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44: October 28, 2007 - November 3, 2007

Obama Slams Clinton's 'Textbook' Calculations

In South Carolina speech, takes rival to task for putting a winning strategy ahead of need to bring the country together.

By Post Editor  | November 3, 2007; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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A Crowded Field For N.H. Primary

The tally for Granite State candidates comes in at a hefty 44 as of today's filing deadline.--Alec MacGillis

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2007; 6:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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As Clinton Makes Gender-Based Appeal, Obama Makes Race an Issue

Obama's campaign in South Carolina, the first state in the primary process that will have a sizeable black population, is strongly emphasizing to Palmetto State voters they could help elect the first black president

By Washington Post Editor  | November 2, 2007; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
 
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S.C. Voters Want More GOP Minority Outreach

South Carolina Republican voters think their party should reach out more to blacks and Hispanics, even though some candidates seem to be doing the opposite.--Krissah Williams

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2007; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Victim or a Party Crasher in the 'All-Boys Club'?

Hillary Clinton returns to Wellesley, the all-women's college that she said prepared her for the "all-boys club" of presidential politics.

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2007; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Romney's MBA Pitch Belittles Clinton

Romney's new add criticizes Clinton's lack of experience.

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2007; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  A_Blog, Ad Watch  
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Don't Forget Your Day Job

Senators turned presidential hopefuls may have to make campaign trail detours back to the Capitol.--Shailagh Murray

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2007; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Adam, Eve and Huckabee

Mike Huckabee walks the walk of his religious convictions. (AP). Mike Huckabee has emerged...

By Post Editor  | November 2, 2007; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  A_Blog, Joel's Two Cents  
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Missouri's Bond Backs Giuliani

Bond gives New Yorker foothold in heartland.

By Post Editor  | November 2, 2007; 7:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A New Democratic Split Over Iran

A new letter urging President Bush not to take action against Iraq splits Clinton and Obama.

By Post Editor  | November 1, 2007; 8:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Edwards Eligible for Public Funds

The former North Carolina senator and Democratic hopeful has officially qualified for public matching funds.--Matthew Mosk

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2007; 7:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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You've Got Mail From Sen. Chris Dodd

Senator and Democratic hopeful Chris Dodd tries a new fundraising pitch: the faux internal e-mail.

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2007; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Bush Sr.: Race No Longer a 'Gimme' For Clinton

Former president George H.W. Bush thinks the New York senator, and current front-runner, may actually lose the Democratic nomination after all.--Peter Baker

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2007; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Bloggers Demand Fox News Debate Footage

Both liberal and conservative bloggers say the network should make debate footage available for use online.--Jose Antonio Vargas

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2007; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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No Truthiness in S.C. Race

Comedian Stephen Colbert won't get a shot at the South Carolina primary after all.

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2007; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Union in Clinton's Corner--And Ready For a Fight

The AFSCME plans to spend $60 million in in the 2008 cycle, investing fully in electing its candidate.

By Washington Post editors  | November 1, 2007; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take, Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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Bush, Clinton Both Flirted With 'Baby Bonds' Concept

In book, Gerson says President eyed push for investment in newborns.

By Post Editor  | November 1, 2007; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  A_Blog, Morning Cheat Sheet  
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GOP Candidates Roil Calm Seas on Ocean Treaty

The Law of the Seas treaty: something everyone, except GOP candidates, can agree on.

By Washington Post editors  | October 31, 2007; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Democrats: What Women Want?

The Democratic Party's most reliable supporters in 2008 could turn out to be unmarried women.--Juliet Eilperin

By Washington Post editors  | October 31, 2007; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Democrats No Strangers to UFOs

What did Dennis Kucinich see over Shirley MacLaine's house?

By Post Editor  | October 31, 2007; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dennis Kucinich, Joel's Two Cents  
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Clinton Provides an Opening in Debate

Tuesday's debate in Philadelphia was the weakest performance Clinton has delivered in any debate this year.

