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  • May 22, 2008  

    Sen. Hillary Clinton spoke frankly this week about the sexism she feels she has faced on the campaign trail as she competes with Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination. Two columnists weigh the role of gender in politics and how the media has handled the issue. Continue reading

  • May 7, 2008  

    Barack Obama easily won the North Carolina primary Tuesday, while Hillary Clinton narrowly won in Indiana — leading to fresh speculation as to whether the nominating battle may be nearing an end. Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh the road ahead for the Democrats. Continue reading

  • April 28, 2008  

    Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Barack Obama’s longtime pastor, defended the fiery sermons that have become an issue on the campaign trail Monday and criticized what he called an “attack on the black church.” A panel of columnists and analysts discuss Wright’s impact on the presidential race. Continue reading

  • April 21, 2008  

    Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama crisscrossed Pennsylvania Monday in a final attempt to sway Keystone state voters before Tuesday’s Democratic primary, while presumptive GOP nominee Sen. John McCain spoke in Selma, Al., on the first day of his five-day tour of economically struggling communities. Continue reading

  • March 17, 2008  

    In an in-depth interview, Sen. Barack Obama weighs in on the current U.S. economic crisis, the war in Iraq, issues of race and gender and his run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Obama also looks ahead to next month’s contest in Pennsylvania against Sen. Hillary Clinton. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2008  

    More gloomy news emerged about the U.S. economy this week while Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama braced for a tight battle for delegates — and debated whether Florida and Michigan should re-do their primaries. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks consider the week in the news. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2008  

    The state of Wyoming holds its Democratic caucus Saturday. Sen. Barack Obama is favored but both Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinotn are campaigning to win. A journalist from Wyoming Public Television previews the contest. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2008  

    Sen. Hillary Clinton’s comeback to win primaries Tuesday night in Ohio and Texas continues the Democratic Party’s division between her backers and those of Sen. Barack Obama. Pennsylvania’s primary might bring some resolution, but it is seven weeks away. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2008  

    Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton met Thursday in the first of two debates leading up to the March 4 Ohio and Texas primaries. Judy Woodruff reports on the highlights of the debate, held in Austin, Texas. Continue reading

  • February 15, 2008  

    After a standoff with House Republicans and President Bush, the Democratic-led House failed to extend a warrantless terrorist eavesdropping program Friday. Congressmen Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., offer two views on the divisive surveillance law. Continue reading