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44: September 30, 2007 - October 6, 2007

Barack Obama, Social Networking King

Obama's online profile is prolific--he's everywhere from AsianAve to BlackPlanet.

By Washington Post editors  | October 6, 2007; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lapel Pin Politics

John Edwards says pins aren't necessary for patriotism and defends his decision to accept public financing.

By Washington Post editors  | October 5, 2007; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Blackwater Ties Fodder for Political Attacks

The controversy about Blackwater USA's role in a September 16 shooting, and broader questions about the role and oversight of private security firms operating in Iraq, are becoming fodder for political attacks among 2008 presidential candidates.

By Washington Post editors  | October 5, 2007; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Iowans Say
'Hi, Obama'

While speaking in Iowa, Obama hears emotional stories on health care, but doesn't appear to embrace 'feel your pain' politicking.

By Washington Post editors  | October 5, 2007; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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GOP Hopefuls, Defending the Dream

Candidates convene for 'Defending the American Dream' summit in D.C. where most attendees share one primary dream: lower taxes.

By Washington Post editors  | October 5, 2007; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Broder on 2008
And the Cubs

The dean of the political press took questions about Clinton vs. Obama, MoveOn, and the baseball playoffs.

By Post Editor  | October 5, 2007; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thompson's Haul at $9 Million

Rounding out the GOP field, Republican presidential contender Fred Thompson has finally released an official tally of its fundraising for the past three months.

By Washington Post editors  | October 5, 2007; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clock Ticking on Primary Calendar Mess

When the long 2008 presidential campaign finally comes to a close, one of the most dismal episodes will have been the manipulation and game-playing over the nomination calendar.

By Washington Post editors  | October 5, 2007; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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'People in Iowa Know What Arugula Is'

Sen. Barack Obama revisits this summer's 'arugula incident,' using it as a reason to discuss both the media's pettiness and the sophisticated paletes of potential Iowa caucus-goers.

By Washington Post editors  | October 5, 2007; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Never Campaign With Children or Animals

Fred Thompson displays a campaign tactic that only a working mother could love.

By Washington Post editors  | October 5, 2007; 6:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  A_Blog, Joel's Two Cents  
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Clinton Vows to End 'Assault on Science'

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton talked about her childhood astronaut dreams at a science-focused address today.

By Washington Post editors  | October 4, 2007; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Can Young 'BarackStars' Rock the Vote?

Barack Obama may have skipped a forum on senior issues, but he's counting on support on the other end of the spectrum: youth voters.

By Washington Post editors  | October 4, 2007; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Reaching Young Voters

Are polls understating young Iowa voters' support for Barack Obama?

By Post Editor  | October 4, 2007; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Giuliani in GOP Fundraising Lead,
But Just Barely

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani finally filled out much of the rest of the Republican money picture, and if you're a stalwart for the GOP, it ain't pretty.

By Washington Post editors  | October 4, 2007; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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$11 Million For Giuliani

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani finally filled out the rest of the Republican money...

By Washington Post editors  | October 4, 2007; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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The Health Care Divide

There are few divides larger this year between Republican and Democratic presidential candidates than on the issue of health care--and at this point, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, public opinion is on the side of the Democrats.

By Washington Post editors  | October 4, 2007; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Romney and Giuliani Clash on Taxes

Republican contenders fight over fiscal issues.

By Washington Post editors  | October 4, 2007; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Clinton's Foray Into Giuliani Territory

In a new ad, the New York senator says she was a champion of those whose health was endangered by the attacks at the World Trade Center.

By Washington Post editors  | October 4, 2007; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Huckabee: 'Christian Ticket' Would Help Elect Clinton

The former Arkasas governor says he's sticking with the Republican party, even if Christian conservatives seek a third party candidate.

By washingtonpost.com Editors  | October 4, 2007; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Romney's Quarter Helped By Own Dime

Romney raised $10 million this quarter, and will loan the campaign $8.5 million of his own money.

By Washington Post editors  | October 4, 2007; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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The Bill Factor

The great thing about being a former president is the public likes you as much if not more than it did while you were in office.

By Post Editor  | October 4, 2007; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  A_Blog, Morning Cheat Sheet  
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Ron Paul: The Howard Dean of '08?

Among the Texas congressman's loyal, passionate, Web-savvy supporters, it's not a question that Paul is the Dean of '08. It's a statement.

