As the Democratic National Convention kicks off, party members are seeking to heal wounds left over from the primaries and create a united front against GOP presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain. Pundits discuss the Democratic Party's efforts to unify.
Former Iowa Rep. Jim Leach, a Republican moderate, gave an opening-night speech at the Democratic convention gave his views on Republican Party shortcomings and endorsed Barack Obama. Following is a transcript of his speech.
Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the suspense over Sen. Barack Obama's announcement of his vice presidential running mate and the latest ad war between the Democrat and GOP rival Sen. John McCain.
The Georgia-Russia conflict has put the foreign policy skills of Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama to the test. Analysts Ruth Marcus and Rich Lowry weigh the candidate responses and other political news of the week.
Sen. Barack Obama will forgo the Democratic convention floor when he accepts the Democratic nomination in August, opting instead to speak at the 75,000-seat stadium of the Denver Broncos. A reporter from the Denver Post discusses the decision.
In response to soaring fuel costs, Denver city planners are taking steps toward expanding the city's public transportation system.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Fueled by a mix of delegates won in the last two states and a score of super delegate announcements, Sen. Barack Obama claimed the mantle of presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Sen. Hillary Clinton, her campaign facing a do-or-die test, scored a critical victory in Ohio Tuesday night and fought a close battle in Texas as she sought to cut into Sen. Barack Obama's lead in the race for delegates to…
Andrew Speaker, the Atlanta lawyer diagnosed with a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis, told a Senate panel Wednesday via phone that doctors did not explicitly warn him not to travel, though health officials disagreed. The NewsHour reports on the hearing.
As classes resumed at Virginia Tech, survivors of the April 16 shootings worked to get back to their normal routines, a difficult task for communities affected by tragedy such as Columbine High School in Colorado. The NewsHour reports on the…
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