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44: September 16, 2007 - September 22, 2007

Biden Gets Vote
On Iraq Plan

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

By Post Editor  | September 21, 2007; 5:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Edwards Unveils
Education Plan

Plan focuses on improving conditions for teachers.

By Post Editor  | September 21, 2007; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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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.

By Post Editor  | September 21, 2007; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
 
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AFL-CIO Budgets $53 Million for '08

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

By Post Editor  | September 21, 2007; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Clinton's Familiar Third Rail

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2007; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2007; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Ushering in Obama
In Atlanta

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

By Bill Hamilton  | September 21, 2007; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2007; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Democrats Clash Over Health Care

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

By Post Editor  | September 21, 2007; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Giuliani's Shine off in the Golden State?

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2007; 10:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2007; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2007; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2007; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2007; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2007; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Will Iraq Still Dominate in 2008?

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2007; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  A_Blog, Morning Cheat Sheet  
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2007; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 19, 2007; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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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

By Washington Post editors  | September 19, 2007; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Candidates Voice Outrage on 'Jena 6'

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 19, 2007; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (149)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 19, 2007; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Time to Play Ball

Pinstripes and politics collide in pennant season.

By Washington Post editors  | September 19, 2007; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Democrats Gearing Up For Delegate Fight

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 19, 2007; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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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.

By Post Editor  | September 19, 2007; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 19, 2007; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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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."

By Post Editor  | September 19, 2007; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Thatcherites Sign on With Giuliani

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

By Post Editor  | September 19, 2007; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 18, 2007; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 18, 2007; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 18, 2007; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 18, 2007; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 18, 2007; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mitt Romney  
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 18, 2007; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Mukasey Primary

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

By Post Editor  | September 18, 2007; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 18, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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."

By Bill Hamilton  | September 17, 2007; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2007; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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."

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2007; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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,

By Bill Hamilton  | September 17, 2007; 5:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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50 Cent In
Clinton's Club

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2007; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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MoveOn Fires
Back at Giuliani

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2007; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton Unveils Health Care Plan

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2007; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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What Clicks With Voters Online

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2007; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2007; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Can Anyone Fix Health Care?

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2007; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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

By Post Editor  | September 17, 2007; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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