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44: October 21, 2007 - October 27, 2007

If Not Obama, Buffett?

Candidates reveal their top picks for president if, of course, they themselves weren't aiming for the White House.

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2007; 6:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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John Edwards and Journalism 101

Did the Edwards campaign try to muffle a student journalist's report on his campaign headquarters?

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2007; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Is Anyone Watching?

In an endless debate season, is anyone watching?

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2007; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Campaign Afflicted With Debate Fatigue

Campaigns struggle with endless forums, fear the problem will only get worse.

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2007; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Clinton vs. Obama on Iran

As tensions between the U.S. and Iran heat up, so does Iran-rhetoric on the campaign trail. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2007; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  B_Blog, National Security  
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For Red Arrow Patrons, December Primary Would Mean Blue Christmas

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By Post Editor  | October 26, 2007; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, The Diners  
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Public Financing at Stake in Senate FEC Battle

If the Senate leaves for Dec. recess without reaching a deal on Bush's FEC nominees, the commission will be left without a functioning board. --Matthew Mosk

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2007; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Romney's Prep School Hazing

A tough crowd for Mitt Romney at Phillips Exeter Academy.

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2007; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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No Endorsement Yet, But Brownback Calls Giuliani 'An Excellent Leader'

After an hour-long meeting in his Senate office with former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, Brownback seemed on the verge of backing the only candidate in the Republican race who supports abortion rights.

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2007; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Iowa Democrats Move to Jan. 3

Democrats are set to move their primary to Jan 3, joining Republicans in voting on one of the earliest caucus days in history. -- Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2007; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  B_Blog, Primaries  
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An Anniversary to Remember for Both the Boomer and the POW

Hillary Clinton and John McCain campaign for the White House as respectful rivals but across a vast cultural chasm that still divides the country.

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2007; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Among Front-runners, Obama Logs Most Iowa Days

A Des Moines Register tally puts the Illinois senator ahead of his rivals in one Iowa contest: days spent in the state. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2007; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama  
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Clinton's Birthday Haul

The Democratic front-runner celebrates the big 6-0 with a fundraising bash set to bring in $1 million in campaign contributions. --Matthew Mosk

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2007; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  B_Blog, Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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Would a President Clinton Cede Powers?

Would Hillary Clinton, a veteran of the White House, give up some executive powers?

By Post Editor  | October 25, 2007; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  A_Blog, Morning Cheat Sheet  
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For Obama, Friends Like These Mean Playing Defense

Two high-profile supporters of the Illinois senator bring controversy with their helping hands. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | October 24, 2007; 6:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama  
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Still Doing a Thompson Shuffle

The former senator loses a member of his media team, but he's "practiced at it by now."

By Washington Post editors  | October 24, 2007; 6:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  B_Blog, Fred Thompson  
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Biden Says He's Best Prepared, Stumbles When Talking on Schools

In a lengthy interview with the Washington Post editorial board, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (Del.) asserted that he is more prepared to be president than any other candidate. --Shailagh Murray

By Washington Post editors  | October 24, 2007; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  A_Blog, Joe Biden  
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Advocacy Group Consulted With Clinton Campaign on Critique

The non-partisan advocacy group criticism of the media scrutiny given to Clinton campaign donors was coordinated with the campaign itself.

By Washington Post editors  | October 24, 2007; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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New McCain Ad Riffs on Summer of Love

John McCain launches an ad attacking Hillary Clinton's support for a Woodstock Concert museum, noting that he was "tied up" elsewhere--in prison in Hanoi--during the summer of 1969.

By Washington Post editors  | October 24, 2007; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  B_Blog, John McCain  
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Shutting Out the Paulites

One popular conservative blog bans comments from Ron Paul supporters.

By Washington Post editors  | October 24, 2007; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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Tough Crowd for Colbert in S.C.

The women at Charleston's Hair Menders beauty shop want nothing to do with the satirist's run for the White House.

By Washington Post editors  | October 24, 2007; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Romney Loses Key Endorsement

As Romney courts "values voters," one high-profile Baptist leader announced his un-endorsement of Romney, calling his previous public support a "personal error."

By Washington Post editors  | October 24, 2007; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Would-Be First Ladies Find Common Ground

At a California event, five candidate spouses talk about the difficulties of doing it all and unite behind a common enemy: campaign staffers.

