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Comment: Obama, what about the Middle East?

Sometimes you say a lot when you say nothing.

Commentary: One president -- and two Clintons

Barack Obama made it official this week: Hillary Clinton will be his secretary of state and Bill Clinton will be his headache.

Commentary: Which hero do we want Obama to be?

America loves its heroes and Barack Obama has already become one. In fact, he's become several.

Commentary: Obama faces school test

The whole world is watching how Barack Obama picks his cabinet, but he and his wife Michelle have a much more personal choice to make at home -- and it's very political too.

Commentary: Why U.S. has two half-presidents

Who is the president of the United States? The real president?

Commentary: The new face of the United States

The United States has a different face.

Undecideds could hold key to election

There's a small, mysterious group of people in the United States who are almost indistinguishable from their neighbors. But they're different in an important way and they could decide today's presidential election.

Virginia expects 'swamped' voting venues

Virginia was braced for record turnout and long queues at voting stations as the key swing state prepared to go to the polls in Tuesday's U.S. presidential election.

Families divided as day of reckoning finally arrives

On the eve of the U.S. presidential election, CNN.com International speaks to two families from opposite sides of the political divide about their hopes, expectations, concerns and fears for the election and the next four years.

Why Obama loves Virginia

Barack Obama loves Virginia. Thursday's rally at Virginia Beach was his 10th visit to the state since he won the Democratic presidential nomination and his third in a little over a week.

Comment: Obama, what about the Middle East?

Sometimes you say a lot when you say nothing.

Commentary: One president -- and two Clintons

Barack Obama made it official this week: Hillary Clinton will be his secretary of state and Bill Clinton will be his headache.

Commentary: Which hero do we want Obama to be?

America loves its heroes and Barack Obama has already become one. In fact, he's become several.

Commentary: Obama faces school test

The whole world is watching how Barack Obama picks his cabinet, but he and his wife Michelle have a much more personal choice to make at home -- and it's very political too.

Commentary: Why U.S. has two half-presidents

Who is the president of the United States? The real president?

Commentary: The new face of the United States

The United States has a different face.

Undecideds could hold key to election

There's a small, mysterious group of people in the United States who are almost indistinguishable from their neighbors. But they're different in an important way and they could decide today's presidential election.

Virginia expects 'swamped' voting venues

Virginia was braced for record turnout and long queues at voting stations as the key swing state prepared to go to the polls in Tuesday's U.S. presidential election.

Families divided as day of reckoning finally arrives

On the eve of the U.S. presidential election, CNN.com International speaks to two families from opposite sides of the political divide about their hopes, expectations, concerns and fears for the election and the next four years.

Why Obama loves Virginia

Barack Obama loves Virginia. Thursday's rally at Virginia Beach was his 10th visit to the state since he won the Democratic presidential nomination and his third in a little over a week.

McCain: I won't quit election fight

John McCain returned to Virginia this weekend for what was expected to be his final visit to the crucial battleground state before Tuesday's election and insisted the race for the White House was far from over.

CNN International hits the campaign trail in Virginia

Unlike in previous U.S. presidential elections of recent times, the battle for the White House in 2008 begins just a short drive west from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, across the Potomac River amid the commuter belt sprawl of northern Virginia.

U.S. election campaign transcends marginal extremists

There's been a crucial question hanging over the US election campaign from the very start.

Obama has history on his mind in key state

Barack Obama appeared to have history on his mind as he returned to the battleground state of Virginia for the ninth time since winning the Democratic presidential nomination.

Anger over Halloween display of Palin with noose

The mayor of West Hollywood has condemned a Halloween display resembling Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hanging by a noose.

Palin draws Democrats with rallying cry

Lula Easterling and her friend Bill Hardenburgh have voted Democrat all their lives. But browsing through a pile of Sarah Palin t-shirts, baseball caps and other merchandise as they wait to gain access to the Republican vice-presidential candidate's campaign rally in Fredericksburg, the pair admit next week they will be casting their votes elsewhere.

Palin's appeal undimmed in rainy Virginia

Lula Easterling and her friend Bill Hardenburgh have voted Democrat all their lives. But browsing through a pile of Sarah Palin t-shirts, baseball caps and other merchandise as they wait to gain access to the Republican vice-presidential candidate's campaign rally in Fredericksburg, the pair admit next week they will be casting their votes elsewhere.

Virginia holds keys to White House

Unlike in previous U.S. presidential elections of recent times, the battle for the White House in 2008 begins just a short drive west from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, across the Potomac River amid the commuter belt sprawl of northern Virginia.

The problem with Palin

Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin likes to portray herself as an average American working mother.

Is the White House battle over already?

Is it over? With more than two weeks to go before Americans go to the polls on November 4, do we already know the result?

Election map: State by state

The most important divorce?

It may not be the ugliest divorce ever in Alaska -- but it could be the most important.

Has Sarah Palin become a problem?

Fortunes were wiped out this week. Washington seemed paralyzed. And Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin should probably be grateful.

McCain record spotlighted by crisis

John McCain was a U.S. military pilot who spent nearly six years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. He was shot down, beaten and tortured. So by comparison, things aren't going that badly right now. But in a way, it's like he's been shot down all over again.

Did Palin support 'Bridge to Nowhere?'

You can't find it on a map, you'll never see it on a postcard and forget trying to book a tour. But it may be the most memorable monument to the current U.S. election campaign.

Obama campaign mum on Palin interview

Sen. Barack Obama's campaign has remained mum on Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's interview on ABC News, and one Democratic strategist said that's a good thing.

Palin charms American heartland

America got a whole new look at Sarah Palin this week.

McCain, Obama find common ground on national service

Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama showed Thursday night that they have more common ground than differences when it comes to making national service a priority in their presidential administrations.

