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Stay here for coverage tonight of the two party debates in New Hampshire....

More voters. That's the key detail from Iowa last night. The Republican caucus electorate was 20 percent larger than in 2000 (from 86,000 to 103,000);...

Here are some details from the conference call I just had with Senator John McCain. On last night’s results, the Senator was quick to point...

A few thoughts about last night: 1. The biggest story, by far, is Barack Obama’s victory. He’s going to come out of Iowa like a freight...

Barack Obama is the first political speaker I can think of who actually sounds the way present-day Hollywood has insisted a politician should sound. His...

Barack Obama brilliantly waited a solid 20 minutes after Huckabee spoke before taking the stage.  He was the star of the night, and he made...

Listening to Mike Huckabee, who was a radio announcer before he was a minister, one cannot help but notice the brilliance of his style of...

"I intend to restore America's leadership and her moral authority in the world," said Hillary Clinton. She better restore her campaign first....

It was hard not to be impressed listening to John Edwards's "second-place victory" speech.  It was a good rendition of his war on insurers, bankers,...

The "amateurism" of Obama and Huckabee, in contrast to the slick, stage-managed professionalism of Clinton and Romney, is rapidly emerging as the consensus talking point...

Alone among pundits, I thought Mitt Romney's celebrated religion speech was a tactical error in that it highlighted his great difference with the American electorate...

How ironic it is that, in the wake of her defeat, Hillary Clinton will retreat to the issues of health care and the need for...