At the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Rudy Giuliani set the tone for Governor Sarah Palin and the sharp, well-delivered attack speech that brought her to national prominence. Then, last night, after a poor stretch for Palin highlighted by embarrassing interview performances, Giuliani was back to confidently herald Palin’s return to form.
“I mean, Read More
Earlier today the Bush administration made clear they don’t intend to intervene in the negotiations between the Iraqi government and several large oil companies.
Chuck Schumer, along with Claire McCaskill and John Kerry, responded quickly with a letter to Condoleezza Rice asking her to prevent the deals from going forward until there is Read More
It’s all but over, according to the Obama campaign.
"We can see the finish line," said Obama campaign manager David Plouffe on a conference call just now. Plouffe said the net of last night’s primaries was 13 delegates in the candidate’s favor, making Obama’s advantage "the biggest it has been in the entire race." Plouffe Read More
Though the Democratic nomination has yet to be decided, Barack Obama and John McCain have begun acting very much as if the general election has already started, exchanging direct criticisms and sizing each other up. And, while neither has talked publicly about it at this early stage, both men are doubtless pondering the running-mate question. Read More
His name wasn’t on the ballot, but it’s worth noting what a great day Mike Bloomberg had. Six out-of-state candidates he (or his aides) supported won:
Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT),
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA)
Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL)
Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT)
Mayor Adrian Fenty Read More
Because of high expectations, Nagourney says, anything short of a Democratic takeover in Washington will feel like a loss.
Democrats are expected to sweep all four statewide offices.
But even if Alan Hevesi wins, he may not serve a full-term as comptroller.
Despite the outcome, all the campaigning has Read More