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44: November 11, 2007 - November 17, 2007

Clinton, Obama Feud Over Novak's Tease

Aides lob accusations over Novak claim that Clinton has "scandalous information" about Obama.

By Post Editor  | November 17, 2007; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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'Joe is Right'

A new kind of 'politics of pile on'--the Sen. Joe Biden lovefest at yesterday's debate.--Anne E. Kornblut

By Washington Post editors  | November 16, 2007; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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In Ron Paul Coins, Federal Agents Don't Trust

As if Ron Paul's supporters needed any more motivation to storm the battlements and wreak havoc on the Republican presidential primary, now comes this: the feds are trying to take away their money.

By Washington Post editors  | November 16, 2007; 6:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain-Feingold Slipping Away?

A draft of new FEC rules alarms campaign finance reform advocates, who say the change will re-open the door to "sham issue ads."--Matthew Mosk

By Washington Post editors  | November 16, 2007; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Giuliani Makes a Federalist Case

There are certain elements essential to a successful speech before The Federalist Society, and Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani hit just about all of them today before a standing-room-only crowd at the Mayflower Hotel.

By Washington Post editors  | November 16, 2007; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Man With a Primary Plan in N.H.:
'I'm Just Going to Wait'

The date of the New Hampshire Primary will be ... well, we're still not sure.

By Washington Post editors  | November 16, 2007; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama's Got the Youth Vote, And They Can In Fact Vote

It's the online fight of the week that just won't die -- and could eventually be an effective rallying cry for Sen. Barack Obama's young supporters.

By Washington Post editors  | November 16, 2007; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton's Debate Showing a Warning to Opponents

Clinton won the battle of Las Vegas by aggressively turning the tables on her rivals, challenging them where they are vulnerable and forcing them to answer questions they weren't ready to answer.

By Washington Post editors  | November 16, 2007; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Voters See U.S. as 'Bully' Abroad

A new survey of both Democrats and Republicans finds people more likely to vote for a candidate who backs international cooperation.--Juliet Eilperin

By Washington Post editors  | November 16, 2007; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Snowstorm Damper on McCain's Barnstorming Plans

The Arizona senator is hit with first snow snafu of campaign '08.--Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post editors  | November 16, 2007; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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In N.H., Voters Get Anti-Mormon Calls

As the first push-polling scandal of the campaign appears to target Romney, his rivals deny any involvement and call for an investigation of the incident.--Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post editors  | November 16, 2007; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Eyebrow-Raising Success of Giuliani and Other Campaign Surprises For Karl Rove

A class on presidential politics with the former White House adviser Karl Rove.

By Washington Post editors  | November 16, 2007; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Duel in the Desert

Fight! Fight Fight!

By Post Editor  | November 16, 2007; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  A_Blog, Joel's Two Cents  
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Iowa Union Endorsement For Obama

While Sen. Barack Obama prepared for the Las Vegas debate, his campaign announced a key endorsement from an Iowa union.--Shailagh Murray

By Washington Post editors  | November 15, 2007; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Rising in Iowa Polls, Huckabee Now In Crosshairs

Mike Huckabee is discovering the flip side of a surge.

By Washington Post editors  | November 15, 2007; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Reid's Tips On A Night in Vegas

It's debate day in the Silver State, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a few tips for the seven Democratic presidential candidates who square off tonight in Las Vegas.

By Washington Post editors  | November 15, 2007; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Spoiling for a Fight

As Democrats prepare for Thursday night's debate in Las Vegas, the focus is still on Clinton. Can she recover and prove what happened in Philadelphia was an aberration -- or might there truly be a contest for the Democratic nomination once the curtain falls in Nevada?

By Post Editor  | November 15, 2007; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Blumenthal Back to Working For a Clinton

Sid Blumenthal, at one time an assistant to Bill Clinton, has joined Hillary Clinton's campaign.--Howard Kurtz

By Washington Post editors  | November 15, 2007; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Karl Rove's New Gig

A new job for the former Bush administration official.

By Washington Post editors  | November 15, 2007; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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For Democrats, Another Iraq Moment

Will Iraq return to center stage tonight?

