people who have a lot of gifts, it's hard for people to identify with them," the governor said.

Posted on August 26, 2008 at 02:19 PM ET | Comments (174)

Clinton Bundler Joins Obama Camp

Weldon Latham raised nearly half a million dollars for Clinton and is now preparing to do the same for Obama.

Posted on August 26, 2008 at 02:11 PM ET | Comments (6)

Ohio Gov. Bashes Press for pro-Obama Bias

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is the latest supporter of Hillary Clinton to accuse the media of bias in its coverage of the Democratic nomination battle.

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 03:05 PM ET | Comments (53)

Clinton Advisers Skipping Obama Speech

A number of Sen. Hillary Clinton's top advisers will not be staying in Denver long enough to hear Barack Obama accept the nomination for president.

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 01:38 PM ET | Comments (592)

Clinton Dismisses McCain Ads

"I'm Hillary Clinton and I do not approve this message," Clinton said of the ads.

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 12:08 PM ET | Comments (46)

Obama, Gearing Up for the Convention, Talks to Clintons

Obama talks to the press on a tarmac and aides describe his conversations with the senator and former president.

Posted on August 24, 2008 at 04:54 PM ET | Comments (20)

McCain Tries to Rile Up Clinton Voters Against Obama

By Michael D. Shear SEDONA, Ariz. -- A new television ad by Sen. John...

Posted on August 23, 2008 at 10:00 PM ET | Comments (450)

Independent Group Ad Plays Ayers Card

Officials with the American Issues Project, a nonprofit that describes itself as a champion of conservative values, say they will spend $2.8 million to air a stinging television ad.

Posted on August 21, 2008 at 11:03 PM ET | Comments (70)

About Those Clinton Primary Voters

Many of Clinton's primary-season supporters are not necessarily loyal Democratic presidential election voters.

Posted on August 21, 2008 at 03:56 PM ET | Comments (208)

Clinton's Virginia HQ a Costly Burden

The Clinton campaign lease on its former Ballston headquarters won't expire until March 2009.

Posted on August 21, 2008 at 07:42 AM ET | Comments (16)

EMILY's List Argues Obama's Case

Group says that Obama is doing just fine with women voters, thank you very much, despite earlier critiques.

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 05:45 PM ET | Comments (18)

Obama Looking to Diminish Superdelegates

Barack Obama's campaign will call next week for the creation of a new commission to revise the rules for selecting a presidential nominee in 2012 with a goal of reducing the power of superdelegates.

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 01:27 PM ET | Comments (112)

Obama Touts Party Unity, but Details Escape

By Anne E. Kornblut RALEIGH, N.C. -- As he works to win over Sen. Hillary...

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 08:08 PM ET | Comments (22)

Clinton's Name to be Placed in Nomination at Convention

The Obama and Clinton teams are preparing to make a joint announcement.

Posted on August 14, 2008 at 11:01 AM ET | Comments (487)

Reactions to Arkansas Democratic Party Shooting

Clintons, Obama send prayers to injured Arkansas Democratic Party chairman.

Posted on August 13, 2008 at 04:02 PM ET | Comments (449)

Mark Penn's Playbook for McCain

If John McCain's campaign were looking for strategic advice for the fall campaign against Barack Obama, they could click on the Atlantic Monthly's web site.

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 02:02 PM ET | Comments (151)

Clinton Memos Lay Bare Early Plans

The Atlantic Monthly releases 130 internal Clinton campaign e-mails.

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 10:58 AM ET | Comments (285)

Iowa Without Edwards

The data suggest that Obama would still have won the Iowa caucuses even if Edwards were not in the race.

Posted on August 11, 2008 at 11:28 AM ET | Comments (8)

Clinton, Michelle Obama Get 'Headline' Spots at Convention

By Robert Barnes Sen. Barack Obama's campaign announced yesterday that his wife, Michelle, will be...

Posted on August 10, 2008 at 04:58 PM ET | Comments (15)

Atlantic Scores Internal Clinton Campaign Emails

Mag obtains memos on inner workings of campaign

Posted on August 7, 2008 at 06:14 PM ET | Comments (24)

The Clinton Question

Former president and first lady remain the biggest question marks headed into Denver.

Posted on August 7, 2008 at 12:09 PM ET | Comments (286)

Clinton, Obama Seek to Defuse Talk of Contested Floor Vote

Camps say they are "working together" to make sure Clinton backers are recognized.

Posted on August 6, 2008 at 10:24 PM ET | Comments (5)

Hillary Donors Gave Obama $1.8 Million in June

More than 2,200 Clinton donors became first-time Obama donors in June.

Posted on July 21, 2008 at 06:50 PM ET | Comments (585)

Solis Doyle Opens Up About Move to Obama

Patti Solis Doyle poses in the hallway of the downtown Chicago headquarters of Democratic presidential...

Posted on July 16, 2008 at 04:34 PM ET | Comments (98)

Clinton Offers Donors Option to Redirect Their Funds

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is giving donors to her general election fund an option: either take the money back, or contribute it to her 2012 Senate re-election coffer.

Posted on July 15, 2008 at 06:17 PM ET | Comments (57)

Clinton: GOP Should Apologize to America

Hillary Clinton praised Barack Obama, used humor to poke at President Bush, John McCain and the GOP, and sounded wistful about her own presidential run in a speech before the American Federation of Teachers.

Posted on July 13, 2008 at 12:51 PM ET | Comments (327)

Clinton and Obama Reach Out to Women Donors

Donors had to provide at least $250 to attend the NY event, but could raise up to $23,000.

Posted on July 10, 2008 at 11:25 AM ET | Comments (23)

Obama and Clinton, Together Again

Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton will make three joint fundraising appearances next week.

Posted on July 5, 2008 at 12:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pool Report From Clinton-Obama Event at the Mayflower

More than 200 Clinton donors gather to hear from the former rivals.

Posted on June 26, 2008 at 09:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Announces First Joint Appearance with Clinton

The event is planned for June 27th. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on June 20, 2008 at 09:43 AM ET | Comments (61)

Clinton, Obama to Meet with Her Top Fundraisers

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has scheduled her first joint appearance with Sen. Barack Obama since the end of the nomination fight. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on June 17, 2008 at 07:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Insiders Take Umbrage at Solis Doyle Move

By Anne E. Kornblut FLINT, Mich. -- The nomination fight is over, but the warring...

Posted on June 16, 2008 at 03:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCain to Woo Clinton Supporters on Saturday Conference Call

Presumptive GOP nominee plans a personal outreach effort to former Hillary Clinton volunteers and backers. --Juliet Eilperin

Posted on June 13, 2008 at 03:03 PM ET | Comments (100)

Penn Speaks Out on Clinton Run

By Anne E. Kornblut Let the finger-pointing continue! The latest to weigh in (again) is...

Posted on June 12, 2008 at 01:00 PM ET | Comments (29)

The Lady Vanishes

Hillary Rodham Clinton drops out of sight as she takes some time to relax post-campaign. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on June 11, 2008 at 10:34 PM ET | Comments (452)

Whither Bill Clinton?

Bill Clinton returns to his own life now that his wife's campaign for the presidency has come to an end. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on June 10, 2008 at 05:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Laura Bush Praises Clinton, Defends Michelle Obama

Traveling in Slovenia, Laura Bush praised Hillary Clinton for her "grit and strength" and also came to the defense of Michelle Obama. --Dan Eggen

Posted on June 9, 2008 at 01:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Second Wind for the Second Wave

By Garance Franke-Ruta Of the many changes wrought within the Democratic Party by primary contest...

Posted on June 7, 2008 at 03:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Supporters React

By Kevin Merida Some voices from Sen. Hillary Clinton's event endorsing Sen. Barack Obama today:...

Posted on June 7, 2008 at 03:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Last Hurrah

Hillary Clinton endorses Barack Obama and calls for Democratic Party unity. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on June 7, 2008 at 02:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Farewell Event Sat. at Noon

By Anne E. Kornblut Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's final farewell will take place at noon...

Posted on June 6, 2008 at 12:22 PM ET | Comments (26)

About that Clinton-Obama Meeting

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who hosted last night's secretive meeting, talks to reporters. --Paul Kane

Posted on June 6, 2008 at 11:09 AM ET | Comments (296)

Obama Plans to Keep Lid on Veep Talk

"The next time you hear from me about the vice presidential selection process will be when I have selected a vice president," Obama said in a press conference aboard his campaign plane. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on June 5, 2008 at 05:32 PM ET | Comments (25)

Clinton's E-Mail to Supporters

Early this morning, Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign sent out what could be one of its last fundraising e-mails, informing supporters that she would endorse Sen. Barack Obama at an event in Washington on Saturday. --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on June 5, 2008 at 09:02 AM ET | Comments (44)

Clinton to Suspend Campaign

Hillary Clinton will host an event in Washington to thank her supporters and unify the party on Friday. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on June 4, 2008 at 08:00 PM ET | Comments (271)

Clinton's Vice Presidential Campaign

Hillary Clinton is "absolutely ready" to discuss the vice presidency with Barack Obama. --Dan Balz

Posted on June 4, 2008 at 12:03 PM ET | Comments (1143)

Clinton Praises Obama as a Friend of Israel

By Perry Bacon Jr. In her second speech since Barack Obama clinched the Democratic nomination,...

Posted on June 4, 2008 at 11:55 AM ET | Comments (21)

Democrats in Delicate Dance

A pair of carefully worded early-morning statements released by the national Democratic political leadership demonstrates the delicate dance underway as the protracted battle for the Democratic nomination draws to a close. --Paul Kane

Posted on June 4, 2008 at 08:27 AM ET | Comments (24)

Relaxed Clinton Returns to Washington

By Anne Kornblut NEWARK--Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton flew home early this morning accompanied by an...

Posted on June 4, 2008 at 08:12 AM ET | Comments (36)

Clinton Urged to Consider VP Slot

Hillary Clinton tells N.Y. House members she'd be open to the VP slot. --Jonathan Weisman

Posted on June 3, 2008 at 05:37 PM ET | Comments (280)

In NY, a Modest Venue for a Big Clinton Evening

Whatever Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton says on Tuesday night, let there be no mistake about the venue: It is one of her most humble. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on June 3, 2008 at 05:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Reid Says to Leave Clinton Alone

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said today that Hillary Rodham Clinton should be "left alone" so she can make a decision about her future without outside pressure. --Paul Kane

Posted on June 3, 2008 at 03:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Denies Plans to Concede Tonight

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clintons denied a news report that she plans to concede the Democratic nomination tonight. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on June 3, 2008 at 12:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Loyalist, Down to the Wire

By Anne E. Kornblut SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- One of the subplots of the Clinton...

Posted on June 2, 2008 at 11:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCain Aide Sees Sexism, a View That Fits a Pattern

McCain campaign tries to make the most of Clinton voters's dissatisfaction. --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on June 2, 2008 at 08:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Unlikely to Drop Out Tuesday, Says Aide

A Hillary Clinton aide say she won't drop out Tuesday, but her husband suggests otherwise. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on June 2, 2008 at 03:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Clinton Superdelegate, Going Against the Grain

A New York superdelegate swings to Hillary Clinton. --Eli Saslow

Posted on June 2, 2008 at 03:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Weighing Her Options

Hillary Clinton is considering a range of options, from withdrawing Tuesday to suspending campaigning while otherwise staying in the race. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on June 2, 2008 at 02:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Women Urge on Clinton at SD Diner

Hillary Clinton greets a baby at Tally's restaurant in Rapid City, S.D., June 2, 2008....

Posted on June 2, 2008 at 02:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Parting Shot From Puerto Rico

"One thing about superdelegates is they can change their minds," Hillary Clinton said, adding fuel to speculation that she is preparing to extend the nomination contest.

Posted on June 1, 2008 at 08:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Fighter, but for What?

Clinton is still undecided about taking her campaign all the way to the Credentials Committee.

Posted on June 1, 2008 at 07:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton: Campaign 'Still Very Much Alive and Ongoing'

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an interview that she remains focused on winning the Democratic nomination. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on June 1, 2008 at 05:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Congratulates Clinton on Win, Then Looks to November

MITCHELL, S.D. -- Sen. Barack Obama said he had called Sen. Hillary Clinton this afternoon to congratulate her on winning the Puerto Rico primary. --Keith Richburg

Posted on June 1, 2008 at 04:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Wins Big in Puerto Rico

Hillary Clinton has won the third-to-last Democratic primary. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on June 1, 2008 at 03:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

South Dakota, the Last Competitive State

Hillary Clinton campaigned in South Dakota. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on May 29, 2008 at 06:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Backers Plan Rules and Bylaws Protest

Clinton supporters plan to put heat on panel over Florida and Michigan delegates. --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on May 28, 2008 at 12:50 PM ET | Comments (279)

Candidates Agree on Darfur

In an unusual joint statement, the three major presidential candidates warned the government of Sudan that they are united in demanding a halt to the violence and genocide in Darfur. --Michael Abramowitz

Posted on May 28, 2008 at 09:44 AM ET | Comments (3)

Clinton Again Seeks to Explain RFK Remarks

Sen. Hillary Clinton, addressing furor over her RFK remarks, fails to mention the widespread worry over Sen. Barack Obama's safety. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on May 25, 2008 at 12:35 PM ET | Comments (221)

Clinton Invokes RFK Assassination

In interview with South Dakota paper, she says efforts to force her from the race make "no sense" because of uncertainties of politics. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on May 23, 2008 at 04:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Debt Piles Up

The staggering cost of the 2008 presidential campaign has left behind a trail of candidates who are shouldering massive debts. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on May 21, 2008 at 08:12 PM ET | Comments (39)

McEntee Doubts Obama

The president of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees is continuing to questions doubts about Barack Obama's electability. --Dan Balz

Posted on May 21, 2008 at 06:11 PM ET | Comments (92)

All the Way to the Convention?

Clinton's campaign says she's prepared to go all the way to the convention if there's no nominee decided before then. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on May 21, 2008 at 05:24 PM ET | Comments (94)

Clinton Invokes 2000 in Quest for Florida Support

Hillary Clinton is campaigning in areas where Democrats felt their votes were not counted fairly then and demanding that this year's results of primaries both in the Sunshine State and Michigan be counted, even though they violated Democratic Party rules. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on May 21, 2008 at 03:15 PM ET | Comments (196)

Obama's Triumphant Iowa Return

DES MOINES -- Sen. Barack Obama returned here Tuesday night to give full credit to Iowa for the dividends he has reaped from his improbable win in the Jan. 3 caucuses. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on May 20, 2008 at 11:17 PM ET | Comments (6)

Obama Claims Pledged Delegate Majority

Not waiting for the results from Oregon to come in, Sen. Barack Obama sent supporters a thank-you letter celebrating winning a majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic primary contest and setting course for "the epic challenge ahead." --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on May 20, 2008 at 10:25 PM ET | Comments (86)

Touting Clinton's Electability, Using Every Available Source

Bill Clinton touts his wife's electability. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on May 20, 2008 at 09:09 PM ET | Comments (131)

Keep the Race Going, Says McAuliffe

LOUISVILLE -- As the networks declared Hillary Clinton the winner of Kentucky by a wide margin, her campaign chairman said the meaning of the vote was clear: "Let's wait till the end of this process." --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on May 20, 2008 at 07:59 PM ET | Comments (58)

Bill Clinton, Inching Toward the Exit

Former president Bill Clinton takes questions as his wife's staff tries to shut down an impromptu news conference. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on May 20, 2008 at 02:57 PM ET | Comments (242)

Clinton Disappears From Obama's Script

Barack Obama tells the story of the debate over the gas tax as if it were just a debate between himself and John McCain and did not also include Hillary Clinton. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on May 19, 2008 at 11:02 PM ET | Comments (41)

Clinton Plans Florida Trip Weds.

Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign in South Florida on Wednesday, her aides announced. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on May 19, 2008 at 05:34 PM ET | Comments (25)

Oregon's Post Office Primary

Oregon holds the nation's only 100 percent mail-in primary vote. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on May 19, 2008 at 04:24 PM ET | Comments (14)

Clinton: It's Not Over

Hillary Clinton says Barack Obama hasn't won the race yet. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on May 19, 2008 at 04:14 PM ET | Comments (121)

Australia Diary: The Inescapable Presidential Race

Australians seem as taken with the Democratic presidential nominating contest as their American counterparts. --Joel Achenbach

Posted on May 19, 2008 at 12:23 PM ET | Comments (15)

Clinton Looks for a Kentucky Triumph

Hillary Clinton, who leads overwhelmingly in Kentucky polls, is looking for a strong finish in the state. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on May 18, 2008 at 05:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Presidential Candidates Offer Prayers for Sen. Kennedy

The presidential candidates offer their prayers and best wishes to Sen. Ted Kennedy after he suffers a seizure and is hospitalized. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on May 17, 2008 at 01:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

McGovern Explains His Switch to Obama

George McGovern explains why he's switching his support from Clinton to Obama. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on May 17, 2008 at 10:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sounding the General Election Bell

The general election begins.

Posted on May 16, 2008 at 01:04 PM ET | Comments (61)

NARAL Affiliates Question Obama Endorsement

NARAL Pro-Choice America affiliates in key swing and primary states are openly distancing themselves from the decision by NARAL Pro-Choice America to endorse Illinois Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to be the Democratic nominee for president. --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on May 15, 2008 at 09:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Announces His Choice: Obama

John Edwards comes out in support of the democratic front-runner. --Peter Slevin

Posted on May 14, 2008 at 08:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hillraisers Still 'In It to Win'

Clinton supporters say they are not delusional. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on May 14, 2008 at 07:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

NARAL Endorses Obama, but Unity in Short Supply

EMILY'S List president slams NARAL over endorsement. --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on May 14, 2008 at 06:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Predicts Nominee Before Convention

Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested today that the Democratic party would have a nominee, in all likelihood, by June. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on May 14, 2008 at 05:03 PM ET | Comments (100)

Dems, McCain Jockey on Environment

Arizona Sen. John McCain claims the environmental mantle, but the record shows that Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have also pushed for a strong response to global climate change. All three presidential hopefuls differ with President Bush on the issue.

Posted on May 14, 2008 at 07:17 AM ET | Comments (8)

Clinton: "This Race Isn't Over Yet"

No signs that Clinton plans to exit the race anytime soon after West Virginia victory.

Posted on May 13, 2008 at 09:42 PM ET | Comments (189)

Waiting for Clinton

Waiting for Clinton to declare victory in West Virginia.

