November 5th, 2008
05:27 PM ET
5 years ago

Podcast: Welcome, President-elect Obama

CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from The Best Political Team.
CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from The Best Political Team.

(CNN)–After 21 months on the campaign trail, Illinois senator Barack Obama is the nation’s first African-American president-elect. In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, voters across the country react to this historic development. CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux reports on Obama’s history-making candidacy and his transition to commander-in-chief.

What’s the formula for a successful presidential run? CNN’s Tom Foreman has the answer. Watch him report on the details of Obama’s meteoric rise to political power.

Also: Not all citizens of the world are celebrating Barack Obama’s historic achievement. CNN’s Zain Verjee takes a look at how various countries are reacting to the election of the Democratic senator.

Finally: John McCain has no regrets. And after a crushing defeat, the Arizona senator pledges to help his former rival tackle the nation’s problems. CNN’s Ed Henry breaks down McCain’s concession speech.

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November 4th, 2008
11:23 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN projects Wicker will win Mississippi

 Republican Roger Wicker.
Republican Roger Wicker.

(CNN) – CNN projects that Republican Roger Wicker will win the Senate seat in Mississippi in a special election to replace former Sen. Trent Lott who resigned in December 2007.

Wicker, a former seven-term congressman who was appointed to the seat, defeated former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, a Democrat.

CNN projections are based on actual results and exit poll data from key areas.


Filed under: America Votes 2008 • Mississippi
March 25th, 2008
02:40 PM ET
6 years ago

America Votes 2008

Watch Tuesday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

Watch Tuesday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

(CNN)— John McCain worked to raise his profile on economic issues Tuesday, while Hillary Clinton worked to quell a media firestorm after admitting that she ‘misspoke’ last week when recounting her trip to Bosnia.

In the latest installment of America Votes 2008, watch the candidates along the campaign trail express their visions for the troubled economy.

Related:  CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley and CNN's John Lisk with more on Hillary Clinton's claim to have visited Bosnia under sniper fire.

March 24th, 2008
04:45 PM ET
6 years ago

America Votes 2008: The policies

Watch Monday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

Watch Monday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

(CNN)– In the latest edition of America Votes 2008, the candidates relate their policy visions on the campaign trail.

Republican John McCain highlights his Iraq War strategy while Democrat Hillary Clinton pitches her plans to help the troubled economy.

Related: Tax cuts and the candidates. Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, talks to CNN's Bob Costantini about the Bush tax cuts and John McCain's support for making them permanent.

February 20th, 2008
03:17 PM ET
6 years ago

America Votes 2008: Ohio and Texas

Watch Wednesday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

Watch Wednesday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

(CNN) - With Tuesday's contests in Washington State, Wisconsin, and Hawaii behind them, the presidential candidates are now focussing their attention on the upcoming contests in Ohio and Texas on March 4.

In Wednesday's highlights, watch Sens. Barack Obama, John McCain, and Hillary Clinton out on the trail and watch Mike Huckabee discuss why he's remaining in the hunt for the GOP's nomination.

Related: Listen to Candy Crowley discuss the race for the Democratic nomination

February 6th, 2008
03:30 PM ET
6 years ago

America Votes 2008: What's next for the candidates?

Watch Wednesday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

Watch Wednesday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

(CNN) The Super Tuesday presidential nominating contests seem to have solidified John McCain's frontrunner status - but failed to give either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama grounds for an exclusive claim to that title on the Democrattic side.

In the latest installment of America Votes 2008, watch the candidates and their campaigns reflect on how they fared in Tuesday's primaries and caucuses, and reveal their plans as the campaign continues.

Related: Listen to post-Super Tuesday analysis from CNN Political Editor Mark Preston and CNN's John Lisk.

February 4th, 2008
03:15 PM ET
6 years ago

America Votes 2008

Watch Monday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

Watch Monday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

(CNN)— One day after Sunday’s Giants victory in the Super Bowl and one day before the political super bowl, Super Tuesday, the presidential candidates draw distinctions between the two events.

In the latest installment of America Votes 2008, the fight for Super Tuesday intensifies along with the candidates’ shots against one another.

Related: Listen to CNN's Bob Costantini look ahead to Super Tuesday with Political Analyst Stuart Rothenberg.


Filed under: America Votes 2008
February 1st, 2008
03:05 PM ET
6 years ago

America Votes 2008

Watch Friday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

Watch Friday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

(CNN) – Fresh endorsements continue to flood the presidential race as candidates work to make their final campaign trail pitches just days before Super Tuesday voting.

In the latest installment of America Votes 2008, watch the candidates work to draw policy distinctions between themselves and use their endorsements to boost support.

Related: Last night’s historic CNN/LATimes/Politico debate may have lacked the fireworks most expected, but the showdown certainly didn’t lack substance. Listen to CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley and CNN’s John Lisk weigh in on how Clinton and Obama fared.


Filed under: America Votes 2008
January 31st, 2008
03:35 PM ET
6 years ago

American Votes 2008: Arnold flexes his muscle

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Watch Thursday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

(CNN) – After much speculation, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed John McCain’s White House bid Thursday.

Meanwhile, former President Bill Clinton continued his tour across the country campaigning for wife Hillary.

Watch the candidates on the trail in latest installment of American Votes 2008.

Related: Listen to CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley and CNN's John Lisk run down the latest money haul for Barack Obama; the Democratic debate tonight; and Arnold Schwarzenegger's pick for president.

January 29th, 2008
03:57 PM ET
6 years ago

America Votes 2008

Watch Tuesday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

Watch Tuesday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

(CNN) – It was crunch time for Republican presidential candidates Tuesday as they worked to sway undecided voters before polls closed in Florida.

In the latest installment of American Votes 2008, watch the candidates go head to head on the issues.

Related: Rudy Giuliani insists he will win Florida, but will he? Listen to CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley and CNN's John Lisk take a look at today's Republican primary.

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