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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE SERIES

From The Trail

NBC/National Journal Embed Reporters File Regular Dispatches From The Presidential Campaign Trail

Confident Obama Campaign Expands Race

Nov. 3 -- The Democrat's campaign is expanding into new states and looking downballot in the final stretch.

 

McCain Pins Hopes On Undecideds

Nov. 3 -- Campaign is hoping late deciders and independents will break their way.

Palin Talk Taxes, Slows Pace

Nov. 3 -- Alaska governor stays honed on tax attack.

Looser Biden Gets Out The Vote

Nov. 3 -- VP candidate turns focus to bluer areas and opens up to the press.

 

Palin Faces Questions Over Clothing, Stevens

Oct. 28 -- Alaska governor ventures off-script -- then back on again -- in responding to controversies.

McCain Campaign Hits Its Stride Late In The Race

Oct. 28 -- The Republican nominee promises crowds he'll fight to the finish, as he jets off to where he's needed most.

Obama's Own Bill Clinton

Oct. 28 -- Biden has come to serve as the campaign's unofficial ambassador to small-town America.

 

Obama's Campaign Thinks Big In Final Week

Oct. 27 -- With many paths to 270, Democrats plan their final push.

A Maverick In The Mainstream

Oct. 23 -- For all the outsider symbolism, McCain has run largely as a party man.

Signs Of Thaw Between Palin And Press

Oct. 21 -- The Republican VP nominee has begun to soften her aggressive stance and make herself more available.

Obama Surrogates Bear Down On Palin

Oct. 20 -- Webb and McCaskill are part of a push to question McCain's judgment more aggressively.

Biden Turns Another Page In His Open Book

Oct. 20 -- During unscripted West Coast weekend, Dem running mate warns of serious test for Obama.

McCain Defends, But Amends, Pointed Attacks

Oct. 14 -- The Republican's campaign walks a thin line in trying to criticize Obama while toning down its pugnacious rhetoric.

Obama Keeps Mum On Potential Spending Cuts

Oct. 14 -- The Illinois senator acknowledges the economic downturn, but he has offered few specifics on how it will constrain his policies.

Biden Aims To Seal The Deal In Pennsylvania

Oct. 14 -- Aided by the Clintons, Obama's VP pick stumps in a state that's looking bluer by the day.

The McCain Campaign Plans A Rebound

Oct. 8 -- New offensive aims to salve dropping poll numbers by going after Obama.

Obama Bets His Chips On Red

Oct. 6 -- Democratic nominee is spending time and effort in some staunch Republican areas.

Family Matters Keep Biden Off The Trail

Oct. 6 -- Vice-presidential debate with Palin is a rare public appearance for the Delaware senator in a subdued week.

Palin Takes Debate-Prep Detour In Arizona

Sept. 30 -- Decision to prepare in Sedona is unusual for a race that's all about location, location, location.

Should McCain Have Bailed On The Bailout?

Sept. 30 -- Defenders say he won support for the failed bill, but at what political cost?

Biden Preps For Careful Confrontation With Palin

Sept. 30 -- 'Respect' is the watchword as Senate veteran gets ready for vice presidential debate.

Lots Of Talk, Few Answers On The Economy

Sept. 29 -- Obama has hit McCain as less supportive of the middle class, but voters may want more economic specifics soon.

For Palin At U.N., The Image Of Access

Sept. 24 -- Networks' objection to choreographed meetings puts campaign's press reticence back in the news.

Iraq War Hits Biden Close To Home

Sept. 23 -- VP nominee seldom mentions that his son will deploy to Iraq the day after his debate with Palin.

Flexible 'Fundamentals' At Root Of McCain's Message

Sept. 23 -- The Republican nominee is reframing the economic debate as a matter of optimism.

Obama Narrows His Economic Critique

Sept. 22 -- The Illinois senator ties McCain's support for privatized Social Security and health care deregulation to current market worries.

Plans For Palin Shed Some Light On Ticket

Sept. 17 -- The Alaska governor's policy role in a potential McCain administration is fleshed out.

Experience Issue Makes A Comeback For McCain

Sept. 17 -- Economic crisis forces GOP nominee to veer away from his new claim on the 'change' label.

Biden Gets A Little Tougher On His Friend McCain

Sept. 15 -- Collegiality and nights at home in Delaware give way to a more engaged Democratic running mate.

Obama Campaign Looks To Debates

Sept. 15 -- After a bruising two weeks for the Democrat, he hopes to refocus voters on policy distinctions.

McCain Camp Finds Its Traction With Palin Pick

Sept. 9 -- The Alaska governor has given the Republican ticket new energy, the base's support and a new line of attack.

Palin Remains Seen But Rarely Heard

Sept. 9 -- McCain's running mate has turned a cold shoulder to the media, but that hasn't hurt her with her supporters.

Obama Mixes Palin Into Repertoire On The Stump

Sept. 9 -- The Democratic nominee finds new angles to work for his message as he keeps up a more pugnacious tone.

The VP Access Gap

Sept. 8 -- Obama camp hopes to play up the contrast between Biden's barnstorming and Palin's silence.

Flashback: On Storms And Firestorms

Sept. 2 -- As Katrina comes back to haunt the GOP, will the Rev. Wright come back to haunt Obama?

Biden On The Trail

Sept. 2 -- Though he might prefer to be at the top of the ticket himself, the Delaware senator has developed an easy chemistry with Obama.

McCain Defends VA Health Proposal

Aug. 26 -- Obama camp calls program 'privatization'; veterans' advocates are wary.

For McCain, A Purpose-Driven Forum

Aug. 19 -- Republican stays on point at Rick Warren event.

Faith Forum Fits With Obama's Religious Outreach

Aug. 18 -- Democrat's recent appearance in a forum hosted by influential pastor and author Rick Warren is part of the campaign's outreach to religious voters.

For McCain, Change Begins With A 'No'

Aug. 12 -- Reform talk is a big part of both candidates' campaigns, but the Arizona senator has displayed a harder line on compromise.

In Hawaii, Obama Is An Island

Aug. 11 -- On vacation, the Democrat tries to balance work and play away from the cameras.

McCain Gets Consistent With Message

Aug. 5 -- The senator finds a theme to stick with in using faint praise to criticize Obama.

For His Birthday, Obama Gets An Earful

Aug. 4 -- A tiff with the McCain campaign reopens old and new themes this week.

McCain Moves On Iraq (July 29)

Obama: Back To Business (July 28)

Obama: World Tour '08 (July 25)

Straight Talk? (July 22)

Obama's Overseas Gamble (July 21)

Up To Code (July 15)

Obama: Talking Down Or Just Talking? (July 14)

Free Trade-Off (July 8)

All Economy, All The Time (July 7)

McCain: Sing A New Song (July 1)

United They Stand (June 30)

Undue North? (June 24)

The Bubble Thickens (June 23)

Chasing The Story Online (June 16)

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