By Washington Post editors  | October 31, 2007; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Clinton Makes a College Tour

The Democratic front-runner has several campus events planned this week, including a stop at Wellesley, her alma mater.--Anne E. Kornblut

By Washington Post editors  | October 31, 2007; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Truth is Out There

Dennis Kucinich won't duck the UFO issue.

By Post Editor  | October 31, 2007; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Nader Suing DNC Over '04, Hasn't Ruled Out '08

Activist and repeat presidential hopeful Ralph Nader is suing the DNC over his 2004 race and has not decided definitively on 2008.--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | October 30, 2007; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Anti-Clinton Video Viral Web Hit

A former Clinton donor--and convicted felon--turned foe takes criticism of the New York senator to a large YouTube audience.--Jose Antonio Vargas

By Washington Post editors  | October 30, 2007; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Thompson's Money Chief Moves On

Thomas D. Bell Jr. will no longer be the campaign finance chair for Thompson, yet another change on a staff that has been constantly shifting since even before the former senator formally declared his candidacy.--Matthew Mosk

By Washington Post editors  | October 30, 2007; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  B_Blog, Fred Thompson  
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Huckabee Deems Himself 'In Play'

In his quest for the GOP nomination, the former Arkansas governor is raising money and keeping a packed media schedule, touting his experience running against "the Clinton machine."--Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post editors  | October 30, 2007; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Mike Huckabee  
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What's On the Table For Obama and Social Security?

In a matter of months, Obama has moved from being open to a solution that might include raising the retirement age or indexing benefits to prices rather than wages, to making the protection of benefits one of his three core principles for dealing with Social Security.

By Washington Post editors  | October 30, 2007; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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A Dem. Candidate Chorus Against Mukasey

Democratic presidential candidates voice opposition to attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey following his comments on waterboarding at his confirmation hearings earlier this month.--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | October 30, 2007; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Questioning Where Criticism Fits in the 'Politics of Hope'

As Obama steps up attacks on Clinton, the New York senator's campaign accuses Obama of abandoning his "politics of hope."--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | October 30, 2007; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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What Ford's Thoughts on One Clinton's Past Say About Another Clinton's Future

As demonstrated once again by a new book detailing Ford's from-the-grave assessment, Bill Clinton's history of extracurricular activity may never be completely removed from the national dialogue, no matter how much everyone may want it to be.

By Washington Post editors  | October 30, 2007; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Morning Cheat Sheet  
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The Colbert Clan: 1.2 Million Strong and Counting

Colbert's Facebook fans.

By Post Editor  | October 30, 2007; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, New Media  
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MTV Turns Out to Be Obama's Space

At the second installment of the MTV/MySpace forum, the Illinois senator was in his element.

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2007; 6:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Barack Obama  
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Tancredo Won't Seek New Term

GOP candidate and Colorado congressman reveals he will not seek another term in the House.--Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2007; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  B_Blog, Tom Tancredo  
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GOP YouTube Debate Back On

Despite initial hesitation from Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani, all major GOP candidates are now set to participate in the CNN/YouTube debate next month.--Jose Antonio Vargas

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2007; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Taking Aim at Clinton

Edwards and Obama sharpen their rhetoric ahead of Tuesday night's Democratic debate in Philadelphia.

By Post Editor  | October 29, 2007; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Ad Watch: Obama on Social Security

Howard Kurtz rates Obama's latest ad, where the senator says he wants to "bring the country together" to solve the problem of social security.

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2007; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Barack Obama  
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Edwards Fans New Orleans Bound?

Nearly a month after the contest deadline, Edwards supporters are set to find out who won a trip to do rebuilding work in New Orleans with the candidate. --Matthew Mosk

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2007; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  B_Blog, John Edwards  
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Despite Protests, McClurkin's Guest Star Turn For Obama a Crowd Pleaser

Donnie McClurkin was the star of a concert in support of Obama.

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2007; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Barack Obama  
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N.H.'s Gregg For Romney

Romney is set to receive the Granite State Republican senator's endorsement at an event in Concord later today. --Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post editors  | October 29, 2007; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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