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Debates a shot at finding that 'defining moment'

...distances him from ordinary people by offering to back his words with a friendly wager - a $10,000 bet.In the 2008 Democratic primaries, Obama reinforced criticism that he's arrogant and aloof. As Hillary Rodham Clinton good-naturedly tried...
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Healthy ambition

...president might have chosen. On Tuesday Bill Bradley, who is challenging Mr. Clinton's vice president in the Democratic primaries, laid out a scheme that would purportedly extend coverage to nearly all the 43 million-plus Americans who have...
Intensify diplomacy with Iran

...will feel pressured to sound more hawkish about it.One of the key reasons Obama beat Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries was his opposition to the Iraq War and her yea vote on a resolution authorizing President George W. Bush to take...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...accept the nomination for president tonight, yet his campaign in Los Angeles still seems to be trying to win the Democratic primaries. Gore turned the Tuesday convention activities over to the liberal wing of the party, which apparently still feels...
Pro: Should Hillary Clinton challenge President Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2012?

...lost for either Barack or Michelle Obama. Both believe they were outmaneuvered by the Illinois upstart in the Democratic primaries because they received terrible advice from top campaign aides, including several they now believe were moles for...
Obama narrowly leads McCain in election matchup

...McCain among two groups that have supported her in Democratic primaries so far: women and whites. "We bring in voters...more than Clinton. Echoing a pattern seen in most Democratic primaries so far, Obama does better than Clinton among blacks...
Obama campaign zeroes in on red states

...that right-leaning roots will prevail. Unlike McCain, Obama had a presence in all seven during the protracted Democratic primaries and that could benefit him. But Republicans - and even some skeptical Democrats - claim Obama simply is trying...
Outside columnist: Super Bowl ad a sign of national mood swing

...too soon to say if the newfound spirit of idealism that's sending voters (including many independents) to the Democratic primaries in record numbers will endure. But I would bet that we really have turned a page. Rosa Brooks is a professor...


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