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September 2007

Giuliani in YouTube's Crosshairs ... Again

YouTube has not been kind to Rudy Giuliani. Now Hizzoner's taking yet another hit delivered...

Posted on September 29, 2007 at 6:23 PM ET | Comments (7)

N.H. Sets Filing, But Not Primary Date

Secretary of State sets filing period for Oct. 15-Nov.2.

Posted on September 28, 2007 at 5:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama in NYC: Changing the Past?

In huge Washington Square rally, candidate hints at party-boy past. But his memoir tells a different story.

Posted on September 28, 2007 at 5:03 PM ET | Comments (33)

Clinton Floats Baby Bonds

Democratic frontrunner proposes $5,000 downpayment so newborns can pay for college later.

Posted on September 28, 2007 at 4:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

First the Fundraising Reports, Then the Campaign Fallout

The end of a fundraising quarter is a tense time for every presidential campaign. A...

Posted on September 28, 2007 at 4:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Is Obama Really Trailing Clinton?

Highlights from today's Politics chat on Clinton on NAFTA, Obama's real grassroots support and whether Joe Biden is running for Secretary of State

Posted on September 28, 2007 at 1:06 PM ET | Comments (48)

The New (Old) Rule Book

If anyone needed evidence that John Edwards doesn't intend to play by the rules in this campaign, his decision Thursday to play by the rules should settle the question.

Posted on September 28, 2007 at 12:34 PM ET | Comments (18)

Focus on Race For Obama at Howard

Speech will address the need to overhaul the criminal justice and broader issues of criminal disparities.

Posted on September 28, 2007 at 11:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Brings on Top Lobbyist

Former Dick Gephardt presidential campaign adviser Moses Mercado hasn't even joined the Barack Obama presidential campaign team and already he's making waves.

Posted on September 28, 2007 at 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Pioneer in the Next Brave New MTV World

John Edwards was the first candidate to participate in MTV's candidate debates.

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 8:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Gingrich's Solutions

The former Speaker isn't running for office yet--he just sounds like it.

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 7:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Still Quiet on Library Donors

President Bill Clinton is showing no inclination to disclose the names of the people donations helped build his $165 million presidential library.

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 7:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Accepts Public Financing

In a sign of potentially serious trouble for his campaign, former Sen. John Edwards has decided to sign onto the public financing system for the presidential primaries, accepting government funds in exchange for sharp limits on his spending.

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 5:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Without Iowa, It's 'Just a Dream'

In Davenport, Michele Obama tells a crowd that she and her husband know he needs to win Iowa in order to have a realistic shot at the nomination.

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 4:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Thompson, Running on the Revolution

The former senator is set to campaign like it's 1994.

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 4:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards vs. Clinton on Ending the War

In debate, Edwards aimed to paint Clinton as a hawk who would not deliver the clean break from President Bush's Iraq policy that most Democratic voters long for.

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 3:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mashing Mitt Romney

The results are in from Romney's online video contest.

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 2:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Deep Pockets in the Public Domain

An open letter from the Trail to President Bill Clinton.

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 2:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

John Edwards' Learning Curve

John Edwards is more confident on the presidential campaign trail a second time around.

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 12:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCain's Staff Says He's Back on Track

The senator is running new ads and ready to debate his opponents' credentials.

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 11:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Reminding Voters Which Clinton is Now Onstage

A central and vexing challenge in running for the same office your husband once held is demonstrating that you are your own person.

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 10:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

VP Speculation: The (Very) Early Jim Webb Edition

The democratic senator begins the artful VP-question dodge.

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 6:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

On the Green, Muted Voices

Candidates backers show colors, but keep opinions to themselves outside debate hall.

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Could Giuliani's California Nod Backfire?

Giuliani to get endorsement from former California governor Pete Wilson, whose anti-immigrant politices the former New York mayor once called "inhumane."

Posted on September 26, 2007 at 6:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Romney's Lead Slips in N.H.

In a new poll of N.H. voters, Romney gets 23 percent of the GOP voters, down from 33 percent in the group's July poll.

Posted on September 26, 2007 at 6:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Top Giuliani Fundraiser Departs

With a deadline looming, Giuliani's fundraising head leaves abruptly.

