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44: October 14, 2007 - October 20, 2007

Brownback Makes It Official

The Kansas senator became the third Republican to drop out of the 2008 presidential contest. -- Michael D. Shear

By Bill Hamilton  | October 19, 2007; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Exit Martinez
From the RNC

Sen. Mel Martinez, who for ten months has been the public face of the GOP, has resigned his post at the Republican National Committee. -- Jose Antonio Vargas

By Washington Post Editor  | October 19, 2007; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Republican Party  
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Obama Calls for DOJ Official's Firing

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) today called on the Justice Department to fire a top official over controversial comments the official made about minorities. --Paul Kane

By Washington Post Editor  | October 19, 2007; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama  
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Report From the Values Summit: Thompson? Maybe....Not

Activists at Value Voters Summit agree on one thing: There is no presidential candidate who can become the obvious choice of evangelical voters.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 19, 2007; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Candidates  
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Rudy and the Christian Right:
A Critical Encounter Saturday

Giuliani will appear Saturday before the Family Research Council's Values Voters summit in Washington for what could be the most important speech of his presidential campaign to date.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 19, 2007; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take, Rudy Giuliani  
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In Praise of Substance

One of the dirty little secrets of the campaign trail is that the candidates repeatedly lapse into substantiveness.

By Post Editor  | October 19, 2007; 12:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Joel's Two Cents  
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Clinton Dealt a Bummer on Woodstock Museum

Earmark to honor iconic sixties site set back in Senate.

By Post Editor  | October 18, 2007; 11:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain Passes On Warming Bill

Arizona Senator says nuclear power should be part of solution.

By Post Editor  | October 18, 2007; 11:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dodd Makes Play on FISA Legislation

Senator/presidential candidate pledges to put "hold" on bill that has not yet been introduced.

By Post Editor  | October 18, 2007; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Facebook Looking for 1,000,000 Strong for Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert is the candidate of the week on Facebook.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 18, 2007; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, New Media  
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GOP Women
For Clinton?

The numbers behind Mark Penn's argument that Republican women will support Hillary Clinton.

By Post Editor  | October 18, 2007; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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"Taking Absolutely Nothing for Granted"

But strategist says her lead is built on a solid foundation.

By Post Editor  | October 18, 2007; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Edwards Takes on Clinton's Character

Trustworthiness, and not just policy differences, now a target of Clinton's Democratic foes.

By Post Editor  | October 18, 2007; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Brownback to Drop Out?

Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), who has struggled to compete financially for the Republican presidential nomination, will announce tomorrow that he is dropping out of the 2008 contest, the Associated Press reported this morning.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 18, 2007; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Sam Brownback  
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The Bush Inheritance: Iraq, Iran and Putin

The next president is almost certain to have a rocky relationship with the current Russian leader>

By Post Editor  | October 18, 2007; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Morning Cheat Sheet  
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Deval Patrick to Back Obama

Obama wins support of former Clinton appointee.

By Post Editor  | October 17, 2007; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Forum Questions To Candidates To Be Selected By Vote

Web venture will allow the public to determine the ten questions they want candidates to answer.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 17, 2007; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, New Media  
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Ties to Hsu Severed, Some Funds May Remain

Funds from Hsu-aligned contributors may have made way to Clinton through Senate transfer.

By Post Editor  | October 17, 2007; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Iowa's Regrettable Line in the Sand

Caucus voters in Dubuque, Iowa (Photo by: Stephanie Judge) Iowa Republicans have drawn a...

By Post Editor  | October 17, 2007; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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A Giuliani Tax Pledge?

Did Giuliani just pledge not to raise taxes or not?

By Washington Post Editor  | October 17, 2007; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Texas Governor Backs Giuliani

Perry cites former mayor's crime fighting record.

By Post Editor  | October 17, 2007; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Can Obama Criticize and Unite?

Will slams of Bush undercut message of national reconcilliation?

By Post Editor  | October 16, 2007; 9:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Iowa Republicans to Caucus on Jan. 3

State GOP urges Iowa Democrats to join them in near-New Year's balloting.

By Post Editor  | October 16, 2007; 9:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama's Eight Degrees of Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney is related to Barack Obama?

By Post Editor  | October 16, 2007; 9:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Hopes to "Close the Gap"

In email appeal to supporters, Illinois Senator pitches himself as the underdog against Clinton.

By Post Editor  | October 16, 2007; 6:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Networks on BlackPlanet.com

Sen. Barack Obama has been the undeniable online frontrunner in the social-networking scene.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 16, 2007; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama  
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Sitting Atop an Unstable Race

Giuliani sits atop the Republican race, but little else is settled.

By Post Editor  | October 16, 2007; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Clinton Proposes Paid Family Leave Program

Sen. Clinton proposes developing a paid family leave program and extending the current unpaid leave system to an additional 13 million workers.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 16, 2007; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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Don't Write Off Public Financing Just Yet

Several candidates may have to weigh taking public funds or dropping out of the race for the White House.

By Post Editor  | October 16, 2007; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Bush Still Raising Money for Candidates, But No Pictures Please

Bush is still pullingl in big bucks from moneyed Republicans who are sticking with him despite bad poll numbers.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 16, 2007; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Thompson M.I.A.

Candidate disappears from the campaign trail after debate appearance.

By Post Editor  | October 16, 2007; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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White House Candidates on Summer Spending Spree

Three of the leading presidential contenders spent more than they raised for their bids over...

By Post Editor  | October 15, 2007; 9:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Clinton Has $35 Million in Bank, Obama $32 Million

Sen. Hillary Clinton spent roughly $20 million in the third quarter in her bid for...

By Post Editor  | October 15, 2007; 8:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Clinton and McCain Offer Foreign Policy Views

The two candidates offer harshly assessments of the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq.

By Post Editor  | October 15, 2007; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Thompson Reaps
A Haul in South

Takes in $2.7 million in from Tennessee alone.

By Post Editor  | October 15, 2007; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Giuliani Spends Big Bucks for Posh Hotels

The former NYC mayor routinely stayed in posh hotels and seems to lack confidence in the quality of commercial air carriers.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 15, 2007; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  A_Blog, Rudy Giuliani  
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Romney and Women

Does history provide a clue on how Romney would he go about attacking a female opponent?

By Washington Post Editor  | October 15, 2007; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  B_Blog, Mitt Romney  
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Who's the Real Republican?

Mitt Romney's attempt to draw differences with Rudy Giuliani raises questions about what defines...

By Post Editor  | October 15, 2007; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Iowa SEIU Backs Edwards's Candidacy

Union could provide crucial support in key early test of Democratic race.

By Post Editor  | October 15, 2007; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Giuliani Pays Own Firm for Security;
Spending Outstrips Fundraising

Former New York City mayor spent $13 million in third quarter, has $16 million in cash on hand.

By Post Editor  | October 15, 2007; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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