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44: November 4, 2007 - November 10, 2007

Edwards Recalls Legal Victories
To Reinforce Outsider Image

Medical malpractice and product liability cases from his days as a trial lawyer provide John Edwards with a framework for his populist message. --Shailagh Murray

By Bill Hamilton  | November 10, 2007; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Grassley on the Presidential Field: Clinton Hard to Beat, Huckabee "Catching On a Bit"

Charles Grassley, the popular veteran Iowa senator said he may skip picking a favorite, because he's skeptical that any Republican in the field can put away Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

By Bill Hamilton  | November 10, 2007; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Firm With Ties to Clinton Takes On Toy Recall Troubles

Clinton strategist Mark Penn's firm Burson Marsteller is handling crisis communications for the company that distributes the toy recalled over date rape drug concerns.--Anne E. Kornblut

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2007; 7:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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McCain Campaign May Borrow Money For Primary Push

The Arizona senator's campaign is considering a loan to finance advertising and other expenses in the run up to the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries.--Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2007; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain Takes Aim at Kerik - and Giuliani

The long-anticipated indictment of Bernard Kerik was expected to provide an opening for political rivals of Kerik's mentor, Rudy Giuliani, and the first one to seize it was John McCain.

By Bill Hamilton  | November 9, 2007; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Not Running, But He is Making The Right (Facebook) Friends

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is meeting with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg today.--Jose Antonio Vargas

By Washington Post Editor  | November 9, 2007; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ohio Gov. Strickland Backs Clinton

Hillary Clinton has picked up the endorsement of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, fueling further speculation that Clinton may pick him as her running mate should she win the nomination.--Alec MacGillis

By Washington Post Editor  | November 9, 2007; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Liberal Iowa Group Endorses Edwards

The Iowa branch of a national group for cutting defense spending gives its support to the former North Carolina senator.--Alec MacGillis

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2007; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bill Clinton and Obama Agree: GOP Will Make Immigration an Issue

Barack Obama said publicly Thursday what many Democrats are fretting about privately these days, which is that the Republicans will be coming after them next year on the issue of immigration and they'd better get ready.

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2007; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take  
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Romney's New Entry in Immigration Fray

Mitt Romney's new immigration-focused ad.

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2007; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Ad Watch, Mitt Romney  
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Firing It Up On the Stump

Sen. Barack Obama's stump speech is a work in progress - sort of like his presidential campaign.

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2007; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Clintons' Eternal Return

Channel surfing the other night, you might have come across Kathleen Willey, on Fox, telling us once again that President Clinton groped her - "It was an assault" -- in the White House.

By Post Editor  | November 9, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Joel's Two Cents  
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Group Files Suit Over Release of Clinton Records

The group Judicial Watch has filed suit in federal court to require the National Archives to release thousands of pages of papers from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's years as First Lady.--Anne E. Kornblut

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2007; 5:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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RNC Rules Early States to Lose Delegates

The five states who set primaries before Feb. 5 will see delegate count halved--Alec MacGillis

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2007; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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President Clinton on the Clinton Who Would Be President

Former President Clinton heads to Iowa on behalf of his wife.--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2007; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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For GOP, Back-to-the-Future Week

The current crop of Republicans has reached back in time for validation from leaders who have neither the power nor the influence they once had.

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2007; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Rubin Pledges Clinton Support

Former Treasury Secretary Rubin takes time away from new Citigroup duties to formally endorse Hillary Clinton.--Anne E. Kornblut

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2007; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Borat: Obama Is Nice

A new celebrity endorsement for "Barak Obamas."

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2007; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Men From Hope

Two former Arkansas governors--Clinton and Huckabee--on the campaign trail in Iowa.

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2007; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Biden Criticizes Bush on Pakistan

At a campaign stop, the Democratic senator and White House hopeful says Bush waited too long to call Musharraf.--Shailagh Murray

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2007; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tempest in a Tip Jar

A Maid-Rite diner waitress who turned into a stump speech anecdote for Hillary Clinton says the senator failed to leave a tip.

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2007; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
 
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Images of War in the Battle for Votes

Images from the war in Iraq enter the battle for votes in Iowa.

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2007; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Flying High--And a Little Too Far--in Iowa

In a busy Iowa week, an unexpected delay for Barack Obama.