Posted on May 13, 2008 at 08:57 PM ET | Comments (27)

The Pre-Spin from West Virginia

The Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama campaigns argue the meaning of tonight's likely Clinton win. --Eli Saslow

Posted on May 13, 2008 at 06:08 PM ET | Comments (82)

Clinton, Obama Get Cordial Senate Welcomes

There was no tension or spectacle in the chamber as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both returned to the Senate for an energy bill vote. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on May 13, 2008 at 04:16 PM ET | Comments (29)

Optimistic Clinton Backer Predicts W.Va. Blowout

State Sen. Harry Truman Chafin predicted that Hillary Clinton could exceed margins of 80-20 tomorrow. Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on May 12, 2008 at 03:56 PM ET | Comments (180)

Clinton Running Hard in West Virginia

Hillary Clinton presses her case in the sixth-to-last state to vote. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on May 12, 2008 at 01:54 PM ET | Comments (184)

In NY, Clinton Makes Concessions

By Perry Bacon Jr. NEW YORK -- Appearing with supporters at a fundraiser in New...

Posted on May 10, 2008 at 08:01 PM ET | Comments (114)

Obama Extends an Olive Branch Toward Clinton

Barack Obama says he's open to discussions with Hillary Clinton about doing whatever is necessary to unify the party. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on May 9, 2008 at 06:20 PM ET | Comments (236)

A Renewed Health Care Focus for Clinton

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.

Posted on May 9, 2008 at 02:33 PM ET | Comments (23)

Clinton, Flying Against the Wind

Clinton challenges Obama to another debate while hopscotching across the country on a 48-hour campaign swing. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on May 9, 2008 at 12:01 PM ET | Comments (52)

Clinton Argues She Has the Broader Coalition

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.

Posted on May 8, 2008 at 01:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Vows to Press on Through May

Clinton reiterates that she is staying in the race. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on May 7, 2008 at 04:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Decision Time for Clinton

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

Posted on May 7, 2008 at 02:45 PM ET | Comments (727)

Clinton Lends Her Campaign $6.4 Million

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

Posted on May 7, 2008 at 10:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Gary, Ind., Calls It A Night (Almost)

Local law enforcement defends slow ballot counting in Gary, Ind. --Peter Slevin

Posted on May 7, 2008 at 02:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Voter ID Law Consequences Mild in Ind.

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

Posted on May 6, 2008 at 06:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Familiar Demographic Story in N.C.

A day following a local reporter in a small N.C. town reveals votes that break down along predictable demographic lines. --Krissah Williams

Posted on May 6, 2008 at 06:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Test for the Clinton Campaign

For Clinton, time to shine may be now or never. --Dan Balz

Posted on May 6, 2008 at 12:03 PM ET | Comments (381)

Bill Clinton Urges N.C. Voters to 'Start an Earthquake'

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

Posted on May 5, 2008 at 11:59 PM ET | Comments (57)

For Clinton, It's the Economy, Stupid, from N.C. to Indiana

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.

Posted on May 5, 2008 at 07:07 PM ET | Comments (46)

Economists Release Letter Opposing Clinton Gas Tax Plan

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

Posted on May 5, 2008 at 05:04 PM ET | Comments (371)

Clinton, Obama Stress Unity in Indianapolis

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton addressed Indiana Democrats at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Sunday night in Indianapolis.

Posted on May 5, 2008 at 07:10 AM ET | Comments (57)

Clinton Gets Personal

CARY, N.C. -- Hillary Clinton talked about short skirts, Snow White and trying to break open a very tough coconut Saturday morning as she began her campaign day with a revealing and very personal conversation about the pressures of raising children and balancing the demands of work and family. --Dan Balz

Posted on May 3, 2008 at 11:25 AM ET | Comments (237)

Contested Video Spreads Like Wildfire Online

A provocative video clip alleging to show a longtime friend of Hillary Clinton using a racial slur to describe the citizens of Indiana was sent to political reporters this morning by an independent public relations consultant who favors Barack Obama. Both the filmmaker and the subject of the film excerpt are calling the clip a fraud. --Jonathan Weisman

Posted on May 2, 2008 at 01:22 PM ET | Comments (118)

Pelosi Comes Out Against Proposed Gas Tax Holiday

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lent her name to the growing chorus of Democrats opposed to a gasoline tax holiday proposed by Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain. --Jonathan Weisman

Posted on May 1, 2008 at 02:59 PM ET | Comments (142)

A Tipping Point for Obama -- or Just a Dip?

After Obama's rough patch, the Clinton campaign says the tide is turning her way. But is it? --Dan Balz

Posted on May 1, 2008 at 02:53 PM ET | Comments (595)

Joe Andrew Jumps from Clinton to Obama

Former Democratic Party leader Joe Andrew announced he is switching sides in the primary battle, from longtime ally Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to Sen. Barack Obama. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on May 1, 2008 at 11:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bayh: Wright Controversy Is Ammo for GOP

Dan Balz sat down with Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Indiana) yesterday to talk about the Democratic...

Posted on May 1, 2008 at 09:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Pulls Even on the Air

Obama has more money, but Clinton has more ads. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on April 30, 2008 at 04:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Hillary Factor

In an excerpt from her taped appearance tonight on FOX's "The O'Reilly Factor," Sen. Hillary Clinton calls Jeremiah Wright's comments at the National Press Club on Monday "offensive and outrageous." In the interview, she also takes a backhanded shot at Barack Obama for not denouncing Wright earlier, saying, "He made his views clear -- finally."

Posted on April 30, 2008 at 04:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Candidates on Iran

The Institute for Science and International Security, a Washington-based nonpartisan research organization, today released the candidates' responses on whether they would demand that Iran suspend its uranium enrichment program. --Glenn Kessler

Posted on April 29, 2008 at 07:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Independent Groups Ramp Up Ads

Independent groups continued to pour money into the presidential contest this week, with two new negative ads emerging today focused on a topic compelling to voters this year: health care. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on April 29, 2008 at 06:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton to Appear on 'O'Reilly Factor'

Bill O'Reilly has been trying to book Hillary Clinton for years. Tomorrow night, he finally gets his shot. --Howard Kurtz

Posted on April 29, 2008 at 05:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Candidates Court Trade Skeptics

Both Democratic presidential candidates have been quietly trolling for superdelegate support among trade skeptics. --Jonathan Weisman

Posted on April 29, 2008 at 05:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

N.C. Gov. Easley Backs Clinton

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Gov. Mike Easley officially endorsed Hillary Clinton, giving her another boost in a state where the demographics suggest she might struggle. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 29, 2008 at 10:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Joins McCain in Criticizing Obama on Gas Tax

GRAHAM, N.C. -- In the latest example of Sen. Barack Obama facing two opponents, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton today joined Arizona Sen. John McCain in criticizing Obama for not supporting a temporary suspension of the federal gas tax. --Perry Bacon Jr. and Peter Slevin

Posted on April 28, 2008 at 07:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

N.C. Gov. Easley to Endorse Clinton

North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley will endorse Hillary Clinton at a rally tomorrow in Raleigh, according to Clinton campaign sources. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 28, 2008 at 06:01 PM ET | Comments (44)

Indiana, a Different Kind of Midwestern State

Quirks in the state's political landscape make Indiana a toss-up. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on April 28, 2008 at 05:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

With Bingaman Endorsement, Obama Takes Senate Support Lead

Sen. Barack Obama officially pulled ahead today in the scramble for endorsements from colleagues in the U.S. Senate, thanks to Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico. --Jonathan Weisman

Posted on April 28, 2008 at 04:01 PM ET | Comments (458)

Rev. Wright: 'Different Does Not Mean Deficient'

Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, concluded a weekend back in the media spotlight Sunday evening with a nationally televised address to the NAACP's Detroit branch that was at turns defiant and inviting. --Shailagh Murray and Scott Butterworth

Posted on April 27, 2008 at 11:16 PM ET | Comments (280)

Clinton Tries a Different Debate Debate

Clinton challenges Obama to a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate with no moderators. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 26, 2008 at 04:14 PM ET | Comments (699)

Clinton Sidesteps Questions About Staying in the Race

GARY, Ind. -- Hillary Clinton, who vowed earlier this month to stay in the race until Democratic officials figured out a way to seat the delegations of Michigan and Florida at the party's national convention in August, hinted yesterday that she might reconsider the state of her campaign if she loses in Indiana. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 25, 2008 at 08:34 PM ET | Comments (274)

Clyburn Warns Democratic Party: African Americans Matter

South Carolina Democratic Rep. James Clyburn warned today that if the heated Clinton-Obama contest continues on its present course it could have dire consequences on African American support for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, should she win the Democratic nomination, and on African American faith in the Democratic Party, even if she does not. --Jonathan Weisman

Posted on April 25, 2008 at 06:50 PM ET | Comments (639)

Obama Plans May General Election Organizing Launch

Pivoting to general election mode, Sen. Barack Obama's campaign announced a 50-state voter registration drive that will kick off four days after the May 6 primaries in North Carolina and Indiana. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on April 25, 2008 at 03:17 PM ET | Comments (373)

Fox & Friends

After repeatedly trying to book Barack Obama, "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace last month started running an "Obama Watch" clock on his show. Last Sunday the clock read 765 days, 13 hours and 54 minutes -- the time elapsed since Obama, at a Gridiron dinner, promised Wallace an interview. The clock will stop with the Illinois senator's appearance this Sunday. --Howard Kurtz

Posted on April 24, 2008 at 03:42 PM ET | Comments (78)

McCain Opposes Equal Pay Law

NEW ORLEANS -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who skipped a Senate vote seeking equal pay for women last night in order to campaign for president, said he opposed the measure because it would prompt a flood of lawsuits. --Juliet Eilperin

Posted on April 24, 2008 at 02:11 PM ET | Comments (30)

Why Endorse? Bayh Asks Hoosier Reps

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., tours Allison Transmission, Inc., in Indianapolis on...

Posted on April 23, 2008 at 07:28 PM ET | Comments (368)

Washington Sketch: The Neverending Primary

Dana Milbank.

Posted on April 23, 2008 at 03:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary's Post-Pa. Money Haul

Clinton's campaign is reporting that it has collected a flood of new contributions overnight that now totals more than $10 million. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on April 23, 2008 at 03:08 PM ET | Comments (160)

Obama Supporters Boo Clinton Win

In Evansville, Ind., Obama's supporters boo when he mentions Clinton's name. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on April 22, 2008 at 11:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Suburban Party-Switchers at the Polls

Debbie McCarter, right, Ward 1 democratic leader, sips on her coffee as folks walk by...

Posted on April 22, 2008 at 02:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Is McCain a Different Kind of Republican?

McCain is a different kind of Republican. But he will carry the burden of a damaged GOP brand all the way through to November. --Dan Balz

Posted on April 22, 2008 at 02:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bill Clinton: Obama Campaign 'Played the Race Card on Me'

Bill Clinton accuses the Obama campaign of "playing the race card." --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on April 22, 2008 at 01:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Predicts a Race Through June

PITTSBURGH -- Girding for defeat in the Keystone State today, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) predicted the primary campaign would last through June and suggested that no knockout blow of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) would be forthcoming. --Paul Kane

Posted on April 22, 2008 at 01:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

At Polling Station, Voters Torn Between Two Candidates

A 20-minute drive outside of Philadelphia in vote rich Montgomery County, the town of Glenside (population 8,000) is a window into the critical battleground of Philadelphia's suburbs today. --Krissah Williams

Posted on April 22, 2008 at 11:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Pa. Expectations Game

It is zero hour in Pennsylvania, and another opportunity to test the mettle of pollsters taking last minute reads of Democratic primary voters. --Jon Cohen

Posted on April 22, 2008 at 10:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Final Pennsylvania Push

On her final full day of campaigning in Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton delivers a simple message: you know me, and I can lead. The Post's Anne Kornblut reports.

Posted on April 22, 2008 at 08:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

North Carolina Democratic Debate a No Go

Hillary Clinton had accepted a CBS offer to debate in North Carolina this Sunday, after "60 Minutes," but Barack Obama has turned down the offer and the session was officially called off today. --Howard Kurtz

Posted on April 21, 2008 at 05:09 PM ET | Comments (75)

Bill Clinton Defends Hillary's Campaign

PITTSBURGH -- Following a rally for his wife's campaign at Market Square in Pittsburgh, former president Bill Clinton suggested his wife would already be the nominee -- if she were running under Republican party rules. --Ed O'Keefe

Posted on April 21, 2008 at 04:43 PM ET | Comments (161)

Clinton Challenges Obama's Readiness

Osama bin Laden has made his first appearance in a Democratic primary ad, released today by the Hillary Clinton campaign. --Howard Kurtz

Posted on April 21, 2008 at 01:55 PM ET | Comments (101)

Clinton Team Exudes Confidence About Pa. Outcome

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Clinton campaign advisers, exuding confidence on the eve of the Pennsylvania primary, said a defeat here on Tuesday for Sen. Barack Obama will raise new doubts about his ability to win the general election. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on April 21, 2008 at 01:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Beyond Pa., a Weakened Clinton

On the eve of the Pennsylvania primary, Hillary Clinton is a more weakened candidate than she was on the eve of the Ohio and Texas primaries. --Dan Balz

Posted on April 21, 2008 at 12:40 PM ET | Comments (670)

Clinton Says McCain No Better Than Bush

Keeping up her end of their long-distance dialogue, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized Sen. Barack Obama on Sunday for praising Sen. John McCain on the campaign trail.--By Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on April 20, 2008 at 06:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Chides Obama for Going 'So Negative'

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton hit Sen. Barack Obama for being "so negative" on the campaign trail on Sunday -- and accused him of acting like a Republican in his criticism of her universal health care proposal. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on April 20, 2008 at 03:09 PM ET | Comments (282)

Clinton Critical of Attacks on Her Health Care Plan

Hillary Clinton is critical of Barack Obama's attacks on her health care policies and her character. The Post's Perry Bacon reports.

Posted on April 20, 2008 at 11:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

On the Gay Bar Circuit with Chelsea and the Gov.

PHILADELPHIA -- In her family's non-stop campaigning in Pennsylvania, Chelsea Clinton got the post-midnight duty on Friday night: stumping in Philadelphia's gay bars. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 19, 2008 at 11:26 AM ET | Comments (44)

Clinton Blames MoveOn for Caucus Losses

Hillary Clinton blamed her defeats by Barack Obama in caucuses around the country in part on MoveOn.org, the liberal activist group that was founded in 1998 to tell Congress to "move on" from its push to impeach Clinton's husband. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 19, 2008 at 11:23 AM ET | Comments (168)

At Clinton Rally, Talk of Breaking Barriers - and Those Awkward White House Years

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Appearing with African American author Maya Angelou, Hillary Clinton not only praised Barack Obama, but said the pair's candidacies helped break barriers for any American seeking the Oval Office. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 19, 2008 at 10:20 AM ET | Comments (19)

The Candidates as Media Critics

In recent years, Republicans have made an industry of bashing the media for what they describe as its liberal bias. But in 2008, the picture has flipped: John McCain has invited reporters to his Arizona home and proposed a media shield law, while Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have frequently acted as sharp critics of the press. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 17, 2008 at 07:05 PM ET | Comments (10)

Say 'She's Really Nice,' Clinton Tells Supporters

Campaigning in the Philadelphia suburbs, Sen. Hillary Clinton took a less aggressive approach on the stump today, choosing to emphasize work-life balance issues rather than attacking rival Sen. Barack Obama. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 17, 2008 at 04:50 PM ET | Comments (37)

Recapping the Philadelphia Debate

Chris Cillizza and Anne Kornblut recap the Clinton-Obama debate at the National Constitutional Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

Posted on April 17, 2008 at 11:12 AM ET | Comments (26)

British Prime Minister to Meet with McCain, Clinton, and Obama

The British prime minister is visiting Washington this week, and for the first time in seven years his most important meeting may not occur in the Oval Office: Gordon Brown is planning to meet Thursday with each of the three U.S. presidential candidates, an effort to obtain a first-hand judgment of how U.S. policies -- and the relationship between Britain and the United States -- may change come January. --Michael Abramowitz and Kevin Sullivan

Posted on April 15, 2008 at 06:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Avoids 'Bitter' Talk at Newspaper Conference

"Bitter" got a breather when Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed a newspaper conference this afternoon. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on April 15, 2008 at 04:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

On Cable, Obama Deluges Pa. with Ads

As the Democratic candidates for president close in on Pennsylvania primary day, Sen. Barack Obama continues to vastly outspend Sen. Hillary Clinton on television advertising in the state, an imbalance that is allowing him to pursue voters on such specialty channels as ESPN and MTV, where Clinton has no presence. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on April 15, 2008 at 12:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

When It Comes to Controversy, Obama Tries to Power Through

Obama tries to turn bitter remarks into broader argument. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 15, 2008 at 09:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sally Quinn on the Compassion Forum

On Faith's Sally Quinn gives her analysis of Hillary Rodham Clinton's and Barack Obama's performances at Sunday night's Compassion Forum at Messiah College.

Posted on April 15, 2008 at 09:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Releases Tough New Anti-Obama Ad in Pa.

Hillary Clinton launches a new ad in Pennsylvania, in which voters accuse her rival Barack Obama of having insulted them. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on April 14, 2008 at 07:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bloomberg Uses Candidates to Argue for Tighter Gun Laws

A coalition of big-city mayors is using the words of the three presidential candidates as backing for their mission to enforce stricter gun control. The group, called Mayors Against Illegal Guns, has released a television ad that shows Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain each calling for legislation to close the loophole that allows guns to be sold at gun shows without the same checks as in a store. --Michael D. Shear

Posted on April 14, 2008 at 07:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Met With Cries of 'No!' in Latest Bitter Speech

PITTSBURGH -- Criticizing Barack Obama for the fourth straight day over comments he made about Americans who live in small towns, Hillary Clinton finally encountered some resistance in person. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 14, 2008 at 01:03 PM ET | Comments (210)

Faith Forum an Occasion for Obama-Clinton Sparring

PITTSBURGH -- For Democrats who have been pushing the party's candidates to talk about faith and values since the 2004 election, in order to better compete with the GOP, the forum last night at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., was a success: the two leading Democrats repeatedly invoked the Almighty only days before a crucial primary, while Republican Sen. John McCain declined to attend the event. Whether this will make any difference in November is a different question. --Perry Bacon, Jr.

Posted on April 14, 2008 at 12:33 PM ET | Comments (35)

"They'll Promise You Anything," Says Obama of Rivals

At a manufacturing forum in Pittsburgh, Barack Obama takes a shot at Hillary Clinton's positions on trade and called her honesty into question. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 14, 2008 at 11:21 AM ET | Comments (38)

Clinton Hammers Obama Over 'Bitter' Comments During Scranton Walking Tour

SCRANTON, Pa. -- For the third straight day, Sen. Hillary Clinton hammered Sen. Barack Obama over his comments about the frustrations of Americans who live in small towns, this time saying he reinforced negative stereotypes people have about Democrats. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 13, 2008 at 03:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sat. Night With Clinton: A Beer, a Slice and a Charge Against Obama

Hillary Clinton downs a beer, has a slice and accuses Barack Obama of dividing America into one that is enlightened and one that is not. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 13, 2008 at 11:06 AM ET | Comments (120)

Obama Concedes He Misspoke

As his political opponents heap on scorn, Sen. Barack Obama acknowledged that he chose his words poorly when describing small-town Pennsylvanians at a fundraiser on Sunday. But he didn't back off the message he had sought to convey. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on April 12, 2008 at 12:08 PM ET | Comments (596)

In Hoosier State, Clinton Ramps Up 'Bitter' Talk

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- For the second straight day, Sen. Hillary Clinton blasted Sen. Barack Obama for comments he made that voters in small towns in Pennsylvania and other states were "bitter" because of the loss of job in their states. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 12, 2008 at 11:56 AM ET | Comments (62)

Bill Clinton's Bosnia Comments Revive a Controversy

Bill Clinton's defense of his wife leads to a need for self-defense. --Michael Dobbs

Posted on April 11, 2008 at 08:03 PM ET | Comments (35)

Will Halt in Troop Withdrawals Give Dems Flexibility?

