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44: August 26, 2007 - September 1, 2007

Elizabeth Edwards
Talks Tough

Mrs. Edwards talks about the polarizing nature of Hillary Clinton in a recent interview.

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2007; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Law & Order Candidate

Fred Thompson fans gained a candidate this week and, despite equal airtime rules, they get to keep watching--on TNT at least--Thompson play Law & Order's Arthur Branch.

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2007; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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DNC, State Leaders Weigh in
On Primary Schedule Scramble

South Carolina--where this man is shown making his selections in the Feb. 2004 Democratic...

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2007; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Letter to Candidates

Friday, August 31, 2007 Dear Democratic Presidential Candidate: Throughout 2005 and 2006, the Democratic National...

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2007; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fugitive Fundraiser
Now in Jail

Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu, wanted in a criminal case from 15 years ago, is being held on $2 million bond in San Mateo, Calif.

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2007; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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A Front-Runner or The Wes Clark of 2008?

Fred Thompson, at the Iowa State Fair earlier this month, has given his candidacy...

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2007; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
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Late Show with Hillary Clinton

The senator and presidential candidate made a campaign trail detour to the Late Show stage.

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2007; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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From the Post Politics Hour

Every weekday at 11 AM, reporters from the Post politics staff take your questions. Here are a few examples from today's chat with Anne E. Kornblut.

By Post Editor  | August 31, 2007; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Campaigns Putting the Labor
Back in Labor Day

Like his fellow candidates, Brack Obama has had a busy August. (AP) As America's...

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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McCain's War Stories

In a new web video, the Senator makes a clear connection between his candidacy and his military service.

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2007; 7:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thompson's Big Announcement

A look at Fred Thompson's notice that he soon will give official notice.

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2007; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Michigan Primary on
Track for Jan.

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a Jan. 15, 2007 primary.

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2007; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thompson In the Race,
Will Announce Formally in Sept.

Fred Dalton Thompson is running for president, hoping to weave his "Law & Order" persona...

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2007; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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See Romney Run

A new ad for the former Mass. governor portrays him as physically fit--and fit to lead.

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2007; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Univision's GOP Debate
Will Have to Wait

Republican version of Spanish-English forum is postponed due to scheduling problems.

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2007; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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When a Hillraiser Brings
More Than Just Money

The Clintons, plus Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen, at a Martha's Vineyard fundraiser this...

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2007; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Thompson to Tell Supporters He's In Today

Fred Thompson fans will soon have an official candidate to back. (Getty). Fred Dalton...

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2007; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Finally, Ready for His Close-Up?

Fred Thompson may finally offer a glimpse behind the curtain today. (AP) For months,...

By Post Editor  | August 30, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Carter Calls Edwards
'Appealing' Candidate

Former president Jimmy Carter speaks highly of John Edwards, but says it's too early for an endorsement.

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Clinton to Give Away
Funds From Donor
With Outstanding Warrant

Clinton donates the $23,000 she has received from Norman Hsu, a fundraiser who is wanted in California for failing to appear for sentencing on a grand theft charge.

By Washington Post editors  | August 29, 2007; 6:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Thompson Adds
to Team

Former senator Fred Thompson has hired veteran political spokesman Todd Harris to fill communications role.

By Washington Post editors  | August 29, 2007; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Soros-tied Group
Fined Over '04 Ads

The Federal Election Commission fined George Soros' America Coming Together $775,000 for targeting specific federal candidates in the 2004 election.

By Washington Post editors  | August 29, 2007; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Righting the Online Imbalance

Republican online leaders met today to strategize on how to make the "rightroots" compete with the left.

By Washington Post editors  | August 29, 2007; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Idaho Provides Cash
Crop for Romney

Mitt Romney distanced himself from Sen. Larry Craig, whose home state of Idaho has been an important fundraising base for the former Mass. governor.

