2008 Primaries

  • 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 25, 2008  

    Following Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary, Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton turned their focus to upcoming primaries in Indiana and North Carolina. Clinton seeks to keep her momentum going while Obama looks to clinch the Democratic nomination. Continue reading

  • April 22, 2008   BY  

    Facing another must-win political battle, Sen. Hillary Clinton emerged victorious Tuesday in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, but it’s unclear how much the victory will help close her delegate deficit against the better-funded Sen. Barack Obama. 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

  • April 18, 2008  

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is preparing for the demands of covering the presidential primary campaign by focusing mainly on online reporting and adapting to a changing media landscape. Jeffrey Brown reports on the Post-Gazette’s strategy. 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 14, 2008  

    As the Pennsylvania primary draws near, Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are crisscrossing the Keystone State in a bid for voter support in a state where a complex mix of issues — from the economy to religion — ranks high for voters. Political analysts from across Pennsylvania preview the contest. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2008  

    Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton continued to campaign heavily in Pennsylvania ahead of its April 22 primary, while presumptive GOP nominee John McCain further outlined his economic proposals at a campaign stop in New York. 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

  • April 1, 2008  

    The Bush administration announced plans to overhaul U.S. financial regulatory structure Monday, the latest in a stream of stories on economic woes. Representatives from the Clinton, McCain and Obama campaigns discuss their candidates’ views on the ailing economy. Continue reading