Posted on September 26, 2007 at 5:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCain's Military Family Support

The military father who blasted Romney on his comments about service is now working on behalf of the McCain campaign.

Posted on September 26, 2007 at 3:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Democrats Prepare for Granite State Debate

Democratic presidential candidates are preparing for their next debate tonight.

Posted on September 26, 2007 at 2:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Can Clinton's 'Inevitability' Be Erased?

Excerpts' from today's Politics chat with Jonathan Weisman.

Posted on September 26, 2007 at 12:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Time For Obama to Step Up His Game

Obama is moving in the wrong direction--or at best not moving. Having entered the presidential campaign to great promise, he has yet to deliver fully on his potential.

Posted on September 26, 2007 at 10:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Race to the Bottom Line

As another fundraising quarter closes, a race to temper expectations.

Posted on September 25, 2007 at 6:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Looking Even Better To N.H. Voters

A new poll in the Granite State shows the New York senator leading the field.

Posted on September 25, 2007 at 5:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Giuliani Stuck on Sept. 11

The former New York mayor speaks often of the Sept. 11 attacks, but Giuliani fans making a 9/11 fundraising pitch draw criticism.

Posted on September 25, 2007 at 4:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Change as Romney's Tune

Romney's new message is one of change, saying on the stump "Republicans have to put our own house in order."

Posted on September 25, 2007 at 2:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Labor Endorsement 'Dogfight' Continues

With one major union still undecided on its endorsement, candidates are actively pursuing labor support.

Posted on September 25, 2007 at 1:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Win a Debate Date With a Clinton

A new fundraising pitch from the former president.

Posted on September 25, 2007 at 12:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Was Giuliani's MoveOn Deal Unfair?

A blogger charges that Giuliani's MoveOn ad rate constitutes an illegal campaign donation.

Posted on September 25, 2007 at 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

President Bush and the Men Who Would Be President

President Bush thinks New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is going to win the Democratic presidential nomination. But who's his choice for the Republican side?

Posted on September 25, 2007 at 10:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Still Waiting on GOP YouTube Debate

YouTube debate enthusiasts are still courting Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson.

Posted on September 25, 2007 at 6:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Raking in Cash from Record Numbers

As a fundraising quarter draws to a close, the Obama campaign boasts of thousands of new donors.

Posted on September 24, 2007 at 5:38 PM ET | Comments (10)

Obama's 'Enthusiasm Gap'

Campaign memo boasts supporters would "walk for miles" to help Obama. But will it actually help him win?

Posted on September 24, 2007 at 4:45 PM ET | Comments (26)

Giuliani's War on Terror

Giuliani says he's best equipped to lead the nation in the War on Terror. But should it be called a war?

Posted on September 24, 2007 at 4:15 PM ET | Comments (7)

The Endorsement Race

Today's tally: An Iowan for Obama and a Democratic Senator for Clinton.

Posted on September 24, 2007 at 3:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Can Clinton Be Stopped?

Hillary Clinton on Meet the Press. (NBC). The Hillary Clinton who appeared on five...

Posted on September 24, 2007 at 12:55 PM ET | Comments (175)

Bush on the Record: Clinton Will Win Democratic Nod

Guess he can't just resist. No matter how much President Bush says he won't play...

Posted on September 24, 2007 at 12:34 PM ET | Comments (5)

From the Post Politics Hour

Dan Balz on the importance of polls and political dynasties in America.

Posted on September 24, 2007 at 12:20 PM ET | Comments (1)

Romney No Fan of Iranian Visitor

The former Mass. governor criticizes the United Nations for inviting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak in New York.

Posted on September 24, 2007 at 12:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Florida Democrats Stick With Jan. 29 Vote

There was little hope of a truce before, but now it is official: Florida Democrats...

Posted on September 23, 2007 at 6:47 PM ET | Comments (7)

Biden Gets Vote On Iraq Plan

Plan for partition of Iraq into three states likely to see its day on the Senate floor.

Posted on September 21, 2007 at 5:46 PM ET | Comments (8)

Edwards Unveils Education Plan

Plan focuses on improving conditions for teachers.