What if Bush's decision to suspend troop withdrawals from Iraq is actually doing a favor for a future Democratic president? What if, intentionally or not, he is giving a President Obama or a President Clinton more running room come January 20? --Peter Baker

Posted on April 11, 2008 at 12:35 PM ET | Comments (77)

Clinton Touts Crime Plan

PHILADELPHIA -- Signaling she is not conceding the black vote to Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton touted her plan to reduce urban crime while speaking at a YMCA in a mostly African America neighborhood here. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 11, 2008 at 11:57 AM ET | Comments (62)

Clinton: America Needs Leader Who Won't 'Bend' or 'Break'

Is Hillary Clinton saying Barack Obama isn't tough enough to be president? --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 10, 2008 at 06:31 PM ET | Comments (124)

Questions on Trade Agreement Bring Back the Laugh

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Asked about her husband's receipt of almost $1 million from a group that backs a trade deal with Colombia that she opposes, Sen. Hillary Clinton turned to a tactic she had used often early in her campaign, though not recently: laughing off the question. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 10, 2008 at 06:20 PM ET | Comments (27)

Candidates React to Carter Hamas Plans

Former president Jimmy Carter plans to meet next week in Damascus with Khaled Meshal, the head of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, in a direct rebuke of the Bush administration's campaign to isolate it. Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, was quick to blast Carter's reported plans, while Clinton and Obama issued statements with milder language, saying they "disagreed" or did "not agree" with Carter's plans. --Glenn Kessler

Posted on April 9, 2008 at 07:13 PM ET | Comments (38)

Unique Tensions, When a Former President's the Spouse

Hillary Clinton's husband's business dealings create unique challenges for her campaign. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on April 9, 2008 at 06:19 PM ET | Comments (14)

Pelosi Pooh-Poohs the 'Dream Ticket' (Again)

In an interview with four student journalists as part of mtvU's "Editorial Board," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revisited comments she made roughly a month ago -- that there was no way that the so-called "Dream Ticket" would come to pass.

Posted on April 9, 2008 at 02:07 PM ET | Comments (21)

Clinton Steps Away from Husband's Position on Trade

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- In the wake of reports that both her husband and former chief strategist support expanded trade relations with Colombia, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said again on Wednesday that she opposes the pending free trade agreement -- and that there is no conflict within her campaign on the subject. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on April 9, 2008 at 01:41 PM ET | Comments (131)

From Clinton, Fresh Questions for the President - and Obama

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. -- On the heels of congressional appearances by the top US leaders in Iraq, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton took the war back to the campaign trail on Wednesday, challenging President Bush to answer questions she said were dodged during testimony. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on April 9, 2008 at 12:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Clinton Supports Colombian Trade Deal

Former president Bill Clinton has spoken in favor of the proposed bilateral trade agreement with Colombia, which his wife opposes. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 8, 2008 at 06:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Questions for Crocker and Petraeus

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Posted on April 8, 2008 at 04:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton: Time for 'an Orderly Process of Withdrawing'

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Posted on April 8, 2008 at 02:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

No "Shermanesque" Statement from Rice

Condoleezza Rice has said she has no plans to seek the vice presidency, but hasn't

Posted on April 8, 2008 at 12:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Told True Tale of Woe, Says Kin

The aunt of a young pregnant woman who died after a hospital told her she needed to pay $100 up front for care said in an interview on Monday that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has been telling the story accurately on the campaign trail -- following claims by an Ohio hospital that it did not turn the patient away. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on April 7, 2008 at 07:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Calls for Bush Boycott of Olympic Ceremony

By Perry Bacon Jr. Criticizing the Chinese government for its attitude on human rights, Hillary Clinton today said President Bush should not attend the opening ceremonies of the Olympics in Beijing this summer. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 7, 2008 at 05:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Penn Out as Clinton's Top Strategist

Mark Penn, the chief strategist behind Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid, quit under pressure Sunday, two days after reports surfaced about Penn meeting with Colombian officials interested in promoting a trade deal that the New York senator opposes. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on April 6, 2008 at 06:50 PM ET | Comments (303)

Candidate Speeches a Study in Contrasts

Two speeches on the same night in Montana provide a vivid example of different speaking styles. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on April 6, 2008 at 06:41 PM ET | Comments (31)

Clinton Muses About the Hair-Prep Gap

At a campaign stop in an airplane hangar in Montana, Hillary Clinton talks about how much more time each day she's forced to spend on her hair than do her male peers. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on April 6, 2008 at 06:21 PM ET | Comments (26)

A Silver-Haired Superdelegate in Copper Country

BUTTE, Mont. -- Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton rolled into this legendary copper-mining town Saturday for that night's big state Democratic Party dinner, where they were to address some 4,000 Montanans electrified by the state's suddenly-relevant June 3 primary. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on April 5, 2008 at 09:27 PM ET | Comments (27)

A Tragic Tale - But is it True?

Is Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton repeating an anecdote on the campaign trail that turns out not to be true? --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on April 5, 2008 at 06:30 PM ET | Comments (41)

Colombian Government Cancels Penn's Contract

In another international incident on the campaign trail, the Colombian government has canceled its contract with the public relations firm run by chief Clinton strategist Mark Penn after he tried to distance himself from a meeting he held with the country's ambassador to the United States. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on April 5, 2008 at 03:04 PM ET | Comments (24)

No Re-Vote in Michigan a Blow to Clinton

By Chris Cillizza The decision Friday by the Michigan Democratic Party executive committee not to...

Posted on April 5, 2008 at 11:34 AM ET | Comments (49)

Clintons Release Tax Returns

Bill and Hillary Clinton earned a combined $109 million between 2000 and 2007, with the former president and first lady parlaying their White House years into hefty publishing paydays, and with his oratorical gifts bringing in more than $51 million from paid speaking engagements. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on April 4, 2008 at 04:24 PM ET | Comments (374)

Clinton Reflects on an Early Meeting of King

MEMPHIS -- Sen. Hillary Clinton recalled being taken to meet the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. by a church youth leader in Chicago as a teenager, and choked up today as she spoke of the day she learned of his death. --Krissah Williams

Posted on April 4, 2008 at 02:48 PM ET | Comments (16)

Mark Penn Apologizes for Colombian Trade Meeting

Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton's top political strategist, apologized today for meeting with officials of the Colombian government to advocated a trade agreement that Clinton opposes. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 4, 2008 at 02:09 PM ET | Comments (26)

The Clinton (Campaign) Gift Registry

Hillary Clinton's latest effort is a fundraising page that lets donors choose where their money will be spent.--Matthew Mosk

Posted on April 4, 2008 at 11:35 AM ET | Comments (19)

Obama to Address King's Legacy in Indiana

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, and both Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain will commemorate the day with appearances in Memphis. Sen. Barack Obama, however, couldn't make it to Memphis. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on April 4, 2008 at 10:55 AM ET | Comments (14)

Clinton Mocks Herself, Bill on Tonight Show

BURBANK, Ca. -- Appearing on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Hillary Clinton poked fun at a recent controversy where she incorrectly said that on a trip to Bosnia as First Lady she had been the target of snipe fire. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 3, 2008 at 08:37 PM ET | Comments (117)

In Balmy Calif., Clinton Shows Her Softer Side

By Perry Bacon Jr. BURBANK, Calif. -- Fernando Suarez asked Hillary Clinton about her upcoming...

Posted on April 3, 2008 at 07:02 PM ET | Comments (21)

Clinton, in Calif. for Fundraisers, 'Getting Used to Being Outspent'

BURBANK, Calif. -- Despite raising only half the money Barack Obama did last month, Sen. Hillary Clinton said "we're doing fine." --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 3, 2008 at 04:51 PM ET | Comments (18)

Katie Couric Inches Closer to Moderating a Debate

CBS, the only major network that hasn't sponsored a presidential debate this season, would very much like to host one in North Carolina on April 27. The Clinton camp has agreed to it; the Obama team has yet to respond. --Howard Kurtz

Posted on April 3, 2008 at 02:19 PM ET | Comments (41)

Clinton Unveils New 3 a.m. Ad

Updated 5:27 p.m. By Chris Cillizza Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) this afternoon released the...

Posted on April 2, 2008 at 04:41 PM ET | Comments (37)

A New Tone to the Long Primary Season

By Perry Bacon Jr. and Shailagh Murray HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Hillary Clinton, stumping in Pennsylvania...

Posted on April 1, 2008 at 08:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

To the Cheers of Her Supporters, Clinton Vows, 'I Never Quit'

As Hillary Clinton campaigns across Pennsylvania, nothing gets louder applause than her pledges to keep campaigning, which seems to have galvanized her crowds, which are full of women over 40. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 1, 2008 at 05:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hoyer's Breakfast Table Solution for Superdelegates

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) right, talks with Calvert County commisioner Wilson Parran at a...

Posted on April 1, 2008 at 04:06 PM ET | Comments (6)

Ready to Bowl for Day One?

Hillary Clinton challenges Barack Obama to a bowl-off. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on April 1, 2008 at 02:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Lagging in TV Ad Spending

Democrat Barack Obama out-spent Clinton 5-to-1 on the Pennsylvania airwaves, spending roughly $2 million to Clinton's $400,000, according to Evan Tracey of the Campaign Media Analysis Group. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on March 31, 2008 at 05:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Tuzla Tarmac Girl Has Her Say

NEW YORK -- For Sen. Hillary Clinton, that 1996 corkscrew landing into the sniper-infested Tuzla airport must seem like the tall tale that simply won't go away. --Keith B. Richburg

Posted on March 31, 2008 at 05:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Michigan Pol Proposes Solution to State's Delegate Stalemate

Eight-term Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) proposed today a new system to parcel out Michigan's 156 Democratic convention delegates, granting most of them according to the results of the state's nullified Jan. 15 primary, with the remainder awarded according the nationwide popular vote. --Jonathan Weisman

Posted on March 31, 2008 at 02:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Excerpts From Saturday's Clinton Interview

By Perry Bacon Jr. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton interrupted her weekend of campaigning in Indiana...

Posted on March 30, 2008 at 10:55 PM ET | Comments (46)

Clinton: Get Some Popcorn and Settle In

By Perry Bacon Jr. HAMMOND, Ind.--Asked about Sen. Barack Obama's remark today that the Democratic...

Posted on March 28, 2008 at 10:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCain Democrats? Putting a Survey in Historical Context

By Jon Cohen Democrats afraid their party will suffer from the extended primary battle point...

Posted on March 27, 2008 at 06:05 PM ET | Comments (15)

A Survey That Raises Tough Questions

Democratic superdelegates watching the competition between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and wondering what to do ought to take a look at the latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll. The survey, out Thursday morning, doesn't provide all the answers they're looking for but does raise all the right questions. --Dan Balz

Posted on March 27, 2008 at 05:50 PM ET | Comments (44)

An Economic Call at 3 a.m.?

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hillary Clinton is still imagining that 3 a.m. phone call.--Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on March 27, 2008 at 05:35 PM ET | Comments (27)

Obama Backers Urge Pelosi to Stand Firm

Online activists at MoveOn.org, a liberal group that has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, responded today to a letter top donors to Sen. Hillary Clinton sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on March 27, 2008 at 05:11 PM ET | Comments (70)

Chelsea Clinton Gets Fired Up

A day after her most pointed remark yet on the campaign trail, Chelsea Clinton will appear at several different fundraising events for her mother in Washington. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on March 26, 2008 at 03:00 PM ET | Comments (146)

Clinton Donors Warn Pelosi on Superdelegates

A group of major contributors to the Democratic Party sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today calling on her to back away from previous comments and reaffirm that superdelegates should be free to back whichever candidate they believe would be the party's best nominee. --Dan Balz

Posted on March 26, 2008 at 02:25 PM ET | Comments (225)

On War and the Economy, McCain Provides a Clear Contrast

For all the talk about McCain's maverick style and cross-party appeal, his views on two of the biggest issues of the campaign put him sharply at odds with the Democrats. --Dan Balz

Posted on March 26, 2008 at 12:27 PM ET | Comments (177)

That Pesky Pledged Delegate Question

By Anne E. Kornblut Is the Clinton campaign planning to pursue pledged delegates - the ones awarded to Sen. Barack Obama in states that have already voted?

Posted on March 26, 2008 at 11:19 AM ET | Comments (53)

Clinton Weighs in on Wright Controversy

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking for the first time directly about the association between the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Sen. Barack Obama, said "getting up and moving" would have been the right response to hearing the preacher's fiery sermons. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on March 25, 2008 at 05:15 PM ET | Comments (584)

The Democrats' Good News Primary

There is understandable concern among Democrats that the longer the battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton goes on, and the nastier it gets, the more split the party will be heading into the fall campaign. But news out of Pennsylvania overnight offers contrary evidence, suggesting this contest is good news for the Democrats. Figures from Pennsylvania's Department of State showed that Democrats have now topped 4 million registered voters, the first time either party has crossed that threshold. --Dan Balz

Posted on March 25, 2008 at 03:37 PM ET | Comments (74)

Obama, Releasing Returns, Presses Clinton on Taxes

Sen. Barack Obama attempted today to up the ante in his effort to force rival Sen. Hillary Clinton to release her tax returns. --Matthew Mosk and Alec MacGillis

Posted on March 25, 2008 at 02:47 PM ET | Comments (176)

Clinton, Obama Camps Trade Outrage and Charges -- Again

The drama-filled tit-for-tat continued today between the campaigns of Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. This time is was the Clinton campaign's turn to demand that an Obama supporter apologize for a comment that Clinton spokesman Phil Singer called the "most personal attack yet" by the Obama campaign. --Krissah Williams

Posted on March 24, 2008 at 06:30 PM ET | Comments (138)

Anti-Clinton Group's Appeal Brushed Aside by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today turned down an appeal from a conservative group that was challenging the way it could promote "Hillary: The Movie," a film that criticizes Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. --Robert Barnes

Posted on March 24, 2008 at 12:36 PM ET | Comments (24)

In Pa. Address, Clinton Homes in on Economy

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out a plan to stem the growing housing crisis, calling for greater lender transparency and assistance for individual homeowners and communities to prevent more foreclosures. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on March 24, 2008 at 11:56 AM ET | Comments (82)

Who's the Stronger Democrat for the General Election?

Presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) shake hands after...

Posted on March 24, 2008 at 11:42 AM ET | Comments (302)

Clinton Camp Says Obama Has Double Standard

By Anne E. Kornblut Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign continued its pushback Sunday against charges that...

Posted on March 23, 2008 at 03:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

The New Hyde Park Project

The Center for American Progress Action Fund Friday morning unveiled the first installment of its "Hyde Park Project" to defend progressive ideas. --Juliet Eilperin

Posted on March 21, 2008 at 06:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Carbon Offsets Off Clinton's Priority List?

On Earth Day last year, Hillary Clinton announced that her campaign was taking the somewhat costly step of becoming carbon neutral. But is her campaign keeping up its commitment?By Matthew Mosk

Posted on March 21, 2008 at 03:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Camp Ratchets Up Attacks on Clinton

PORTLAND, Or. -- The Obama campaign fired off what may be its most aggressive broadside yet on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's honesty this morning, with campaign manager David Plouffe issuing a diatribe on what they called her "history of misleading voters," then declaring on a conference call, "The American people simply are not going to elect someone who they think are not honest and trustworthy." --Jonathan Weisman

Posted on March 21, 2008 at 10:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Snags Richardson Endorsement

CHICAGO -- Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) will endorse Sen. Barack Obama's presidential candidacy today after a long courtship by both Obama and his rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Obama campaign announced this morning. --Peter Slevin

Posted on March 21, 2008 at 09:13 AM ET | Comments (326)

Traveling with Bayh Across the Crossroads of America

Clinton drew large, enthusiastic crowds in Terre Haute and in Anderson, a working-class town that has suffered severe job losses in the manufacturing sector in recent years. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on March 20, 2008 at 07:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Campaign Harshly Critical of Clinton's NAFTA Role

Updated 6:38 p.m. By Jonathan Weisman Barack Obama's campaign pounced on newly released documents showing...

Posted on March 20, 2008 at 05:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Record Document Dump

The National Archives in Washington, Wednesday, March 19, 2008, where the Archives released more than...

Posted on March 20, 2008 at 01:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Do-Over Undone

How the Michigan primary deal fell apart.

Posted on March 20, 2008 at 12:09 PM ET | Comments (341)

The General Election

Sen. Hillary Clinton and a different kind of Generals' Revolt.--Rachel Dry

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 04:50 PM ET | Comments (18)

For Clinton, Michigan Revote a Voting Rights Issue

DETROIT -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton flew here on Wednesday to demand that the state hold another primary vote or count the earlier disqualified one, challenging Sen. Barack Obama to live up to his claim that he cares about making sure people's votes count. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 12:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Lawyer Questions Wisdom of Michigan Revote

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Sen. Barack Obama's campaign has raised questions about a possible June 3 revote in Michigan, although the Democratic National Committee seems fine with the idea. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 11:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Meaning of Murtha

The biggest endorsement value of John Murtha, whose Johnstown-based district won't yield many Democratic votes for either candidate, may be in the power he commands among a handful of acolytes in the state's delegation. --Paul Kane

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 10:01 AM ET | Comments (31)

Heading to Detroit to Press Delegate Issue

Updated 11:09 p.m. By Anne E. Kornblut LANCASTER, Pa., Mar. 18 -- Sen. Hillary Rodham...

Posted on March 18, 2008 at 08:18 PM ET | Comments (17)

John Murtha Endorses Hillary Clinton

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Rep. John P. Murtha has announced his endorsement of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, bringing his clout as a 17-term member of the House and a prominent anti-war Democrat to bear with more than a month until the primary here in his home state. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on March 18, 2008 at 06:37 PM ET | Comments (152)

Michigan Revote Plan Up in the Air, and Up to Obama

WASHINGTON --The fate of Michigan's Democratic presidential delegates remained unclear Tuesday ahead of consultations between state politicians and strategists for Sen. Barack Obama. --Peter Slevin

Posted on March 18, 2008 at 05:59 PM ET | Comments (35)

Opening Up the Clinton Archives

After months of controversy, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library plans to make public tomorrow more than 11,000 pages of records from Hillary Rodham Clinton's time in the White House, in this case her daily schedule for eight years as first lady. --Peter Baker

Posted on March 18, 2008 at 05:32 PM ET | Comments (8)

Obama Speech Confronts Racial Divisions

PHILADELPHIA -- Sen. Barack Obama sought to quell the political firestorm stirred by his former pastor Jeremiah Wright with a deeply personal speech about black anger, white anger, and the gulf that race continues to represent in U.S. society. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on March 18, 2008 at 01:17 PM ET | Comments (138)

Five Years On, Iraq Slips Off the Radar

This was supposed to be the week of Iraq, the week that the fifth anniversary of the invasion focused the nation's attention back on its turbulent project in the Middle East. And yet the war debate that gripped the capital last year has slipped off the frontburner.

