(CNN) - The countdown to the March 4 primaries continues as Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain, and Mike Huckabee make their pitches to voters in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
In the latest episode of CNN=Politics Daily, Sen. Barack Obama picks up an endorsement from former rival Sen. Christopher Dodd. Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley reports on the endorsement as well as the latest from Sen. Clinton.
John McCain ended up in the awkward situation of having to distance himself from comments made by a supporter who introduced him at a campaign event Tuesday. Chief National Correspondent John King was there and reports on the supporter's controversial comments and McCain's response.
The recent release of three new national polls shows how the Democratic nomination race has changed since voting began in Iowa at the beginning the year. Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider reports on the new data - viewed together as a poll of polls - and the issues driving voters' views and preferences.
Finally, Howard Kurtz, the host of CNN's Reliable Sources, reports on the media's coverage of Sen. Obama.
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–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart
(CNN) - As the voting in Texas, Ohio, Vermont, and Rhode Island approaches, things are heating up between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley reports on the latest back-and-forth between the two remaining Democrats vying for their party's nod.
Republican front runner John McCain continues his march to collect enough delegates to officially garner the GOP's nomination. Dana Bash reports on McCain's latest comments about the Iraq war.
Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider reports on a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll of likely primary voters in Texas.
Finally, Brian Todd keeps them honest and does a fact check of claims by Clinton and Obama on the North American Free Trade Agreement.
(CNN)—In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider explains why Texas residents can cast a presidential vote twice on Tuesday – legally.
Despite the relative lack of drama in the Republican presidential contest, John McCain hasn’t had to worry about a lack of media attention this week, following the New York Times article that suggested an inappropriate relationship with a female lobbyist. CNN’s Dana Bash reveals how the Arizona senator is dealing with the sudden onslaught of media interest in the story, while Brian Todd explains what role lobbyists are playing in the other presidential campaigns.
Thursday’s CNN/Univision debate ended on a positive note for Sens. Obama and Clinton. Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley gives a Democratic weekend wrap.
Finally, voters often visit campaign websites to donate money or learn more about the candidates’ policy positions – but there’s a hidden risk most never imagine. CNN Homeland Security Correspondent Jeanne Meserve uncovered some information that could undermine the candidates’ campaigns and put your personal information at risk.
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–CNN’s Emily Sherman
(CNN)—Fallout from the New York Times article suggesting Republican John McCain had inappropriate relations with a female lobbyist dominated the political scene Thursday.
In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, Dana Bash takes a deeper look into John McCain’s past. McCain’s lawyer Bob Bennett compares the accusations to a piece of cotton candy, saying “there’s not much there.”
Meanwhile, the Democratic candidates headed into Thursday’s CNN/Univision debate looking to pick up support in Texas and throughout the country. Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley lays out what’s at stake for Sens. Clinton and Obama.
Finally, CNN’s Josh Rubin gives you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the CNN/Univision Debate, and what it takes to get it on air.
(CNN)— In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, Candy Crowley reveals the most recent push by the Clinton campaign to maintain momentum after a tough string of losses in Wisconsin, Hawaii and the Potomac primaries.
Meanwhile, John McCain is easing into his role as Republican frontrunner and sharpening his attacks on who he thinks will be the Democratic nominee—Barack Obama. CNN’s Dana Bash reports on what the two candidates are sparring over.
Plus, a powerful union that has long supported Hillary Clinton endorsed Barack Obama Wednesday. The President of Teamsters Union, James Hoffa tells Wolf Blitzer why they chose Obama over Clinton and includes some strong criticism of John McCain.
Finally, with his victories in Wisconsin and Hawaii, Barack Obama has won 10 straight primaries and is starting to sway the base of Hillary Clinton’s supporters. Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider gives an analysis of who Obama is affecting.
(CNN)—As voting draws to a close in Wisconsin, Jessica Yellin takes an early look at how well the Democratic candidates’ dueling pitches worked in the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily.
Republican John McCain, his party’s likely nominee, is still trying to shake underdog Mike Huckabee. CNN’s Dana Bash explores what Tuesday’s primaries mean for the Republicans.
