Predictions of super PAC-fueled campaign ugliness seemed to come to reality on Thursday when reports broke of a potential conservative group's ad campaign aimed at tying President Barack Obama to a controversy many thought put to rest nearly four years ago.
A group of prominent African-Americans has challenged Cuba's race record, accusing the island nation of harassing its black citizens and cracking down on civil rights activists.
Tea Party activists and other conservative Republicans are threatening to run their candidates against more moderate senatorial and congressional candidates in next year's primaries.
The White House on Friday began releasing the names of visitors as part of a Barack Obama campaign promise to run a more transparent administration.
Unless one of the three men assembled tonight at the White House for a beer spoils the moment by asking for Chardonnay, it seems likely that the altercation between the professor and the police officer will blow over, and the media will get back to reporting on serious stories, like Michael Jackson's doctor.
To think there are some people who still argue that the law shouldn't categorize some offenses as hate crimes and allow for enhanced criminal penalties.
Today Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America.
The chairman of the Republican National Committee said he was "appalled" by a song called "Barack the Magic Negro" on a CD distributed by one of his political rivals.
A candidate for the Republican National Committee chairmanship said Friday the CD he sent committee members for Christmas -- which included a song titled "Barack the Magic Negro" -- was clearly intended as a joke.
New York Gov. David Paterson said Monday "Saturday Night Live" went too far in its portrayal of the legally blind governor over the weekend.
November 27 may be Turkey Day in America, but in the world of politics, every day is turkey day.
CNN's Bill Schneider unveils his political all-star team for 2008, all turkeys.
Sen. Barack Obama says there should be no doubt that 'all things are possible.'
The Republican Party of Pennsylvania launched a last-minute television ad that calls attention to Barack Obama's relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Watching Sen. John McCain and top Republicans swing wildly in their attempts to slam Sen. Barack Obama, with less than two weeks ago to go before Election Day, is like watching an old fighter --clearly out of gas, his legs turned to rubber, and all he can do is grab, hold, punch behind the back, just anything to try to win.
The candidate will leave the campaign trail for Hawaii on Thursday and Friday
One reason the Republicans aren't going after Obama's relationship with the Rev. Wright: their Veep candidate has her own church issues
Sen. Barack Obama on Thursday slammed Sen. John McCain's new mortgage plan as "the latest in a series of shifting positions" and evidence of "erratic and uncertain leadership."
In a (mostly) civil exchange, the Democratic nominee and Fox kingpin talk about the U.S. and the threats abroad
Michelle Obama comments on husband Barack's clothes and his first moments being a dad.
When Sen. Barack Obama accepts his party's presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, he will have experienced one of the most rapid -- and unexpected -- ascents in American political history.
The "candidate of change" has been looking dangerously like a Washington politician lately. Can he strike the right balance?
A new poll shows there's a racial divide among Americans. Bill Schneider reports.
Barack Obama came out of Super Tuesday about 100 delegates behind Hillary Clinton in the total delegate count. But Obama's momentum was unmistakable and Clinton faced some must-win contests if she was going to keep up.
Obama's former pastor was supposed to have passed on the leadership of his church on June 1. But he's sticking around
Members of the candidate's former spiritual home are confused and saddened by his departure, but are also relieved their congregation can avoid any further controversy
Sen. Barack Obama said Saturday that he has resigned from the church where controversial sermons by his former pastor and other ministers created political headaches for his campaign.
Sen. Barack Obama discusses his decision to leave his church and the DNC committee vote.
Barack Obama has resigned his 20 year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago
Sen. Barack Obama is apologizing again for a pastor's controversial comments made at Obama's former church.
Sen. Barack Obama said he was "deeply disappointed" by a sermon at his church this week that mocked Sen. Hillary Clinton.
Barack Obama has refused to play by the old political rules. He's about to be rewarded for it
Watch CNN's John King use CNN's Magic Wall to explain the demographics in North Carolina and Indiana.
An overwhelming majority of North Carolina Democrats voting for president on Tuesday said they've been hurt by what they're calling a recession -- although they were split almost evenly on whether the recent controversy over Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor was important.