Posted on March 18, 2008 at 12:14 PM ET | Comments (31)

Gary Hart Takes a Few More Swings

In an interview this afternoon, Hart remained upset about Clinton's attacks on Obama's national security credentials. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on March 17, 2008 at 07:47 PM ET | Comments (29)

Elton John to Croon for Clinton

Musicians are permitted to donate their time and talents to assist candidates, even when the performers hail from foreign soil, said Bob Biersack, an FEC spokesman. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on March 17, 2008 at 07:05 PM ET | Comments (19)

Obama Racks Up Superdelegate Commitments

After winning the popular vote in the Texas and Ohio primaries on March 4, it seemed that Hillary Clinton had captured the momentum in the Democratic race. The all-important superdelegates don't seem to agree. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on March 17, 2008 at 01:08 PM ET | Comments (120)

Bill Clinton Pushes Back Against Critics

President Clinton, in two of his first interviews since his wife's campaign at times starting blocking reporters' access to him in the wake of controversial remarks he made in January, this weekend forcefully took on criticisms that his rhetoric against Barack Obama has had racial overtones. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on March 17, 2008 at 12:23 PM ET | Comments (33)

Clinton Says Iraq Surge Hasn't Accomplished Goals

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said that the increase in U.S. troops in Iraq over the last year has "not accomplished its goals." --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on March 17, 2008 at 11:59 AM ET | Comments (125)

College Journalists Interview Bill Clinton

Addressing a group of college journalists Sunday in New Orleans, former president Bill Clinton said that Sen. Barack Obama has twisted his wife's experience "as a change maker" into "a disability for being elected." --Scott Butterworth

Posted on March 17, 2008 at 08:45 AM ET | Comments (26)

Clinton, Stumping in Pa., Takes on Oil Profits

PITTSBURGH -- Continuing her extensive campaigning in Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton promised to increase the taxes on profits from oil companies and criticized her rival Barack Obama in an appearance at an event held at a gas station in Pittsburgh. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on March 14, 2008 at 06:29 PM ET | Comments (35)

21st Time's the Charm: Another Democratic Debate in the Works

If you're interested in another 30-minute argument about health care mandates, followed by one more round on the 2002 Congressional vote authorizing the use of force in Iraq, you're in luck: the two remaining Democratic presidential candidates will be holding another primary debate. That would be their 21st one. --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on March 13, 2008 at 04:41 PM ET | Comments (50)

Off the Trail for a Day, Senate Life Resumes

Marathon budget votes in the Senate, stretching from late morning until late tonight, mean lots of quality floor time for Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on March 13, 2008 at 02:59 PM ET | Comments (13)

Obama on Race and the Race

CHICAGO -- Taking questions after winning the Mississippi primary, where he fared far better with black voters than white ones, Sen. Barack Obama argued that he has performed well across a range of demographic categories in a campaign that he believes is too often measured by race, gender and geography. --Peter Slevin

Posted on March 12, 2008 at 06:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

For Superdelegates, a Dinner with Clinton

Members of the elite -- and increasingly sought-after -- superdelegate universe are gathering at her home around 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., according to one Democratic aide. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on March 12, 2008 at 06:20 PM ET | Comments (50)

Ferraro Cuts Ties with Clinton

Geraldine Ferraro has relinquished her position on the Clinton campaign after causing a firestorm with her remarks that Sen. Barack Obama is only where he is politically because he is a black man. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on March 12, 2008 at 06:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama's Brass Band

CHICAGO -- Sen. Barack Obama set out to address the military gravitas question Wednesday, standing before nine retired generals and admirals in a Chicago museum to offer fresh details of his national security thinking and renewed criticism of his chief rivals for their support of the Iraq war. --Peter Slevin

Posted on March 12, 2008 at 04:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bush Bashes Clinton (and Obama)

President Bush waded further into the presidential race today, slamming Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama for "empty, hollow political rhetoric" on trade and warning that they would make "a reckless mistake" by retreating from agreements to lower barriers with other countries. --Peter Baker

Posted on March 12, 2008 at 03:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Primary Positioning

Eager to be able to claim victory in Michigan and Ohio, Hillary Clinton's campaign is aggressively pushing Barack Obama to reach an agreement for a re-vote in those states. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on March 12, 2008 at 01:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Beats Clinton in Mississippi

By Chris Cillizza Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) defeated Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) in Mississippi's...

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 09:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Disagrees With but Declines to Press Ferraro

Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign declined today to force former Democratic vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro from its finance committee, as her rival Sen. Barack Obama and his aides demanded, after Ferraro suggested Obama would not be in the position he is not if not for his race and gender. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 06:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Calls for Censure of Ferraro

FAIRLESS HILL, Penn. -- The Obama campaign called on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to censure former vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro. --Peter Slevin

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 05:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Drops a Hillraiser

Sen. Hillary Clinton has dumped another bundler. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 05:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary and Emily Bring Out the Female Voters

On Super Tuesday II last week, women comprised 59 percent of the electorate in Ohio, a seven percentage point increase over 2004, and in Texas, women made up 57 percent of the electorate, a four point rise over four years ago. --Jeff Birnbaum

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 04:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sinbad Unloads on Hillary Clinton

Then first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton sings with her daughter Chelsea, singer Sheryl Crow, left,...

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 01:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Clinton Supporter, Sure, But Shy on the Stump

By Jonathan Weisman Eliot Spitzer's travails aren't all bad for Hillary Rodham Clinton -- but...

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 12:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama: Clinton Hasn't Passed Commander in Chief Test, Either

The Obama campaign has awoken from the stupor of its Texas and Ohio losses with a series of tough hits today on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 11:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary Clinton's Spitzer Problem

For a supporter, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer sure hasn't done Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton any favors lately. --Peter Baker

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 11:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Granddaughter of a Millworker

SCRANTON, Penn. -- The Senator from New York who grew up in Chicago but lived her adult life in Arkansas and Washington now is bragging of her roots in another place: Scranton, Pennsylvania. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 10:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Declines to Comment on Spitzer

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) declined to comment on reports that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, a supporter, was involved with a prostitution ring. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on March 10, 2008 at 05:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama: I'm No V.P.

COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Sen. Barack Obama set out this morning to puncture the idea of a Clinton-Obama ticket, calling the suggestion an example of "gamesmanship" and "doubletalk" by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former president Bill Clinton, who said here Saturday that a ticket with Clinton on top and Obama as vice president would be "an almost unstoppable force." --Peter Slevin

Posted on March 10, 2008 at 02:48 PM ET | Comments (580)

Clinton Open to Obama as V.P.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) would consider naming her rival for the Democratic nomination as her vice presidential pick, even if for now, she believes Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is not ready to be the nation's commander in chief, her campaign's chief spokesman said.--Jonathan Weisman

Posted on March 10, 2008 at 12:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Woos Voters in Obama Territory

At a state dinner in the Mississippi Delta, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton acknowledges rival Barack Obama's popularity, then gently urgers voters to consider supporting her anyway.

Posted on March 7, 2008 at 06:41 AM ET | Comments (72)

Vindicated McEntee Sounds Off

Among those breathing a big sigh of relief -- and crowing a bit in vindication -- after Hillary Clinton's victories in Ohio and Texas this week is Gerald McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the giant union that endorsed Clinton last fall. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on March 6, 2008 at 05:49 PM ET | Comments (13)

A $55 Million Month for Obama

Sen. Barack Obama continues to rewrite the book on presidential fundraising. Today his campaign announced he raised $55 million in February from more than 700,000 contributors. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on March 6, 2008 at 03:42 PM ET | Comments (96)

Clinton's Blueprint for Victory

By Chris Cillizza The conclusion of the Ohio-Texas Two-Step has spawned a series of strategy...

Posted on March 6, 2008 at 11:31 AM ET | Comments (49)

Pennsylvanians Get Set for 'Iowa on Steroids'

PHILADELPHIA -- Pennsylvania State Democratic Party Chairman T.J. Rooney sipped a cocktail in the Vesper Club off Walnut Street, ready for the political tsunami about to overtake his state. "I don't think most people know what we're in for," Rooney said, smiling. "And I mean that as a good thing." --Krissah Williams

Posted on March 5, 2008 at 06:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Hints at Joint Ticket

By Ed O'Keefe Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama appeared on the six broadcast and cable...

Posted on March 5, 2008 at 05:48 PM ET | Comments (42)

Beyond Math to a Tougher Message for Obama

Barack Obama awoke Wednesday to a new race for the Democratic nomination. To hear him explain Hillary Clinton's stunning victories in Ohio and Texas, Tuesday's results did little to change the basic trajectory of the race. --Dan Balz

Posted on March 5, 2008 at 01:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Democratic Group Launches Anti-McCain Ad

A Democratic group launched a massive new independently-financed ad campaign attacking John McCain today, launching the first assault on the Republican nominee in the absence of a Democratic candidate. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on March 5, 2008 at 11:49 AM ET | Comments (12)

Clinton: Millions More Want Their Turn

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Posted on March 4, 2008 at 11:47 PM ET | Comments (67)

Networks Call Ohio for Clinton

A volunteer makes phone calls in front of a mirror with the writing "I am...

Posted on March 4, 2008 at 11:06 PM ET | Comments (6)

Chaos Rules at Laredo Caucus

LAREDO, Tex. -- In an attempt to lure voters into this city's biggest caucus, the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns have brought an all-out carnival to the main entrance of United High School on the north side of town tonight. --Eli Saslow

Posted on March 4, 2008 at 10:33 PM ET | Comments (13)

Counting Delegates and Hoping for a Win

By Shailagh Murray SAN ANTONIO -- Sen. Barack Obama's campaign aides are breathing a sigh...

Posted on March 4, 2008 at 10:01 PM ET | Comments (7)

McCain Clinches It

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and his wife, Cindy, in his hotel suite...

Posted on March 4, 2008 at 09:52 PM ET | Comments (2)

Obama Lawyer Crashes Clinton Call

In an extraordinarily aggressive bit of pushback, Bob Bauer, general counsel to the Barack Obama campaign, jumped onto a Hillary Clinton campaign phone call with reporters on Tuesday night to dispute the premise of the call. --Anne E. Kornblut and Matthew Mosk

Posted on March 4, 2008 at 09:17 PM ET | Comments (46)

Notes From the Mahoning Valley

Some observations and hunches from visiting the economically depressed Mahoning Valley region in Ohio. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on March 4, 2008 at 08:07 PM ET | Comments (9)

Texas Dems to Campaigns: Play Fair

With more than 8,000 precincts and not enough volunteers to serve as precinct captains for tonight's caucus events, the Texas Democratic Party decided that the job of chair would be handed out on what amounts to a first-come, first-served basis. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on March 4, 2008 at 06:57 PM ET | Comments (11)

Economy Tops Again in Early Exit Polls

Early exit polls showed the economy tops in Ohio and Texas, and high Hispanic turnout in Texas. --Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta

Posted on March 4, 2008 at 05:43 PM ET | Comments (12)

In Hillaryland, Few Clues to the Candidate's Plans

HOUSTON -- In Hillaryland, the question is whether the candidate has stopped thinking about tomorrow. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on March 4, 2008 at 01:34 PM ET | Comments (32)

Clinton Down, but Not Out, for the Count

What running the delegate numbers shows about Clinton's chances.--Peter Baker

Posted on March 4, 2008 at 10:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Penn Credits '3 AM' Ad With Momentum

By Chris Cillizza Mark Penn, the chief strategist for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (N.Y.) presidential...

Posted on March 3, 2008 at 12:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

In Ohio, Clinton Full of Fight

CLEVELAND -- In these final hours of the primary campaigns in Ohio and Texas, Hillary Clinton's message has all the subtlety of a clanging bell. It's: "I'm a champ. He's a chump." --Dan Balz

Posted on March 3, 2008 at 12:25 PM ET | Comments (407)

Clinton Questions Obama Adviser's Dealings With Canada

Clinton accused Obama of doing "the old wink-wink."--Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on March 3, 2008 at 11:26 AM ET | Comments (112)

In It, Yes -- But What if She Doesn't Win?

By Perry Bacon Jr. ABOARD THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN PLANE -- On her campaign plane Sunday...

Posted on March 3, 2008 at 08:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

A New Canadian Controversy, This One Musical

As Barack Obama heads into what could be the defining set of primaries against Hillary Clinton, the Illinois Democrat is doing everything he can to court the youth vote by cornering the indie band market. --Juliet Eilperin and Rena Kirsch

Posted on March 2, 2008 at 10:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Busy Nights

Aide says Senator has often visited emergency rooms over the years to observe patients.

Posted on March 2, 2008 at 01:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Like Father, Like Daughter? Hardly.

AKRON, Ohio -- As Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton spent Saturday in Texas, Sen. Barack Obama still found himself still outnumbered in northeast Ohio by Clintons. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on March 2, 2008 at 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Live From New York ...

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The reason for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's side trip from the campaign trail has been revealed: She is on her way to Manhattan's Rockefeller Center, where she will appear tonight on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."--By Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on March 1, 2008 at 08:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Skips Flight; Campaign Won't Say Why

By Anne E. Kornblut DALLAS -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has disappeared from the campaign...

Posted on March 1, 2008 at 06:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton: 'We Have to Win'

By Anne E. Kornblut SAN ANTONIO, Tex. -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has been careful...

Posted on March 1, 2008 at 02:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Chief Strategist as Author

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. --The new "red phone" ad produced by the Clinton campaign was not, in fact, made by ad guru Roy Spence, as earlier reported in the story "Clinton Ad Hints Obama Is Unprepared for Crisis". In a twist, it was written by Mark Penn, Clinton's chief strategist. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on March 1, 2008 at 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bill Clinton, a Changed Man?

Former president Clinton, after drawing headlines last month for his sharp criticisms of Obama, is now a changed man on the stump, having been limited by wife's staff in how he can make the case for her and against Obama. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on February 29, 2008 at 06:21 PM ET | Comments (29)

Clinton's Daunting Road Ahead

Victories in both Ohio and Texas would be incentive enough for Hillary Clinton to continue her candidacy into Pennsylvania, but if Obama emerges with no significant damage to his delegate advantage, her prospects for ending the primaries with a lead in pledged delegates remain daunting. --Dan Balz

Posted on February 29, 2008 at 12:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Responds to 'Children' Ad

Barack Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said on a conference call with reporters that the "Children" ad released by the Hillary Clinton campaign today would likely not have its intended effect. --Alec MacGillis and Shailagh Murray

Posted on February 29, 2008 at 11:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Reenergized Clinton Talks Poverty and Healthcare

Updated 9:11 a.m. By Anne E. Kornblut HANGING ROCK, Ohio -- Sen. Hillary Rodham...

Posted on February 28, 2008 at 07:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary's Millions

Hillary Clinton raised more than $35 million in February, crucial funds that will enable her to compete in Ohio and Texas, her campaign finance team reported this afternoon. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on February 28, 2008 at 03:56 PM ET | Comments (197)

Obama: 'Remember N.H.'

AUSTIN, Texas -- Others may be writing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's political obituary, but "I have not," Sen. Barack Obama told reporters aboard his campaign plane this afternoon. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on February 28, 2008 at 03:34 PM ET | Comments (54)

Clinton's Plan B

RIO GRANDE, Ohio -- Officially, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is not looking past March 4. But as she went behind the counter at the original Bob Evans diner here today, Clinton made a rare crack about her Plan B. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on February 28, 2008 at 12:18 PM ET | Comments (21)

Clinton Faces Questions Over Supporter's Comments

By Anne E. Kornblut ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton demanded that Sen....

Posted on February 28, 2008 at 09:15 AM ET | Comments (78)

Bill Clinton Courts Houston

Reminding voters of the high-stakes involved in the Texas and Ohio primaries next week, former president Bill Clinton touted his wife's experience and plans for education, health care, energy and jobs during a campaign sweep of through Houston on Wednesday. KPRC's Phil Archer reports.

Posted on February 28, 2008 at 06:00 AM ET | Comments (11)

Scrutiny of NYC Election Results Yields Few Changes

Official results have been released by the city's Board of Elections, including emergency, absentee and other categories of votes that were not part of the original election day tally. How do the new results change things? Not so much.

Posted on February 27, 2008 at 04:58 PM ET | Comments (4)

Clinton Outspent in Texas and Ohio

Barack Obama is significantly out-spending Hillary Clinton on television advertising in Texas and Ohio, and his advertising edge has been compounded by a raft of commercials being aired by two large labor unions that are supporting him. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on February 27, 2008 at 02:50 PM ET | Comments (91)

Final Debate Changes Little, Though Earlier Ones Changed Obama

CLEVELAND -- Two things were clear from Tuesday's Democratic debate here in Cleveland: Barack Obama is a much improved debater from what he was when he began his presidential campaign, and Hillary Clinton did not do what she needed to do to change the shape of the Democratic race. --Dan Balz

Posted on February 27, 2008 at 02:08 PM ET | Comments (43)

New Pennsylvania Poll Shows Slim Clinton Lead

A new poll shows Hillary Clinton hanging to a slim lead in Pennsylvania, highlighting the breadth of Barack Obama's newfound appeal and the challenges Clinton faces should the race for the Democratic nomination reach the Keystone State. --Jon Cohen

Posted on February 27, 2008 at 11:50 AM ET | Comments (98)

In The Spin Room, Talk Again Turns to Saturday Night

By Perry Bacon Jr. The two Democratic presidential campaigns don't agree on the skit that...

Posted on February 27, 2008 at 08:25 AM ET | Comments (39)

An Elegy, a Controversy, and the New Russian Leader

The 20th Democratic debate, part 2.

Posted on February 26, 2008 at 11:27 PM ET | Comments (52)

Of Pillows, Protectionism, and That SNL Parody

The 20th Democratic debate.

Posted on February 26, 2008 at 10:17 PM ET | Comments (62)

Coveted Endorsers Still Thinking About It

By Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane CLEVELAND -- Sen. Chris Dodd's endorsement of Sen. Barack...

