Several past chairmen of the Federal Election Commission, among others, have said that this will be the first billion-dollar election. NewsHour discusses the money chase.
The presidential primary races show diverse candidates polling high. The NewsHour reports on the issues of race and gender in the 2008 presidential election.
Former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright called for talks with Iraq's neighbors and increased autonomy for clashing Iraqi groups, testifying before a Senate panel Wednesday. The NewsHour reports on the hearings.
A Web site created a stir by publishing a story claiming Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., had plans to use a purported Islamist upbringing of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., against him in her presidential campaign. Experts discuss the struggle to separate…
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…
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a strong potential candidate for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination, drew large crowds in New Hampshire this weekend. Analysts discuss the reaction to his trip and the seemingly wide-spread support for his candidacy.
The NewsHour's regular political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the Democrats' takeover of Congress, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation and other changes afoot in the government.
Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the continuing troubles in Iraq and their effect on midterm elections, poll numbers that show public disapproval with Congress, and Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's potential presidential run in 2008.
Illinois Senate candidate Barack Obama gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday. Obama told the story of his working class family and urged the nation to elect Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, saying he would ensure more…
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