News Desk


March 2008


Hispanic Voters Echo Others' Views Except on Immigration

On most issues except immigration, Hispanic voters largely echo the views of whites, black, and Asians in a new poll from Synovate Research.

On immigration issues, Hispanics are more forgiving than the other voting blocs, according to the poll. For example, when asked if U.S. borders should be more ...

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Morning Buzz: March 25, 2008

U.S. home prices dropped 11.4 percent in January, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index, the Associated Press is reporting this morning. The index looks at the price of single-family homes in 10 major metropolitan areas. The decline means that housing prices have been growing more slowly or ...

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The Clinton Campaign Is Counting on a Momentum Shift That Wins Over the Superdelegates

Hillary Clinton's strategists are preparing an all-out bid for support from superdelegates as their last, best hope of winning the Democratic presidential nomination. "Come June [after the last primary], the superdelegates are going to look at a Barack Obama who has finally been more vetted and ...

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Obama 'Typical White Person' Comment Delights Clinton Aides

Hillary Clinton's strategists are delighted at what they consider Barack Obama's latest stumble in the hypersensitive world of racial politics.

Obama is drawing a new round of criticism for his comments on a Philadelphia radio sports program yesterday in which he said his grandmother is a "typical ...

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GOP Crystal Ball: Congress Looks Dim, but McCain Can Win

Republican strategists are increasingly upset about GOP prospects in the congressional elections this fall but are upbeat about John McCain's chances in the presidential race.

New polls, both public and privately conducted within the GOP, show that voters are eager for change. Forty-seven percent of ...

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California Urged to Push for Zero Emissions Vehicles

Environmental groups are ratcheting up pressure on California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state Air Resources Board to revive the state's program for Zero Emissions Vehicles, otherwise known as electric cars, immediately.

Cosigned by an array of environmental, civic, and business leaders that ...

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Morning Buzz: March 18, 2008

Is there something in the water in Albany? According to the New York Daily News, New York Gov. David Paterson, after being questioned by the paper, has admitted to having an affair from 1999 to 2001 with another woman while still being married to his wife, Michelle. But here's a twist: Michelle,

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Clinton Campaign Remains Confident

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this item misrendered the last name of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Barack Obama's difficulty in handling racially inflammatory comments by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the continued push for do-over primary elections in Florida and Michigan are keeping the Clinton ...

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Bush Advisers Expect 'I Told You So' Legacy

As they assess his legacy, White House advisers are more confident than ever that historians will eventually see the wisdom of President Bush's most controversial policies, even if Congress wouldn't go along during his time in office. In fact, a senior administration official says Bush will be ...

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White House Blames Media for Bush Low Ratings

White House officials have a new theory about why President Bush's job approval ratings are so low—the media keep harping on it so much that it's become a self-fulfilling analysis.

"It's a drumbeat in the media," says a senior Bush adviser. "It's a constant narrative that he suffers from low job ...

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The Merchant of Death Is in Chains

One of the world's most notorious arms dealers just landed in prison.

Police in Thailand arrested Victor Bout, whose alleged client list reads like a who's who of tyrants and rebel leaders—Liberia's Charles Taylor, Zaire's Mobutu Sésé Séko, Angola's Jonas Savimbi, and the ...

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Kosovo Independence Move Fairly Smooth, Diplomat Says

The declaration of independence by Kosovo last month and its immediate aftermath have gone rather smoothly, and the level of opposition by the breakaway province's Serbs so far appears manageable, a senior European diplomat says.

"This has gone more or less the way it was supposed to go," the ...

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