||October 9, 2007
Thompson Debuts in Michigan Economic Debate
The Republican candidates meet again, this time with newcomer former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson on stage in Dearborn, Mich., Tuesday afternoon to debate taxes, government spending and economic problems facing key manufacturing states like Michigan.
October 5, 2007
Democratic and GOP Strategists Take Your Questions on Campaign Coffers
In one of our Insider Forums, Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus and Democratic strategist Laura Schwartz answer your questions on campaign fund raising reports released this week and how the election is shaping up.
September 20, 2007
Brownback Promotes Three-State Iraq Division
In the first in a series of presidential candidate interviews, Kansas Republican Sen. Sam Brownback discusses his proposal to divide Iraq into three states, commitment to enforcing immigration laws and tighten border security, and efforts to rebuild the American family.
September 14, 2007
President Discusses War; Candidates React to Iraq Reports
Presidential hopefuls weighed in on the series of Iraq reports, with Democrats expressing skepticism over progress and potential for success. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss how Iraq-related news has played out on the campaign trail.
September 6, 2007
GOP Candidates Debate Iraq as Thompson Enters Race
While his rivals for the Republican Party nomination debated Iraq and immigration in New Hampshire Wednesday night, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson made his entry into the presidential race official from talk show host Jay Leno's couch.
August 11, 2007
Romney Scores Symbolic Win in Iowa Straw Poll
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney scored a largely symbolic, yet critical victory in Saturday's Iowa GOP straw poll, beating a field of lesser known candidates in the first test of the governor's organizational ability.
August 10, 2007
Grassroots Campaigning Still Key in Iowa's Battleground
As the presidential nominating process has evolved, voters in early primary and caucus states have grown accustomed to meeting candidates in living rooms and coffee shops -- intimate settings that facilitate personal connections.
August 6, 2007
Democrats Woo Bloggers; Republicans Face Off in Iowa
Democrats vying for the 2008 presidential nomination spent the weekend courting liberal bloggers at the YearlyKos Convention in Chicago, while the Republican candidates debated in Des Moines, Iowa. A political journalist discusses the presidential race.
July 2, 2007
With Two Top GOP Candidates Out, Role of Iowa Straw Poll Remains Cloudy
After two major Republican presidential candidates announced they would forgo Iowa's straw poll in August, political pundits questioned the event's relevance, while other campaigns seized the opportunity to gain greater visibility by attending.
June 6, 2007
Republicans Tackle Immigration in New Hampshire Debate
Republican presidential hopefuls met in New Hampshire Tuesday to define their positions on issues including immigration, faith and the war on terror. A political reporter looks at how the candidates performed.
June 1, 2007
Cultural Conservatives Give Top GOP Candidates Tepid Reviews
Evangelicals and other social conservatives have yet to throw their support behind one presidential candidate, and many are finding themselves dissatisfied with their party's earlier front-runners.
May 16, 2007
GOP Hopefuls Hold Debate in South Carolina
The 10 Republican candidates for president held their second debate last night in South Carolina. The state is seen as critical to choosing the next GOP nominee. Abortion and terrorism were key points for the debate.
-- National Public Radio
May 4, 2007
In First Debate, Republicans Shy Away from President Bush
NewsHour analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks size up the 2008 Republican field after Thursday's debate and discuss President Bush's veto of an Iraq war funding bill that included a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops.
May 4, 2007
Republicans Engage in First Debate for Party Nomination
Still early in the primary season, the 10 candidates for the Republican nomination gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., for their first debate. The NewsHour presents extended excerpts.
March 5, 2007
Sam Brownback, 'Bleeding-Heart Conservative'?
Presidential candidate Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., embraces conservative social issues. In an interview with NPR's Renee Montagne, Brownback explains why he thinks his views will resonate with voters in 2008.
-- National Public Radio
January 22, 2007
2008 Presidential Field Continues to Grow
Three more candidates - New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback and former Gov. Bill Richardson - formally launched their presidential campaigns last weekend, adding their names to an expanding list of candidates vying for the presidency in 2008.