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44: November 25, 2007 - December 1, 2007

Abundance of Warmth on a Cold Iowa Night

Could former senator John Edwards and Sen. Barack Obama be considering a truce? For a...

By Post Editor  | December 1, 2007; 10:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ala. Black Group Endorses Obama

New South Coalition gives its support despite a member's racially charged warning.--Shailagh Murray

By Post Editor  | December 1, 2007; 7:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama  
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Paul Handily Wins Virginia Straw Poll

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) convincingly won a straw poll Saturday night at the Virginia Republican...

By Post Editor  | December 1, 2007; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Republican Party  
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Democratic Party Strips Mich. of Delegates

Democratic National Committee members voted Saturday to strip Michigan of its delegates to next year's...

By Post Editor  | December 1, 2007; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Primaries  
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Focus on Minority Issues in Iowa

Cathy Hughes, founder and chairwoman of the largest radio company targeted at African Americans in the country, is joined in Iowa by most of the Democratic candidates for a weekend of political events focused on minority voters.--Krissah Williams

By Washington Post editors  | December 1, 2007; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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'It's Been a Very Difficult Day' Clinton Says After N.H. Hostage Situation Resolved

Resolution of the hostage situation in a N.H. Clinton office.

By Washington Post editors  | November 30, 2007; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Contest of Outrage

Two furors stoked by the blogosphere over the last 24 hours neatly illustrate the changing political climate in the United States these days and underscore the depths of suspicion, anger and hostility out there as the country tries to pick a new leader.

By Washington Post editors  | November 30, 2007; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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No Sanctuary in This Fight

Nasty! That's the buzzword buzzin' around the Republicans.

By Washington Post editors  | November 30, 2007; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Joel's Two Cents  
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Rock Solid Support For Obama, But Will the Black Vote Follow?

Barack Obama stepped onto the Clintons' turf in the fight for the black vote last night, appearing at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, which is right near the office President Clinton has worked in since he left the Oval Office.

By Washington Post editors  | November 30, 2007; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton's Support High Among Gays

A new poll finds that more than 60 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual voters support the Democratic front-runner.--Jennifer Agiesta

By Washington Post editors  | November 29, 2007; 6:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A New Gig For 'Macaca': Richardson Staffer

"Macaca" returns to the political scene.

By Washington Post editors  | November 29, 2007; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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CNN Takes Heat Over Questions

CNN expressed regret for allowing a Hillary Clinton adviser to ask a question at Wednesday's Republican presidential debate, even as controversy swirled about two other questioners who have declared their support for Democratic candidates.

By Washington Post editors  | November 29, 2007; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Huckabee's Ready For the Fight

Mike Huckabee is not backing off.

By Washington Post editors  | November 29, 2007; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, David Broder  
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Biden Stumps in NH, Still Has Time For Olmert's Call

At an assisted-living facility, the veteran senator makes the case for "enlightened American leadership"--just the kind he says he offers.--Alec MacGillis

By Washington Post editors  | November 29, 2007; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Expecting Clarity, Republicans Get More of a Muddle

Huckabee shines again, while the rest of the field struggles and the GOP contest remains as much of a mystery as ever.

By Washington Post editors  | November 29, 2007; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Giuliani Hits Democrats on Taxes

Rudy Giuliani's latest ad.

By Washington Post editors  | November 29, 2007; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  A_Blog, Ad Watch  
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The GOP Shooting Gallery

The Republican debate sponsored by CNN and YouTube was like a shooting gallery, with everyone squeezing off rounds almost indiscriminately at everyone else.

By Post Editor  | November 29, 2007; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  A_Blog, Morning Cheat Sheet  
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Giuliani to Investigate Reports of Improper Security Charges

A top aide to former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani said tonight that he has ordered an investigation into how thousands of dollars of security expenses during Giuliani's tenure were charged to obscure city agencies instead of the police department budget.

By Washington Post editors  | November 28, 2007; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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DNC Drops L.A. Debate

The Dec. 10 debate is canceled due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike.--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | November 28, 2007; 6:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Healthy Disagreement

She was two hours late after her campaign plane blew a tire. But when Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton finally arrived here this afternoon, she offered her harshest critique yet of Sen. Barack Obama's approach to health care reform.

By Washington Post editors  | November 28, 2007; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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GOP Abortion Rights Group Targets Romney

A GOP group favoring abortion rights Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) once courted will launch a major ad campaign this weekend in Iowa and New Hampshire attacking him for reversing his position on the issue.