Posted on September 21, 2007 at 5:10 PM ET | Comments (2)

Bush to Hillary Clinton: I'm Truman, You're Ike

Despite campaign rhetoric, President believes his successor may be willing to continue some version of his Iraq policies.

Posted on September 21, 2007 at 5:00 PM ET | Comments (56)

AFL-CIO Budgets $53 Million for '08

Labor federation targets White House, gain of three to six Senate seats for Democrats.

Posted on September 21, 2007 at 3:53 PM ET | Comments (3)

Clinton's Familiar Third Rail

Clinton and Chris Dodd at the AARP event yesterday. (AP). The Democratic presidential candidates...

Posted on September 21, 2007 at 1:04 PM ET | Comments (24)

For Mrs. Giuliani, the NRA Can Wait

When you get to your third marriage, you take your wife's call -- even if you're in the middle of a speech to the National Rifle Association.

Posted on September 21, 2007 at 12:01 PM ET | Comments (25)

Ushering in Obama In Atlanta

The Illinois senator gets an intro from R&B star Usher.

Posted on September 21, 2007 at 11:40 AM ET | Comments (3)

Hsu Still 'Hillraiser,' At Least For Now

Campaign says it will not air brush history, and Hsu's name will remain on the list of major fundraisers until all his money is returned.

Posted on September 21, 2007 at 11:15 AM ET | Comments (6)

Democrats Clash Over Health Care

Living up to his pledge to cut back on presidential debates, Sen. Barack Obama skipped...

Posted on September 21, 2007 at 10:09 AM ET | Comments (8)

Giuliani's Shine off in the Golden State?

A new poll shows the former mayor's support slipping in California.

Posted on September 20, 2007 at 10:01 PM ET | Comments (3)

Giuilani Adviser Says 'Too Many' Mosques in U.S.

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) says his comments were taken out of context, and Giuliani stands by him.

Posted on September 20, 2007 at 5:28 PM ET | Comments (2)

Obama Skips Vote, Iowa Debate

The Democratic presidential hopeful ducks a vote condemning MoveOn.org and also won't be present tonight at the AARP candidate event in Iowa.

Posted on September 20, 2007 at 4:30 PM ET | Comments (21)

Mitt Romney's Way With Words

The former Mass. governor is mad about a number of things, but he rarely uses just one syllable to express his outrage.

Posted on September 20, 2007 at 3:00 PM ET | Comments (4)

Not Waiting For The Nomination, Giuliani Makes All The World His Stage

Rudy Giuliani is already acting like a president. That's how he hopes to turn himself into the presumptive Republican nominee.

Posted on September 20, 2007 at 12:50 PM ET | Comments (5)

Is Clinton With the MoveOn Crowd?

Thoughts on Hillary Clinton's position on the war, President Bush's veto threat and the possible return of Newt Gingrich from today's Post Politics chat.

Posted on September 20, 2007 at 12:48 PM ET | Comments (1)

Will Iraq Still Dominate in 2008?

Karl Rove on the South Lawn of the White House last month, a few...

Posted on September 20, 2007 at 9:00 AM ET | Comments (14)

MTV Wants Its Youth Voters

Playing a bit of MySpace catch up, the network makes a bid for online youth political engagement in a new venture.

Posted on September 20, 2007 at 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Richardson Says He's Best at Grass-roots Politics

In an interview with Washington Post editors, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson talks about how he'd fix the primary process and his regrets about last month's Human Rights Campaign forum.

Posted on September 19, 2007 at 7:00 PM ET | Comments (5)

Still Waiting on Union Endorsement

The SEIU decided today that before it can endorse a candidate, it needs more time to hear their strategies for victory

Posted on September 19, 2007 at 5:32 PM ET | Comments (1)

Candidates Voice Outrage on 'Jena 6'

Democrats uniformly decry the "Jena 6" saga, but Rev. Jesse Jackson criticizes Barack Obama for not saying more.

Posted on September 19, 2007 at 4:46 PM ET | Comments (149)

Richardson on the Weighty Issues

At a forum on obesity, the New Mexico governor promises to work to end the "stigma" associated with being overweight.

Posted on September 19, 2007 at 4:05 PM ET | Comments (1)

Time to Play Ball

Pinstripes and politics collide in pennant season.

