Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin defended their running mates and sparred over tax policy, the war in Iraq and other issues during Thursday night’s vice presidential debate. Political analysts and historians discuss the candidates’ performances. Continue reading
Vice presidential candidates Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin will face off Thursday in their only debate — a meeting political-watchers say could earn record levels of viewership. Reporters who have been covering Biden and Palin offer insight. Continue reading
The rematch for the governor’s office in Washington between Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire and Republican challenger Dino Rossi is turning out to be very, very close — again. Just weeks before Election Day, polls show the candidates virtually tied. Continue reading
As new coverage surfaces on the little-known vice presidential candidate, the NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff discusses her background, accomplishments and stance on critical issues with a delegate from Alaska.
Sen. John McCain’s unexpected choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin stirred a flurry of speculation over the evolving dynamics of the 2008 presidential race. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks assess the move. Continue reading
Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, a rumored running mate possiblity for Sen. Barack Obama, urged the crowd at Denver’s Invesco Field to “move mountains” during his speech on the last night of the Democratic convention. Following is text of his address. Continue reading
Various New York lawmakers and newspapers called for Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s resignation Tuesday, after he was linked to a prostitution ring Monday via a federal wiretap. Reporters discuss Spitzer’s political career and the fallout from the scandal. Continue reading