Recent 2008 Election Posts

Before Obama Trip, Polls Find Sympathy With Israel, and Doubts on Peace

Americans continue to sympathize more with Israel than with the Palestinians, but few want the United States to take a leading role in resolving the conflict there. Read more »

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Paul Spells Out His Plan for Immigration Overhaul

Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, would first require assurances regarding border security, according to excerpts of remarks prepared for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

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Supreme Court Plans Same-Day Release of Oral Argument Recordings in Marriage Cases

The last time the court allowed such access was a year ago, when it heard three days of arguments over the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law. Read more »

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Palin Bolsters Insurgents at Conservative Retreat

Sarah Palin’s reception at the Conservative Political Action Conference underscored her enduring popularity with the right. Read more »

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Rand Paul to Speak at Iowa Republican Dinner

As his profile grows, Senator Rand Paul's speech at Iowa Republicans' Lincoln Day Dinner offers him an early chance to introduce himself to potential 2016 caucus-goers. Read more »

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The Early Word: Goals and Challenges

Political news from today's Times and around the Web, plus a look at the latest happenings in Washington. Read more »

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Perry to declare White House intentions this year

Texas governor on track to announce state and national political plans in 2013.... Read more »

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Rand Paul to headline Iowa GOP dinner

The Tea Party favorite will speak before an audience that could help in a presidential race.... Read more »

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Evangelical Groups Call for Path to Citizenship in Immigration Overhaul

A coalition including some of the nation’s largest evangelical Christian organizations said on Monday that Congress should include “clear steps to citizenship” for illegal immigrants in any bill to overhaul… Read more »

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Hillary Clinton Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential candidate, said in a video posted on the Internet Monday that “gay rights are human rights.’’ Read more »

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