presidential election

  • May 1, 2008  

    New polls reveal a tightening race between Democratic presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton tied while public support for GOP showed a sharp drop. Pollsters and reporters from the Pew Research Center and the Wall Street Journal examine the numbers. Continue reading

  • April 17, 2008  

    Questions of character and recent controversies took center stage at Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, where Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama sought to prove their electability and appeal to Pennsylvania primary voters. Political reporters assess the state of the race and fact check the candidates’ statements. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2008  

    With Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama locked in a hard-fought — and lengthy — battle for delegates, the race for the Democratic nomination is pushing forward. Presidential historians discuss what past elections show about the impact of protracted primary races. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2008  

    Sen. Barack Obama scored a victory in the Mississippi primary Tuesday, nudging his delegate advantage over rival Sen. Hillary Clinton. With nearly a dozen primary contests remaining, political analysts weigh how the battle for delegates may be waged in Pennsylvania and beyond. 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 4, 2008  

    In what has been dubbed ‘Mini Tuesday,’ voters in Ohio, Texas, Vermont, and Rhode Island will head to the polls today to choose between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in those states’ Democratic primaries. Several journalists weigh in on today’s primaries. Continue reading

  • February 28, 2008  

    Sen. Barack Obama is gaining support in Texas — a state where Sen. Hillary Clinton once had a stronghold — especially among young, Latino voters. Gewn Ifill reports on the divide between father and son Texas legislators over their choice for the Democratic nomination. 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 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  

    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