Getting the pulse via street interviews with primary voters.
The situation is fluid, but Iowa Republicans know which candidate they don't want.
Pennsylvania should be ripe for the plucking if the Republican candidate can tap into the conservative and moderate Democratic base.
... and both sides have illusions about flipping some electoral votes to red or blue.
Conquering these battleground states means victory in November.
McCain may think he has a shot — but Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin remain solidly Democratic territory.
Buckeyes decided the 2004 race. I traversed the state to see if the same scenario might play out this fall.
The people of rural Indiana have a proud tradition of supporting unions and fighting for their country. Will these good and decent people vote for Obama or McCain?
The media narrative on the primaries in Indiana and West Virginia hinted at racism as the reason why Obama lost. There are plenty of Hoosiers and Mountaineers who won't take that charge lying down.
Hillary Clinton has positioned herself as the more centrist Democrat in a Republican state — independents, conservatives and Republicans may very well cross lines in order to vote for her, as many did in Pennsylvania.
It wasn't Iowa or New Hampshire - but it was a victory when Mitt Romney won the Wyoming caucuses on Saturday. Ari Kaufman reports on the contest the media overlooked.
PJM Indianapolis: Is anti-Americanism rampant in Latin America, or is it simply hyped by the international media? Ari Kaufman writes that not all Latinos think like Hugo Chavez.
PJM Indianapolis: "Flyover country" is generally thought to be a conservative stronghold. But Ari Kaufman finds that the center of the country is more complicated than that - citing as an example the push in Indiana to accomodate ritual Moslem footwashing in public airports.