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44: August 5, 2007 - August 11, 2007

Romney Wins Handily in Straw Poll

AMES, Iowa -- Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) drew 32 percent of the vote...

By Post Editor  | August 11, 2007; 10:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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ames -- romney photo

Iowa GOP Straw Poll | Mitt Romney greets a supporter Saturday as he arrives...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  | August 11, 2007; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Death Watch in Ames

AMES, IOWA -- Behind the frivolity of today's Republican straw poll -- the banners, big...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  | August 11, 2007; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Paul's Online Support Put to Offline Test

Though he's bigger on MySpace, Rep. Ron Paul did work the Iowa crowds the...

By Washington Post editors  | August 11, 2007; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama: Enough With "Black Enough"

Obama hit on issues of race and foreign policy at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Las Vegas.

By Washington Post editors  | August 10, 2007; 8:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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What Happens In Vegas

Through the early primary scramble, Nevada remains a key state for campaign stops--and campaign spending.

By Post Editor  | August 10, 2007; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Fair Day for Politicking

DES MOINES -- With the Iowa straw poll a day away, most of the Republican...

By Washington Post editors  | August 10, 2007; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Mormon Factor

Part of the Romney outreach--to Mormons and everyone else--included Mitt Romney's son Josh's motor...

By Washington Post editors  | August 10, 2007; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ketch'in' Up With Voters at Iowa's Waveland

Play Video VIDEO | Ketch'in'up With The Waveland Cafe...

By Washington Post editors  | August 10, 2007; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Giuliani: A "Gay Leader"?

Former New York mayor skipped the gay issues forum, but he's picking up fans in the group "Gays for Giuliani."

By Washington Post editors  | August 10, 2007; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Following Bono's Lead in N.H.

The U2 frontman's campaign to make global poverty an issue in '08 appears to resonate with New Hampshire voters.

By Washington Post editors  | August 10, 2007; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Colleges a Cash Cow for Dems

The Ivory Tower turns green for Democratic candidates.

By Washington Post editors  | August 10, 2007; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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After Tomorrow, One Less Thompson?

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson speaks to supporters during a campaign stop last month...

By Washington Post editors  | August 10, 2007; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Iowa Governor Saves Christmas

DES MOINES -- Iowa Gov. Chet Culver said Iowa will preserve its status as the...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  | August 10, 2007; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Richardon's Dubious
"Choice" in LA

He trips over the question of what makes someone gay at Human Rights Campaign forum.

By Washington Post editors  | August 10, 2007; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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From the Sidelines, Giuliani Handicaps Iowa

Rudy Giuliani may be on the outside looking in at the famed Ames straw...

By Post Editor  | August 10, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton Lashes Out
At Health Care Critic

At black journalist's forum, former First Lady takes on critic who says she supports "socialized medicine."

By Post Editor  | August 9, 2007; 7:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Clinton Ruled Out
Nukes in 2006

Spokesman says Bush administration "saber-rattling" made comment appropriate at the time.

By Post Editor  | August 9, 2007; 6:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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At the Breaking Point?

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner and South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson...

By Post Editor  | August 9, 2007; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Post Talk: Huckabee
Hits Romney Flips

In an interview with the Post's Dan Balz and Chris Cillizza, former Arkansas governor says Democrats would exploit Romney's "dramatic" shifts on issues.

By Post Editor  | August 9, 2007; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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South Carolina GOP
Makes it Official

Decision to move primary to Jan. 19 could scramble campaign calendar.

By Post Editor  | August 9, 2007; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hitting the Links

A roundup of some of the top political news stories from around the country.

By Post Editor  | August 9, 2007; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gay Issues
Forum Is a First

Six of the Democratic contenders will gather in Los Angeles for Human Rights Campaign/LOGO event.

By Post Editor  | August 9, 2007; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Edwards's Turn
Of Fortune

You'll never see him on the cover of Fortune. But he might be profiled on the inside pages....

By Post Editor  | August 9, 2007; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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And Now, From the
West Wing Peanut Gallery

President Bush offered reviews of recent Democratic and Republican presidential debates. (Reuters). President Bush...

By Post Editor  | August 9, 2007; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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YouTube Creates
Issues Debate

New feature allows user to search by hot topics of the day.

By Post Editor  | August 8, 2007; 6:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Expresses
Sympathy for Musharraf

Says Pakistani leader has "a difficult job."

By Post Editor  | August 8, 2007; 6:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Brownback Won't
Let Up on Romney

New web video in Iowa the latest in Kansas Senator's effort to slow Romney before Saturday's straw poll.