Now that Sen. Barack Obama has denounced his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, many of his critics, especially those who call themselves conservative, are happy he has put the dashiki-wearing, American-criticizing former Marine in his place.
Sen. Barack Obama is moving away from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright so fast he may claim to be an atheist by next weekend. The ongoing sprint from such a polarizing figure is far from a surprise, it's just the timing of it that is so odd.
Organized labor is divided between the Democratic candidates for President, as CNN's Allan Chernoff reports.
Sen. Barack Obama on Sunday accused Sen. Hillary Clinton of echoing the "bluster" of President Bush when she said the U.S. would be able to "obliterate" Iran if it used nuclear weapons against Israel.
Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor speaks at a NAACP banquet in Detroit, Michigan. CNN's Rick Sanchez reports
Politics is a business of numbers, and the numbers favor Sen. Barack Obama. But they are changing in ways that give Sen. Hillary Clinton some hope and have dramatically changed how Republicans look at the presidential election.
Dr. Phil McGraw joined "Larry King Live" on Thursday where he talked about some of the stories in the news. He touched on topics ranging from the removal of children from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sect to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright to the Austrian family affected by incest.
Is there is a crazy old girlfriend, a weird uncle or a troublesome ex-husband in your past? I thought so. Most of us have someone that we'd rather not see again.
CNN's John Roberts talks with the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart about the Democratic presidential race.
A new national poll suggests the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is a tie.
A university official says the school had offered the Rev. Jeremiah Wright an honorary Doctorate of Sacred Theology
If you're running for president in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a little factory experience never hurts.
Michelle Obama said Wednesday that her husband's move to distance himself from his controversial former minister has been "painful," but that she's pleased with the way he's handled the situation.
Michelle Obama answers questions about her husband's controversial former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Sen. Barack Obama denounces his former pastor's recent words, hoping to revive the politics of hope.
Sen. Barack Obama, hoping to put the controversy over his former pastor behind him, is getting some good news: five more superdelegates in the past 24 hours.
With less than a week until the next Democratic contests, Sen. Barack Obama is trying to shake off any political damage brought on by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
The preacher's brand of hate has haunted the Democrats for decades. An Obama win would silence it for good
Let's not kid ourselves. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright was going to be a part of this presidential campaign through November, whether Sen. Barack Obama smacked his former pastor upside the head, or not.
CNN's Mark Preston looks at Rev. Wright's latest comments and the latest candidate poll numbers.
A Democratic National Committee TV ad released Sunday uses Sen. John McCain's remarks on U.S. troops staying in Iraq for "100 years" to paint a portrait of a candidate fixated on keeping a permanent presence in the war-torn country.
His candidacy is reeling from Jeremiah Wright's comments. Now Obama is dropping nuance and showing some fire
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says he is outraged by the comments made by his former pastor.
Sen. Barack Obama said he is "outraged" by comments his former minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, made Monday at the National Press Club and is "saddened by the spectacle."
Jeremiah Wright has been a lot of things -- husband, father, author, composer, outspoken minister and spiritual confidant to Sen. Barack Obama.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright says that preaching in black churches is often "different," but that doesn't make it wrong.
The theology of Obama's former pastor helped reestablish Christianity's vibrant role in the life of black America
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright's speeches to the NAACP and the National Press Club have inspired a passionate debate between CNN.com readers.
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright on Monday said the black church, not him, had been subjected to attacks in the 2008 presidential campaign.
Analysis: The remarks by Obama's former pastor could cause major political damage for the candidate. But Wright wasn't wrong in pointing out U.S.' misconceptions of the black church
CNN's Soledad O'Brien and CNN contributor Roland Martin give firsthand accounts of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's speech.
Democratic candidate Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor told an audience of thousands at an NAACP dinner Sunday that he was "descriptive" but "not divisive" when he talks about race relations in America.
The NAACP has an incomparable record. It has the longest list of achievements in the history of this country as being the undisputed champion in the fight against discrimination, racial prejudice, and unjust public policies, which have caused people made in the image of God to be treated as less than human or treated as second-class citizens.
