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44: September 23, 2007 - September 29, 2007

Giuliani in YouTube's Crosshairs ... Again

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

By washingtonpost.com Editors  | September 29, 2007; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  A_Blog, Candidates  
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N.H. Sets Filing,
But Not Primary Date

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

By Post Editor  | September 28, 2007; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama in NYC:
Changing the Past?

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

By Post Editor  | September 28, 2007; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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Clinton Floats
Baby Bonds

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

By Post Editor  | September 28, 2007; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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First the Fundraising Reports,
Then the Campaign Fallout

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

By Post Editor  | September 28, 2007; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2007; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2007; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take, John Edwards  
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Focus on Race For
Obama at Howard

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2007; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Post Editor  | September 28, 2007; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Pioneer in the Next Brave New MTV World

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2007; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Gingrich's Solutions

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2007; 7:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2007; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2007; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2007; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thompson, Running on the Revolution

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2007; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2007; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mashing Mitt Romney

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2007; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Deep Pockets in
the Public Domain

An open letter from the Trail to President Bill Clinton.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2007; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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John Edwards' Learning Curve

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2007; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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McCain's Staff Says
He's Back on Track

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2007; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Post Editor  | September 27, 2007; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Morning Cheat Sheet  
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VP Speculation:
The (Very) Early Jim Webb Edition

The democratic senator begins the artful VP-question dodge.

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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On the Green,
Muted Voices

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

By Post Editor  | September 27, 2007; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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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."

By Washington Post editors  | September 26, 2007; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 26, 2007; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Top Giuliani Fundraiser Departs

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 26, 2007; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 26, 2007; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Democrats Prepare for Granite State Debate

Democratic presidential candidates are preparing for their next debate tonight.

By Washington Post editors  | September 26, 2007; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Can Clinton's
'Inevitability' Be Erased?

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 26, 2007; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 26, 2007; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Race to the
Bottom Line

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 25, 2007; 6:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton Looking
Even Better
To N.H. Voters

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 25, 2007; 5:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 25, 2007; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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."

By Washington Post editors  | September 25, 2007; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Labor Endorsement 'Dogfight' Continues

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 25, 2007; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Win a Debate Date
With a Clinton

A new fundraising pitch from the former president.

By Washington Post editors  | September 25, 2007; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Was Giuliani's MoveOn Deal Unfair?

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 25, 2007; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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?

By Washington Post editors  | September 25, 2007; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Still Waiting on GOP YouTube Debate

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 25, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Raking in Cash from Record Numbers

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2007; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Obama's 'Enthusiasm Gap'

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2007; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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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?

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2007; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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The Endorsement Race

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

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2007; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Can Clinton Be Stopped?

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

By Post Editor  | September 24, 2007; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (175)
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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...

By Post Editor  | September 24, 2007; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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From the Post Politics Hour

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

By Post Editor  | September 24, 2007; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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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.

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2007; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Florida Democrats Stick With Jan. 29 Vote

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

By Post Editor  | September 23, 2007; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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