Palin's star rises

The people of Alaska boast that they have the coldest state in the U.S. and "the hottest governor."

McCain: Change is coming

John McCain spoke to the Republican National Convention on Thursday night. Here is the text of that speech:

Obama: We are better than these last eight years

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke to the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Here is the text of that speech:

Hope, history at the Democratic convention

Every once in a while, history unfolds at an American political convention.

White House race heads into the unknown

By the time you read this, Barack Obama will probably have announced his running mate and John McCain will be about a week from naming his.

McCain close by distancing Bush

Economists have devised elaborate forecasting models to predict this year's election. What goes into the models?

Gas prices could fuel candidates' hopes

John McCain made an unusual campaign stop this week, at a rally for motorcycle enthusiasts whose roaring machines filled the air with the fumes of burning gas.

The cost of living

Why White House race is a close call

You can't keep a good man down.

McCain struggles to find media spotlight

The worst-kept secret of this year's election campaign is out.

'Enthusiasm gap' runs for Obama

In the heat of the summer, smart people slow down and get out of the sun. U.S. politics settles down too. Voting in the presidential election isn't until November, so the serious electioneering tends to wait until autumn.

Obama bets big with 50-State Strategy

Every casino keeps a lot of money on hand, but few gamblers are confident enough to try to win it all.

Why Europe loves Barack Obama

When Barack Obama comes to London, I am certain that 50,000 people will turn out to cheer him on,'' a British executive assured me when I visited the British capital recently.

How the Democrats survived until Unity

There was no way you could miss the point -- they wouldn't let you. Last week Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama held their first joint campaign rally, in a town called Unity, in a field outside the Unity Elementary School.

Will Obama's name hit his White House chances?

Forget the issues, forget the personalities, forget everything about U.S. politics. The most important question about the 2008 election may be this:

Wives face life in the spotlight

Every move scrutinized, every word analyzed: life in the electoral spotlight where a clothes selection can be as much a defining moment as policies espoused.

Money still talks in White House race

"Follow the money" was a classic line from a classic movie about US politics. The film was "All The President's Men" -- the story of Watergate.

What will Hillary do next?

Barack Obama and American voters made history this week. The big question is how long Hillary Clinton will stand in the way.

Clinton's most telling gaffe?

Let's be clear: Hillary Clinton doesn't really want Barack Obama dead. It was just a gaffe, but maybe the most telling gaffe of the campaign so far.

A First Lady of a different kind

Take a brilliant, strong-willed, American woman. Let her marry a rising politician, start a family, build a successful legal career, and then emerge as a polished public figure in her own right.

Why Hillary Clinton will fight on

There is an elderly Japanese man with a gentle face who may be a good guide to US politics today. Hiroo Onoda was a second lieutenant in World War II who didn't surrender until 1974.

Clinton pushes gas in racetrack test

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500, is one of the most famous racetracks in the world.

Pastor returns to haunt Obama

Is there is a crazy old girlfriend, a weird uncle or a troublesome ex-husband in your past? I thought so. Most of us have someone that we'd rather not see again.

The week that Clinton came back

Hillary is back. Until now, Hillary Clinton's campaign had one consistent quality -- it kept coming up short.

Bill Clinton's gaffes stump Hillary

There are probably days when Hillary Clinton is really grateful to the man she's married and there are days when she couldn't possibly be.

The heady cocktail of money and politics

The mix of money and politics is a familiar cocktail in American life but you don't want to get caught in public drinking too much of it.

The danger for Democrats

The danger to Democrats is not that the race will go on too long. The voters seem to love it. Turnout in the Democratic primaries is breaking records in state after state. The danger is that the loser will claim the process was unfair -- that he or she was cheated.

Why McCain has a good hand

There is an old American card game that a lot of gamblers like. It's called Stud Poker and there isn't much to it.

Obama diverted by pastor detour

They're calling it the pastor disaster. Once again this week, drama inside the Democratic party dominated the attention of US voters. (You'd almost forget there's a Republican candidate named John McCain, who's campaigning and doing quite well).

Messy maths for the Democrats

From World Cup football to competitive ice fishing, practically every sport has a rule-book somewhere that tells you what to do about a tie. Sooner or later, somebody usually wins.

Obama's beer and wine coalition

This evening, Tuesday March 4, will be important in American politics, with one crucial question: Champagne, wine or beer? A look at what people are drinking will tell you most of what you need to know.

Clinton holsters up for Texas

It's tough to imagine Hillary Clinton giving up her conservative pantsuits and perfect hair for a cowboy hat and holsters on each hip. And so far she hasn't.

Hollywood ending for McCain?

One thing about John McCain: he'd make a hell of a movie. Picture this: a pugnacious young man becomes a U.S. Navy pilot, then a prisoner of war. He ends up as a feisty politician with an independent mind and often foul mouth, who takes more than his share of punches and perseveres.

Super Tuesday: The aftermath

Winner: John McCain Senator John McCain was badly wounded in war decades ago, and in the past he's been hurt politically with his support for the war in Iraq today, but Wednesday he savored a hard-fought victory.

Eight Steps to the White House

Campaign Trail jargonbuster

Ask a President!

Defeats puncture the Obama bubble

It was a bubble and it burst.

The Campaign Trail video archive

February 15, 2008

U.S. Election foreign policy explainer

Clintons play 'good cop/bad cop'

While Sen. Hillary Clinton is trying to soften her image on the campaign, she is allowing her pit bull -- Bill Clinton -- to go on the attack.

Clinton claims victory in NH

U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton claimed a come-from-behind victory in New Hampshire's Democratic primary late Tuesday, edging out her Senate colleague, Barack Obama, after placing third in the Iowa caucuses.

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