Posted on February 26, 2008 at 05:44 PM ET | Comments (8)

Dodd Gives Clinton a Gentle Nudge

CLEVELAND -- In issuing his endorsement of Barack Obama here this morning, Chris Dodd made abundantly clear -- in the most decorous and senatorial of terms, to be sure -- that he believes it is getting near time for the Democrats to call it a race. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on February 26, 2008 at 02:03 PM ET | Comments (299)

With All Eyes on Clinton, Time to Question Obama, Too

CLEVELAND -- The focus will be on Hillary Clinton tonight when she and Barack Obama meet here for their last debate before next week's primaries in Ohio and Texas. But should it be Obama who comes under closer questioning?--Dan Balz

Posted on February 26, 2008 at 01:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Camp Plans Continued Battle

Like a good lawyer and political street fighter, Harold Ickes came to breakfast with a case to make and argued it with gusto.--Dan Balz

Posted on February 25, 2008 at 02:15 PM ET | Comments (179)

Obama Slams Clinton Camp Over Drudge Photo

Barack Obama's campaign this morning sharply criticized Hillary Clinton for reportedly sending a picture to the Drudge Report of the Illinois senator that showed him in African dress, with Obama campaign manager David Plouffe accusing Clinton of engaging in "shameful, offensive fear-mongering." --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on February 25, 2008 at 12:22 PM ET | Comments (496)

Clinton Talks SNL and Press Scrutiny

Hillary Clinton lets down her hair and talks about the press, SNL, and her pantsuits -- oh, and strategy, too. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on February 25, 2008 at 11:40 AM ET | Comments (33)

Obama Accused of Flip-Flopping on Union Aid

Aides to Sen. Hillary Clinton today accused rival Sen. Barack Obama of flip-flopping because of union efforts in Ohio on his behalf. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on February 24, 2008 at 05:27 PM ET | Comments (66)

In R.I., Clinton Adopts a Mocking Tone

By Perry Bacon Jr. PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A day after she angrily criticized Barack Obama,...

Posted on February 24, 2008 at 04:19 PM ET | Comments (96)

Clinton Cites Husband's Record, 'Heart' on Race

By Perry Bacon Jr. NEW ORLEANS -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton acknowledged Saturday night that...

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 11:15 PM ET | Comments (48)

Obama: It Takes a Knockout

COLUMBUS -- Illinois Sen. Barack Obama fired back at Sen. Hillary Clinton this afternoon, defending campaign mailers she decried earlier in the day, and declaring that, because of her entrenched status in the Democratic Party, it would take her being "knocked out" to drive her out of the race. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 06:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obamamania in Corpus Christi

If anyone wonders why candidates often exhaust themselves and their staffs by scheduling rallies far from the big cities, this sort of local coverage is one good explanation. --Peter Slevin

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 01:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Worker Bee Campaign

By Anne E. Kornblut TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 22 -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has been...

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 11:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Woos South Texas Students

EDINBURG, Tex. -- Sen. Barack Obama courted Hispanic voters in South Texas today, hoping to dent the significant advantage Sen. Hillary Clinton enjoys among one of the most important constituencies in the Lone Star State's March 4 primary. --Dan Balz

Posted on February 22, 2008 at 02:29 PM ET | Comments (46)

After Officer's Death, Clinton Cancels Event

FORT WORTH, Tex. -- After a police officer guarding her motorcade died in an accident in Dallas, Sen. Hillary Clinton canceled a rally here. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on February 22, 2008 at 12:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Valedictory from Clinton

AUSTIN -- When Hillary Clinton reached out to shake the hand of Barack Obama at last night's CNN-Univision debate and declared "I am absolutely honored" to be with him, there was a palpable pause in the press filing center to await the conclusion. Where was she heading? --Dan Balz

Posted on February 22, 2008 at 12:21 PM ET | Comments (113)

Officer Killed Guarding Clinton Motorcade

DALLAS -- A Dallas police officer guarding the Clinton motorcade was killed on Friday morning after getting into an accident just moments before Sen. Clinton passed by.--Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on February 22, 2008 at 11:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Saving the Best for Last

By Jonathan Weisman The debate in Austin veered from cordial to contentious, then back to...

Posted on February 21, 2008 at 10:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Politeness Rules in Austin -- at First

AUSTIN -- With Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton hoping for a game-changing moment, tonight's CNN-Univision debate is serving as an elusive target. --Jonathan Weisman

Posted on February 21, 2008 at 09:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Working for Texas Votes

Laredoans turned out Thursday, Feb. 20, to see Democratic presidental candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton...

Posted on February 21, 2008 at 07:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Face-Off

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Posted on February 21, 2008 at 05:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

James Hoffa and Bill Clinton: The Dinner

Last Wednesday, Israel honored Teamsters President James P. Hoffa with its Yitzhak Rabin Legacy Award for his support of the Jewish state at a dinner in Washington. Among the guests was Bill Clinton, who needless to say was very interested in whether the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters planned to endorse a presidential candidate. --Jonathan Weisman

Posted on February 20, 2008 at 06:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pro-Clinton 527 Releases First TV Ad

By Matthew Mosk A new independent group has started raising substantial amounts of money to...

Posted on February 20, 2008 at 02:31 PM ET | Comments (67)

Obama's Strategy to Avoid a Convention Fight

By Peter Slevin CHICAGO -- Before Sen. Barack Obama added Wisconsin and Hawaii to his...

Posted on February 20, 2008 at 01:18 PM ET | Comments (77)

Another Bleak Wednesday for Clinton

It is another bleak Wednesday for Hillary Clinton's campaign, the second in as many weeks in which she has awakened to the aftermath of what President Bush would call a thumpin'. Can a different strategy turn the tide?--Dan Balz

Posted on February 20, 2008 at 12:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Opens Two-Front Fight

An increasingly confident Obama is beginning to battle on two fronts, holding off Hillary Clinton with one arm as he takes increasingly frequent swings at John McCain with the other. --Jonathan Weisman

Posted on February 19, 2008 at 10:33 PM ET | Comments (46)

Clinton Defiant After Wisconsin Loss

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A Morning at the Dakota

Before anyone declares fundraising from wealthy patrons to be outmoded, they should spend Wednesday morning at the Dakota, the gabled Central Park West high-rise made famous as the scene of John Lennon's assassination in 1980, where Hillary Clinton will have back-to-back fundraisers. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on February 19, 2008 at 06:40 PM ET | Comments (8)

Clyburn Pooh-Poohs the Power of the Superdelegates

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) has joined an influential chorus on Capitol Hill that believes superdelegates will not play a decisive role in the nominating convention in August. --Paul Kane

Posted on February 19, 2008 at 03:56 PM ET | Comments (8)

In Wisconsin, Clinton Has a Specific Appeal

By Jose Antonio Vargas ON THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN PLANE -- Speaking to reporters late Monday...

Posted on February 19, 2008 at 12:34 AM ET | Comments (217)

Obama Shrugs Off Clinton Plagiarism Charge

NILES, Ohio - Sen. Barack Obama made clear this afternoon that he is decidedly unimpressed with the flap over his decision to borrow a few memorable lines about speechmaking from Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D). --Peter Slevin

Posted on February 18, 2008 at 03:25 PM ET | Comments (299)

Clinton Camp Charges Obama with 'Plagiarism'

By Matthew Mosk and Jose Antonio Vargas The tightening battle between Sen. Hillary Clinton and...

Posted on February 18, 2008 at 01:15 PM ET | Comments (127)

In Wisconsin, Clinton Campaigns at Vigorous Pace

Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) reacts to a very long question from supporter Robert Chang,...

Posted on February 18, 2008 at 12:25 PM ET | Comments (41)

Derailed by Weather, Clinton Improvises in Wisconsin

Hillary Clinton makes impromptu campaign visits after bad weather scuttled the day's plans. --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on February 17, 2008 at 03:32 PM ET | Comments (195)

The Clinton Team's Long View

Harold Ickes, one of Sen. Hillary Clinton's senior advisors, announced the campaign's "long view" in a conference call this morning.--Jose Antonio Vargas

Posted on February 16, 2008 at 02:20 PM ET | Comments (411)

Flexing Her Rhetorical "Will"

By Jose Antonio Vargas LYNDHURST, Ohio -- Sen. Hillary Clinton has upped the imperative ante,...

Posted on February 15, 2008 at 08:44 PM ET | Comments (67)

Chili Dogs, Economic Policy on Clinton Breakfast Menu

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Nothing like starting your morning out with a bowl of chili -- and credit card talk. At 10:22 a.m., Sen. Hillary Clinton addressed a jam-packed, standing room only crowd at Skyline Chili, a popular spot in Cincinnati. (So popular, in fact, that it's got a Wikipedia entry.) Before even setting foot in the joint, Clinton's aides called and ordered the New York senator two Cheese Coney chili dogs. No onions, please. --Jose Antonio Vargas

Posted on February 15, 2008 at 11:42 AM ET | Comments (8)

Danson to Hit the Road for Clinton Again

During a speech Thursday at the National Press Club, actor Ted Danson finally admitted why he and his wife, Mary Steenburgen, are working so hard to elect Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) president: They're running low on those cool Camp David mugs.--Juliet Eilperin

Posted on February 15, 2008 at 10:34 AM ET | Comments (8)

Clinton Supporter John Lewis Has Second Thoughts

Confusion erupted Thursday night amid reports that a prominent African American supporter of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's had changed his mind. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on February 14, 2008 at 11:34 PM ET | Comments (175)

Shooting for the Stars, Clinton Finds Skeptics on the Ground

In Ohio, Clinton talks about her youthful ambition to be an astronaut. --Jose Antonio Vargas

Posted on February 14, 2008 at 08:18 PM ET | Comments (48)

New Mexico Finally Called

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was declared the winner of the New Mexico caucuses, a Feb. 5 state that took its time tallying the results. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on February 14, 2008 at 06:01 PM ET | Comments (196)

Obama Fires Back at Clinton Debate Ad

Hillary Clinton fired the first shot -- with an ad attacking Barack Obama in Wisconsin, and now Obama has answered back.--Matthew Mosk

Posted on February 14, 2008 at 03:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Primary Gift

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to a family tell their story during a campaign stop...

Posted on February 14, 2008 at 02:04 PM ET | Comments (101)

A Taste of Texas, and Memories of 1972

SAN ANTONIO -- In a mobile society, people have an easy time claiming multiple home towns -- and no one does so more than candidates seeking national office in an election year. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on February 13, 2008 at 09:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sen. Feingold to Stay Neutral, for Now

Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold is still on the fence in the Democratic nomination battle. And the popular Wisconsin lawmaker is not budging anytime soon. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on February 13, 2008 at 05:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton MSNBC Debate Back On

By Howard Kurtz Brian Williams and Tim Russert must be relieved. After threatening for days...

Posted on February 13, 2008 at 02:50 PM ET | Comments (98)

Silver Lining for Clinton: Evangelical Support

Hillary Clinton lost to Barack Obama by sizable margins in all three contests yesterday, but one number out this week does break in her favor. According to a new poll, the quarter of white evangelicals who identify as Democrats overwhelmingly support Clinton..--Michelle Boorstein and Jacqueline L. Salmon

Posted on February 13, 2008 at 02:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Sees No Cause for Alarm

MCALLEN, Tex. -- In the wake of her larger-than-expected losses on Tuesday, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton made a case that goes something like this: We always knew Sen. Barack Obama would win there. So it doesn't count. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on February 13, 2008 at 01:09 PM ET | Comments (20)

Clinton Frames Race as Solutions vs. Promises

Clinton officials are signaling a sharpened approach is on the way, and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a taste of it here at her first rally one day after losing by wide margins in the three-state Potomac primaries.--Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on February 13, 2008 at 11:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Makes a Play for Wisconsin

Hillary Clinton's strategists have staked their bets on Texas and Ohio, but she is also now making a play for Wisconsin in hopes of scoring at least one more victory this month. Wisconsin has its contest on Feb. 19, the same day as Hawaii. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on February 12, 2008 at 11:01 PM ET | Comments (137)

Clinton Reshuffles Online Team

By Garance Franke-Ruta Along with the departures of campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle and deputy...

Posted on February 12, 2008 at 10:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Looks Past Losses, to Texas

EL PASO -- As news of a triple loss in the Potomac primary became official, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton did what has become a new specialty of hers: She fled someplace else. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on February 12, 2008 at 10:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Sweeps Potomac Primary

The "Obama Mommas" -- from left to right, Kim O'Neale, Jasmine Beard, Nadirah Moreland, Christine...

Posted on February 12, 2008 at 09:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

More Shakeups in Hillaryland

By Anne E. Kornblut EL PASO -- On the heels of another trouncing, deputy campaign...

Posted on February 12, 2008 at 08:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clintons Boast $12 Million Online Haul

The fundraising hauls just keep piling higher. Bill Clinton let the latest number slip while speaking in front of about 4,000 people at George Mason University last night -- his wife has taken in $12 million in Internet contributions since Super Tuesday, he said. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on February 12, 2008 at 07:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama TXTing His Way Forward

Early this morning, Sen. Barack Obama sent the first of three text messages to supporters who've signed up to his messaging program and live in the D.C. area. It's a jam-packed message, starting out with an Obama quote, then asking supporters to forward the text to their friends. Most importantly, the text provides an 866 number to call to find your polling location. All you'd have to do is click on the number on your cellphone to make the free call. --Jose Antonio Vargas

Posted on February 12, 2008 at 04:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Labor Money Swings Clinton's Way

Outside players, especially labor unions looking to help Sen. Hillary Clinton, poured more money into the presidential contest this past week. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on February 12, 2008 at 02:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Milbank on Rebuilding Hillary

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Clinton Rallies African American Students in Md.

Hillary Clinton traveled to Bowie State University in Maryland Sunday night where she urged supporters to "change the direction of our country."

Posted on February 11, 2008 at 12:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

A New Online Fundraising Record on the Horizon

At the rate that Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton are raising money on the Internet, February is poised to set a new record in online fundraising. --Jose Antonio Vargas

Posted on February 11, 2008 at 10:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Beats Clinton for Award

LOS ANGELES -- Another day, another "Obama-beats-Clinton" headline. Barack Obama's "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" won the Grammy Award for best spoken word album this afternoon, besting a field that included Bill Clinton along with another ex-prez, Jimmy Carter. --Josh Freedom duLac

Posted on February 10, 2008 at 07:17 PM ET | Comments (27)

Bill Clinton Talks Unity

Former president Bill Clinton talks with The Post's Hamil Harris about the tone of the primary campaign and the Barack Obama challenge.

Posted on February 10, 2008 at 05:19 PM ET | Comments (19)

Breaking: Doyle Out as Campaign Manager

Updated: 8:45 p.m. By Anne E. Kornblut Patti Solis Doyle has announced that she will...

Posted on February 10, 2008 at 04:09 PM ET | Comments (15)

A Meeting With Edwards and a Canceled Event

By Anne E. Kornblut DULLES, Va. -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton flew to North Carolina...

Posted on February 10, 2008 at 03:59 PM ET | Comments (8)

Campaigning in the State of Denial?

Hillary Clinton holds "Solutions for America Town Hall Meeting" at Grace E. Metz Middle School...

Posted on February 10, 2008 at 03:33 PM ET | Comments (59)

Clinton, Obama Woo Virginia Democrats

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama address the crowd at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in Richmond, Va.

Posted on February 10, 2008 at 11:44 AM ET | Comments (2)

Clinton: 'Come Join Me'

Excerpts from Hillary Clinton's impassioned plea to Virginia Democrats at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Richmond, Va. (AP)

Posted on February 9, 2008 at 11:30 PM ET | Comments (24)

Obama, Clinton Camps Spar Over Taxes, Rezko

Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign aides stepped up their effort to force Democrat Hillary Clinton to release her tax returns yesterday, to shed light on the sources of income that enabled her to loan $5 million of her own money to her presidential bid. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on February 8, 2008 at 10:25 PM ET | Comments (111)

N.M. Votes Still Being Tallied

The only Super Tuesday state yet to name a winner said today that it might not be able to announce whether Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama won until Feb. 15 -- a full 10 days after the balloting. --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on February 8, 2008 at 07:48 PM ET | Comments (6)

MSNBC Suspends Shuster Over Clinton Comment

On MSNBC yesterday, correspondent David Shuster asked, "Doesn't it seem as if Chelsea is sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?" Shuster plans to apologize tonight on "Tucker," the 6 p.m. show on which he was filling in for host Tucker Carlson yesterday. --Howard Kurtz

Posted on February 8, 2008 at 03:52 PM ET | Comments (596)

Obama Agrees to Debates with Clinton

OMAHA, Neb. -- Sen. Barack Obama agreed to two new debates with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and saw his post-Super Tuesday fundraising haul climb to over $7 million, as he hopscotches across the country seeking a trio of wins on Saturday. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on February 7, 2008 at 07:28 PM ET | Comments (172)

Kerrey Appears in New Clinton Ad

After watching her rival rack up high-profile endorsements, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton unleashed a popular surrogate of her own on Thursday, airing a new ad featuring former senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska -- two days ahead of his home state's caucuses. "I support Hillary because I like her, trust her, and have confidence in her as commander and chief," the script of the ad reads. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on February 7, 2008 at 07:16 PM ET | Comments (8)

Clinton Campaigns in Virginia

ARLINGTON -- As she campaigns to win here in next Tuesday's primary, Sen. Hillary Clinton made the case against Sen. Barack Obama and for herself in a more concise way than she often does on the stump. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on February 7, 2008 at 06:09 PM ET | Comments (87)

Internet Donors Fuel Obama

Word of Democrat Hillary Clinton's apparent financial problems struck many as a surprise yesterday. So what explains why her chief rival, Barack Obama, was able to vastly out-raise her in January?--Matthew A. Mosk

Posted on February 7, 2008 at 09:34 AM ET | Comments (90)

Clinton Emphasizes Loan was 'My Money'

ARLINGTON -- In a 15-minute press conference at her Virginia campaign headquarters, Sen. Hillary Clinton said the $5 million she contributed to her campaign last month was "my money," and declined to say if she would put in any more. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on February 6, 2008 at 05:40 PM ET | Comments (55)

Clinton Loaned her Campaign $5M

Sen. Hillary Clinton will announce today that she has loaned her campaign $5 million, a financial turn of events few could have predicted from the candidate who has for months been the Democratic primary money leader. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on February 6, 2008 at 04:16 PM ET | Comments (200)

Evenly Matched Dems Portend a Long Race

The whole world was watching, but answers were no clearer on Wednesday morning. (Bloomberg News)....