Posted on September 19, 2007 at 4:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Democrats Gearing Up For Delegate Fight

Obama appears to be preparing for a drawn out primary fight with a newly-announced New York fundraiser.

Posted on September 19, 2007 at 1:35 PM ET | Comments (22)

Lawyer in Plea Deal Was Edwards Bundler

Though his former law firm came under indictment more than a year ago, prominent trial lawyer William S. Lerach slipped past the vetting of John Edwards' presidential campaign and was permitted to raise large amounts of money for the Democrat's 2008 bid.

Posted on September 19, 2007 at 12:40 PM ET | Comments (33)

Obama's New Ad: Change is Possible, Forget 'Cynics'

Obama releases his most aggressive advertising campaign yet in the Iowa battleground, urging people to believe in change.

Posted on September 19, 2007 at 12:34 PM ET | Comments (6)

Clinton's Health Care Headstart

Hillary Clinton said she would begin working with Congress on her health care plan "starting as soon as I'm elected president."

Posted on September 19, 2007 at 11:16 AM ET | Comments (6)

Thatcherites Sign on With Giuliani

Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani skipped across the Pond yesterday, and is spending a...

Posted on September 19, 2007 at 9:00 AM ET | Comments (6)

Obama Proposes $80 Billion in Tax Cuts

Sen. Barack Obama delivered his second economic speech in as many days on Tuesday, announcing $80 billion in proposed tax cuts.

Posted on September 18, 2007 at 7:38 PM ET | Comments (43)

Union Endorsement Still Up in the Air

John Edwards has worked hard to earn SEIU support, and he may get the union nod tomorrow, though a decision is not definite.

Posted on September 18, 2007 at 6:45 PM ET | Comments (11)

Giuliani Says He's MoveOn's 'Worst Nightmare'

The war between the liberal group and the former New York mayor continues, with MoveOn announcing it will double its anti-Giuliani ad spending in Iowa.

Posted on September 18, 2007 at 5:02 PM ET | Comments (16)

This One Doesn't Go To Eleven

Comedian Harry Shearer, of This is Spinal Tap and Simpsons fame, has heard enough from the 2008 presidential candidates. For this latest version of an online political debate, he's put them on mute.

Posted on September 18, 2007 at 2:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Romney's Rush to Critique Clinton Missing The Facts

In the debate on health care, Republican presidential candidates prefer partisan sloganeering to honest discussion, with Mitt Romney the most egregious example.

Posted on September 18, 2007 at 1:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Voters Confident in Clinton's Decisions On Health Care

A new poll shows that Democrats are most confident in Clinton on health policy, and that many view her experience with health care reform as First Lady as a boon to her candidacy, not a liability.

Posted on September 18, 2007 at 11:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Mukasey Primary

The Senate vote on Michael Mukasey could be a test for the four Senate...

Posted on September 18, 2007 at 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

In Search of Big Donors in the Land of Big Ben

Rudy Giuliani heads to London this week for a fundraiser, the first of many that candidates have planned abroad.

Posted on September 18, 2007 at 6:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Tells Broder What She's Learned

"Having worked on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue now," she said, "I think I have a better chance of being successful with this legislation."

Posted on September 17, 2007 at 6:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

St. Vincent's No Safe Harbor For Romney

The GOP hopeful set up shop to slam Hillary Clinton's health plan in front of the New York City hospital--and then was slammed by the hospital itself.

Posted on September 17, 2007 at 6:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Takes to the Street

In a speech today, Barack Obama criticized Wall Street winners for not thinking about the losers in the "new global marketplace."

Posted on September 17, 2007 at 6:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

In South Carolina, Michelle Obama Courts Black Women

She referred to her husband as "a brilliant brother" who went to Harvard and mentioned her childhood trips to Georgetown, S.C. where her father's family held big family reunions,

Posted on September 17, 2007 at 5:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

50 Cent In Clinton's Club

The rapper hasn't given an official endorsement, but says "I like Hillary."

Posted on September 17, 2007 at 5:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

MoveOn Fires Back at Giuliani

The liberal organization criticizes the former New York mayor's record on the Iraq war.