By Washington Post editors  | October 24, 2007; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton Slips Social Security Questions

Tracking Hillary Clinton's views on Social Security is becoming a full-time job.

By Washington Post editors  | October 24, 2007; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Tabs to Rudy: A Pox on Sox Pick!

Giuliani is branded a traitor by the New York tabloids after saying he's rooting for the Red Sox in the World Series.

By Washington Post editors  | October 24, 2007; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Kids as Donors Raise Few Formal Complaints

As campaign fundraisers reach into children's pockets, few cases are brought against parents of these precocious donors.

By Washington Post editors  | October 24, 2007; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dodd Drops by the Red Arrow
When's That Primary Again?

The latest DinerCam episode comes courtesy of our friends at the Red Arrow Diner...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  | October 24, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, The Diners  
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Jackson Jr.: Obama Has Taken Up His Father's Torch

The Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. voices his support for Obama in a new radio ad.

By Washington Post editors  | October 23, 2007; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Democrats Ahead in Race to be Recognized

A new poll shows more people can name Democratic candidates than their Republican counterparts.

By Washington Post editors  | October 23, 2007; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Romney's Slip
of the Tongue

The former Massachusetts governor said Democratic rival Barack Obama encouraged terrorists, but his campaign said it was a malapropism, not an accusation.

By Washington Post editors  | October 23, 2007; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Not Net-Rooting for Obama

Barack Obama finds himself at odds with the power brokers of the liberal blogosphere.

By Washington Post editors  | October 23, 2007; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Democrats Ahead in the Race to be Recognized

A new poll shows that more people can name the Democratic candidates than their Republican counterparts.

By Washington Post editors  | October 23, 2007; 3:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Courting Black Voters In Essence

In a wide-ranging interview in Essence magazine, Hillary Clinton shares the most romantic thing her husband has ever done for her and says "the crisis of young men of color is a national crisis."

By Washington Post editors  | October 23, 2007; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Romney Must Prove He's the Genuine Article

One Republican observer's take on the current field: the more he sees of Mitt Romney, the less he like him.

By Post Editor  | October 23, 2007; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take, Mitt Romney  
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Clinton's Chinatown Donors Scrutinized

As campaign contributions are called into question, advocacy groups charge "negligent journalism."

By Washington Post editors  | October 23, 2007; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Postcards From Iran?

Iowa voters have mail--dueling notices from Clinton and Obama on Iran.

By Washington Post editors  | October 23, 2007; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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A Cheney Speaks Out on 2008

President Bush and Vice President Cheney have largely stayed out of the fray when it comes to the contest to claim the White House next year. But that has not stopped Lynne Cheney.

By Post Editor  | October 23, 2007; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  A_Blog, Morning Cheat Sheet  
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RNC Makes Punishment of Early-Voting States Official

New Hampshire, Michigan, South Carolina, Florida and Wyoming to lose half of delegates.

By Post Editor  | October 22, 2007; 7:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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No New Light on Clinton Papers

Despite comments from former president, disclosure of documents doesn't appear imminent.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 22, 2007; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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The Right-Wing Facebook

People for the American Way launch site parodying the GOP presidential candidates' on-line efforts.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 22, 2007; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, New Media  
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Pols on a Plane: Return From Orlando

Was that Jeri Thompson flying coach back from the debate?

By Post Editor  | October 22, 2007; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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From the Post Politics Hour

The Post's Dan Balz took your questions on the Louisiana governor's race and the race for the White House.

By Post Editor  | October 22, 2007; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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A GOP Race That Refuses to Narrow

The Arizona Senator may still pose the biggest challenge to Hizzoner's candidacy.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 22, 2007; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Huckabee Nabs Coveted Chuck Norris Endorsement

Action hero compares former Arkansas Governor to King David. -- Perry Bacon Jr.

By Post Editor  | October 22, 2007; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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In GOP Debate, It's Clinton By a Mile

New York Senator is Topic A at Republican gathering. -- Michael D. Shear

By Post Editor  | October 22, 2007; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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Mrs. Dodd Becomes Temporary Iowan

What to do when your husband is on the campaign trail? Move there. -- Joel Achenbach

By Post Editor  | October 21, 2007; 8:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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