Posted on February 6, 2008 at 02:06 PM ET | Comments (159)

Missouri Lead Flips After Clinton Claimed It

After the Clinton campaign sent out a press release this evening claiming a win in Missouri, under the heading "Hillary's Big Night," the lead in the Show-Me State flipped -- with Obama moving ahead by a few thousand votes to claim victory. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on February 6, 2008 at 01:09 AM ET | Comments (153)

MA: How Clinton Won It

Hillary Clinton was propelled to victory in Massachusetts by women around the state, blue collar workers in old mill towns and a formidable political organization that delivered voters precinct by precinct. --Lyndsey Layton

Posted on February 6, 2008 at 12:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

NY: Clinton Wins 46 Delegate Advantage

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) scooped up a 44-delegate advantage in her home turf of New York state based on Tuesday's voting, winning 138 delegates to 94 delegates for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), according to a preliminary estimate by the New York State Democratic Party. --Spencer Hsu

Posted on February 6, 2008 at 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Praises Supporters; Ca. Still Undecided

NEW YORK -- Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, Sen. John Kerry and Gov. Deval Patrick all went for Barack Obama after long courtships in which they were wooed by both Clintons. But the Massachusetts voters chose Hillary Clinton. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 11:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

With No Clear Winner, Spin Wars Fierce

By Matthew Mosk As returns rolled in from around the country, Hillary Clinton's campaign staff...

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 11:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

AZ: NBC Projects Clinton as Winner

In Arizona, with nearly half of poll results in, NBC has declared Sen. Hillary Clinton the winner. --Ann Scott Tyson

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 11:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

TN: Clinton Staffers Celebrate Win

A dozen Hillary Clinton staffers celebrated in Clinton's Nashville headquarters tonight after watching returns. --Krissah Williams

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 10:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

NJ: Clinton Wins in Garden State

The Washington Post is projecting that Sen. Hillary Clinton (NY) has won the New Jersey Democratic primary.--Joby Warrick

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 09:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

TN: Tornadoes Hurt Obama's Chances

The tornadoes that touched down in western Tennessee tonight hurt Sen. Barack Obama in the state, said the state's Democratic Party spokesman Wade Munday.--Krissah Williams

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 09:21 PM ET | Comments (41)

NY: Clinton's Homework Pays Off

Clinton maintained her strong pre-election day lead over Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) across most demographic lines in the state that twice elected her to the U.S. Senate. Exit polls showed Clinton held onto a greater share of African American voters in N.Y. than elsewhere, while also carrying men and triggering a high turnout among women. --Spencer Hsu

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 09:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

AR: Former Gov., First Lady Projected Winners

Former governor Mike Huckabee and Hillary Clinton, the state's former first lady, have won the Arkansas primary, according to several news organizations. --Rob Stein

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 08:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

TN: Fox News Gives It to Clinton

Fox News called Tennessee for Sen. Hillary Clinton as polls closed in the state.--Krissah Williams

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 08:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

T.V. Talk Turns to Exit Polls

On CBS, they're making it sound like it's going to be a bad night for Hillary, apparently based on exit polls. There is talk of an Obama "surge." The only catch with these exit polls is that many people have not yet exited the polls, since the polls are still open all across the country, except in West Virginia, where there never were any polls, just a secret convention of men in trench coats. --Joel Achenbach

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 07:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Talking Points From Clinton for Everyone

No need to wait for Clinton surrogates to start talking on television after the polls close. The Clinton campaign is helpfully e-mailing out its talking points.--Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 07:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

IL: Does Mother Know Best?

As wealthier Chicago suburbanites shift from blue to red, this massive bloc of reliable voters are a constant source of worry to Chicago's Democratic machine. They are enigmatic folks, these people -- people such as, well, my mother.--Elizabeth Williamson

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 07:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Camp Needles Clinton

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Obama campaign manager David Plouffe gave the brush off to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's challenge to four new debates. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 07:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

GA: Obama Sweeps the State

The Washington Post is projecting that Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) has won the Georgia Democratic primary. --Darryl Fears

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 07:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

DE: Turnout No Longer 'Abysmal'

Voter turnout appeared good -- "not overwhelming," but also "not abysmal," as it was four years ago, a state elections official said. --Rick Weiss

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 06:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Challenges Obama to a Debate a Week

If further evidence were needed that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton does not expect to sweep up tonight, she is now challenging Sen. Barack Obama to a debate a week going forward, her advisers said as voters were at the polls on Super Tuesday. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 02:45 PM ET | Comments (103)

MO: Weather May Affect Voting

State election officials are expecting a large turnout, but the weather may hinder some voters. --Rob Stein

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 02:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

AL: Late Rain Could Affect Voting

Late voters could be hampered by more than just confusion and the occassional machine malfunction. There is a 70 percent chance of rain this afternoon, and showers could last past the 7 p.m. CST close of voting. --Darryl Fears

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 01:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

GA: 200 Complaints Before Noon

Long lines greeted Georgia voters at the polls this morning in one of the tightest state primaries in recent memory. --Darryl Fears

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 01:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

CT: Steady Turnout

Turnout in Connecticut has been steady through the morning and could set a primary record, elections officials said. --Lyndsey Layton

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 12:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

CA: SF Mayor for Clinton Because of Obama Snub?

Hillary Clinton's got a number of California's big-city mayors on her side, but perhaps she has Barack Obama to thank for the support of one of them, Gavin Newsom of San Francisco. --Robert Barnes

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 12:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

TN: Heavy Rain, Heavy Turnout

Voting is steady, but heavy rain is falling and tornadoes may touch down in West Tennessee. --Krissah Williams

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 12:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

NY: Brooklyn Neigborhood Loves Obama

Turnout is high at one polling station in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Voters came in the light rain of a foggy day, and came out smiling. Almost all said they voted for Sen. Barack Obama in informal exit polls over several hours here. --Robin Shulman

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 12:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

MN: Dems Buzzing Before Caucus Starts

Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party presidential caucuses don't start until this evening, but excitement and buzz is building already among the party faithful. The Republican caucus vote here is nonbinding--GOP delegates will be selected at the state party convention in May. --Christopher J. Lee

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 12:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

NJ: Gov. Corzine Waits to Vote

Gov. Jon Corzine's is delayed in casting his vote when two voting machines malfunction. --Joby Warrick

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 12:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

NM: A Mystery State

Polls are open in New Mexico, with 6,000 early votes cast in the Democrats-only caucus. New Mexico is a bit of a mystery state because no reliable polls have been conducted. --Ann Scott Tyson

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 11:58 AM ET | Comments (8)

AR: High Turnout, Tornado Warnings Expected

With a former governor in the Republican race and a former governor's wife running as a Democrat, Arkansas officials expect a big turn-out. More than 59,000 voters submitted ballots in early voting, more than in either of the previous two presidential elections.--Rob Stein

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 11:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

AZ: Early Ballots Could Have Impact

Polls are open in Arizona, where the weather in Phoenix is fair and home state candidate Republican Sen. John McCain is widely predicted to win. But Democratic contenders Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama are in an increasingly competitive race, with Clinton holding onto a shrinking lead. --Ann Scott Tyson

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 11:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

NY: Clinton, McCain Start Early

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) voted near her home in Chappaqua, N.Y. and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) rallied at Rockefeller Center with former mayor Rudy Giuliani. --Spencer S. Hsu

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 11:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

NY: Lowey Recovering from 'Coronary Incident'

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) is feeling better and hopes to leave the hospital tomorrow after suffering a minor coronary incident during a campaign rally Saturday. --Spencer Hsu

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton On Message, and On Television

NEW YORK -- Appearing on the "Late Show with David Letterman," Sen. Hillary Clinton, asked by Letterman about what role her husband would play her administration, said, "in my White House, we will know who wears the pantsuits." --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on February 4, 2008 at 10:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

NY: Clinton's Home-Field Advantage

Even without a well-known native son, New York is poised to honor hometown favorites on Tuesday, throwing a tickertape parade in Manhattan for the Super Bowl champion New York Giants and awarding home-state Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) the bulk of 281 Democratic delegates in her race with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).--Spencer Hsu

Posted on February 4, 2008 at 08:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Makes January Haul Public

Clinton's campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe told NBC's Tim Russert this evening that her campaign raised "about 13 million, $13.5 million" last month.--Matthew Mosk

Posted on February 4, 2008 at 07:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

In Patriot Country, Clinton Hopes For a Win

In a speech at Clark University here, Sen. Hillary Clinton appealed for a détente, but not with her rival, Barack Obama.--Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on February 4, 2008 at 05:32 PM ET | Comments (5)

Clinton Pressed on Electability

ST. LOUIS -- With the competition for states and delegates heading toward its conclusion on Tuesday, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton talked readiness and electability during a question-and-answer session at a Machinists union labor hall in St. Louis. --Dan Balz

Posted on February 3, 2008 at 05:37 PM ET | Comments (14)

At Missouri Church, Clinton Talks of History

ST. LOUIS -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton started her campaign day in church Sunday morning, mixing Biblical references with talk of the history-making Democratic nomination contest and direct criticism of Republican front-runner Sen. John McCain. --Dan Balz

Posted on February 3, 2008 at 01:05 PM ET | Comments (15)

Biden to Stay Neutral

Despite aggressive courting by Obama and both Clintons, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Joe Biden has informed both Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton that he's staying neutral. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on February 3, 2008 at 10:57 AM ET | Comments (24)

A Competitive Primary, a Family Divided

The competitive Democratic primary has set husbands against wives. --Jose Antonio Vargas

Posted on February 2, 2008 at 07:29 PM ET | Comments (12)

Calif. Contest Leads to Battle of the Bands

California Democrats go to the polls on Tuesday and that can only mean one thing: a sudden surge in campaign efforts to trot out the brightest cultural stars in the Left Coast firmament. --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on February 2, 2008 at 05:50 PM ET | Comments (25)

With Female Surrogates at His Side, Obama Crisscrosses the West

As Barack Obama has made his way across the plains states and West this week, one feature has been nearly as consistent as the talk of hope and change: he almost always has a woman or two by his side. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on February 2, 2008 at 01:27 PM ET | Comments (12)

Obama's Grassroots New York Campaign

New York may be Sen. Hillary Clinton's home turf, but the Obama campaign is targeting four heavily African American congressional districts in New York City, says State Senator Bill Perkins of Harlem, an Obama supporter, as well as ethnically mixed and majority-white areas throughout the state. --Robin Shulman

Posted on February 2, 2008 at 11:11 AM ET | Comments (25)

California Democratic Race Tightens

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton once enjoyed a healthy lead in California, but private polls taken in the past few days show the race tightening. --Dan Balz

Posted on February 1, 2008 at 07:02 PM ET | Comments (37)

Harlem Divided Over Presidential Race

Harlem -- a legendary black neighborhood in the Clintons' home turf -- is contested country. --Robin Shulman

Posted on February 1, 2008 at 06:49 PM ET | Comments (8)

A Big Day for Endorsements

Endorsements may or may not mean much, but they often say something. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on February 1, 2008 at 06:27 PM ET | Comments (12)

Clinton Advisers See a Race Through March

All eyes are on Feb. 5, but the Clinton campaign is looking ahead even further: to March 4, when both Ohio and Texas will hold their nominating contests. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on February 1, 2008 at 06:12 PM ET | Comments (87)

Clinton Donor is Also Clinton Vendor

One of the biggest beneficiaries of Hillary Clinton's campaign spending during 2007 was also one of her top donors, the former Rhode Island Democratic state chairman, Mark Weiner. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on February 1, 2008 at 04:03 PM ET | Comments (10)

Democratic Giants Court N.M. Hispanics

In a span of four hours, just three miles apart, Sen. Kennedy and former president Clinton held court in Albuquerque, the largest city in this, the most heavily Hispanic state in the nation. --Jose Antonio vargas

Posted on January 31, 2008 at 07:21 PM ET | Comments (9)

A Clinton Corner in Obama's Home Town

Both the Clinton and Obama camps are vying hard for the Latino vote in the week leading up to Super Tuesday. And both candidates also have Chicago connections that make Illinois, with one of the country's larger Latino populations (5 percent of the electorate) and a long history of powerful Latino politicians in Chicago, look like fertile ground. --Kari Lydersen

Posted on January 31, 2008 at 09:05 AM ET | Comments (23)

A More Subdued Bill?

Has Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton silenced her surrogate-in-chief? --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 30, 2008 at 02:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Thanks Edwards for 'Public Service'

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton thanked former Sen. John Edwards and his wife "for their years of public service" following news that he had ended his bid for the presidency. But she said she had not asked him for his endorsement. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 30, 2008 at 02:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards's Next Act

Former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) speaks to the media after announcing that is he withdrawing...

Posted on January 30, 2008 at 02:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

The King is a Friend of Hers

In the topsy turvy war of endorsements, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton picked up a surprise one here this morning: Belvis. An entertainer -- one of a few -- known as the Black Elvis.--Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 30, 2008 at 11:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chelsea Clinton Finds Her Voice

Chelsea Clinton can talk! And here's the big news, sure to be ominous for those who abhor political dynasties: She can talk very, very well. --Joel Achenbach

Posted on January 30, 2008 at 10:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Thanks Florida Voters

After winning Florida's non-binding Democratic primary, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton thanked Florida voters for their support. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 29, 2008 at 08:54 PM ET | Comments (15)

Obama's Ground Game Advantage

Political campaigns play to their strengths, and one realm where Sen. Barack Obama has excelled is the ground game.--Peter Slevin

Posted on January 29, 2008 at 04:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Richardson's Choice

As the highest-ranking Hispanic in the Democratic Party, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's endorsement is being aggressively sought by the Clinton and Obama campaigns. --Jose Antonio Vargas

Posted on January 29, 2008 at 05:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Where a Short Walk Is Not Just a Short Walk

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL)stands next to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) as Obama's presidential rival...

Posted on January 28, 2008 at 09:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Crunching the South Carolina Numbers

Sen. Barack Obama did not win South Carolina solely because the electorate there was disproportionately African American. If half as many black voters turned out, Obama still would have beaten Clinton, albeit not by as large a margin.By Peter Baker

Posted on January 28, 2008 at 09:54 AM ET | Comments (25)

After Florida Primary, a Clinton Visit

Ramping up her push into Florida, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton announced today that she will travel to the state on Tuesday night -- just in time for a victory party after the state's beauty contest primary. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 27, 2008 at 01:05 PM ET | Comments (21)

Clinton on Clinton and Togetherness

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Bill Clinton, national healer? That was the man Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton described here this morning in the wake of reports that her husband had compared her chief rival, Sen. Barack Obama, to the Rev. Jesse Jackson. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 27, 2008 at 12:35 PM ET | Comments (25)

Defeated, and Getting Their Dance On

The HRC crowd lost early at the polls but stayed late at the club. --Kevin Merida

Posted on January 26, 2008 at 11:48 PM ET | Comments (55)

For Bill Clinton, Echoes of Jackson in Obama Win

On Saturday, as Sen. Barack Obama was sweeping up the South Carolina primary, former Pres. Bill Clinton was busy downplaying the significance of Obama's impending win, casting it as a function of the state's demographics and the Illinois senator's heavy African American support. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 26, 2008 at 11:33 PM ET | Comments (139)

Bill Clinton Campaigns in Missouri

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Posted on January 26, 2008 at 09:39 PM ET | Comments (20)

Clinton Looks Toward Florida

By Anne E. Kornblut NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Sen. Hillary Clinton arrived here shortly before 8...

Posted on January 26, 2008 at 09:11 PM ET | Comments (28)

Jackson a Strategic Absence

In the last several weeks of the battle for South Carolina, a slew of comedians, actors, congressmen and other notables have traipsed into and out of the state as surrogates for Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards. But one of the most prominent figures in Democratic politics over the past 25 years, and a native son of South Carolina, was absent. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who has endorsed Obama and who won the state's 1988 Democratic caucus with 64 percent of the vote, was not asked to campaign here. --Kevin Merida

Posted on January 26, 2008 at 08:43 PM ET | Comments (11)

Cheering a Win, Booing President Clinton

Supporters for Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., celebrate his win in the...

Posted on January 26, 2008 at 08:32 PM ET | Comments (52)

Obama Landslide Despite Racial Split in S.C.

As expected, Democratic voters in today's South Carolina primary were largely split along racial lines, with Barack Obama picking up overwhelming support among African Americans and a more competitive, three-way race for white voters, according to the National Election Pool exit poll. --Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta

Posted on January 26, 2008 at 08:24 PM ET | Comments (12)

White Voters, Last-Minute Choices

By Kevin Merida COLUMBIA, S.C. -- There was a duel going on outside of Hand...

Posted on January 26, 2008 at 07:45 PM ET | Comments (9)

Clinton Flies as Race Goes to Obama

Updated 7:50 p.m. By Anne E. Kornblut COLUMBIA, s.c. -- As the race was called,...

Posted on January 26, 2008 at 07:26 PM ET | Comments (41)

Obama Wins South Carolina Primary

Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) scored an overwhelming victory over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary with strong support from black voters, according to network projections. The win sets up a full-scale clash between the two candidates on Super Tuesday, Feb. 5. --Chris Cillizza

Posted on January 26, 2008 at 07:13 PM ET | Comments (20)

Clinton Party to Shut Down Early

The Clinton campaign is hosting a small post-election event at Element Nightlife, a downtown Columbia bar and club. Bartenders here say the campaign has rented the establishment until approximately 9 p.m., guaranteeing an early night for the Clinton supporters who show up. --Ed O'Keefe

Posted on January 26, 2008 at 06:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Camp Responds to Clinton Calls

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Posted on January 26, 2008 at 04:55 PM ET | Comments (29)

Edwards Defends the Campaigning Spouse

Democratic Party elders everywhere may be telling Bill Clinton to cool it, chill, pipe down, whatever. But John Edwards has a slightly different take on the ex-president's fierce campaigning of late on behalf of his wife. --Kevin Merida

Posted on January 26, 2008 at 09:29 AM ET | Comments (37)

An Ambien Dream? Nope -- the Clinton Campaign

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) might want to make Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) her Best Friend Forever, but the senior senator from South Carolina has a slightly different take on the matter. --Juliet Eilperin

Posted on January 25, 2008 at 08:27 PM ET | Comments (10)

New Racial Dynamic in S.C.

The racial divide has deepened in South Carolina, with Barack Obama leading Hillary Clinton by a wide margin among African Americans, but badly trailing both Clinton and John Edwards among white voters. And underneath the chasm in vote preferences in the new McClatchy-MSNBC poll by Mason-Dixon, there are signs of other, potentially irreconcilable differences. --Jon Cohen

Posted on January 25, 2008 at 04:36 PM ET | Comments (16)

Barnstorming and BBQ on Menu in S.C.

Her advisers swear she will lose the South Carolina primary on Saturday, but Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is acting like a candidate who thinks she has a shot, with a packed schedule of events and photo ops on election eve. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 25, 2008 at 01:26 PM ET | Comments (4)

Raised Hopes in South Carolina

By Alec MacGillis BEAUFORT, S.C. -- Following Barack Obama across South Carolina, it is hard...

