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44: October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

Edwards Would Ban Lobbyists' Donations

He proposes also barring lobbyists from being "bundlers."

By Post Editor  | October 13, 2007; 8:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  B_Blog, John Edwards  
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Michigan Democrats Seek Clarity on N.H. Date

Three top leaders in Michigan's Democratic party on Friday sent a testy letter to Democratic...

By Post Editor  | October 12, 2007; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  A_Blog, Primaries  
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Romney's New Ad on Jihadism

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, says in a new television ad that "violent, radical Islamic fundamentalism" is "this century's nightmare, Jihadism."

By Washington Post Editor  | October 12, 2007; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  B_Blog, Mitt Romney  
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Kerik Spoiling for a Fight

Former NYC police chief's legal battle could be unwelcome development for Giuliani.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 12, 2007; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Painting America Purple

Can Rudy Giuliani, seen here campaigning in South Carolina, really change the electoral map...

By Post Editor  | October 12, 2007; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Could Gore Raise the Money?

If Al Gore decided today that he wanted to run for president, could he raise the money he would need to mount a bid?

By Washington Post Editor  | October 12, 2007; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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T. Thompson to Back Giuliani

Former Wisconsin governor/dropout from White House race endorses in South Carolina.

By Post Editor  | October 12, 2007; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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In SC, Giuliani Targets Newcomers

Former New York City mayor appeals to transplants as he campaigns in South Carolina.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 12, 2007; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  B_Blog, Rudy Giuliani  
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Civil Rights Pioneer Endorses Clinton

Rep. John Lewis throws support to New York Senator, who hopes other black leaders will follow.

By Post Editor  | October 12, 2007; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Clinton and Inequality

Sen. Hillary Clinton puts a twist on husband's pitch: "It's the inequality, stupid!"

By Post Editor  | October 12, 2007; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  A_Blog, Joel's Two Cents  
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Paul's Numbers Show His Online Appeal

Ron Paul surprised the Republican field by raising $5.1 million in the third-quarter fundraising cycle, at least 70 percent of it from online donations attracting 17,461 new donors.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 12, 2007; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  B_Blog, Ron Paul  
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Richardson: Dump No Child Law

While other Democratic candidates have criticized the No Child Left Behind Education law, New Mexico...

By Post Editor  | October 11, 2007; 7:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Democrats Wage War Over Iran

Neither Obama or Edwards voted for the non-binding resolution urging the Bush administration to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a foreign terrorist organization and Hillary did.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 11, 2007; 7:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Evangelicals on Choice of Rudy

Rudy Giuliani is feeling more heat from evangelicals concerned about his position on abortion who are determined not to let the Republican party nominate him for president.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 11, 2007; 6:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  B_Blog, Rudy Giuliani  
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Can He Save the Planet and Win the Presidency?

The peace prize announcement is due on Friday, so he doesn't have long to wait to learn if he has pulled off a unique grand slam for 2007: an Oscar, an Emmy, a bestseller and a Nobel.

By Washington Post editors  | October 11, 2007; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (125)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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In Iowa, the Candidate's Wife
Introduces the 'Real Obamas'

From Waterloo to Iowa Falls and Fort Dodge to Boone, Michelle Obama picked up her campaign pace this week, telling enthusiastic audiences that her husband can change the nation.

By Washington Post editors  | October 11, 2007; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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Thompson's Guggenheim Fellowship

What Fred Thompson's financial disclosure forms reveal about his career outside of Hollywood.

By Washington Post editors  | October 11, 2007; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Head and Shoulders Above the Rest

Taking the measure of a candidate in feet and inches.

By Post Editor  | October 11, 2007; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  A_Blog, Morning Cheat Sheet  
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McCain's Health Care Proposal

The Arizona senator is set to lay out his proposal for tax credits for families that get health insurance.

By Washington Post editors  | October 10, 2007; 6:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Democratic Field Leaves Some Still Wanting Gore

An effort to draft the former V.P. into the presidential race is now underway.

By Washington Post editors  | October 10, 2007; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Clinton Switches Gears for N.H.

From one early voting state to another, Clinton moves from the Iowa tale of a hardworking waitress to thoughts on technology for New Hampshire voters.