Sen. John McCain travels to New Orleans, where he criticized Pres. Bush's response to Katrina. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Sen. John McCain, on the last leg of this week's tour of economically struggling regions, was campaigning alongside former rival Mike Huckabee on Friday.
CNN's Rick Sanchez talks with his panel about the latest in the controversy surrounding Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis suggested Sunday the controversy over Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor has reignited a conversation about race that could ultimately be beneficial for the country.
Sen. Barack Obama says in an interview that aired on TV Friday that he would have left his church if his pastor had not retired and had not acknowledged making comments that "deeply offended people."
On ABC's 'The View', Democratic Sen. Barack Obama says he would have quit his church if his controversial pastor hadn't retired.
Analysts Donna Brazile and Bill Bennett discuss Hillary Clinton's strong words on Barack Obama's former minister.
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, has canceled his plans to speak at church services in Houston, Texas, this weekend in the wake of the recent uproar over portions of his past sermons.
As Sen. Barack Obama returns from his Caribbean vacation, he and his campaign pick up where they left off -- wrapped up in the controversy surrounding his former minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Sen. Hillary Clinton's says she misspoke about dangers she faced in Bosnia. CNN's Dan Lothian reports
Its been an interesting week watching folks analyze the outcry over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's controversial comments, especially when they try to link them to Sen. Barack Obama.
CNN Contributor Roland Martin "sounds off" about presidential candidates' associations with controversial people.
Sen. Hillary Clinton would have long ago distanced herself from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright if she had been a member of his church, the Democratic presidential candidate said Tuesday.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks to the press about Rev. Wright, her troubles with Bosnia, and her tax returns.
They're calling it the pastor disaster. Once again this week, drama inside the Democratic party dominated the attention of US voters. (You'd almost forget there's a Republican candidate named John McCain, who's campaigning and doing quite well).
Sen. Hillary Clinton's aides blasted Sen. Barack Obama's campaign Monday after a major Obama supporter referenced the blue dress at the heart of former President Bill Clinton's impeachment scandal.
Sen. Barack Obama's speech on race was a decisive factor in Bill Richardson's endorsement of his presidential bid, the New Mexico governor revealed Saturday.
Combative sermons rang out on Good Friday at the retired Rev. Jeremiah Wright's South Side congregation, Trinity United Church of Christ
After tapes of inflammatory statements made by Sen. Barack Obama's pastor came out last weekend, it appears to have had some negative impact on the Illinois senator.
CNN's Larry King interviews presidential candidate Barack Obama about the latest controversy surrounding his campaign
The revelation of controversial comments made by the longtime pastor of Sen. Barack Obama, and the equally hot aftermath from the general public that led to the junior senator from Illinois delivering a strong speech/sermon on race in America, has opened anew the explosive connection between three of the most volatile issues today.
Sen. Barack Obama told CNN on Wednesday the recent uproar over his former pastor's sermons has reminded him of the odds he faces in winning the White House.
The candidate's own critical, questioning road to faith also led him straight to a controversial mentor
Like many Americans I watched Sen. Barack Obama deliver his speech titled "A More Perfect Union."
It's at the heart of the controversy involving the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the doctrine of Black Liberation Theology.
Sen. Barack Obama in a speech Tuesday addressed the controversy surrounding his former minister, using it as an opportunity to challenge Americans to take a closer look at race relations.
On the Rev. Wright flap: Obama asserts that the race issue is complex. Remarkable speech -- but smart political strategy?
We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.
CNN's Carol Costello reports on the controversy caused by statements from Sen. Barack Obama's spiritual adviser.
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright's former church criticized the news media Sunday for coverage of his sermons, saying in a statement that Wright's "character is being assassinated in the public sphere."
A sermon blasting Hillary Clinton and comparing Barack Obama to Jesus is gaining attention. CNN's Susan Roesgen reports
A Chicago minister who delivered a fiery sermon about Sen. Hillary Clinton having an advantage over Sen. Barack Obama in the presidential race because she is white is no longer a part of the Obama campaign.
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