If you were among the crowds in Indianapolis rooting for the New England Patriots or New York Giants last Sunday, there’s a chance you received more than a beer and barbeque hangover or big foam finger for your troubles: health officials in Indiana report at least two cases of measles in the Super Bowl village.
While the patients who came down with measles didn’t go to the game, they did pass through Super Bowl village along with 200,000 others. Since measles is highly communicable, Indiana officials elected to alert state health departments across the country.
Tuesday was a decisive night for Barack Obama.
Hillary Clinton won Indiana, barely, giving her as many states on the day as Obama got.
But the result made clear one thing: It doesn’t matter anymore.
Ever since she fell hopelessly behind Obama in the pledged-delegate and popular-vote counts during a string of February defeats, Clinton Read More
Barack Obama’s campaign just released the remarks he’s prepared for tonight’s primary night rally in Raleigh, N.C., in which he said his campaign stands “less than two hundred delegates away from securing the Democratic nomination ….”
He called Hillary Clinton a “formidable opponent,” and congratulated her for her victory in Indiana, and expressed confidence that Read More
Barack Obama is winning. North Carolina is his, comfortably, and his delegate-count continues to climb ever closer to a requisite primary-ending majority.
So why has his campaign felt like a long march over broken glass?
“It is painful to watch,” said an influential Obama supporter and delegate in an interview the day before the North Read More
A pair of outright wins by Hillary Clinton on Tuesday could prompt immediate chaos, with already-jittery Democrats questioning anew Barack Obama’s general election viability and Clinton potentially moving into position to run the table in the remaining contests and to reverse some of the crucial metrics that have favored Obama and sustained his perceived inevitability Read More
INDIANAPOLIS—Barack Obama has become a family values candidate.
Wracked by questions over his beliefs, patriotism and values following the most tumultuous passage of his campaign, Mr. Obama has sought solace – and a new story line – in family.
Over the past few days, Mr. Obama steeped his speeches in talk about his grandparents and Read More
INDIANAPOLIS—Barack Obama continued his assault on John McCain and Hillary Clinton over their proposed gas tax holiday today during a speech his campaign billed as his plan to fight for working families and against special interests. Responding to a new advertisement from Clinton about the gas tax, Obama, speaking in a high school here, said,“Keep Read More
INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana’s Republican Party has its headquarters across the street from the office building where Obama held his press conference this morning, and where Obama supporters and campaign staff are still meeting and looking at charts of poll data.
In an interview conducted at the top of a sweeping staircase of a converted Read More
INDIANAPOLIS—In a question-and-answer session following his remarks about the gas tax holiday supported by Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Barack Obama acknowledged that the last week has been a bad one for his campaign, filled with what he said was “an awful lot of noise.”
When asked how upset he’d be if he lost Read More
So far, 2008 has been the year of artificial momentum and warped expectations, and Hillary Clinton has been the beneficiary.
In contest after contest this primary season, we have seen the illusion of momentum, created by the spillover effect from recent results and whatever the dominant media narrative of the moment happens to be. So, Read More