By Washington Post editors  | August 29, 2007; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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These Days, a Not-So
Grand Old Party

The Republican Party has a long way to go to regain the standing it...

By Post Editor  | August 29, 2007; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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Craig Not the First Supporter
To Cause Candidates Headaches

Sen. Larry Craig, speaking at a press conference last year, went from campaign support...

By Post Editor  | August 29, 2007; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Giuliani's First Responders

A coalition of New York City first responders rallies behind the former mayor.

By Washington Post editors  | August 29, 2007; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Campaign Ads Go
Do-It-Yourself

Mitt Romney lets supporters craft their own campaign ads.

By Washington Post editors  | August 29, 2007; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Bloomberg In D.C.,
But Not in Running

Mayor Mike Bloomberg talked poverty--but not the presidency in Washington today.

By Washington Post editors  | August 28, 2007; 6:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Romney Says Craig's
Actions 'Disappointing'

When aides to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney booked him on CNBC's Kudlow & Company...

By Washington Post editors  | August 28, 2007; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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McCain Qualifies
For Public Funds

Move could mean as much as $6 million for first primaries.

By Post Editor  | August 28, 2007; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Firefighters Take Risk on Dodd

Democratic presidential candidate Christopher Dodd picked off the first significant prize in the competition for...

By Post Editor  | August 28, 2007; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Bush's Hurricane Damage

Bush surveying the damage outside Biloxi, Miss. in 2005. (Reuters) America marks a grim...

By Washington Post editors  | August 28, 2007; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Bush Still a Draw
On Fundraising Circuit

Endangered GOP incumbents embrace President when it comes to filling their campaign coffers.

By Washington Post editors  | August 28, 2007; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Musical Chairs for
Ex-Thompson Staff

Out of a job with former senator Fred Thompson, but not out of luck on the job market.

By Washington Post editors  | August 28, 2007; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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What Clicks With Voters Online

Barack Obama, the MySpace candidate. Who's the most popular candidate online? All the presidential...

By Washington Post editors  | August 28, 2007; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Edwards to Help
On New Orleans
Foreclosures

The former senator is set to meet with families facing foreclosure suits from the subprime lending unit of Fortress, the investment firm where Edwards used to work.

By Washington Post editors  | August 27, 2007; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thompson's Team
Shifts Again

Another departure from the staff of former senator Fred Thompson, who hasn't yet officially declared his candidacy.

By Washington Post editors  | August 27, 2007; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Bush Shows Thick Skin
With Fundraising Events

When it comes to helping Republican political candidates fill their campaign coffers, President Bush seems...

By Washington Post editors  | August 27, 2007; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Bundle of Trouble
for Edwards Donor

Geoffrey Fieger, former defense for Jack Kevorkian, was indicted recently for channeling $127,000 in illegal contributions into John Edwards's 2004 presidential campaign.

By Washington Post editors  | August 27, 2007; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Republican Reaction
to Gonzales Exit

Republican candidates offer measured response to the Gonzales departure.

By Washington Post editors  | August 27, 2007; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Keeping Score In
The Money Race

Now it's even easier to follow the campaign fundraising frenzy.

By Washington Post editors  | August 27, 2007; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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After Months of Conflict,
Gonzales Steps Offstage

Gonzales's exit from the Justice Dept. stage today is long overdue, many Democrats say....

By Washington Post editors  | August 27, 2007; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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Democrats Say
'It's About Time'
For Gonzales to Go

UPDATED: Democratic candidates react to the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

By Washington Post editors  | August 27, 2007; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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In New Hampshire, Torn Between
Democrats and Ties to Romney

Play Video VIDEO | At The Diners: Elaine Boule MANCHESTER, N.H., -- Ask Elaine...

By Washington Post editors  | August 27, 2007; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Huckabee on Thompson,
Obama, and Keith Richards

Play Video VIDEO | Huckabee Does Keith Richards Impression If one needs further proof...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  | August 27, 2007; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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