Posted on September 17, 2007 at 5:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Unveils Health Care Plan

In Iowa, Clinton discusses a plan that would use government resources and private insurance to insure Americans.

Posted on September 17, 2007 at 3:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

What Clicks With Voters Online

In the Wiki-race to the White House, Rep. Ron Paul's way ahead of the crowd.

Posted on September 17, 2007 at 2:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Biden Focuses on Iraq, Hoping For an Iowa Surprise

In Iowa this weekend, Joe Biden spoke about Iraq policy and the responsibility of the next president to end the war.

Posted on September 17, 2007 at 1:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Can Anyone Fix Health Care?

Thoughts on health care and other current political questions from the Post Politics Chat.

Posted on September 17, 2007 at 12:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

New Twists in the Money Chase

Money is once again be the obsession of the 2008 presidential candidates over the next two weeks as they press supporters for cash before the latest campaign finance deadline on Sept. 30

Posted on September 17, 2007 at 9:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

MoveOn's New Ad Hits Bush for 'Betrayal of Trust'

MoveOn.org has no regrets about a controversial ad accusing Gen. David H. Petraeus of betraying...

Posted on September 14, 2007 at 9:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Giuliani Offers a Boost to Olson, Blast to Clinton

Rudy Giuliani has kind words for Theodore Olson, but slams Hillary Clinton in a web ad released today.

Posted on September 14, 2007 at 6:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Medium is The Message

In this overbooked debate season, a note on how candidates' message can change, depending on whether they're on stage at a labor rally or speaking into a webcam.

Posted on September 14, 2007 at 5:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards to 'Rescue' On Foreclosures

John Edwards has redirected part of his investments away from a fund that owns a subprime lender with ties to foreclosures in New Orleans.

Posted on September 14, 2007 at 4:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Undervaluing Values Voters?

Leading GOP candidates so far will be no shows at a social conservative forum next week.

Posted on September 14, 2007 at 1:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Gingrich Thinks No Candidate a Match For the Clinton Machine

Newt Gingrich has a dim view of his party's chances of winning the White House in 2008.

Posted on September 14, 2007 at 12:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Candidates Urged: Fix Finance System

Public financing is broken, say campaign finance reformers, and candidates should fix it so the presidency is no longer "on the auction block."

Posted on September 14, 2007 at 11:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Democrats Show No Interest in Compromise

The Democratic candidates for the White House gave a cold response to President Bush's...

Posted on September 14, 2007 at 9:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Giuliani Defends Petraeus, Blasts MoveOn, Clinton

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani on Thursday submitted a full-page ad to the...

Posted on September 13, 2007 at 7:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Sneak Peek at Edwards's Ad

A snippet from John Edwards paid spot countering Bush's Iraq speech.

Posted on September 13, 2007 at 6:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Text the Vote?

If the campaigns get it right, mobile experts say, next year's election will see "a very big bump" in youth voter participation.

Posted on September 13, 2007 at 5:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Calendar Tensions Endanger Events In Early States

Democrats likely to skip Arab-American Institute gathering in Michigan.

Posted on September 13, 2007 at 5:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Vow to Take on Insurers

Finally, the moment everyone has been waiting for: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is planning to...

Posted on September 13, 2007 at 4:55 PM ET | Comments (7)

Hsu Causes Campaigns To Weigh Procedures

After Clinton's $850K refund, Edwards, Obama take own steps to examine donations.

Posted on September 13, 2007 at 2:00 PM ET | Comments (1)

Clinton vs. Clinton

Will Hillary Clinton listen to her own advice about how difficult it is to...

Posted on September 13, 2007 at 12:35 PM ET | Comments (30)

Will Warner Put Virginia in Play?

Former Old Dominion governor's senate candidacy could boost Democratic ticket in 2008.

Posted on September 13, 2007 at 11:35 AM ET | Comments (1)

Battling the Bully Pulpit

Edwards plans ad during Bush speech, underscoring desire to take war fight to Bush.

Posted on September 13, 2007 at 9:32 AM ET | Comments (3)

Hsu Moved to Colorado Prison

Fundraiser to be arraigned on grand theft charges today.