By Washington Post editors  | November 7, 2007; 8:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Michigan Primary
Up in Air

A judge's ruling could scuttle Michigan's Jan. primary.--Alec MacGillis

By Washington Post editors  | November 7, 2007; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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While Visiting Bush, Sarkozy Makes a Call to Clinton

The French president makes a call to Hillary Clinton.

By Washington Post editors  | November 7, 2007; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Notes 'Reversal' for Clinton on Energy

Sen. Barack Obama says his opponent lacks consistency on energy issues, especially ethanol.--Shailagh Murray

By Washington Post editors  | November 7, 2007; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Brownback Endorses McCain, Robertson for Giuliani

Arizona Sen. John McCain received the endorsement of former rival, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback and Rudy Giuliani got the backing of Pat Robertson.

By Post Editor  | November 7, 2007; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton's Answers on Immigration Grant License to Criticize

Immigration continues to roil the Democratic presidential race.

By Washington Post editors  | November 7, 2007; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Obama's American Dream Agenda

Obama pledges more help for the middle-class.

By Washington Post editors  | November 7, 2007; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Giuliani, Sarkozy and the Civil Service

Some of Rudy Giuliani's ideas on civil service appear to have been the brainchild...

By Post Editor  | November 7, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Paul's Money-Bomb Throwers

Is Ron Paul the Ross Perot of 2008?

By Washington Post editors  | November 6, 2007; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
 
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Small Snag in Kucinich's Impeachment Quest

As the Ohio Democrat brings discussion of Cheney impeachment to the Hill, technical trouble means his supporters must wait a few more days for a conference call on the question.

By Washington Post editors  | November 6, 2007; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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A Back-Handed Compliment For Clinton

In an interview in Iowa, the Democratic front-runner talks about being misunderstood and how from now on she'll stick to singing 'behind closed doors.'--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | November 6, 2007; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Can the Vote Still Rock?

Young voters may not be turning up in droves for election day today, but will they show up next year to elect a president?--Krissah Williams

By Washington Post editors  | November 6, 2007; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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In GOP Race, Blurring the Lines in the Abortion Debate

On key social issue, Giuliani seeks to keep focus on his governing philosophy.

By Washington Post editors  | November 6, 2007; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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The Clinton Campaign, By The Book

Clinton's Iowa playbook and other Hawkeye state coverage.

By Washington Post editors  | November 6, 2007; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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'I Would Consider Joe Biden For Anything'

Iowa voters ask Clinton to play the V.P. speculation game.--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | November 6, 2007; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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The Clinton Campaign, By The Book

The Clinton team's "textbook" plan on display in back-to-back Iowa events.

By Washington Post editors  | November 6, 2007; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton Hits the Red Arrow

Sen. Hillary Clinton makes a New Hampshire diner stop.--video by Michael D. Shear

By Post Editor  | November 6, 2007; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Obama Takes a Beach Day

Sen. Barack Obama quietly took his campaign southward over the weekend -- flying to.St. Thomas and Puerto Rico.--Anne E. Kornblut

By Washington Post editors  | November 6, 2007; 6:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Waiting For Specifics on Iraq

Former senator John Edwards slammed Hillary Clinton's talk on Iraq, saying she still hasn't offered a real plan for troop withdrawal.--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2007; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Ron Paul's Record Online Haul

The Texas congressman raised more than $3.5 million in one day online.

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2007; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (163)
 
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The Armey Primary

Former House Majority Leader Richard K. Armey tells Hillary Clinton opponents: "Don't mess with her."--Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2007; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton's Support Among Liberals is Rising

Despite criticisms aiming to discredit her positions among liberals, Clinton's support is growing.

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2007; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dodd a Web Darling

On the Internet, the Conn. senator's star is rising.--Jose Antonio Vargas

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2007; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Thompson Backer With Criminal Past Resigns

Thompson adviser with criminal past leaves the campaign.

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2007; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Edwards Pressed on Immigration in Iowa

The Democratic hopeful told one crowd that people should learn English if they want to be American citizens.--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2007; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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From the Post Politics Hour

Today's web chat with the Post's Dan Balz.

By Post Editor  | November 5, 2007; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Sharpening Critiques Over Weekend in Iowa

Welcome to the last two months of the Iowa caucuses, where candidates are campaigning more intensely than ever.

By Washington Post editors  | November 5, 2007; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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