By Washington Post editors  | October 4, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
 
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For Iowans, Thompson Has 'Reagan-like Appeal'

On a trip through Iowa, Thompson toured an ethanol plant, meeting and greeting, but leaving some voters wanting more.

By Washington Post editors  | October 3, 2007; 7:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Edwards Attacks Clinton on Iraq

Former North Carolina senator also proposed ending the outsourcing of security in Iraq.

By Washington Post editors  | October 3, 2007; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Florida Lawmakers Sue Dean, DNC

With primary rules, Dean is accused of "disenfranchising" Florida voters.

By Washington Post editors  | October 3, 2007; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Giuliani Makes a Granite State Stop

Giuliani's New Hampshire travels.

By Washington Post editors  | October 3, 2007; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Teachers Tap Clinton

The American Federation of Teachers announces its support for Hillary Clinton.

By Washington Post editors  | October 3, 2007; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Romney's September Slide

Mitt Romney has experienced a September slide in the Granite State.

By Washington Post editors  | October 3, 2007; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Clinton's Big Money
From Small Donors

The senator's success this quarter drew from online and low dollar donations.

By Washington Post editors  | October 3, 2007; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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In Iowa, Thompson
Talks Social Security

Critics say Fred Thompson hasn't brought much substance to the stump so far, but this week in Iowa he offered plans for Social Security reform.

By Washington Post editors  | October 3, 2007; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Obama Sells Himself as the New JFK

The comparison has been floating around for a while, so it was only a matter of time before Barack Obama's campaign started making the claim explicitly itself: meet BHO, the new JFK.

By Washington Post editors  | October 3, 2007; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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Obama Steps Up
the Attack

In a speech today, Obama appears to move more closely toward criticism of his chief rival, Hillary Clinton.

By Washington Post editors  | October 2, 2007; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Some Biden Supporters Have
Had a Helping Hand

Sen. Joe Biden support in early voting states comes from some state legislators who have, in turn, gotten support from Biden.

By Washington Post editors  | October 2, 2007; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Thompson's No Big Government Fan

In Iowa, the GOP candidate says more power should be with the states, but offers few specifics.

By Washington Post editors  | October 2, 2007; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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What Are Democrats Afraid Of?

Questions on the president's latest approval ratings and whether Democrats are aggressive enough in opposing Bush.

By Washington Post editors  | October 2, 2007; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Clinton Blocks Obama at Nearly Every Turn

This was the day Barack Obama intended to seize the initiative in the Democratic presidential race with a speech in Chicago, but before he could take the stage Hillary Clinton sought to steal the spotlight by announcing her big third-quarter fundraising report.

By Washington Post editors  | October 2, 2007; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Clinton Tops Obama in Money Chase

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton announced this morning that she raised $27 million over...

By Washington Post editors  | October 2, 2007; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Never Mind the Veepstakes--Who's Next
As Secretary of State?

Who will follow Rice at the State Department is a the question already rippling through the foreign policy establishment in Washington.

By Post Editor  | October 2, 2007; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Clinton Tops Obama in Money Chase

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton announced this morning that she raised $27 million over the past three months, a figure that continues to keep her well out in front of both Democrats and Republicans in terms of total dollars raised.

By Post Editor  | October 2, 2007; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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In First Lady Race,
Romney First Online

The Romney web empire expands to include a site from the candidate's wife.

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2007; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain's Stand on
'Christian Principles'

The backpedaling begins for McCain on religion, while rival Thompson also has to explain his stand on gay marriage.

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2007; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Edwards Took in $7 Million

Top advisors to presidential contender John Edwards have now reported the former North Carolina senator raised $7 million over the past three months.

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2007; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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At Least a $20 Million
Third Quarter for Obama

Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama raised at least $20 million during the past three months.

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2007; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  A_Blog, The Green Zone  
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As Giuliani Gains, Search
For a Different Mr. Right

The strength of Giuliani's candidacy has brought rare agreement between former President Bill Clinton and Dr. James Dobson.

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2007; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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From the Post Politics Hour

Shailagh Murray took your questions on the war over the war in Iraq and the 2008 presidential campaign.

By Post Editor  | October 1, 2007; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Campaigns in No Rush to Tip Hands

One sign that this year's presidential contenders may have had a tough time raising money...

By Post Editor  | October 1, 2007; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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