By Post Editor  | November 15, 2007; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Edwards Brings Exhibit A: Dad

Talking about the middle class in Iowa, John Edwards told voters he was running for president on behalf of his father's mill co-workers who lost their jobs when the mill closed--Shailagh Murray

By Washington Post editors  | November 14, 2007; 6:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Bad Timing for Romney in Mass. Radio Ads

A radio ad in Massachusetts warns residents to make sure they have health insurance or face "tax penalties"--part of a health care act that Mitt Romney built as governor.--Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post editors  | November 14, 2007; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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'Excellent Question' Dogs McCain Campaign

John McCain, who is drawing criticism for not challenging a South Carolina voter's vulgar reference to Hillary Clinton, issued a letter accusing CNN of having "stooped to an all-time low" in trumpeting the incident.

By Washington Post editors  | November 14, 2007; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Huckabee Gunning for the Front-Runners

What to make of Mike Huckabee?

By Washington Post editors  | November 14, 2007; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Spitzer Drops License Plan, But Damage to Democrats is Done

After all the hoopla, N.Y. Gov. Eliot Spitzer is dropping his plan to provide driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

By Washington Post editors  | November 14, 2007; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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Bill Clinton's Advice: Make Friends, Not Enemies

As the presidential campaign heats up, Bill Clinton has some governing advice for the eventual winner.

By Washington Post editors  | November 14, 2007; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Giuliani Says Viva Florida

The former New York mayor introduces a coalition of Spanish-speaking supporters in the Sunshine State.--Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post editors  | November 14, 2007; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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'The John & Hillary Show'

Are Republicans hammering Hillary because they're too afraid of attacking each other? Or is it that they are hoping criticism of her somehow bolsters their own -- sometimes lacking -- conservative credentials?

By Washington Post editors  | November 14, 2007; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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A Selective History of Giuliani's NYC

Rudy Giuliani's first television ad hits in New Hampshire.

By Washington Post editors  | November 14, 2007; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Tancredo's Scare Tactics

Terror tactics and Rep. Tom Tancredo's new ad.

By Washington Post editors  | November 13, 2007; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Democrats Trading Barbs on Trade

Trade agreements become fodder for campaign fights among the Democratic White House hopefuls.--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | November 13, 2007; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Giuliani Goes Big, Not Early

Nobody is playing the expectations game more aggressively these days that Rudy Giuliani. Usually it's the underdog who plays this game, not the big dog. In so many ways, the 2008 cycle is different.

By Washington Post editors  | November 13, 2007; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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An Impossible Promise From John Edwards

John Edwards's new health care ad.

By Washington Post editors  | November 13, 2007; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Clinton the Odds-On Favorite

As the presidential road show hits Las Vegas this week for a Democratic debate, the bookmakers have already weighed in: New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is the odds-on favorite.

By Washington Post editors  | November 13, 2007; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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For Clinton, the "Question" Won't Go Away

Planted query continues to haunt campaign.

By Post Editor  | November 12, 2007; 7:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
 
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For Giuliani, McCain is Now a Rival Worth Fighting With

For months this summer, Rudy Giuliani's operatives laid off of John McCain as his campaign tanked, ran out of money and seemed to be little threat. Not any more.

By Washington Post editors  | November 12, 2007; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Trouble For 'Tax Hike Mike'?

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee talks about reducing taxes on the stump, but critics say that his record in Arkansas shows an embrace of tax hikes.--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | November 12, 2007; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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McCain Rebuffs Independent Group

The Arizona senator who led campaign finance reform efforts asks an independent group not to use his name in ads or work on his behalf.--Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post editors  | November 12, 2007; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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The Iowa Rules

Iowa not only has the distinction of holding the earliest contest in the presidential nominating calendar. It also enjoys the dubious reputation for holding what may can seem the most arcane of contests.

By Post Editor  | November 12, 2007; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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At the Starting Gate for Soft-Money Race

A former Clintonite and other prominent progressive donors join to form 'Fund for America,' a group that may signal that Democrats are preparing for millions in unlimited contributions during the general election.--Matthew Mosk

By Washington Post editors  | November 12, 2007; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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