Posted on September 13, 2007 at 9:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Monday's Ad Only Beginning for MoveOn

Sen. John Cornyn brandishes the controversial MoveOn ad. (Reuters). After MoveOn.org ran an ad...

Posted on September 12, 2007 at 7:37 PM ET | Comments (41)

Correcting the Univision Record

The Univision forum on Sunday drew a larger audience for a younger demographic than previous presidential debates, but the overall viewership was not higher than other events, as the network first reported.

Posted on September 12, 2007 at 6:00 PM ET | Comments (4)

Name Calling Over the War

Candidates ramp up rhetoric on war in response to the Petraeus testimony.

Posted on September 12, 2007 at 5:10 PM ET | Comments (7)

Romney Says 'No Place' For Web Hijinks on Trail

The Romney campaign decries the work of a consultant who authored an anti-Fred Thompson Web page.

Posted on September 12, 2007 at 4:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Could Gingrich Go For It?

The former Speaker might run, he says, if the campaign could be about ideas, not sound bites.

Posted on September 12, 2007 at 3:30 PM ET | Comments (2)

Clinton and Obama, At War Over War's End

No issue better highlights the arc of the Democratic nomination contest than the competition over the war in Iraq.

Posted on September 12, 2007 at 1:05 PM ET | Comments (42)

War Top Issue Now, Could Shift By '08

While polls show voters are most concerned about the war in Iraq, previous election cycles indicate that the focus could shift by the time those voters cast their ballots.

Posted on September 12, 2007 at 12:53 PM ET | Comments (1)

McCain's New Front

McCain's new front: supporting the war on the campaign trail.

Posted on September 12, 2007 at 10:00 AM ET | Comments (4)

Obama, Linking In Ahead of the Curve

Obama's a pioneer on a social networking site for grown-ups.

Posted on September 12, 2007 at 7:00 AM ET | Comments (8)

Obama Distances Himself From Book on U.S.-Israeli Relations

Like many in Washington, Barack Obama is running as fast as he can from the...

Posted on September 11, 2007 at 8:32 PM ET | Comments (31)

'Right With God' But Not Churchgoer Says Thompson

Fred Thompson said he attends church when he visits his mother, but does not belong to a church or attend regularly.

Posted on September 11, 2007 at 7:39 PM ET | Comments (26)

More Foreclosure Ties for Edwards

More reports of connections to foreclosures for the former North Carolina senator, this time in a key early primary state: South Carolina.

Posted on September 11, 2007 at 3:54 PM ET | Comments (7)

Romney Blames Consultants For Thompson Parody Site

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney today blamed the creation of an anti-Fred Thompson website on an employee of one his top consultants in South Carolina.

Posted on September 11, 2007 at 1:47 PM ET | Comments (19)

Petraeus and the Next President's Burden

Obama at the morning hearing. (AP). This week's testimony by Gen. David Petraeus and...

Posted on September 11, 2007 at 1:05 PM ET | Comments (33)

For Clintons, An Unwelcome Echo

Johnny Chung, left, with the Clintons in 1994--a memory of a fundraising scandal with...

Posted on September 11, 2007 at 8:47 AM ET | Comments (62)

Candidates Pause for 9/11 Remembrances

However politicized the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 have become, it is still a day...

Posted on September 11, 2007 at 6:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clintons to Return $850,000 in Hsu Funds

Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign dramatically severed all ties to disgraced fundraiser Norman Hsu, announcing...

Posted on September 10, 2007 at 7:25 PM ET | Comments (77)

Anti-Thompson Site Connects to Romney Camp

Mitt Romney's campaign appears to have been behind an anti-Fred Thompson Web site.

Posted on September 10, 2007 at 6:14 PM ET | Comments (32)

Democrats Greet Testimony With Skepticism

As Gen. David Petraeus was waiting for a working microphone in order to testify about...

Posted on September 10, 2007 at 5:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

What is Bin Laden Due?

Fred Thompson again gets tangled in trying to address how he would deal with the Sept. 11 mastermind.

Posted on September 10, 2007 at 4:38 PM ET | Comments (1)

No Votes Please, Just Facebook Friends

Michael Bloomberg makes a bid for friends among Gen SN--the social network generation.

