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Former Weather Underground militant Bill Ayers will appear at the University of Wyoming on Wednesday after a federal judge ruled he can't be barred from speaking on campus.

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Follow Friday: Watching the weatherupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 09:09:00

This week, winter storms dumped more than 18 inches of snow on parts of the Midwest before swerving toward Canada.

White House begins publishing the names of visitorsupdated: Sat Oct 31 2009 02:26:00

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.

NY governor upset with SNLupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 10:26:00

New York Gov. David Paterson, who is legally blind, is not happy with how SNL portrayed him over the weekend.

From political rivals to Monday morning quarterbacksupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 17:33:00

While they're not exactly buddies, President-elect Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain came together Monday to discuss the future of the country -- and maybe even try to quell some of the tension from the campaign trail.

Ayers on Obama relationshipupdated: Sat Nov 15 2008 06:52:00

William Ayers describes his relationship to President-elect Obama on 'Good Morning America.' CNN's Dan Lothian reports.

Ayers says 'secret link' with Obama is a 'myth'updated: Sat Nov 15 2008 06:52:00

Anti-Vietnam War activist William Ayers spoke out for the first time Friday, calling the Republican effort to tie him to President-elect Barack Obama during the election campaign a "dishonest narrative" with the intent of "demonizing" Ayers.

Time.com: Barack Obama Elected President with Mandate for Changeupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 20:00:00

Votes are still being counted but projections put Obama over the top

Time.com: What's Michael Moore Doing This Election?updated: Mon Nov 03 2008 09:00:00

In 2004, he hit the campaign trail with Fahrenheit 9/11. This year, he's got a new movie, an election guidebook and the hope that his candidate will win

LA Times 'kowtowing' to Obamaupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 11:31:00

Sarah Palin accuses the LA Times of withholding a video she says shows Obama speaking with an alleged former PLO spokesman.

Battling for votes: Small businesses weigh choicesupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 12:06:00

BOULDER, Colorado: 'Is it worth hanging in'

Obama: We've tried McCain wayupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 12:06:00

Sen. Barack Obama tells supporters that Sen. John McCain's financial plan is not a change from Pres. Bush.

Robo-wars in the campaignupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 22:12:00

The candidates use robo-calls to wage negative campaigns and both lose. CNN's Carol Costello reports.

Robocalls flood phone lines in battleground statesupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 22:12:00

Some residents in battleground states are receiving more than a dozen daily robocalls, recorded messages often used to attack a candidate's opponent.

3,000 professors sign to support William Ayersupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 15:50:00

More than 3,000 educators nationwide, including six Brown University professors, have signed a statement supporting William Ayers -- the man Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain called a "washed-up terrorist" at the third presidential debate.

Powell: Support for Obama doesn't mean Iraq war wrongupdated: Sun Oct 19 2008 12:06:00

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama Sunday during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."

People.com: John McCain to David Letterman: 'I Screwed Up'updated: Fri Oct 17 2008 20:25:00

The GOP presidential nominee apologizes to the late-night host for canceling a previous appearance

Commentary: Barack Obama, icy cool under fireupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 18:16:00

Make no mistake, Barack Obama is one cool customer. Now, after the last debate, it seems all but certain that the Iceman cometh to the White House.

McCain, Letterman make nice in 'Late Show' visitupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 04:52:00

John McCain has learned his lesson: Don't ever cancel on David Letterman.

Candidates get seriousupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 21:18:00

The presidential candidates are getting more serious in the final weeks of their campaigns.

GOP launches calls attacking Obama on Ayers, national securityupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 21:18:00

Republicans launched an enormous wave of phone calls Thursday blasting Sen. Barack Obama for "having worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers," party sources said.

Strong start but no win for McCain, iReporters sayupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 14:25:00

Sen. John McCain came out strong in Wednesday's final presidental debate, but Sen. Barack Obama ultimately came out ahead, according to several iReporters.

Time.com: Chicago Says There Is Too Much Ado About Bill Ayersupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 14:00:00

While the McCain campaign goes after Obama's "terrorist" ties, the Windy City bewails the scrutiny inflicted on a radical turned educator

Poll: Debate watchers say Obama winsupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 10:36:00

A majority of debate watchers think Sen. Barack Obama won the third and final presidential debate, according to a national poll conducted right afterward.

