July 26, 2008 What has been the impact of Sen. Barack Obama's overseas trip? For one, he's been criticized for looking like he's on equal footing the world leaders. But, leaders may have wanted to score points by being seen with the popular candidate.
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July 22, 2008 Almost overnight, the debate over the war in Iraq has taken a new direction. For the first time in years, it appears possible to achieve a working consensus between warring factions in both countries.
July 21, 2008 Barack Obama got a red carpet welcome from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday. Over the weekend, Maliki appeared to endorse Obama's troop withdrawal plan, but Iraqi officials later said his comments were misinterpreted.
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July 19, 2008 Once upon a time, people who wanted to be president were not expected to admit it in public. This mask of false indifference had to be dropped when the rise of primaries forced candidates to campaign actively for the office.
July 15, 2008 In a White House news conference Tuesday, President Bush tried to reassure Americans that the financial system is sound. He's urging Congress to pass laws to make it possible to shore up government-sponsored mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He also spoke about oil drilling and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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July 8, 2008 Senate eulogies are models of the Latin maxim de mortuis nil nisi bonum. Speak no ill of the dead.
June 27, 2008 If politics had supermarket tabloids, today's headlines would say:
June 23, 2008 With successes at home and abroad, President Bush has had a pretty good month. He won continued war funding, got what he wanted on warrantless spying legislation and was received favorably on his trip to Europe. But his approval ratings remain low...
June 12, 2008 Right now it seems likely that the choice of running mates by John McCain and Barack Obama will bring more complaints than praise. Whichever way the nominees may turn in their respective mazes, the dissents will outweigh the sighs of satisfaction....
June 5, 2008 Hillary Clinton sent supporters an e-mail Thursday saying she plans to "support" Barack Obama at a rally on Saturday. The note did not exactly say she'd drop out of the race or hand over her delegates. NPR examines what Clinton's words mean and what she'll do.
June 3, 2008 As the voting comes to an end, the resentment comes to a boil. And in this superheated atmosphere, accusations will fill the air.
May 31, 2008 Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving tells Scott Simon about what's ahead Saturday as the Democratic Party's Rules and Bylaws Committee meets to discuss the fate of the Michigan and Florida delegates.
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May 28, 2008 Everybody loves playing "Pick the VP" except the people who actually have to pick one. Doing it in real life often turns out to be painful and thankless.
May 26, 2008 Uncounted delegates from Michigan and Florida are again in question as Democrats on the party's Rules and Bylaws Committee meet to decide their fate this weekend. The meeting could tip the contest either way.
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May 20, 2008 While the war between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has dragged on, John McCain has stood alone on the Republican side of the field. He has had an unparalleled opportunity to define his candidacy, assemble a fall campaign team, shore up his sup...
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