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44: September 9, 2007 - September 15, 2007

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...

By Post Editor  | September 14, 2007; 9:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2007; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2007; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2007; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Undervaluing Values Voters?

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2007; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2007; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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."

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2007; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Democrats Show No Interest in Compromise

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

By Post Editor  | September 14, 2007; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Giuliani Defends Petraeus, Blasts MoveOn, Clinton

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

By Post Editor  | September 13, 2007; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Sneak Peek at Edwards's Ad

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

By washingtonpost.com Editors  | September 13, 2007; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Post Editor  | September 13, 2007; 5:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Calendar Tensions
Endanger Events
In Early States

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

By Post Editor  | September 13, 2007; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton Vow to
Take on Insurers

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

By Post Editor  | September 13, 2007; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Hsu Causes Campaigns
To Weigh Procedures

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

By Post Editor  | September 13, 2007; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Clinton vs. Clinton

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

By Post Editor  | September 13, 2007; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Will Warner Put
Virginia in Play?

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

By Post Editor  | September 13, 2007; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Battling the Bully Pulpit

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

By Post Editor  | September 13, 2007; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Hsu Moved to
Colorado Prison

Fundraiser to be arraigned on grand theft charges today.

By Post Editor  | September 13, 2007; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Monday's Ad Only Beginning for MoveOn

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 12, 2007; 7:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 12, 2007; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Name Calling
Over the War

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 12, 2007; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 12, 2007; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Could Gingrich
Go For It?

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 12, 2007; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 12, 2007; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 12, 2007; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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McCain's New Front

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

By Post Editor  | September 12, 2007; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Obama, Linking In
Ahead of the Curve

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 12, 2007; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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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...

By Post Editor  | September 11, 2007; 8:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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'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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 11, 2007; 7:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 11, 2007; 3:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 11, 2007; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Petraeus and the Next President's Burden

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

By Post Editor  | September 11, 2007; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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For Clintons, An Unwelcome Echo

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

By Post Editor  | September 11, 2007; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
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Candidates Pause for 9/11 Remembrances

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

By Post Editor  | September 11, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clintons to Return $850,000 in Hsu Funds

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

By Post Editor  | September 10, 2007; 7:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
 
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Anti-Thompson Site Connects to Romney Camp

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 10, 2007; 6:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Democrats Greet Testimony With Skepticism

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

By Post Editor  | September 10, 2007; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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What is Bin Laden Due?

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 10, 2007; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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No Votes Please,
Just Facebook Friends

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 10, 2007; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 10, 2007; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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From the Post Politics Hour

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

By Post Editor  | September 10, 2007; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Petraeus Effect

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

By Post Editor  | September 10, 2007; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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The Democrats, Lost in Translation

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

By Post Editor  | September 10, 2007; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (126)
 
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McCain Says Dems Would Weaken America

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

By Post Editor  | September 9, 2007; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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