February 27, 2008 Ralph Nader's entry into the presidential race stirs bitter memories for many Democrats who believe his candidacy cost Al Gore the election eight years ago. We look at the disputed 2000 election in Florida and gauge readers' reactions to the role superdelegates might play in 2008.
February 21, 2008 John McCain seems destined to win the Republican nomination, but he still hasn't completely won over conservatives. To do that, the Arizona senator may need to broaden his search for a running mate beyond the political arena.
February 20, 2008 Despite all the hand-wringing over scandals in sports, including allegations that superstar pitcher Roger Clemens used illegal performance-enhancing drugs, commentator Frank Deford says sports fans are inclined to forgive and forget.
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February 13, 2008 With Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in a close race, the Democratic nomination could end up being decided at the party's convention this summer. But Democratic "superdelegates" could step in before then, leaving voters feeling disenfranchised.
February 6, 2008 As the NBA moves briefly into the spotlight dominated by other sports, its All-Star Game shows one of pro basketball's major shortcomings — its stars are considered more important than their teams.
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February 5, 2008 For all we know, Super Tuesday could very well settle the nominations for one or both parties. Or not. As voters in 24 states weigh in on the presidential race, it might be worth a look back at how the contests shaped up the way they have.
February 5, 2008 In Washington, D.C., pundits and politicos alike have poured over every aspect of this year's presidential race. For a different perspective, we turn to the cowboy poet. The philospher from the far west says it's natural to want someone in office who understands you. He offers some advice on how to pick a president.
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January 24, 2008 John Edwards became the latest former vice-presidential candidate who subsequently ran for his party's presidential nomination. But he faces steep odds against a woman and an African American making historic runs for the White House.
January 23, 2008 Is it possible that right now we have, plying their genius before our admiring eyes, the greatest professional football team ever, the greatest quarterback ever, the greatest tennis player ever and the greatest golfer ever?
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January 16, 2008 Historically, the Palmetto State has been the most reliable barometer in forecasting the GOP presidential nominee. Since it was established in 1980, every winner of the South Carolina primary has gone on to become the Republican standard-bearer.
January 2, 2008 From former first lady Lady Bird Johnson to Watergate conspirator Howard Hunt to powerful former Congressman Henry Hyde, a look back at of the voices in the world of politics we lost in 2007.
December 20, 2007 Pakistan's M2 highway, as wide and clean as a freshly minted air strip, has become an unexpected obsession. It has six lanes that carve a path across the plains of the Punjab, from the city of Lahore to the capitol Islamabad and beyond. The M2 is South Asia's first motorway.
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December 19, 2007 It's uncertain if "independent Democrat" Sen. Joe Lieberman's endorsement of GOP presidential candidate John McCain will help the Arizona senator. It's even more unclear what the endorsement means for Lieberman's relationships with Democrats.
December 12, 2007 Once upon a time, the Iowa caucus was the first step in a long process leading to the presidential nomination. Now, for some candidates, it may be their first and final step. Over the years, candidates have come to Iowa with different strategies and left with mixed results.
December 10, 2007 New polls have former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee gaining ground among Republican presidential candidates; on the Democratic side, TV host Oprah Winfrey spent the weekend stumping for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. NPR News Analyst Cokie Roberts analyzes the presidential races.
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