By Washington Post editors  | October 10, 2007; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Big Bank from the Small-Screen

Fred Thompson, the senator turned actor turned presidential candidate, reported as much as $8.6 million in assets in a disclosure form filed with the FEC.

By Washington Post editors  | October 10, 2007; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Obama Says Clinton Giving 'Revisionist History' on Iraq

In a New Hampshire interview, Obama urges voters to look at how Clinton "got it wrong" on Iraq.

By Washington Post editors  | October 10, 2007; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Bartlett Backpedals

The former Bush aide tells Matt Lauer that he's actually very confident in the GOP field, nevermind that 'dud' business.

By Washington Post editors  | October 10, 2007; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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On the Race to the White House,
Clinton Talks More 'When' Than 'If'

An interview with Hillary Clinton reveals how much she already has thought about being president.

By Washington Post editors  | October 10, 2007; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Romney and Lawyers

The Republicans met yesterday in Dearborn, Michigan. (AP) Lawyer jokes are dime-a-dozen. You've no...

By Washington Post editors  | October 10, 2007; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Michele Obama in Iowa Accident

The candidate's wife was involved in a car accident while traveling to a campaign event in Iowa.

By Washington Post editors  | October 9, 2007; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Candidates Shun Mich. Primary

Leading Democrats withdraw from the contest, leaving Hillary Clinton the lone top candidate in a contest that is in violation of DNC rules.

By Washington Post editors  | October 9, 2007; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Too Soon to Write Off Thompson

Tonight's GOP debate on economic issues probably won't decide the outcome of the Republican presidential race, despite what you may have heard.

By Post Editor  | October 9, 2007; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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"I Could Have Had a Baby in the Time I've Been Campaigning"

Hillary Clinton tries not to trip up in Iowa as she talks tax cuts and retirement, and gets some helpful advice.

By Washington Post editors  | October 9, 2007; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Facebook for Friends, Funds

At the moment, Facebook is the big news in online social networking. Google, Microsoft and...

By Washington Post Editor  | October 9, 2007; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, New Media  
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Debate Will Focus on Economy, But Campaign Already Has

Forget immigration or abortion. The real question among the Republican candidates is who's the best man to cut taxes and spending.

By Washington Post editors  | October 9, 2007; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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George Allen's Back
And Touting Thompson

Felled in 2006, former Va. Senator/Governor gets behind Thompson's White House bid.

By Post Editor  | October 9, 2007; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bartlett Unleashed: On Flip-Flops,
a "Dud" and the Guy With the Funny Name

A stark assessment of the 2008 race from the former White House counselor.

By Post Editor  | October 9, 2007; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Union Nod Goes to..No One

After delaying the decision the SEIU opts out of primary endosement completely.

By Washington Post editors  | October 8, 2007; 7:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton's Steady Diet of Middle Class

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton promised both a return to the economic prosperity of the 1990s and a "new beginning to the 21st century" on Monday as she pushed forward with a new campaign to aimed squarely at middle-class voters.

By Post Editor  | October 8, 2007; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Green(er) Obama

In a New Hampshire speech, the candidate discussed his campaign's energy plan, which includes measures favored by environmentalists.

By Washington Post editors  | October 8, 2007; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wooing the Bundlers

A look at the courtship of bundlers, one aspect of launching a presidential campaign that few people ever see.

By Washington Post editors  | October 8, 2007; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Clinton-Obama Ticket?

Vice-Presidential handicapping and thoughts on the Bush White House exodus from today's Post Politics chat with Peter Baker.

By Washington Post editors  | October 8, 2007; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Iowa Surprise In Store for Republican Field?

Clinton's leading the Democratic pack, but more interesting to note is what the latest Iowa poll says about the Republican field.

By Washington Post editors  | October 8, 2007; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Across the Aisle,
on the Road in Iowa

They're running for office for rival parties, but Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, a conservative Republican contender, and Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, a liberal Democratic rival, have a joint plan for Iraq.

By Washington Post editors  | October 8, 2007; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton's Iran Vote Prompts
A Harsh Back-and-Forth

Randall Rolph said he came to New Hampton, Iowa, on Sunday to see Sen. Hillary...

By Post Editor  | October 7, 2007; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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