Politics of the United States

Repubs “smell blood” on Sen. Chris Dodd

Never too soon to start obsessing on the next election, right?
Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., has had an iron grip on his Senate seat.

Christopher & Banks closes final seven Acorn stores

A rash of retail closings is expected as shop owners tally up their holiday sales figures, the Associated Press reports.
One locally based retail store didn’t quite make it past the holidays: Christoph

2008: The death of the Reagan Revolution

The last week has seen McCain/Palin rallies turn ugly. Frustration and anger have boiled over into violent, racially charged comments more akin to Frankenstein villagers than a mainstream political rally.

Forum Editorial: Gov. Palin balances GOP ticket

In a Republican campaign that’s been light on surprises, John McCain’s choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for his vice presidential running mate was a welcome departure.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Remarks in Washington, D.C.

I want to start today by saying how grateful I am to all of you — to everyone who poured your hearts and your hopes into this campaign, who drove for miles and lined the streets waving homemade signs, who scrimped and saved to raise money, who knock

Remarks of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton

I want to start tonight by congratulating Senator Obama and his supporters on the extraordinary race that they have run.

Lincoln: well prepared for leadership through life experiences

Arguably due to the myriad leadership demands of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln has long been judged the greatest of America’s 43 presidents — usually ranked just ahead of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Franklin Roosevelt.