Posted on January 25, 2008 at 01:25 PM ET | Comments (7)

Friend of Bill Goes Off on Bill

Robert Reich was a longtime friend of the Clintons long before he joined the Cabinet in 1993 as labor secretary. But now he's laying into his old friend, Bill Clinton, for his performance on the campaign trail and attacks on Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). --Peter Baker

Posted on January 25, 2008 at 11:17 AM ET | Comments (15)

Obama Campaign Pulls Negative Spot, Too

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Posted on January 24, 2008 at 05:31 PM ET | Comments (20)

Obama Slams Clinton's War Vote

Obama delivered some of his strongest statements against Hillary Clinton's stance on the war in Iraq, criticizing her 2002 vote authorizing the use of force and her later statements that she had intended the vote as a prod to further diplomacy, not a move to war. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on January 24, 2008 at 04:03 PM ET | Comments (62)

McCain Criticizes Clinton's 'White Flag'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) forcefully attacked Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) today for suggesting during Monday's Democratic debate that she would set a 60-day timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq if elected president.--Juliet Eilperin

Posted on January 24, 2008 at 02:54 PM ET | Comments (6)

Clinton Pulls Negative S.C. Ad

Under fire for attacks on Sen. Barack Obama, the Clinton campaign has pulled a radio ad that quoted the Illinois senator calling Republicans "the party of ideas" and suggesting he thought those ideas superior to Democratic ones. But the Obama campaign has already counter-punched, launching a new radio spot saying Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will "say anything" to get elected. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 24, 2008 at 01:19 PM ET | Comments (179)

Chelsea Clinton Steps into Spotlight

Chelsea Clinton receives a photograph from Spelman College student Sescily Coney, right, of New Jersey,...

Posted on January 24, 2008 at 12:27 PM ET | Comments (31)

Obama Hits Back on SC Radio

By Alec MacGillis KINGSTREE, SC -- One day after Hillary Clinton put up a radio...

Posted on January 24, 2008 at 10:59 AM ET | Comments (49)

Clinton Rallies New Jersey

Leaving her husband to wrestle up the vote for the upcoming primary in South Carolina, Hillary Clinton coasted Wednesday evening into the friendly territory of New Jersey, just next door to her New York home. --Robin Shulman

Posted on January 23, 2008 at 07:55 PM ET | Comments (13)

Bill Clinton Unloads on Press

Former president Bill Clinton lashed out in response to criticism on Wednesday from a prominent Democrat in South Carolina, accusing the Obama campaign of running a political smear campaign against him through the media. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 23, 2008 at 05:32 PM ET | Comments (251)

Pa. Gov. Rendell Endorses Clinton

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell endorsed New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president today in Carlisle, Pa. The governor was there for the groundbreaking of a law school building, according to the Associated Press, and told reporters before the event that he thought Clinton's performance in the Senate had been "spectacular." --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on January 23, 2008 at 11:25 AM ET | Comments (12)

On African American Blogs, Sharp Words for Candidates

By Jose Antonio Vargas These are busy -- and impassioned -- times in the Afrosphere....

Posted on January 22, 2008 at 07:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bill Clinton Severs Burkle Business Ties

By Matthew Mosk As President Clinton further expanded his campaign activity on behalf of wife...

Posted on January 22, 2008 at 06:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Presses Case Against Obama

Taking her turn at a little post-debate spin, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton described Sen. Barack Obama as "very frustrated" in their exchanges on Monday night in Myrtle Beach. "He clearly came last night looking for a fight," Clinton said. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 22, 2008 at 10:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Offstage Action at Dem. Debate?

The nasty spat between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama last night sure created fireworks, but after the debate attention turned to an offstage encounter, between Clinton and former senator John Edwards.--Shailagh Murray

Posted on January 22, 2008 at 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

In Spin Room, No Masking a Tough Night

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- In the lobby of the Palace Theatre here, the campaign cornermen stayed extra late to debate the results of the brawl on the beach. Quite naturally, every candidate emerged victorious in the eyes of their representatives. --Kevin Merida

Posted on January 21, 2008 at 11:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clash of the Democratic Titans

In the most explosive Democratic debate so far, Clinton and Obama veered from the assigned topic in the first segment -- the economy -- to hurl personal slurs and compare records. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 21, 2008 at 08:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Atlanta Mayor Needles Bill Clinton

Proving that Barack Obama's supporters have gotten the message that former president Bill Clinton is, as Barack Obama announced on "Good Morning America" today, now fair game, The Atlanta Journal Constitution today reported that Atlanta mayor and Obama backer Shirley Franklin "took what appeared to be a political shot" at former president Bill Clinton, as he stood "not 20 feet in front of her." --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on January 21, 2008 at 03:55 PM ET | Comments (26)

After Nevada Caucuses, Charges of Foul Play

Tensions between the Obama and Clinton campaigns escalated today when officials traded charges about conduct on the ground during the Nevada caucuses Saturday. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on January 20, 2008 at 06:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

New Clarity, for Both Parties

The New Hampshire verdicts were reinforced Saturday in Nevada and South Carolina, bringing a degree of clarity to both parties' nomination fights.--David S. Broder

Posted on January 19, 2008 at 09:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Addresses Supporters in Las Vegas

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Posted on January 19, 2008 at 07:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Casino Executives Split Support

Barack Obama had the backing of the biggest union in Las Vegas -- the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 -- and Hillary Rodham Clinton had the backing of female voters in Nevada. But the chief executives of the casinos that hosted nine caucus precincts along the city's "Strip" divided their support mostly among other presidential candidates, not the two largest vote getters in the casino caucus sites. --Paul Kane

Posted on January 19, 2008 at 05:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bill Clinton a Boon, After All

Hillary Rodham Clinton cheers with hotel workers at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on caucus...

Posted on January 19, 2008 at 04:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Gender Gap Benefits Clinton

In her Nevada caucus win today, Hillary Rodham Clinton benefited from a sizable gender gap and big turnout from mainline Democrats. According to the network's entrance poll , women made up 59 percent of all caucusgoers, and went for Clinton over Illinois senator Barack Obama by a wide margin (51 percent to 38 percent). --Jon Cohen

Posted on January 19, 2008 at 04:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Wins Nevada Caucuses

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton beat Sen. Barack Obama in the Nevada Democratic caucuses today, while former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney prevailed earlier in the Nevada Republican caucuses. --Chris Cillizza

Posted on January 19, 2008 at 04:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

In Nevada, Obama Tries Tough New Tack

Sen. Barack Obama has added some tough new lines to his campaign speech that call into question Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's candor and authenticity, while adding a dash of humor to disguise the sting. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on January 18, 2008 at 04:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Trying to Heal a Rift in New Hampshire

By Alec MacGillis Three New Hampshire Democratic leaders who signed a letter two days before...

Posted on January 18, 2008 at 04:06 PM ET | Comments (50)

Clinton Supporter Apologizes to Obama

Black Entertainment Television founder Bob Johnson took to CNN this afternoon to make public his apology to Illinois Sen. Barack Obama over remarks Johnson had made Sunday in Columbia, S.C., that were widely interpreted as a none-too-subtle attempt to make sport of Obama's teenage drug use. "Sometimes in campaigns you get carried away in your zeal to support your candidate. And you say things that are inappropriate and not proper for a campaign that should be based on the issues," said Johnson in a phone interview with Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room." "And that is why I issued this personal apology to Senator Obama, I know Senator Obama. I have a great deal of respect for him. And I'm glad that his campaign has responded and accepted the apology." --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on January 17, 2008 at 06:55 PM ET | Comments (20)

Court: Casino Caucuses Allowed

A federal judge in Las Vegas brushed aside a lawsuit trying to shut down nine casino precinct sites for the Nevada Democratic caucuses, handing an important victory to Sen. Barack Obama's bid in the Silver State Saturday. --Paul Kane

Posted on January 17, 2008 at 03:03 PM ET | Comments (44)

Welcome to Hil Force One

Team Clinton unveiled a new campaign plane on Wednesday -- and with it, an honorary member of the flight crew. "My name is Hillary, and I'm so pleased to have most of you on board," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton announced over the public address system of the 737 aircraft before it took off on its maiden voyage, from Las Vegas to Reno, shortly after 2 p.m. pacific standard time. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 16, 2008 at 06:23 PM ET | Comments (43)

In South Carolina, Talk About History

Talking with voters in South Carolina. --Krissah Williams

Posted on January 16, 2008 at 02:54 PM ET | Comments (10)

Distinctions With a Difference in Nevada

The top three Democrats managed to be both civil and pointed in a two-hour discussion that proved meatier and more accessible than many of the public forums that preceded it. Seated around a table, rather than standing, the principal survivors of Iowa and New Hampshire were determined to give no ground. --Peter Slevin

Posted on January 16, 2008 at 12:26 AM ET | Comments (29)

Court: Anti-Hillary Movie's a Political Ad

A conservative political group cannot broadcast its anti-Hillary Clinton movie or advertise for the film without disclosing the names of its donors, a three judge panel at the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. ruled today. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on January 15, 2008 at 07:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

An Outbreak of Goodwill in Nevada

At a time when the Democratic candidates have not been showing each other much neighborly goodwill, Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) called a press conference Monday afternoon in Reno, Nevada, to say kind things about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and her husband Bill. The Clintons, he said, "have historically and consistently been on the right side of civil rights issues." Eighty-two minutes later, the Clinton campaign followed suit. --Peter Slevin

Posted on January 14, 2008 at 11:06 PM ET | Comments (47)

Clinton, Obama Campaigns Spar Over Remarks

Continuing what has become an escalating fight between the two camps over black voters in South Carolina, billionaire mogul Bob Johnson, one of Sen. Hillary Clinton's most prominent African American supporters, mocked Senator Barack Obama's hopeful rhetoric and suggested Obama was "doing something in the neighborhood" at a time when Clinton and her husband Bill were working on civil rights issues. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on January 13, 2008 at 06:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards, Obama Join Fray Over Clinton MLK Comments

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, embroiled in an intense dispute over comments about civil rights leaders, on Sunday accused the Obama campaign of "deliberately distorting" her words to inflame the debate. In his toughest response yet, Sen. Barack Obama quickly fired back that Clinton had made an "unfortunate remark" when she said that Rev. Martin Luther King had depended on Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson to get civil rights legislation passed. And for the first time, former Sen. John Edwards weighed in on a war of words that is rapidly consuming the dialogue between the top three Democratic presidential candidates in the most diverse campaign in history. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 13, 2008 at 02:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Says Obama Playing Racial Politics

By Zachary A. Goldfarb, The Talk Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton accused Sen. Barack Obama's presidential...

Posted on January 13, 2008 at 02:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Takes Pride in Obama in S.C.

An hour after slamming Senator Barack Obama's voting record on national television, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton went positive and declared herself "proud" of him. After appearing on Meet the Press from Columbia, she spoke at Northminster Presbyterian Church here, a small African-American congregation -- part of her ongoing effort to court a group of voters who have to choose between Clinton, a politician they like and admire, and Obama, who would be the country's first black president. --Perry Bacon

Posted on January 13, 2008 at 01:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

At Daughter's Urging, McCaskill Backs Obama

Sen. Barack Obama won the endorsement of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), an up-and-coming freshman who scored one of the biggest Senate upsets of the 2006 midterm election cycle, in what is now a vital Feb. 5 battleground. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on January 13, 2008 at 11:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Says Economy 'Isn't Working for Everybody'

Sen. Hillary Clinton on Friday brought the slumping economy into the center of her presidential campaign.--Karl Vick

Posted on January 11, 2008 at 08:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama, Clinton Amp Up Fundraising

Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are continuing their efforts to turn the burst of momentum each gained out of their respective early contest victories into cash. Media experts estimate it could cost $40 million to wage even a targeted television ad campaign in the nearly two dozen states with Feb. 5 primaries, and so both candidates are shifting into overdrive to raise the needed funds. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on January 11, 2008 at 04:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Politics and Porn as the Sin City Caucus Looms

With the Nevada caucus nine days away, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton decided to make a quick campaign stop today in Las Vegas as a sign of her intention to make some showing in "Sin City", the epicenter of the next pivotal stage in her fight to win the Democratic nomination. It's unclear how much of a welcome wagon she'll be receiving. --Paul Kane

Posted on January 10, 2008 at 05:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Voters Face Confusion in Michigan Dem Race

Updated 6:37 p.m. By Peter Slevin CHICAGO -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is the only...

Posted on January 9, 2008 at 05:45 PM ET | Comments (11)

Clinton Fundraising Remains Strong

Hillary Clinton's fundraising team raised more money than Democratic rival Barack Obama in the final three months of 2007, staking claim to the biggest fundraiser in the presidential race for the second straight quarter. --John Solomon

Posted on January 9, 2008 at 04:38 PM ET | Comments (9)

No Cash Flow Woes for Clinton

Any speculation that Sen. Hillary Clinton would be strapped for cash as she enters the tense weeks leading into the Feb. 5 primaries has evaporated overnight.--Matthew Mosk

Posted on January 9, 2008 at 03:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Teaches Politics 101

Hillary Clinton's stunning victory here on Tuesday night was another powerful reminder of something that is taught in Politics 101: Campaigns matter.--Dan Balz

Posted on January 9, 2008 at 12:25 PM ET | Comments (124)

Reports of Clinton's Death, Greatly Exaggerated

I guess it was premature to write those forward-looking analyses of President Obama's re-election strategy in 2012.--Joel Achenbach

Posted on January 9, 2008 at 08:49 AM ET | Comments (51)

About Those Democratic Polls

Yesterday's Democratic result is sure to fuel debate among poll-watchers about the accuracy of polls in contests with African American candidates. --Jon Cohen

Posted on January 9, 2008 at 12:55 AM ET | Comments (50)

New Hampshire Voters Take Independent Tack

The first week of the new year threatened to write an unofficial end to the Bush-Clinton era of American politics and make a 46-year-old African American with the briefest of political biographies the man with the best opportunity to write the next chapter of political history. But by the narrowest of margins, Hillary Rodham Clinton turned back Barack Obama's bid to follow his Iowa caucus victory five days ago with what could have been a decisive win in the New Hampshire primary. As a result, both parties face further uncertainty about the identity of their eventual nominees. --David S. Broder

Posted on January 8, 2008 at 11:30 PM ET | Comments (11)

Win Shows 'Never Count Hillary Clinton Out'

An official Washington that only days ago was swept up in Barack Obama mania tonight began grappling with a Democratic primary fight that is looking like a long, extended battle between the Obama phenomenon and a slow, steady and strong Hillary Rodham Clinton.--Jonathan Weisman and Paul Kane

Posted on January 8, 2008 at 11:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Close Race Fuels HRC Glee

After a grueling, depressing five-day stretch since losing Iowa, the Clinton campaign on Monday night exuded its first rays of optimism since leaving Iowa, as early election returns showed an extremely close Democratic race. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 8, 2008 at 09:54 PM ET | Comments (22)

Among the Clinton Backers

At about 8:30 Phil Singer, Clinton's peripatetic spokesman, began to circulate in the gym, looking giddy. "I'm not giddy," he said smiling. "I had several beers before I came over." --Dana Milbank

Posted on January 8, 2008 at 09:24 PM ET | Comments (16)

Clinton Camp's Expectation Setting

New advisers expected. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 8, 2008 at 08:01 PM ET | Comments (16)

A Clinton Campaign Shakeup?

Terry McAuliffe, the campaign chairman, said publicly and repeatedly on Tuesday that new additions would be made to the staff. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 8, 2008 at 06:38 PM ET | Comments (18)

Arkansas Travelers Flock to N.H.

Old friends flock to New Hampshire for Clinton. --Juliet Eilperin

Posted on January 8, 2008 at 12:45 PM ET | Comments (2)

Dartmouth Students Walk Out on Bill

About thirty minutes into Bill Clinton's nearly two-hour stop here at Dartmouth College, a steady stream of students started walking out of the venue. --Jose Antonio Vargas

Posted on January 7, 2008 at 09:06 PM ET | Comments (104)

Stumping for Wife, Clinton Pushes Back Against the Press

Clinton won this scrappy corner of New Hampshire convincingly 16 years ago. But today, his popularity seemed a bit more tenuous. He showed up 90 minutes late and was greeted by a crowd of about 200 people who filled about half the available seats. A baby wailed during the first 10 minutes of his remarks, and local television crews packed up early, unable to shift their schedules to Clinton time. The former president was in a serious mood. "You can pick the president you want," he told the crowd. "But you can't be unaware that you are making a real choice here," he said. He described a political landscape that to him made little sense. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on January 7, 2008 at 05:50 PM ET | Comments (13)

An Emotional Clinton Reflects on How She Does It

If there were any doubt that the presidential campaign has become a grueling -- and personal -- experience for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, she laid it to rest on Monday in a choked-up moment, captured on videotape, in a diner in Portsmouth. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 7, 2008 at 02:44 PM ET | Comments (314)

An Old Phrase's New Turn

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton may be aiming for the "change" mantle, but on Monday morning, she took the time machine all the way back to the 1980s. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 7, 2008 at 01:55 PM ET | Comments (4)

Obama Takes the Lead in N.H.

Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) has jumped to a double-digit lead in New Hampshire with two days to go, neutralizing New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's onetime advantage among female voters, according to two state polls released today. --Jon Cohen

Posted on January 6, 2008 at 09:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

From the Throng, Chris Matthews Tries to Book Clinton

By Peter Baker NASHUA, N.H. -- At least he didn't shove a campaign aide, as...

Posted on January 6, 2008 at 07:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

How to Assure an SRO Event? Shrink the Gym.

A New Hampshire voter arriving to see Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday morning at a local high school might well have assumed that the event was overwhelmed by a stunningly high turnout, an impression that the candidate herself did her best to encourage. But the impression of overcrowding was misleading. Concord fire department officials said later that there was room in the gym for many more people than had arrived. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on January 5, 2008 at 03:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Reaches Out to Younger Voters

On Saturday, Clinton made a last-minute addition to her schedule: a conversation with young undecided voters in New Hampshire. That's significant because the event eats into her preparation time before tonight's make-or-break debate. And it also indicates that the Clinton camp is beginning to fully digest the full extent of the demographic worries that arose for them in Iowa. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 5, 2008 at 10:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hsu Ordered to Prison

California Superior Court Judge Stephen Hall affirmed the sentence that Hsu had initially agreed to serve in 1992. Before going to jail, Hsu jumped bail and fled the country. Hall rejected a motion Hsu had made arguing that his right to a speedy trial had been breeched because no one pursued him during his years as a fugitive. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on January 4, 2008 at 03:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

'Thank You, Iowa'

Video of the candidate speeches after the Iowa caucuses.

Posted on January 4, 2008 at 11:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Two Questions

Hillary's holding forth in the hangar, and she's running on electability! Goodbye, Inevitability, hello, Electability.--Joel Achenbach

Posted on January 4, 2008 at 10:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

Waiting For Clinton in Nashua

At a Clinton event, not all friendly faces. --Joel Achenbach

Posted on January 4, 2008 at 09:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Team Retools For N.H.

As news of thier candidate's stinging third-place loss in the Iowa caucuses sank in, Clinton advisers adopted a defiantly upbeat tone and began planning their recovery.--Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 4, 2008 at 07:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Campaign Looks Toward N.H.

"Our campaign was built for a marathon and we have the resources to run a national race in the weeks ahead," said campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle.

