December 31, 2007 In the summer of 1914, a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Prinzep went to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo to view the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and his bride, the Duchess of Hohenberg. Prinzep, a 20-year-old student, brought along a homemade ...
December 17, 2007 So now we all know why John McCain didn't get discouraged when his presidential campaign came crashing down around him last summer.
December 10, 2007 The latest set of polls from Iowa and the other states that kick off the presidential nominating process next month have scrambled the candidate standings and brought turmoil to the campaigns of the frontrunners.
December 6, 2007 Sure, there was some bait-and-switch in the speech Mitt Romney delivered on "Faith in America" this week, but those who'd expected the presidential candidate to grasp the nettle of his Mormon faith must blame their disappointment on themselves.
December 3, 2007 The Iowa caucuses are one month away. Senior Washington correspondent Ron Elving discusses the candidates who are challenging the front-runners.
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December 2, 2007 A poll of likely caucus voters in Iowa indicates Republican Mike Huckabee has opened up a lead over Mitt Romney. On the Democratic side, the poll gives Barack Obama a slight edge over Hillary Clinton and John Edwards, but that race is still very close.
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November 29, 2007 One year ago, Trent Lott asked the voters of Mississippi for six more years in the Senate and the voters said yes. Now he wants to leave after serving just one of those years. Some of his constituents are sure to feel abused by the turnabout.
November 24, 2007 Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving talks about how voters perceive the issue of electability in a field of presidential candidates that includes a woman, an African American and a Mormon.
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November 21, 2007 The Bush White House can give thanks this week for a better set of talking points on the stem-cell debate, progress in Iraq and the Mideast, and more. Yet amid the relative good news, the administration also was reminded of the challenges its last year in office will bring.
November 14, 2007 When the National Right to Life Committee endorsed Fred Thompson for president, the conservative group was looking past his voting record and public positions on matters relevant to life. Instead, the group was looking at the issue of his electability.
November 13, 2007 The National Right to Life Committee is expected to endorse Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson, the actor and former senator from Tennessee. It is another sign that the support of social conservatives is unusually diffused as early primary voting approaches.
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November 12, 2007 The political landscape in Iowa is quickly changing. Barack Obama appears to be narrowing the gap with Hillary Clinton, while Mitt Romney appears to be leading among Republicans.
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November 5, 2007 Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general is pretty much guaranteed to reach the Senate floor. Two Democrats have announced they will support the former judge in Tuesday's Senate committee vote.
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November 5, 2007 The confirmation of Michael Mukasey as the new attorney general is now assured. That will be seen as yet another insult to the anti-Bush Democrats who expected everything to change after the elections of 2006.
October 24, 2007 Despite all the televised debates and heavy media coverage, a poll finds that only half of the public is paying much attention to the presidential race. But, then again, pushing the 2008 election into 2007 was never a response to voter demand.
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