Although the Clinton and Obama campaigns deny plans to woo pledged delegates earned through primary and caucus votes, it’s a sign of just how tight the Democratic race has become that the question is even on the table. Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider reveals where the Democratic race may be headed - and when the Republicans may reach the finish line.
Meanwhile, Tuesday marked a historic day around the world as people woke up to the news of Fidel Castro’s resignation after nearly half-century of iron fisted rule. Ten U.S. presidents have dealt with Castro’s Cuba – now White House hopefuls are facing an uncertain new era in U.S.-Cuba relations. CNN’s Brian Todd covers the candidates’ reactions to the end of the Castro Regime.
(CNN) — The Clinton campaign accused Barack Obama of the ultimate political crime Monday - plagiarizing speeches.
In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily Jessica Yellin, covers the newest scuffle in the Clinton-Obama feud.
John McCain received the endorsement of former President George H.W. Bush Monday — the ultimate seal of approval from the Republican establishment. CNN’s Dana Bash reports from Texas.
Meanwhile, the latest CNN/Opinion Research Poll shows the Democrats in a dead heat in Texas ahead of the state’s March 4 primary. Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider breaks down the numbers.
Finally, with 20 Democratic delegates at stake in Hawaii, that state’s caucuses are getting more attention than ever before. CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux reports on the latest campaign efforts in the Rainbow State.
(CNN) – In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, Jessica Yellin covers the escalating fight between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
And bigger battles continue to loom ahead as top Democrats face off over the role of Michigan and Florida. Both states were stripped of their delegates after moving up their primaries in violation of DNC rules. Now, the campaign of Hillary Clinton – who came up the winner in both states – is calling for them to be seated at the party’s summer convention after all. Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider explains what this means for the Democratic nomination.
For the Republicans, the flood of McCain endorsements continues. CNN has learned former President George H. W. Bush is set to endorse the Arizona senator next week in Texas. Candy Crowley gives a weekend wrap on the Republican candidates from Chicago.
Plus: The presidential candidate with the biggest military fundraising haul is also the one with the most hard-line stand against U.S. involvement in Iraq. Brian Todd divulges who tops the field when it comes to military donations.
Finally, CNN’s Jenifer Mikell serves up trail mix—the most memorable moments from the campaign trail this week.
(CNN)–Republicans continue to unite behind presidential candidate John McCain Thursday, as he wins the backing of former candidate Mitt Romney. This latest endorsement could mean a boost for McCain's delegate count - but fellow candidate Mike Huckabee says he was never interested in getting Romney's support.
In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, CNN's Dana Bash follows McCain on his tour through New England.
Meanwhile, after a week of counting, New Mexico's primary ballots have finally been fully tallied, bringing a much-needed victory to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton - and another group of delegates split between her and her presidential rival, Barack Obama. CNN's Joe Johns take a deeper look at what would happen if the Democratic nomination comes down to a decision made by superdelegates - party leaders who can choose any candidate they prefer, no matter how their state voted.
Along the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton continued to invoke former Democratic candidate John Edwards Thursday, as she worked to court the working class. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports from Ohio on Sen. Clinton's new push for blue-collar support.
Finally, while the Republican and Democratic candidates attack one another one another, their parties are taking aim at their potential fall opponents. CNN Internet reporter Abbi Tatton takes a look at the party-sponsored attacks appearing online.
–CNN's Emily Sherman
(CNN)– President Bush urged Congress Wednesday to follow the Senate's lead and pass the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, Elaine Quijano gives an overview of the president's plan, which he says will help stop the threat of terrorist attacks.
Meanwhile, after a bruising Potomac primary finish for Hillary Clinton, she works to get a clean start in the next set of critical primaries taking place in Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports on Clinton's progress from Texas.
Barack Obama is using his momentum and new lead in delegates to help propel him to the Democratic nomination. Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley reports from the campaign trail in Wisconsin.
Finally, John McCain sharpened his criticism of potential general election rival Barack Obama Wednesday. CNN's Dana Bash highlights the latest efforts from McCain to secure the GOP base's support, as well as Mike Huckabee's unexpected stop in the Cayman Islands.
-CNN's Emily Sherman