Posted on January 3, 2008 at 10:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

In Call, Clinton Concedes to Obama

Just before 10 p.m. est, Sen. Hillary Clinton called Sen. Barack Obama to concede the race in Iowa. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 3, 2008 at 09:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Inside Precinct 211

Caucus-goes arrive at the Jackson County Iowa Democratic Precinct 2 caucus at Kalmes, a...

Posted on January 3, 2008 at 09:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

The View from New Hampshire

As the campaigns' Iowa organizations go into full gear to get their voters to caucus, their counterparts in New Hampshire are preparing for their own final assault, with only five days left until the primary on Tuesday. On the Democratic side, the battle on the ground here is shaping up as every bit as competitive as it is in Iowa, if slightly less intense. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on January 3, 2008 at 06:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Caucusing For Clinton, Refreshments Included

One small snag on the way to the caucus.--Jose Antonio Vargas

Posted on January 3, 2008 at 05:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Crowd Size Primary

Here in Coralville, near the University of Iowa campus, around 1,450 Iowans packed into hotel ballroom this afternoon for Barack Obama, with 100 and counting filling an overflow room. Joe Biden drew 350 at an Ames library a few days ago and 550 in Des Moines on New Year's Day. Bill Richardson counted 350 in Ames yesterday and 500 in Des Moines on New Year's Eve. John Edwards is drawing similar numbers during his final 36-hour blitz around the state. Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton appear to be drawing the biggest crowds. As Obama spoke in Coralville, Clinton wooed 1,000 in nearby Cedar Rapids. Obama hit 1,000 twice on New Year's Day, in Council Bluffs and Des Moines. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on January 2, 2008 at 06:22 PM ET | Comments (4)

Clinton Joins the Girls on the Bus

In a noble attempt to warm up reporters on caucus eve, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton made a surprise jaunt onto the press bus on Wednesday morning. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 2, 2008 at 04:30 PM ET | Comments (42)

Turnout Time

Clinton advisers believe there are anywhere from 6 percent (as reported in the latest Des Moines Register poll) to 21 percent of uncommitted voters out there for the taking. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on January 2, 2008 at 04:24 PM ET | Comments (3)

Chelsea Clinton's Electoral Ambitions

By Anne E. Kornblut DES MOINES -- Chelsea Clinton has joined her mother on the...

Posted on January 2, 2008 at 02:38 PM ET | Comments (1)

A Diligent Clinton Keeps Her Head Down

Clinton has avoided becoming the focus of attention. The national front-runner has become, if not invisible, virtually ignored -- and that seems just the way she wants it. --Dan Balz

Posted on December 31, 2007 at 02:01 PM ET | Comments (70)

Undecided and Down to the Wire

By Chris Cillizza DES MOINES, Iowa -- With Iowans set to caucus roughly 72 hours...

Posted on December 31, 2007 at 01:17 PM ET | Comments (13)

Chelsea Clinton on the Road in Iowa

Chelsea Clinton on the campaign trail in Iowa.--Ed O'Keefe

Posted on December 31, 2007 at 11:41 AM ET | Comments (4)

Hillary Clinton on Her Famous Spouse

Says former president will have no official role.

Posted on December 30, 2007 at 12:59 PM ET | Comments (10)

Hold the Crumpets

A day after Sen. Barack Obama dismissed her foreign policy experience as little more than sipping tea with potentates, Clinton fired back by portraying herself as a virtual secretary of state during her husband's administration. --Peter baker

Posted on December 29, 2007 at 10:23 PM ET | Comments (19)

Clinton Campaigns with Ohio Governor

Clinton's message: Nominate me and I'll win next fall in Ohio, the state that cost Democrats the 2004 election. --Peter Baker

Posted on December 29, 2007 at 04:29 PM ET | Comments (17)

Bill Clinton Warns of "Unexpected"

Bill Clinton has added a new reason why his wife should be the Democratic nominee for president, what he called "most important of all": she would be best able to "deal with the unexpected," he said here today, with an allusion to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on December 29, 2007 at 03:59 PM ET | Comments (111)

An Admirable Figure

Here's one poll Hillary Clinton has all to herself among presidential hopefuls: she heads the new Gallup list of most admired women in the world. --Jon Cohen

Posted on December 26, 2007 at 03:37 PM ET | Comments (7)

With Early Caucuses, Questions Abound

There is one question every presidential candidate would love to know the answer to this week: Is anybody in Iowa listening? --Dan Balz

Posted on December 26, 2007 at 01:38 PM ET | Comments (76)

Clear Skies Likely on Caucus Night

The 10-day forecast for Des Moines, Iowa, posted today by weather.com, predicts a fine day for caucus going. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on December 25, 2007 at 03:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Last-Minute Candidate Shopping in Iowa

The Trail talks to shoppers at Jordan Creek Town Center, the biggest and newest mall in the Des Moines area. A kiosk selling candidate buttons and T-shirts is one of the busiest spots in the mall. -- Jose Antonio Vargas

Posted on December 24, 2007 at 11:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Christmas Approaching, Clinton Woos Iowa's Minority Voters

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to appeals to one of the state's largest minority populations with just 10 days left until the caucuses. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on December 23, 2007 at 04:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary Clinton's Gift to the Media

Hillary Clinton tries to "sweeten up" the traveling press corps. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on December 22, 2007 at 02:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama's Unwanted Cameo

An unwanted star turn in a conservative film is not sitting well with the Illinois senator. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on December 21, 2007 at 01:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Save the World: Elect My Wife

Bill Clinton warns of the end of the American democracy as we know it. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on December 21, 2007 at 12:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

43 Plus 41 Does Not Equal 42

President Bush today laughed off his predecessor's suggestion that former presidents would need to travel the world after he leaves office to repair the damage he has done. --Peter Baker

Posted on December 20, 2007 at 05:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hill-mentum?

Hillary Clinton says she has caught a wave of momentum over the last five days. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on December 20, 2007 at 04:43 PM ET | Comments (76)

The Attack is in the Mail

A flier that reads like an attack on Sen. Barack Obama by former Sen. John Edwards actually came from a group supporting Clinton. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on December 20, 2007 at 01:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Advisers Point to Edwards Threat

Clinton advisers have been pushing the notion that former Sen. John Edwards poses a growing threat in the Iowa caucuses. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on December 19, 2007 at 01:47 PM ET | Comments (72)

Clinton Hosts Chicago Fundraiser

Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on December 18, 2007 at 07:31 PM ET | Comments (8)

Actors and Soldiers

Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on December 18, 2007 at 07:15 PM ET | Comments (3)

In the Fruit Aisle with Magic Johnson and the Clintons

Softball questions and flashbulbs at the grocery store. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on December 18, 2007 at 01:15 PM ET | Comments (23)

Old Friends Talk Up Clinton in Iowa

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is bringing her friends along on the campaign trail.--Shailagh Murray

Posted on December 17, 2007 at 04:05 PM ET | Comments (12)

Fresh Doubts About Clinton in N.H.

Jim Splaine, a Clinton supporter and author of the 1976 law that helped solidify the state's first-in-the-nation primary status, is worried about her campaign. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on December 17, 2007 at 01:06 PM ET | Comments (100)

Bill Clinton Questions Obama's Experience

The former president says his wife has been "vetted" and is better prepared for the presidency. --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on December 16, 2007 at 12:50 PM ET | Comments (2)

And the Winner Is...

The Des Moines Register endorses Clinton and McCain. --Chris Cillizza

Posted on December 15, 2007 at 09:11 PM ET | Comments (21)

Obama, Clinton, and the Negative Campaign Turn

Illinois senator says questions about his political experience, raised in recent days by the Clinton campaign, are a predictable turn of events. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on December 15, 2007 at 02:06 PM ET | Comments (16)

Clinton Promises No Surprises in Her Past

Clinton boasts of having been "vetted." --Shailagh Murray

Posted on December 14, 2007 at 06:03 PM ET | Comments (26)

Chopping to it in Iowa

Clinton takes to the skies to lift her campaign in Iowa. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on December 14, 2007 at 05:30 PM ET | Comments (5)

Fateful Minutes in Philadephia Dimmed Clinton's Prospects

Clinton's advisers will long wonder why a few minutes in Philadelphia caused so many problems for the once high-flying candidate. -- Dan Balz

Posted on December 14, 2007 at 11:35 AM ET | Comments (54)

Clinton N.H. Official Resigns After Comments on Obama

Clinton approached Obama on the tarmac of Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington to personally apologize for the remarks. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on December 13, 2007 at 07:02 PM ET | Comments (63)

In Tame Democratic Debate, Respite From Political Wars

Democratic debate in Des Moines. --Dan Balz and Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on December 13, 2007 at 06:29 PM ET | Comments (15)

N.H. Blog Unmasks a Campaign in Comments

Blue Hampshire bloggers trace internet signatures back to Clinton campaign. --Jose Antonio Vargas

Posted on December 13, 2007 at 12:20 PM ET | Comments (14)

Campaign Ads a Clinton Family Affair

Clinton campaign begins airing an ad from the candidate's mother. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on December 13, 2007 at 11:36 AM ET | Comments (3)

Stakes High Going into Final Democratic Debate

Democrats will debate in Des Moines this afternoon, and this time it could be for all the marbles. --Shailagh Murray

Posted on December 13, 2007 at 10:55 AM ET | Comments (4)

Now Playing: An Anti-Clinton Ad?

A new film boasts interviews from the anti-Clinton gang. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on December 13, 2007 at 10:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton N.H. Official Warns Obama Will Be Attacked on Drug Use

Billy Shaheen says Obama's candor on the subject would "open the door" to further questions, attacks from Republicans. --Alec MacGillis

Posted on December 12, 2007 at 02:40 PM ET | Comments (472)

With Reporters Grounded, Obama and Clinton Hold Competing Conference Calls

N.H. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter endorses Obama on his call. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on December 11, 2007 at 03:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary Clinton as LBJ?

Bill Clinton on the stump for his wife in Iowa.--Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on December 10, 2007 at 06:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Off-Key Performance

For Clinton, pitch-trouble at an early age.--Sally Jenkins

Posted on December 10, 2007 at 11:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chelsea's Campaign Cameo

Clinton makes campaigning a family affair.

Posted on December 8, 2007 at 02:05 PM ET | Comments (33)

For Some, Negative Turn is a Turn-Off

One former Hillary Clinton supporter says negativity drove him away.--Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on December 6, 2007 at 08:00 PM ET | Comments (58)

In N.H., Bill Clinton Argues That Experience Matters

President Clinton stumps for his wife.

Posted on December 4, 2007 at 07:07 PM ET | Comments (15)

Clinton, Obama and the Silly Season

Is all fair in Iowa and New Hampshire?

Posted on December 4, 2007 at 03:15 PM ET | Comments (20)

$500,000 Bail Set in Hostage Incident

N.H. judge says it's important to keep Leeland Eisenberg "under lock and key."--Shailagh Murray

Posted on December 3, 2007 at 06:23 PM ET | Comments (1)

Clinton Critiques Obama PAC

The Democratic front-runner says her rival appears to be campaigning in violation of election laws.--Matthew Mosk

Posted on November 26, 2007 at 05:35 PM ET | Comments (25)

Clinton's New Hampshire Machine

Barack Obama may be gaining in Iowa, but Hillary Clinton touched down here yesterday to issue an implicit reminder: when the race moves to New Hampshire, she'll have the Machine.

Posted on November 26, 2007 at 05:20 PM ET | Comments (40)

A Clinton Shift in Selling Health Plan

Universal coverage is the new point of emphasis, replacing consumer choice. -- Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on November 25, 2007 at 04:18 PM ET | Comments (15)

Vilsack: Hillary Was 'the Face of the Administration on Foreign Affairs'

Richardson rebukes ex-Iowa governor's comments. --Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on November 20, 2007 at 07:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

For Clinton, the "Question" Won't Go Away

Planted query continues to haunt campaign.

Posted on November 12, 2007 at 07:13 PM ET | Comments (46)

Ohio Gov. Strickland Backs Clinton

Hillary Clinton has picked up the endorsement of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, fueling further speculation that Clinton may pick him as her running mate should she win the nomination.--Alec MacGillis

Posted on November 9, 2007 at 01:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rubin Pledges Clinton Support

Former Treasury Secretary Rubin takes time away from new Citigroup duties to formally endorse Hillary Clinton.--Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on November 8, 2007 at 01:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Men From Hope

Two former Arkansas governors--Clinton and Huckabee--on the campaign trail in Iowa.

Posted on November 8, 2007 at 12:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Back-Handed Compliment For Clinton

In an interview in Iowa, the Democratic front-runner talks about being misunderstood and how from now on she'll stick to singing 'behind closed doors.'--Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on November 6, 2007 at 04:22 PM ET | Comments (6)

The Armey Primary

Former House Majority Leader Richard K. Armey tells Hillary Clinton opponents: "Don't mess with her."--Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

Posted on November 5, 2007 at 03:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union in Clinton's Corner--And Ready For a Fight

The AFSCME plans to spend $60 million in in the 2008 cycle, investing fully in electing its candidate.

Posted on November 1, 2007 at 12:55 PM ET | Comments (4)

Clinton's Birthday Haul

The Democratic front-runner celebrates the big 6-0 with a fundraising bash set to bring in $1 million in campaign contributions. --Matthew Mosk

Posted on October 25, 2007 at 10:47 AM ET | Comments (3)

Courting Black Voters In Essence

In a wide-ranging interview in Essence magazine, Hillary Clinton shares the most romantic thing her husband has ever done for her and says "the crisis of young men of color is a national crisis."

Posted on October 23, 2007 at 03:10 PM ET | Comments (5)

No New Light on Clinton Papers

Despite comments from former president, disclosure of documents doesn't appear imminent.

Posted on October 22, 2007 at 07:00 PM ET | Comments (9)

Deval Patrick to Back Obama

Obama wins support of former Clinton appointee.

Posted on October 17, 2007 at 06:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ties to Hsu Severed, Some Funds May Remain

Funds from Hsu-aligned contributors may have made way to Clinton through Senate transfer.

Posted on October 17, 2007 at 01:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Proposes Paid Family Leave Program

Sen. Clinton proposes developing a paid family leave program and extending the current unpaid leave system to an additional 13 million workers.

Posted on October 16, 2007 at 01:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton and McCain Offer Foreign Policy Views

The two candidates offer harshly assessments of the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq.

Posted on October 15, 2007 at 05:45 PM ET | Comments (6)

"I Could Have Had a Baby in the Time I've Been Campaigning"

Hillary Clinton tries not to trip up in Iowa as she talks tax cuts and retirement, and gets some helpful advice.

Posted on October 9, 2007 at 12:27 PM ET | Comments (10)

Clinton's Iran Vote Prompts A Harsh Back-and-Forth

Randall Rolph said he came to New Hampton, Iowa, on Sunday to see Sen. Hillary...

Posted on October 7, 2007 at 04:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Vows to End 'Assault on Science'

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton talked about her childhood astronaut dreams at a science-focused address today.

Posted on October 4, 2007 at 04:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Foray Into Giuliani Territory

In a new ad, the New York senator says she was a champion of those whose health was endangered by the attacks at the World Trade Center.

Posted on October 4, 2007 at 01:00 PM ET | Comments (11)

Teachers Tap Clinton

The American Federation of Teachers announces its support for Hillary Clinton.

Posted on October 3, 2007 at 01:27 PM ET | Comments (10)

Clinton's Big Money From Small Donors

The senator's success this quarter drew from online and low dollar donations.

Posted on October 3, 2007 at 11:52 AM ET | Comments (7)

Romney's Rush to Critique Clinton Missing The Facts

In the debate on health care, Republican presidential candidates prefer partisan sloganeering to honest discussion, with Mitt Romney the most egregious example.

Posted on September 18, 2007 at 01:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Hits Hard at Clinton Over Lobbying

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards launched his most direct criticism of rival Sen. Hillary Rodham...

Posted on September 8, 2007 at 11:23 PM ET | Comments (8)

DinerCam: 'Hillary, Come Visit!': A Waitress's Appeal

A "military mom" requests a visit from Sen. Clinton.

Posted on September 6, 2007 at 11:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Red Meat Politics and a Red State Endorsement

Hillary Clinton went back to her Little Rock roots today for an endorsement by...

Posted on August 20, 2007 at 03:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary Hits Airwaves

Clinton unveils her first campaign ads.

Posted on August 13, 2007 at 01:16 PM ET | Comments (10)

Clinton Lashes Out At Health Care Critic

At black journalist's forum, former First Lady takes on critic who says she supports "socialized medicine."

Posted on August 9, 2007 at 07:51 PM ET | Comments (22)

Clinton Ruled Out Nukes in 2006

Spokesman says Bush administration "saber-rattling" made comment appropriate at the time.

Posted on August 9, 2007 at 06:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Lobbyists Cheer Clinton's Comments

"Real Americans" remark embraced by lobbyist for lobbyists.

Posted on August 7, 2007 at 09:52 AM ET | Comments (6)

Clinton-Edelman, Round Three

Democratic Senator shoots back at Cheney on troop withdrawal plans.

Posted on August 1, 2007 at 04:41 PM ET | Comments (4)

Let the Cleavage Conversation Begin

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign has sent out a fundraising letter calling a Washington...

Posted on July 27, 2007 at 02:16 PM ET | Comments (316)

Cosmetology 101:And Also Votes

Clinton seeks black votes in unusual forums.

Posted on July 27, 2007 at 12:04 PM ET | Comments (4)

Clinton v. Obama, Veterans Version

The two candidates disagree on the best way to care for war wounded.

Posted on July 27, 2007 at 11:46 AM ET | Comments (12)

Readers Weigh In On Clinton, Obama

Is the mainstream media clueless when it comes to Barack Obama?

Posted on July 27, 2007 at 10:28 AM ET | Comments (29)

Clinton-Obama Feud Boiling Over

Escalating a Democratic battle over national security, Sen. Barack Obama accused Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton...

Posted on July 26, 2007 at 04:35 PM ET | Comments (22)

Ex-Clinton In-LawSkips Endorsement

Sen. Barbara Boxer denies family tensions influenced decision to remain neutral.

Posted on July 26, 2007 at 06:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Merci Beaucoup, M. Romney

For years, France has been a regular punching bag for Republican politicians, who mock...

Posted on July 25, 2007 at 03:13 PM ET | Comments (1)

No Turning Back?

Sen. Clinton makes a point Tuesday at a campaign stop in Portsmouth, N.H. (AP...

Posted on July 25, 2007 at 12:39 PM ET | Comments (48)

Clinton: Obama's Answer "Irresponsible"

Albright flacks for Clinton on foreign policy exchange, Obama revisits her Iraq vote.

Posted on July 24, 2007 at 02:42 PM ET | Comments (12)

Hillary Blames Media

Is Hillary Clinton changing the story on why her daughter went to private school?

Posted on July 24, 2007 at 02:23 PM ET | Comments (9)

 

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