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 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 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.
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 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 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.
November 30, 2007 Trent Lott's sudden resignation opens up another Senate seat at a time when the Republican Party was already defending 22 of the 34 seats at stake. If a special election is held in November 2008, it will coincide with another Mississippi Senate race.
November 21, 2007 Mitt Romney holds clear leads in both Iowa and New Hampshire, leaving his main GOP rivals to eye other states. But many Democrats look at Iowa as do-or-die territory. Yet the history of those two early-to-vote states offers no easy answer as to who ultimately wins the nomination.
November 15, 2007 Iowa could determine whether there will indeed be a fight for the Democratic nomination. On the GOP side, the battle could be more prolonged and complicated. We look at the Republican presidential contenders.
November 8, 2007 With less than two months to go before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton has a commanding double-digit lead nationally in the polls among Democrats. Size up the Democratic field and see readers' strong reactions to the question of Clinton's electability.
November 1, 2007 The fierce assault on Hillary Clinton by fellow Democrats in this week's debate put the spotlight on a question that has underscored the campaign: Could she win the election against the Republican nominee or would she prove to be too polarizing?
October 24, 2007 Bobby Jindal's win in the Louisiana governor's race is a pickup for the GOP. But Democrats are expected to triumph next month in Kentucky, where Gov. Ernie Fletcher has been under investigation over his administration's hiring practices.
October 17, 2007 His Nobel Peace Prize win raised supporters' hopes that Al Gore would enter the presidential race. Forget about it. Basking in this spotlight, he's probably better off staying above the fray than in the ring where he becomes just one of the pack.