Posted on September 10, 2007 at 3:55 PM ET | Comments (2)

Gen. Comes to Hill With Strong Support From GOP Hopefuls

Republican candidates for president are counting on Gen. Petraeus to back up their support for the president's war policy.

Posted on September 10, 2007 at 12:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

From the Post Politics Hour

Dan Balz took questions about General Petraeus, the primary calendar and more about the 2008 campaign.

Posted on September 10, 2007 at 12:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Petraeus Effect

How will Petraeus' much anticipated testimony shape the political debate?

Posted on September 10, 2007 at 11:55 AM ET | Comments (7)

The Democrats, Lost in Translation

Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel usually plays the angry man role at the Democratic presidential...

Posted on September 10, 2007 at 9:47 AM ET | Comments (126)

McCain Says Dems Would Weaken America

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) took on the three leading Democratic presidential candidates Saturday, accusing...

Posted on September 9, 2007 at 12:00 AM ET | Comments (30)

Edwards Hits Hard at Clinton Over Lobbying

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards launched his most direct criticism of rival Sen. Hillary Rodham...

Posted on September 8, 2007 at 11:23 PM ET | Comments (8)

Thompson Revisits bin Laden Comments

Fred Thompson learned first-hand Friday how carefully people parse his words now that he's...

Posted on September 8, 2007 at 12:43 PM ET | Comments (10)

Giuliani Says Illegal Immigrants Are Not Criminals

In a statement that his opponents were quick to attack, Rudy Giuliani says illegal immigrants are not criminals.

Posted on September 7, 2007 at 7:55 PM ET | Comments (16)

Thompson Talks Health on the Road in Iowa

Fred Thompson discusses his health on the road in Iowa.

Posted on September 7, 2007 at 4:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

What Clicks With Voters Online

Democrats are winning, at least in the contest over traffic at candidate web sites.

Posted on September 7, 2007 at 3:13 PM ET | Comments (9)

Clinton's Pollster On Trend Watch

Move over soccer moms. The new demographic to pay attention to, according to Mark Penn's new book, is "cougars," among many other "Microtrends."

Posted on September 7, 2007 at 2:04 PM ET | Comments (2)

Democrats Make New Friends, And Try to Keep The Old

A new book explores the way the Democratic Party is navigating between old and new forces.

Posted on September 7, 2007 at 11:40 AM ET | Comments (88)

Clinton Says 'Let's Do Lunch'

Hillary Clinton will invite one lucky supporter to lunch at her D.C. house, and Bill Clinton promises to stop by too.

Posted on September 7, 2007 at 11:00 AM ET | Comments (9)

DinerCam: Richardson Shakes Hands, Eats Bacon, Talks Baseball

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Posted on September 7, 2007 at 7:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards to Offer Anti-Terror Plan Criticizing Bush and Democratic Rivals

With the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks looming, John Edwards will present a...

Posted on September 6, 2007 at 7:45 PM ET | Comments (32)

Thompson Gives Low-Key Iowa Kickoff

Thompson makes his first visit to Iowa as an official candidate.

Posted on September 6, 2007 at 5:56 PM ET | Comments (10)

God & Man on The Trail

A new poll shows that people want candidates who are seen as religious, but don't feel they know much about the faith of the current crop of hopefuls.

Posted on September 6, 2007 at 4:50 PM ET | Comments (2)

Much of Thompson's Old Gang All There

Fred Thompson veterans are along for the presidential campaign ride.

Posted on September 6, 2007 at 4:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

Dodd Tests Senate As Campaign Perch

Sen. Christopher Dodd hit on campaign issues while pushing for new legislation as the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.

Posted on September 6, 2007 at 4:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Transit Workers On Edwards' Bus

Former North Carolina senator John Edwards earns the Transport Workers Union endorsement.

Posted on September 6, 2007 at 2:10 PM ET | Comments (5)

Making Sept. The Month of McCain

John McCain hopes that, by the end September, this will be remembered not as Thompson's moment, but McCain's month.

Posted on September 6, 2007 at 1:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

DinerCam: 'Hillary, Come Visit!': A Waitress's Appeal

A "military mom" requests a visit from Sen. Clinton.

