(CNN) – President Barack Obama on Monday emphasized the fulfillment of his promise to end the war in Iraq and pointed to his administration's work for veterans over the last three and a half years.
"Four years ago I made you a promise. I pledged to take the fight to our enemies and renew our leadership in the world. As president, that's what I've done," he said while speaking in Reno, Nevada at the 113th convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
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(CNN) - The Race to '08 continues even as the rest of the country turns its attention to friends, family, and food over the upcoming holidays.
In Friday's audio podcast, CNN's Chris Chandler and Dick Uliano discuss Rudy Giuliani's recent hospital stay, the accolades former President Bill Clinton is lavishing on his wife while stumping for her on the campaign trail, and the early date of the Iowa caucuses - just two days after start of the new year.
– CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart
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(CNN) - Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and former senator John Edwards are in a virtual three-way tie in Iowa, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Thursday.
In this Race to '08 podcast, CNN Radio's Bob Constantini speaks with CNN Correspondent Jessica Yellin who is in Iowa covering the Democratic presidential primary race.
Listen to Yellin discuss the new CNN poll, the issue of leadership style among the Democratic White House hopefuls, and what the Democrats are doing to draw distinctions between themselves and their rivals for their party's nomination.
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(CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, recently rolled out a new strategy intended to soften her image with voters.
In today's Race to '08 audio podcast, CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley talks with CNN Radio's Dick Uliano about Clinton's new approach and about a new holiday-themed ad GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is airing in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Listen to Crowley discuss the strategy of going positive in the last couple weeks before votes are cast in the Iowa caucuses.
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(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee leads a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll of South Carolina Republican primary voters released Friday.
In today's Race to '08 audio podcast, CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley talks with CNN Radio's John Lisk about Huckabee's rise to front-runner status in the key southern state.
Listen to Crowley explain Huckabee's South Carolina surge, the role of Christian conservative voters in the state's Republican primary, the addition of a high-level Republican operative to Huckabee's presidential campaign, and whether Huckabee can continue his rise against a well-financed rival like Mitt Romney.
Listen to Candy Crowley discuss the political impact of Oprah Winfrey.
(CNN) - The original 18,000-seat arena turned out not to be big enough. So, Sen. Barack Obama's campaign is now holding a South Carolina campaign event featuring media superstar Oprah Winfrey in an 80,000-seat football stadium. But, with all the interest in Oprah, could she overshadow the Democratic presidential hopeful she is trying to help?
In today's Race to '08 audio podcast, CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley talks with CNN Radio's John Lisk about Obama's upcoming campaign events featuring Winfrey.
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(CNN) - Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley has been spending some time on the campaign trail in Iowa where the first votes in the presidential primaries will be cast in about a month.
In Tuesday's Race to '08 podcast, CNN Radio's John Lisk talks with Crowley about how Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are increasingly leveling attacks at each other as the Iowa caucuses approach and polling shows a virtual three-way tie in Iowa between Clinton, Obama, and former senator John Edwards.
In this podcast, a Vice-Chairman of the DNC discusses the sanctions imposed by the national party on Michigan and Florida.
(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee continues to try to rein in the chaotic 2008 primary calendar.
Over the weekend, the DNC announced that it will strip the Michigan Democratic Party of all of its delegates to the 2008 nominating convention if Michigan Democrats hold their primary on January 15 as planned.
In Monday's Race to '08 podcast, CNN's Bob Costantini chats with Linda Chavez-Thompson, one of the DNC's Vice-Chairs, about the primary calendar and how the Democratic Party has responded to the primary dates sets by Michigan and Florida.
A California proposal could affect the outcome of the '08 presidential election for the entire country.
(CNN) - In Friday's Race to '08 podcast, CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser and CNN Radio's John Lisk discuss a Republican proposal to change how California's 55 Electoral College votes are awarded.
Currently, the Golden State's votes are awarded on a winner-take-all basis across the entire state but a GOP plan would award them on the basis of winning individual Congressional districts.
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(CNN) - In this Race to '08 podcast, CNN Political Editor Mark Preston speaks with CNN Radio's John Lisk about the 2008 presidential primary calendar now that New Hampshire has announced it will hold its primary on January 8, 2008.
Listen to Preston explain why a lot will likely be decided by the end of the voting day on February 5, 2008 and why the field may narrow even before "Super Duper Tuesday." Preston and Lisk also discuss the presidential candidates' different strategies for making the most of 2008's unprecedented primary calendar.
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