||August 13, 2007
Thompson Drops Out of Race After Poor Showing in Iowa Poll
One day after a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Ames, Iowa straw poll Saturday, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, slightly narrowing a crowded GOP field.
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 9, 2007
Economic Conservatives Hunt for Likeminded Candidate
While the Iraq war continues to dominate the current political debate, Republican candidates are jockeying to position themselves as the true fiscal conservative in the race. The question is whether voters are satisfied with what they are hearing.
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.
April 4, 2007
Tommy Thompson Launches Campaign in Wisconsin, Iowa
Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson kicked off his bid for the Republican presidential nomination at campaign events in Wisconsin and Iowa Wednesday.
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.