||January 28, 2008
Kennedy Endorsement Shakes Democratic Race; GOP Focuses on Florida
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., received the endorsement of Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., on Monday, while GOP candidates campaigned in Florida ahead of Tuesday's primary. Analysts David Brooks and Ruth Marcus offer perspective on the latest events in the 2008 race.
January 11, 2008
GOP Candidates Clash in South Carolina Debate
Candidates for the Republican nomination battled each other last night in South Carolina's GOP debate. The NewsHour's Kwame Holman reports on the highlights.
December 12, 2007
GOP Candidates Debate in Iowa in Pre-caucus Push
The wide field of Republican presidential candidates took part in a heated debate Wednesday, the last such meeting before the primaries. NewsHour correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the highlights of the debate.
November 29, 2007
GOP Candidates Talk Immigration, Iraq, Religion in Heated Debate
Republican presidential candidates went toe-to-toe with one another in Wednesday night's CNN-YouTube debate with field front-runners Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani trading sharp words on immigration policy. Kwame Holman looks at the Florida debate's highlights.
November 9, 2007
Campaign Ad Blitz Begins on Iowa's Airwaves
Many presidential candidates have recently launched television and radio ads in Iowa ahead of the state's Jan. 3 caucus that focus on both domestic and international causes and take aim at party front-runners.
October 22, 2007
GOP Hopefuls Tout Conservative Stances, Take Aim at Clinton in Debate
GOP candidates vying for their party's nomination met Sunday for a debate in Florida, where they promoted their conservative credentials and took aim at the record of Democratic hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton. Political reporters assess the Republicans' performance.
October 12, 2007
Paul Envisions Smaller Government, Less Global Intervention
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, explains his vision of limited government, decreased U.S. intervention in conflicts abroad and details his stance as an anti-war Republican.
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 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 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 17, 2007
Social Web Sites Emerge as Way to Generate Supporters, Funds
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and long-shot Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas may not be leading in national polls, but their use of social networking Web sites tops their presidential rivals.
July 16, 2007
Candidates Spend Millions in Race for White House
With the Federal Election Commission's release of second quarter funding reports came questions about what the candidates actually do with the money this early in the race. A professor and a journalist dissect the expenditures of the 2008 presidential campaign.
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.
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.
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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.