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2010-08-03 15:00:00

Hillary Clinton Scores Highest, 19 Points Above Obama WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Clarus Poll of "news watchers" - a nationwide survey of registered voters who say they follow the news "closely" or "very closely" - finds that the job approval ratings of President Obama, his top aides and Cabinet officials have fallen considerably during the past seven months. The July 2010 Clarus Poll shows that only two members of the Obama team, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

2008-08-29 06:00:29

By Susan Page DENVER -- There hasn't been a setting for a convention speech like it in at least a half-century. The football stadium was part of the message: A demonstration of Barack Obama's ability to draw huge numbers of supporters and a case study of the technological innovations his campaign has used to reach the younger voters who have fueled his presidential campaign. As they waited through the hot afternoon into a cool evening, tens of thousands of Coloradans and Obama campaign...

2008-08-28 09:00:50

NEW YORK (AP) -- A carefully timed roll call and a sudden recognition of history may prove to be a turning point for Democrats at a convention that hadn't been going well for them as a television event. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's move to proclaim rival Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee for president came at a crucial time, when ABC, CBS and NBC were in the midst of their evening newscasts. All three newscasts carried the event live on the East Coast. Almost immediately, network...

2008-08-28 00:00:19

By NEDRA PICKLER DENVER - Hillary Rodham Clinton had a simple message for her still loyal supporters: This election isn't about her. The former first lady ceded the nomination that was almost hers in a prime-time speech to Democratic delegates on Tuesday, closing another chapter in a long, improbable political career that took her from supportive spouse to political powerhouse. She was warmly embraced by delegates split between herself and Barack Obama in the primary. Any who were...

2008-08-27 06:00:00

By Patrick Healy  Neither family wanted it this way, neither the Kennedys nor the Clintons. But the opening of the Democratic convention brought a stark contrast: a bittersweet public celebration of the life of Senator Edward Kennedy, who is suffering from brain cancer, and an embittered private drama about the terms on which the Clintons would yield the party to Senator Barack Obama. Kennedy, who endorsed Obama in January, had hoped to lead a hearty, full-throated night of...

2008-08-25 09:00:00

By Rupert Cornwell She may have lost the nomination - but she holds her party's fate in her hands. The Democratic convention that opens here today will be the coronation of Barack Obama, choreographed to the last word and smallest gesture. But millions of hands could still wield a fatal dagger. They belong to the supporters of Hillary Clinton. At the weekend, the last important political piece before this unmatched pageant fell into place, with Mr Obama's choice of Joe Biden, the vastly...

2008-08-15 09:00:33

By Sara Burnett Sen. Hillary Clinton's name will be placed in nomination at the Democratic National Convention, but the move - intended to unify the party behind Sen. Barack Obama - doesn't appease all her supporters. While some Clinton backers were thrilled by the news Thursday, others decried it as strictly symbolic and said they won't give up trying to get the New York senator selected. Obama is expected to be officially chosen to face Republican John McCain in November. Party...

2008-08-06 09:00:20

By Sara Burnett Hillary Clinton supporters will march through Denver during the Democratic National Convention to show appreciation for the New York senator's historic primary run and urge the party to place her name in nomination. The city issued a permit Tuesday to Colorado Women Count/Women Vote for a parade on Aug. 26 - the 88th anniversary of women's suffrage and the date Clinton is rumored to be speaking at the DNC. The group also will team with 18 Million Voices, a national...

2008-08-04 09:00:21

By Kathleen Gray and Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press Aug. 4--Like Hillary Clinton before him, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is now supporting full voting rights for Michigan's 157-member delegation to this month's national nominating convention in Denver. It was two months ago when Democrats agreed to give the members of Florida and Michigan's delegations a half-vote each. Obama's supporters agreed to go along, though Clinton's were howling -- especially when they...

2006-08-22 17:45:28

By Jason Szep MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - A stop at the Red Arrow Diner, long a magnet for White House hopefuls, is one of the rituals New Hampshire is fighting to preserve even it means holding the first presidential primary a year before the 2008 election. "Almost all the candidates stop by to visit us here," said Roy Donohue, general manager at the all-night hideaway tucked away on a side-street in Manchester, the state's largest city and a former New England textile...