McCain puts Obama on the spot in final debateupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 01:14:00

Sen. John McCain played offense against Sen. Barack Obama during much of the final presidential debate as he challenged his rival on his policies, judgment and character.

Commentary: Time for Palin to answer tough questionsupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 11:43:00

Do you know what was so great about Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan? They were three of the biggest trash talkers in the history of the NBA, but they had the game to back it up.

Clinton: I'd like woman in White House I agree withupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 13:04:00

Sen. Hillary Clinton appeared Tuesday on "American Morning" with CNN's John Roberts to discuss the presidential campaign, the financial crisis and her views on electing a woman to the White House.

'Sowing seeds of hatred'updated: Tue Oct 14 2008 10:49:00

CNN's Don Lemon talks with CNN political analyst Bill Schneider about the angry rhetoric on the campaign trail.

Candidates dial back campaign rhetoricupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 10:49:00

Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has been criticizing Democratic standard-bearer Barack Obama for "palling around with terrorists," citing Obama's past associations with Bill Ayers, a founder of the radical Weather Underground, which was involved in several bombings in the early 1970s.

Palin pumps up crowdupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 22:21:00

Watch part of Gov. Sarah Palin's introduction of Sen. John McCain in Virginia on Monday.

Borger: Dwindling savings make attacks on Obama less salientupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 22:21:00

The other day, when confronted by a confused, angry and scared supporter who called Barack Obama "an Arab," among other things, you could see a glimpse of the old John McCain.

Time.com: How Valid is Palin's Abortion Attack on Obama?updated: Mon Oct 13 2008 01:00:00

The McCain campaign is suggesting that the Democratic nominee is a pro-choice extremist who supported a form of infanticide. The reality is very different, and the central allegation misleading

Time.com: In Battleground Virginia, a Tale of Two Ground Gamesupdated: Sun Oct 12 2008 01:00:00

On the streets of one battleground state, one can easily witness the divisions of a nation

Rage rising on the McCain campaign trailupdated: Sat Oct 11 2008 02:42:00

With recent polls showing Sen. Barack Obama's lead increasing nationwide and in several GOP-leaning states, some Republicans attending John McCain-Sarah Palin campaign rallies are showing a new emotion: rage.

McCain goes on the attackupdated: Sat Oct 11 2008 02:42:00

Sen. John McCain is upping the offense on the campaign trail. CNN's Ed Henry reports.

Palin: Obama put 'ambition above country'updated: Fri Oct 10 2008 16:28:00

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday said Sen. Barack Obama put "ambition above country" after a newspaper reported that Obama may have tried to influence Iraqi politicians negotiating with the United States.

Obama blasts GOP tacticsupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 16:28:00

Sen. Barack Obama condemns his opponents for using what he believes is 'fear' politics.

Obama: McCain's mortgage plan shows 'erratic' leadershipupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 16:07:00

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."

Commentary: Voting against Obama doesn't make you a racistupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 11:35:00

With a little less than a month before the election, this week started with a re-examination of Barack Obama's association with William Ayers.

Michelle on Ayers controvesyupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 09:37:00

Michelle Obama says voters should judge Barack Obama on his actions now and not on something from his past.

Michelle Obama not offended by 'that one' commentupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 09:37:00

The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama told CNN's Larry King on Wednesday that she is not offended by a much-publicized comment made toward her husband in Tuesday night's debate.

McCain to voters: 'Who is the real Sen. Obama?'updated: Wed Oct 08 2008 15:52:00

Sen. John McCain on Wednesday attacked his rival as a candidate whose words cannot be trusted, telling voters "what Sen. [Barack] Obama says today and what he has done in the past are often two different things."

Biden: Attacks on Obama wrongupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 15:52:00

In Tampa, Florida, Democratic candidate Joe Biden says John McCain's attacks against Barack Obama should cease.

Debating momentsupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 13:11:00

In between jabs, the two Presidential hopefuls laid out their visions. Watching it all was Jessica Yellin.

