Campaign Gaffes: Stumbles on the Trail - May 25, 2008 03:30 PM
While candidates pound the pavement from primary to caucus, the cameras keep on rolling. Make a handful of exceptional gaffes, and some presidential hopefuls might find they’ve come to the end of the campaign trail. Below we commemorate some of the best presidential campaign exits.
Supreme Court Approves Voter ID Law - April 29, 2008 09:30 AM
by Matthew R. Bald
As Indiana prepares for its May 6 presidential primaries, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a state law requiring voters to present photo identification.
The Presidential Candidates: John McCain - January 18, 2008 02:00 AM
Senator from Arizona, former prisoner of war and noted author, John McCain is the Republican presidential candidate whose prospects looked bleak only a year ago.
The Primary Contenders: Mitt Romney - January 17, 2008 02:00 AM
Former governor of Massachusetts, businessman, and the organizer of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Mitt Romney is a front-running Republican presidential candidate currently in heated contention with Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, and Senator John McCain of Arizona.
The Primary States: Iowa - January 17, 2008 02:00 AM
Every four years Iowa glows in the national spotlight as the first state to host preliminary candidate voting in the form of the caucus. Iowa claims that 90 percent of its 56,000 square miles is dedicated farmland: It delivers more corn, soybeans, and livestock than any other state. But manufacturing brings in twice its agricultural revenue: In the capital city, Des Moines, a financial and high-tech boom is underway that, along with flight from rural areas to urban ones, promises to bring change to the Hawkeye State.
The Presidential Candidates: Barack Obama - January 16, 2008 02:00 AM
Since his unexpected victory in the Iowa caucus, Illinois senator Barack Obama has become a political sensation, beating Senator Clinton to earn the Democratic nomination.
The Primary States: South Carolina - January 16, 2008 02:00 AM
South Carolina, the first state to declare independence from British rule and the first to secede from the Union, stretches from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Lowcountry, the mythic coastal region that includes Rhett Butler’s hometown. Four million people call South Carolina their home, and nearly one third of them are African American. The southern state hosts the third presidential primary—after New Hampshire, and Michigan—and in the past, has been instrumental in cementing candidates for both parties.
The Primary Contenders: Mike Huckabee - January 14, 2008 11:00 PM
Michael Dale Huckabee was initially regarded as an unlikely contender for the presidential nomination. But his victory at the Iowa caucuses has made him one of the GOP’s leading candidates. Today we take a look at this wisecracking former Arkansas governor as he attempts to ride his newfound popularity through the primaries.
The Primary States: Michigan - January 14, 2008 11:00 PM
Native American stronghold, French fur-trapping territory, and birthplace of the automotive assembly line: the twin peninsulas of Michigan are now tourist magnets and high-tech hub, with a population divided along economic and political lines. But change—and divisiveness—is nothing new to the U.S.’s fourth most populous state.
The Primary Contenders: Hillary Clinton - January 14, 2008 02:00 AM
A senator from New York and a former First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton is a leading contender in the 2008 presidential election, standing on a platform of “experience” against relative newcomers and popular contenders, Senator John Edwards of South Carolina, and Senator Barack Obama of Illinois.
The Primary States: New Hampshire - January 14, 2008 02:00 AM
New Hampshire’s state motto is famous: “Live free or die.” Residents of America’s 44th most populous state (and host to the nation’s first statewide primary elections) are proponents of living free, unfettered (with no sales or state income tax), and self-sufficient in their New England state full of rivers, mountains, small towns and colonial cities.
Facets of the Presidential Election - January 14, 2008 02:00 AM
A lingering issue from past elections is what goes on behind the curtain of the voting booth. From hanging chads to unreliable technology, vote counting and voting accuracy remain major concerns of all politically minded citizens.