It was intriguing how he distanced himself as far as possible from the last eight years.
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As gas prices continue to skyrocket, Fourth of July week campaigning is all about fuel.
Obama tries to get close to Clinton — and her donors — while McCain struggles for a way to distance himself from President Bush. And both worry about energy policy.
As the general election campaign finally swings into gear, Obama fires the first shots.
With the general election campaign suddenly underway, Barack Obama tours the swing states while John McCain works to shape the battlefield to his advantage.
The Obama camp, expecting wins in Tuesday's Montana and South Dakota primaries, is preparing for their candidate's first major speech as presumptive Democratic nominee.
In a powerful speech at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the GOP presidential nominee described his transformation from a hard-partying midshipman into a military hero.
When you are running against as formidable a character as John McCain, you've got to roll up your sleeves and step it up. Even with the nomination clinched, Obama still has a lot to prove, and he can't afford to relax.
Barack Obama's battle against Hillary Clinton is nearly over: Oregon should seal the deal. Meanwhile, John McCain's biggest obstacle is George Bush and the weakened GOP "brand."
John McCain painted a picture of the future in a speech this morning in Columbus, Ohio. Here's a look at some of the key issues the Republican nominee addressed.
Obama is turning his attention to the battle with John McCain, with visits to old-style swing states, as Team McCain strategizes what it sees as a difficult but winnable race against the Illinois senator.
Bad news for Hillary. Media hype aside, the latest poll numbers and delegate counts suggest that Barack Obama’s path to the Democratic nomination is still fairly straightforward.
It's all about Obama in presidential politics this week, as McCain, the Republican Party and the Clintons all try to take him down. So far, though, he's still standing.
On the eve of what may be the most decisive primary of the election, Hillary Clinton needs a big win to stand a chance. And as the Democrats sling mud, McCain picks up momentum.
The secret story of how Obama's gaffe made its way to the Huffington Post, of all places, and how it might affect campaign coverage from now on.
Barack Obama had a pretty good week — until his comments about "bitter" people "clinging to guns and religion." But did either Clinton or McCain capitalize?
McCain, Obama, and Clinton all head to Washington for the key Senate hearings featuring Gen. Petraeus in a political week focused on Iraq.
The former president still felt some love at the Dems' California convention, but not like he used to — and not enough to help his wife nab any superdelegates.
Barack Obama never wanted to run for president as "the black candidate." But now, he doesn't have a choice.
Tuesday's crucial primaries will be Hillary Clinton's final chance to hold back the tidal wave of popularity named Barack Obama, says Bill Bradley.
The right-wing radio and blog pundits failed to derail John McCain's nomination. They remind Bill Bradley of the "netroots" left.
Bill Bradley recalls how the New York Times story on John McCain was like Los Angeles Times's eleventh-hour assault on Arnold Schwarzenegger during the 2003 California recall. One editor was at the center of both exposés.
There's no long weekend for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. But as Obamamentum calmly chugs along, the Clinton campaign is spinning as fast as it can, observes Bill Bradley. Meanwhile, the elder George Bush is about to endorse John McCain.
Hillary Clinton fired her longtime Latina campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle and lost the Maine Democratic caucuses to Barack Obama today, after being swept by the Illinois Senator in four contests on Saturday. PJM's Bill Bradley analyzes the fallout from Clinton's "Sobering Sunday."
While the Republican side has fun -- McCain enjoys his wins and Mike Huckabee enjoys his unexpected level of success -- it's still serious business for the Democrats, as Hillary Clinton tries to fend off Obamamentum by fighting for dollars and delegates. Monday Morning Quarterback Bill Bradley has this week's play-by-play.