By Post Editor  | August 8, 2007; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Iowa Idol or
ABC Debate?

Iowans and the Democratic presidential contenders may face a difficult choice next Sunday.

By Post Editor  | August 8, 2007; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mrs. Edwards on
Campaign Can't Dos

The candidate's wife notes her husband can't be the first black or female president--so the campaign gets attention in other ways.

By Post Editor  | August 8, 2007; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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AFL-CIO Frees
Unions to Endorse

Labor giant defers making its own endorsement, but smaller unions likely to begin choosing sides.

By Post Editor  | August 8, 2007; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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States Swing For
Clinton in Poll

New York Senator comes in ahead of the crowd in the Sunshine State

By Post Editor  | August 8, 2007; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Girl
Meets Her Match

A Trio of Romney Girls are Coming on Strong in a new video.

By Post Editor  | August 8, 2007; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Seven Things We Learned
From the Democratic Debate

The view from Chicago's Soldier Field, where Democratic candidates sparred in front of a...

By Bill Hamilton  | August 8, 2007; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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An Iowa Primer

Travel idea: If you're looking for a fun yet edifying way to spend your August...

By Post Editor  | August 8, 2007; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Reagan Vet to Head
Thompson Effort

Bill Lacy steps in as "committee," rather than campaign, manager.

By Post Editor  | August 8, 2007; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ready for (Sub)Prime Time

It has emerged as one of the more intriguing subplots of the Democratic presidential primary...

By Post Editor  | August 8, 2007; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Richardson's Riff
On Universal Care

In Iowa, New Mexico Governor Pitches Health Care For All

By Post Editor  | August 7, 2007; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Keeping Obama Plugged In

CHICAGO: While visiting the Windy City for the Yearly Kos blogapalooza, we stopped by Sen....

By Post Editor  | August 7, 2007; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Gingrich Speaks:
Take Debates
Back to the Future

Former Speaker Wants a Return to the Lincoln-Douglas days.

By Post Editor  | August 7, 2007; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Thompson's Website
Gets an Upgrade

The non-candidate ups his on-line presence.

By Post Editor  | August 7, 2007; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Dean Endorsement Weighs on Labor's Thinking

As they prepare for tonight's forum with Democratic presidential candidates in Chicago, leaders of...

By Post Editor  | August 7, 2007; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Hitting the Links

A Roundup of Some of the Top News Stories From Around the Country.

By Post Editor  | August 7, 2007; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lobbyists Cheer
Clinton's Comments

"Real Americans" remark embraced by lobbyist for lobbyists.

By Post Editor  | August 7, 2007; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forum Puts Obama's
Heritage in Focus

National Association of Black Journalists to discuss whether Obama is "black enough."

By Post Editor  | August 7, 2007; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Bombing Bush's Foreign Policy

When it comes to expressing faith in President Bush's foreign policy, few of the...

By Post Editor  | August 7, 2007; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Edwards, Obama
Press Lobby Issue

Rivals won't let up on Clinton's comments at gathering of bloggers.

By Post Editor  | August 6, 2007; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Video: Bloggers Size up the Candidates at YearlyKos

washingtonpost.com videographer Akira Hakuta takes a look inside the YearlyKos convention in Chicago....

By Post Editor  | August 6, 2007; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Giuliani's Support
Goes to - Obama

Slate Discovers Endorsement on Facebook

By Bill Hamilton  | August 6, 2007; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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The Truth About Jeri Thompson

It is a measure of how rapid Jeri Kehn Thompson's rise to prominence has been...

By Post Editor  | August 6, 2007; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (125)
 
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Next Up:
Daily Show Primary

McCain, T. Thompson, Obama and Biden prepare to face Jon Stewart.

By Post Editor  | August 6, 2007; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Giuliani Sitting Out Iowa?
Don't Bet on It

Rudy Giuliani may be sitting out Saturday's Iowa straw poll, but he was still...

By Post Editor  | August 6, 2007; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Hitting the Links

A Roundup of Some of the Top Political Stories From Around the Country.

By Post Editor  | August 6, 2007; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Debate Opens Elimination Round for GOP

Sunday's debate could be the beginning of the end for some of the Republicans...

By Post Editor  | August 6, 2007; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Giuliani's Wal-Mart
Shop Op

In Iowa, Hizzoner on big box stores, golf and the Yankees

By Post Editor  | August 6, 2007; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Netroots Look to Grow Up

CHICAGO-- So where, exactly, do the netroots find themselves today? It's almost Monday, and we're...

By Post Editor  | August 6, 2007; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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