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Powerful Teamsters union to endorse Democrat Obama

WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama is poised to get the endorsement of the powerful Teamsters, the second major union endorsement for the Democratic front-runner in a week, union officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

March 06, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND AP Labor Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain seeks to turn public financing flap with Obama into character issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio - John McCain accused Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama of engaging in Washington doublespeak over accepting public financing for the general election as the likely GOP nominee tried to turn a money issue into a character test.

March 06, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama and Clinton face off in Wisconsin, Hawaii as Democratic contest veers negative

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton squared off in a scrappy Wisconsin primary and in laid-back Hawaii caucuses Tuesday, their struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination veering toward the negative.

March 05, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Clinton campaign seeks to undermine Obama’s credibility

DE PERE, Wis. - Top advisers to Hillary Rodham Clinton accused Democratic rival Barack Obama of plagiarism Monday, the latest effort by her campaign to undermine the Illinois senator's credibility. Obama shrugged off the criticism and noted Clinton has used his slogans, too.

March 05, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama says he probably should have credited Mass. governor for lines he used

NILES, Ohio - Sen. Barack Obama said Monday that he doesn't think it's a big deal that he borrowed lines from his friend Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, although he probably should have given him credit.

March 05, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain still has work to do to formally clinch Republican presidential nomination

WASHINGTON - Not so fast, Sen. McCain.

March 05, 2008 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain works to bury hatchet with those on receiving end of his temper

WASHINGTON - Temper, temper.

March 02, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bill Clinton says Obama tries to ignore the Clintons’ accomplishments in the ’90s

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Former President Clinton on Friday accused Sen. Barack Obama, his wife's rival for the Democratic nomination, of trying to ignore any accomplishments they achieved during their years in the White House.

March 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton will have to get around DNC to seat Michigan and Florida delegates

MILWAUKEE - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton desperately wants meaningless wins in Florida and Michigan to turn into votes she can count on. It won't be easy with the Democratic National Committee rules standing in her way.

March 02, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Founder of ’70s rock band tells Huckabee to quit playing his song

CONCORD, N.H. - The chief songwriter and founder of the band Boston has more than a feeling that he's being ripped off by Mike Huckabee.

March 02, 2008 | By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama garners sought-after SEIU endorsement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama won the support Friday of the 1.9-million member Service Employees International Union, his second endorsement in as many days from large labor organizations and a fresh sign of momentum in the Democratic presidential race with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

March 02, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Former GOP candidate Romney endorsing McCain

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Republican campaign dropout Mitt Romney agreed Thursday to endorse Sen. John McCain for the party's presidential nomination and ask his national convention delegates to swing behind the likely nominee, according to officials familiar with the decision.

February 29, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton outlines plan to crack down on corporations, attacks Obama

LORDSTOWN, Ohio - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, criticized for taking corporate special interest contributions, proposed restrictions on a wide array of industries Thursday and stepped up her assault on rival Barack Obama, casting him as the candidate more beholden to corporations.

February 29, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain rallies House GOP members behind him as he looks toward the general election

WASHINGTON - Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain appealed to GOP House members for help rallying conservatives behind him, acknowledging the party must unite if it hopes to match the enthusiasm generated by Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

February 28, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton looks for March 4 comeback as she and Obama launch big-state TV ads

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is counting on the almost-Super Tuesday primaries March 4 for another comeback, as she and rival Sen. Barack Obama both begin ads in Texas and Ohio, the day's biggest prizes.

February 27, 2008 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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