President Obama says we need more troops in Afghanistan to prevail there. Here’s why Americans will buy it. Read More
By Niall Stanage 10/30/08 1:31pm
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – There was no talk of fairy tales, nor of Jesse Jackson’s long-ago presidential candidacy here yesterday, as Bill Clinton appeared at Barack Obama’s side before a huge crowd at a late-night rally.
Obama and Clinton came to the stage together shortly after 11 p.m., the Illinois senator’s arm draped supportively around the Read More
By Niall Stanage 10/21/08 1:08am
Barack Obama’s campaign just announced that he is canceling events in Des Moines and Madison scheduled for Thursday in order to be with his ailing grandmother.
He will go to Indianapolis Thursday and then leave for Hawaii in the early afternoon. He will be back on the trail Saturday. On the campaign plane, spokesman Read More
By Niall Stanage 10/20/08 9:26pm
ORLANDO—Hillary Clinton was here to greet Barack Obama when his campaign plane touched down shortly after 5 p.m. The New York senator then ascended the steps as Obama was disembarking and greeted the man who defeated her in the Democratic primary with apparent warmth. Their brief conversation before they got into separate SUVs for the Read More
By Niall Stanage 10/20/08 5:32pm
By Niall Stanage 10/19/08 8:41pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—Barack Obama’s chief strategist David Axelrod said this afternoon that the endorsement of his candidate by Colin Powell had “slammed the door” on attempts by Republicans to suggest that there is something less than patriotic about the Democratic presidential contender.
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Thursday referred to “pro-America areas” Read More
By Niall Stanage 9/28/08 12:08pm
FREDERICKSBURG, Va.—Barack Obama seemed to be on the verge of paying for 12,000 rain-soaked people to have their clothes cleaned here last night—but he soon thought better of squandering his money that way.
“I’d like to cover everybody’s dry cleaning bill tonight, but I can’t cause I gotta use it on the campaign,” Obama told Read More
By Niall Stanage 8/28/08 5:10pm
DENVER—Joe Biden spoke, and it was a success. But the ghost of a balding Welshman could yet come to haunt the Democratic convention.
Neil Kinnock, the former leader of the British Labor Party, is best known in American circles as the man from whom Biden borrowed some rhetoric during his abortive bid for the presidency Read More
By Niall Stanage 7/24/08 2:44am
Anyone who doubts the possibility of a landslide victory for Barack Obama in November probably didn’t see John McCain on the stump this week.
The problem with Mr. McCain’s appearances in Maine and New Hampshire on Monday and Tuesday was not merely that the crowds he attracted were smaller or less ardent than those who Read More
By Niall Stanage 6/27/08 6:24pm
UNITY, N.H. – A remarkable event, and well-staged.
Hillary Clinton showed up in a blue pantsuit. Barack Obama was jacketless, with a blue tie.
Clinton was first to the mic, in front of a lively crowd of thousands gathered on gently sloping grass next to the local elementary school. A large old-style sign, perhaps 25 Read More