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How did we all get this so wrong?

9 January 2008 5:20

To say that there is shock at tonight’s result would be an understatement. Every poll was predicting an Obama win–the…

McCain’s first step to the nomination

9 January 2008 4:05

John McCain’s commanding win here makes him, remarkably for a candidate who was written off for dead last summer, the…

ABC call New Hampshire for Obama

9 January 2008 1:28

The big question now is the margin. If it is less than five the Clintons will spin a comeback narrative,…

McCain wins New Hampshire

9 January 2008 1:17

This place has just errupted with the news that the networks have called New Hampshire for McCain. Considering how quickly…

Welfare reform is now seen as well fair

8 January 2008 23:49

I’ve just finished a 45-minute BBC Five Live phone-in with Richard Bacon about Cameron’s welfare reform – me in favour…

This could be a blow out

8 January 2008 19:03

Extra Democratic ballots are needed in a string of towns, this is great news for Obama—who won in Iowa by…

If you want to win big, you’ve got to think big

8 January 2008 15:39

The post-mortems are already beginning on the Clinton campaign as everyone here is expecting a big Obama win tonight; the…

The Impossible Quiz–Answers

8 January 2008 14:23

For the answers to the Impossible Quiz, click here.

The Gordon and Alistair show

8 January 2008 13:24

It was the Gordon and Alistair show today, rather than the Brown press conference. And Darling did far more than…

The truth behind inflation

8 January 2008 10:16

Is Brown right on inflation? TGF UKIP appeals for help: is it correct to say as he did in the…

Hillary supporters rally to her but there’s no sign that she is set to be the new comeback kid

8 January 2008 6:00

The line of cars trying to get into the Clinton event tonight must have been more than a couple of…

McCain and Romney go to the wire in New Hampshire

8 January 2008 4:59

John McCain and Mitt Romney have both been criss-crossing the Granite state in one last quest for votes. McCain’s Straight…

Did Hillary just alienate black voters?

7 January 2008 22:48

Hillary Clinton has been trying to raise doubts about Barack Obama by talking about the limits of hope. Obama has…

The sharks gather

7 January 2008 18:37

A whole slew of polls have now confirmed that Obama is surging ahead of Hillary here in New Hampshire. To…

How badly will Rudy do?

7 January 2008 16:17

Rudy Giuliani’s sixth place finish in Iowa could be shrugged off as he had never really put that much effort…

Gordon’s passage to India

7 January 2008 15:48

A well-connected CoffeeHouse reader kindly informs me that Brown is due in China next week, goes to India for two…

Twenty hours in America

7 January 2008 13:57

 Voting in New Hampshire starts in 21 hours time and unless something dramatic happens between now and then Barack Obama…

Obama now favourite

7 January 2008 11:49

Even on Saturday afternoon, I couldn’t find a bookmaker who made Barack Obama favourite to be the next us president.…

Brown’s back – and doing a Hillary

7 January 2008 9:49

Don’t mention the relaunch! That will be the motto today as Gordon Brown embarks on his, ahem, new year initiative…

New polls show Obama with a double digit lead in New Hampshire

7 January 2008 4:39

The latest New Hampshire polls suggest that Obama is going to blow Clinton away here. He leads by 13 in…

The Republicans debate

7 January 2008 1:03

Tonight, the Republican presidential contenders—minus Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter—hold another televised debate here in New Hampshire. Last night, John…

The BBC was not even warm about global temperatures

7 January 2008 0:47

Almost a year ago, BBC News reported (January 04),  that “the world is likely to experience the warmest year on…

How Huckabee is tailoring his message to New Hampshire

7 January 2008 0:32

After Hillary’s rally this morning, we drove out to Mike Huckabee’s chowder-fest in the small town of Wyndham. The whole…

Hillary needs a convincing critique of Obama–and fast

6 January 2008 23:23

Hillary Clinton’s new strategy was evident at her canvas kick off this morning. She kept stressing how she, unlike Obama,…

Hillary’s quest for votes

6 January 2008 14:45

I’m at a Hillary “canvas kick off” in Manchester, New Hampshire this morning and the Hillary supporters are out in force…