Commentary: Why Ayers case is risky for McCain-Palinupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 12:11:00

During the Democratic primaries, I wrote a column for CNN.com about how easy it is for any candidate to tar and feather another about their associations with less-than-acceptable figures.

An Obama-Ayers link?updated: Tue Oct 07 2008 22:50:00

CNN's Drew Griffin on links between Barack Obama and a founder of the 1960s terror group Weather Underground, Bill Ayers.

Ayers and Obama crossed paths on boards, records showupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 22:50:00

More than 30 years ago, William Ayers was a fugitive leader of the Weather Underground, an antiwar terrorist group known for its bombings of police stations, the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol.

Independent groups are new power in political adsupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 17:59:00

Pundits may have spent the year declaring the passing of the 527 era, but the view from primary states this month is beginning to make the reports of that death look just a bit premature.

Candidates go negative but risk alienating votersupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 11:41:00

With less than 30 days until the election, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are stepping up their negative ads as they try to win over the narrowing margin of undecided voters.

The gloves come offupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 11:41:00

Wolf Blitzer speaks to a panel about Palin's charges against Obama and political fallout of the bailout.

Obama video: McCain didn't learn lessons from 'Keating Five'updated: Mon Oct 06 2008 18:39:00

Sen. Barack Obama's campaign Monday tried to draw a parallel between Sen. John McCain's involvement in the nearly 2-decade-old "Keating Five" scandal and the current economic crisis.

Obama hits backupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 18:39:00

Barack Obama fights back after Sarah Palin claims he's "palling around with terrorists". CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Obama accuses McCain of looking for distractionsupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 10:53:00

Sen. Barack Obama on Sunday charged that Sen. John McCain's campaign is launching "Swift boat-style attacks" on him instead of addressing the country's problems.

Palin: Obama a terrorist's palupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 10:53:00

CNN's Josh Levs checks the facts on Gov. Sarah Palin's remark that Sen. Barack Obama "pals around with terrorists".

Fact-checking candidatesupdated: Sun Oct 05 2008 18:55:00

CNN's Tom Foreman fact-checks the vice presidential candidates after Thursday's debate.

Palin hits Obama for 'terrorist' connectionupdated: Sun Oct 05 2008 18:55:00

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday slammed Sen. Barack Obama's political relationship with a former anti-war radical, accusing him of associating "with terrorists who targeted their own country."

Obama campaign rejects Palin 'terrorist' gibeupdated: Sun Oct 05 2008 18:24:00

Barack Obama's campaign has quickly rejected Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's claim that he associated "with terrorists who targeted our own country."

Time.com: What's Behind McCain's Nosediveupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 19:00:00

The candidate's bold moves may have energized his campaign temporarily, but at the expense of a coherent overall message

Commentary: Obama's high-tech edge in presidential politicsupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 11:47:00

In 1840, a young Whig organizer named Abraham Lincoln wrote the guidebook on political field work. His "confidential" circular advised Whig campaign operatives to "make a perfect list of all the voters and ascertain with certainty for whom they will vote."

'It's gonna be a bloodbath,' fallen soldier told fatherupdated: Fri Jul 18 2008 21:30:00

Cpl. Gunnar Zwilling suspected that his days were numbered last week, while he and his band of brothers in the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team prepared for a mission near Wanat, Afghanistan.

Help delayed for Afghanistan?updated: Fri Jul 18 2008 21:30:00

A day after promising more troops for Afghanistan, sources tell CNN's Jamie McIntyre most may not arrive until Fall.

Time.com: McCain's 7 Steps to Beating Obamaupdated: Mon May 12 2008 01:00:00

There's no secret document stashed in a safe, but McCain's been giving strategic hints for weeks

Time.com: The Incredibly Shrinking Democratsupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 01:00:00

As the race drags on, Obama and Clinton are diminishing each other, turning a big campaign into a small one

Michelle Obama and patriotismupdated: Sun Feb 24 2008 22:15:00

CNN's Carol Costello explores whether Michelle Obama's controversial comments will come back to haunt the campaign.

Obama fights back on questions about his patriotismupdated: Sun Feb 24 2008 22:15:00

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama defended himself and his wife Sunday against suggestions that they are insufficiently patriotic.

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