May 29, 2008 A meeting to talk about political party rules is hardly exciting to most folks. But Saturday's gathering of the Democratic National Committee's rules and bylaws panel has political junkies and journalists drooling in anticipation. It may be Hillary Clinton's last shot at the nomination.
May 16, 2008 NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr describes a letter of advice he would write to Hillary Clinton — if he was going to write a letter to her, which he's not.
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May 14, 2008 Tuesday's defeat in Mississippi was the third Republican loss in House special elections this year. The GOP spent more than $1 million on the race, trying to head off what could be an ominous trend come November. We look at the history of special races resulting in a victory by the opposite party.
May 8, 2008 With all the focus on the presidential race, it's easy to forget about the elections to fill open House seats — and what they might say about the Republicans' congressional chances in November. Still, readers can't stop wondering about the contest for the White House, including the possibility of an Obama-Clinton ticket.
April 30, 2008 It has become a campaign like no other. Continuing to throw conventional wisdom out the window, it defies description or logic. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama can't even agree on who has the most votes. And the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Bill Clinton loom large.
April 19, 2008 It's estimated that 2 percent of the population has fingerprints that barely register. Scott Simon is one of them – and it can complicate everything from adopting his daughters to getting cleared for a frequent-flyer prescreening program.
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April 17, 2008 A keen-eyed gardener delivers disappointing news to Michele Norris: The beautiful, beloved purple flowering plant in her garden is an invasive species that, if it spreads, could snuff out other plants in its wake.
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April 16, 2008 The presidential race has been filled with slips of the tongue followed by regret. This year's candidates aren't the first to trip up on the campaign trail. In 1976, Jimmy Carter apologized after saying he saw "nothing wrong with ethnic purity" being maintained in urban neighborhoods.
April 11, 2008 Ted Koppel says the global efforts to draw attention to China's human rights record as the Olympic torch continues its rounds is working. But, he says, as far as bringing real change in Tibet is concerned, the protests surrounding the torch are doing little.
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April 3, 2008 Will she drop out of the Democratic presidential contest or won't she? Should she or shouldn't she? Daniel Schorr says the "Comeback Kid" is a Clinton tradition and, if Sen. Hillary Clinton ultimately loses the nomination, she will go down with all guns blazing.
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April 2, 2008 John McCain's running-mate choice is important for two reasons. The presumptive Republican nominee needs to send a signal to doubting conservatives that he is really one of them. And McCain, 71, may well be a one-term president, so the person he picks for VP will be eagerly watched.
March 19, 2008 Does Barack Obama's speech on race change the dynamic of the presidential contest? It's probably too soon to tell, but there's no question that race has now moved to the forefront of the campaign.
March 16, 2008 Forty years ago an atrocious event changed the course of the Vietnam War. The My Lai massacre shocked Americans and marked a turning point in how the public perceived the conflict. Are there similarities between My Lai and events in Iraq?
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March 11, 2008 Democrats have been on a roller-coaster ride lately. The party cheered a Democrat's victory in the race for the House seat held by former Republican speaker Dennis Hastert. But then came news that Eliot Spitzer, New York's Democratic governor, was embroiled in a prostitution scandal.
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.
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