By Washington Post editors  | November 28, 2007; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Huckabee Nabs Falwell Jr.'s Support

Former Ark. gov. announced the younger Falwell's endorsement at Liberty University today.--Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post editors  | November 28, 2007; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Oprah's a Winner. Can She Make Obama One Too?

Can Oprah move voters, particularly African American women, the way she moves television ratings and books?

By Washington Post editors  | November 28, 2007; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Health Care For All?

A twist in the Democratic health care debate.

By Washington Post editors  | November 28, 2007; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Surprise in Store in Giuliani Files?

A new web venture shows the former mayor's record on gay rights. --Jose Antonio Vargas

By Washington Post editors  | November 27, 2007; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Biden Fans Ask: Why Not Take on Rivals 'Head On'?

What made Sen. Joseph Biden Jr. speechless?

By Washington Post editors  | November 27, 2007; 7:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Bill Clinton Says He Opposed Iraq War From the Outset

Former president Bill Clinton said on Tuesday that he "opposed Iraq from the beginning," apparently glossing over the more nuanced views of the war he has expressed over time.

By Washington Post editors  | November 27, 2007; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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Obama 'The Man for the Moment'

There was no mistaking the purpose of a foreign policy wonk-fest that Barack Obama's campaign convened here today for the benefit of 120 New Hampshire voters and the attendant television cameras.

By Washington Post editors  | November 27, 2007; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Clinton Faithful

In South Carolina, dozens of black ministers declared their support for Sen. Hillary Clinton.--Anne E. Kornblut

By Washington Post editors  | November 27, 2007; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Gearing Up for the Granite State

Events this week show Clinton's methodical effort to build a New Hampshire firewall in the event that things go badly for her in Iowa.

By Washington Post editors  | November 27, 2007; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Hello Hillary!

Barbra Streisand lends Clinton her official support.--Anne E. Kornblut

By Washington Post editors  | November 27, 2007; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Dodd Eligible For Public Funds

Connecticut senator and Democratic hopeful is the fourth candidate to qualify for federal money.

By Washington Post editors  | November 27, 2007; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Mudslinging Reality Check for Clinton

No one knows was real mudslinging looks like better than Clinton, and this campaign is far from it.

By Washington Post editors  | November 27, 2007; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Bill Richardson's Lay of the Iowa Land

New Mexico Bill Richardson has barnstormed 95 of Iowa's 99 counties, wooing rural Democrats with his pro-gun record and urban caucus goers with his aggressive Iraq withdrawal plan.

By Washington Post editors  | November 27, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Mass. Primary Moves Forward

Gov. Deval L. Patrick today signed a bill moving the primary to Feb. 5.--Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post editors  | November 26, 2007; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Clinton Critiques Obama PAC

The Democratic front-runner says her rival appears to be campaigning in violation of election laws.--Matthew Mosk

By Washington Post editors  | November 26, 2007; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Clinton's New Hampshire Machine

Barack Obama may be gaining in Iowa, but Hillary Clinton touched down here yesterday to issue an implicit reminder: when the race moves to New Hampshire, she'll have the Machine.

By Washington Post editors  | November 26, 2007; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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McCain Stresses Maverick Roots

John McCain's latest ad.

By Washington Post editors  | November 26, 2007; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Giuliani on Clinton and the GOP's 'Very Strong Record of Success'

Rudy Giuliani has a fight on his hands to win the Republican presidential nomination, but he already has the general election well scoped out.

By Washington Post editors  | November 26, 2007; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  A_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Romney Embraces No Child Law

In New Hampshire, Romney stands up for mandatory testing standards. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Post Editor  | November 26, 2007; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Oprah to Hit Trail For Obama on Dec.8

TV mega-personality to visit Iowa, New Hampshire.--Anne E. Kornblut

By Post Editor  | November 26, 2007; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Obama and Iowa's Urban Issues

A discussion on race in Des Moines

By Post Editor  | November 25, 2007; 9:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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The Cronyism Question

Will foes take their attacks on Giuliani beyond Kerik?

By Post Editor  | November 25, 2007; 7:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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A Clinton Shift in Selling Health Plan

Universal coverage is the new point of emphasis, replacing consumer choice. -- Anne E. Kornblut

By Post Editor  | November 25, 2007; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  B_Blog, Health Care, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Issues  
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Thompson on Tax Cuts

Contender would slash corporate tax rate.

By Post Editor  | November 25, 2007; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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