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  • February 28, 2008  

    Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and John McCain, R-Ariz., made appeals Thursday to Texas and Ohio voters before their March 4 primary contests. Talk on the stump focused on health care, economy and Iraq war policy. Kwame Holman recaps the day’s campaigning. Continue reading

  • February 27, 2008  

    Sen. Hillary Clinton told the NewsHour Wednesday that she remains optimistic about her chances in next week’s Texas and Ohio primaries as she battles Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination. Clinton details her campaign outlook and the prospects for a general election race against presumptive GOP nominee John McCain. Continue reading

  • February 27, 2008  

    Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama traded barbs over campaign tactics and NAFTA — an issue central to many Ohio voters — in Tuesday night’s debate. On Wednesday, Sen. John McCain highlighted the policy differences between himself and his Democratic rivals. Continue reading

  • February 26, 2008  

    The tight race between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has both candidates vying for votes in the delegate-rich states of Texas and Ohio on March 4, while GOP front-runner Sen. John McCain will try to expand his lead. Texas political journalists discuss what may sway voters in their state. Continue reading

  • February 26, 2008  

    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., picked up the endorsement of Conn. Sen. Chris Dodd Tuesday, ahead of an Ohio debate with Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. Presumptive GOP nominee Sen. John McCain, meanwhile, targeted his Democratic rivals on the campaign trail. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2008  

    A New York Times article published last week suggesting that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had an improper relationship with a Washington lobbyist sparked debate over the media’s role in covering presidential politics and prompted a response by the Times’ ombudsman. Experts weigh the relationship between media and politics. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2008  

    Presidential hopefuls Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Barack Obama, D-Ill. condemned each other’s use of negative campaigning on the trail this weekend. Ohio voters received fliers attacking Clinton’s trade and health plans, while a photo showing Obama in traditional Somali dress circulated the Internet. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2008  

    This week, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama debated in Texas before the state’s primary, questions surfaced in the New York Times about presumptive GOP nominee John McCain’s ties to a lobbyist and Cuban leader Fidel Castro stepped down. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week’s news. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2008  

    On Thursday, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., challenged allegations that he had an improper relationship with a lobbyist that were raised in a New York Times article, calling it a “hit and run smear campaign.” Continue reading

  • February 20, 2008  

    Barack Obama campaigned Wednesday as the Democratic front runner after victories in Wisconsin and Hawaii — and ran into new criticism from his rival, Hillary Clinton, and from top Republican candidate John McCain, who said the Illinois senator waffled on accepting public funds. Analysts look at what’s ahead in Ohio and Texas. Continue reading