Politics

  • February 27, 2008  

    William F. Buckley, Jr. — a commentator and author credited with helping found the modern American conservative movement — died Wednesday at age 82. Paul Gigot, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page editor, reflects on Buckley’s legacy. 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 27, 2008  

    The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in Exxon’s appeal of a civil suit that awarded $2.5 billion in punitive damages to victims of the 1989 Exxon Valdez shipwreck and oil spill in Alaska. The National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle recaps the case. Continue reading

  • February 26, 2008  

    With a popular African-American presidential candidate and the increasing influence of Hispanic voters, the 2008 presidential election has brought new attention to minority groups in the U.S. Essayist Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune reflects on how we define race. Continue reading

  • February 26, 2008  

    The New York Philharmonic performed in North Korea Tuesday, the first major U.S. cultural organization — and the largest contingent of Americans — to visit the isolationist country in more than 50 years. Experts evaluate the event and its historical context. 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

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    Consumer confidence and home prices plunged while wholesale inflation and home foreclosures jumped, a swath of new negative U.S. economic reports showed Tuesday. Continue reading

  • February 26, 2008   BY  

    Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he has suspended talks between Kenya’s government and opposition — at loggerheads over disputed presidential elections last year — after weeks of talks yielded little so far. Continue reading