Posted on September 6, 2007 at 11:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ready With His Close-Up

Thompson launches his campaign with an online video look at his journey from "small town kid" to Washington, with a stop along the way in Hollywood.

Posted on September 6, 2007 at 10:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

From the Waveland: ISO a 'Real' Republican

At least one Iowa voter wants GOP candidates to embrace the base's issues.

Posted on September 6, 2007 at 10:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Surge of Support For War in GOP Debate

In last night's GOP debates, the party's presidential candidates outstripped President Bush in their...

Posted on September 6, 2007 at 10:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Thompson Makes White House Bid Official on Tonight Show

Fred Thompson made it officially official today, telling Jay Leno that he is running for...

Posted on September 5, 2007 at 8:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Draws Clinton Contrast

On health care, Obama says, he would have a better shot at reform that works.

Posted on September 5, 2007 at 6:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Thompson Gets His 15 Minutes

Former senator Fred Thompson is set to announce his candidacy on a video--a much longer video than other candidates have used.

Posted on September 5, 2007 at 5:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

Memo Shows Thompson Aides Had Eye to Future in 1999

Fred Thompson can take some tips from the campaign demeanor of John McCain, whom he stumped for in 1999.

Posted on September 5, 2007 at 4:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

N.H. Debate Preview A Viewer's Guide

What to be on the lookout for during tonight's Republican debate.

Posted on September 5, 2007 at 4:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Independent Group Feeling FEC Fines

The Club for Growth is fined $350,000 by the Federal Election Commission.

Posted on September 5, 2007 at 3:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Elizabeth Edwards, Critic and Crowd-Pleaser

To a casual observer, it might seem as if the John Edwards campaign has unofficially delegated his wife Elizabeth to be the teller of hard truths.

Posted on September 5, 2007 at 2:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Change in the Air, And On Airwaves

Both Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama promise less of the same in new advertisements.

Posted on September 5, 2007 at 2:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

You Didn't Just Imagine It: Politics Really Is More Polarized

The absence of ideology is one of the enduring myths of American politics. Americans have long seen themselves as non-ideological.

Posted on September 5, 2007 at 12:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Oprah's Couch For Obama Only

As Oprah Winfrey prepares to host a Barack Obama fundraiser, she explains why he's the only candidate she'll have on her show this campaign season.

Posted on September 5, 2007 at 12:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

More Departures For Thompson Team

In the soon-to-be-official candidate's press office, the message of late has been "I quit."

Posted on September 5, 2007 at 12:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Thompson Unveils Ad Ahead of Thursday Kickoff

Play Video VIDEO | Fred Thompson TV Ad: 'Debate' Fred Thompson's image will begin...

Posted on September 5, 2007 at 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

McCain Not Sure on "LGBT" Issues

Sen. John McCain faced a tough high school crowd in New Hampshire.

Posted on September 4, 2007 at 6:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Winning on the Web

The race for the nomination now includes a contest for the best, most socially-networked web site.

Posted on September 4, 2007 at 5:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Michigan Makes Primary Move Official

The calendar chaos continued today, with Michigan's governor, Jennifer Granholm, signing the legislation to officially...

Posted on September 4, 2007 at 3:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary Clinton - Alien?

Democratic frontrunner's appearance on "Ellen" is out of this world.

Posted on September 4, 2007 at 3:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton vs. Obama, A Difference With a Distinction?

Clinton and Obama at a candidate forum last month. (Reuters). Hillary Clinton and Barack...

Posted on September 4, 2007 at 12:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Spouses Speak Out On Electablity Issue

The Democratic obsession with "electability" is now moving to the candidates' spouses. In recent weeks,...

Posted on September 4, 2007 at 10:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bill and the Giant Pumpkin

Bill Clinton and an admirer at the Hopkinton State Fair. (Dan Balz) Only Bill...

Posted on September 3, 2007 at 11:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Giuliani's Web Site Gets Labor Day Off

The lights are out until Tuesday on Rudy Giuliani's official site.

Posted on September 2, 2007 at 8:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Clintons Hit New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton unveiled some new rhetoric in New Hampshire Sunday, the first stop on...

Posted on September 2, 2007 at 3:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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