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Leading article: A primary that promises a truly vintage campaign

What a roller coaster of a campaign the 2008 US presidential race is turning out to be, and still only the first primaries have been completed. From a Democratic result in Iowa that made a young senator the Man of Destiny, the nominations for both major parties are now wide open. The leading candidates find themselves almost, but in several crucial respects not quite, back to square one.

Clinton's softer image helped her win, say aides

A softer image of Sen. Hillary Clinton helped propel the former First Lady to a surprise victory in the New Hampshire race for the Democratic party presidential nomination, aides said.

McCain claims victory for Republicans

John McCain, the dogged Arizona Senator who only weeks ago was considered a no-hope in the presidential contests, pulled off a stunning win among Republicans in New Hampshire, soundly defeating his main rival, Mitt Romney, the former governor of neighbouring New Hampshire.

Clinton changes style in bid to stop Obama juggernaut

New Hampshire was supposed to be Hillary Clinton's firewall. Considered home turf by the Clintons, it would surely stop the prairie fire that Barack Obama was lighting in the hearts of million of Americans.

McCain set to repeat success of 2000

John McCain's Straight-Talk Express a not-so luxury bus has been rattling along the highways and bi-ways of New Hampshire for five straight days from one town hall meeting to the next and seems now to be bearing the veteran candidate to a win among Republicans in the state's primary voting today.

'The Mac is back': McCain enjoys poll surge

The billboards strategically planted by staffers at John McCain events these days may have a whiff of wishful thinking.

Has the tide turned against Clinton?

She once looked to have an invincible lead over her Democratic rivals, but the former First Lady has had to call in all the family to boost her flagging campaign

Eriksson keeps faith as Rooney's fate rests on Ascension Day scan

Ascension Day will not have only Christian connotations for Sven Goran Eriksson next Thursday. The England manager has circled 25 May as the date he elevates Theo Walcott from obscurity at Highbury to the international stage and lifts the uncertainty that surrounds Michael Owen's fitness by deploying both in the 'B' team friendly with Belarus. As though to complete the trinity, it has now become the day Wayne Rooney discovers what part he has to play at this summer's World Cup.

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