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44: January 20, 2008 - January 26, 2008

Defeated, and Getting Their Dance On

The HRC crowd lost early at the polls but stayed late at the club. --Kevin Merida

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 11:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  Hillary Rodham Clinton, Primaries, The Democrats  
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For Bill Clinton, Echoes of Jackson in Obama Win

On Saturday, as Sen. Barack Obama was sweeping up the South Carolina primary, former Pres. Bill Clinton was busy downplaying the significance of Obama's impending win, casting it as a function of the state's demographics and the Illinois senator's heavy African American support. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 11:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (139)
 
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A Quick Fundraising Spike Online

A source inside the Obama campaign says the candidate's web site has seen one of its best hours tonight. --Matthew Mosk and Jose Antonio Vargas

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 10:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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Bill Clinton Campaigns in Missouri

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By washingtonpost.com Editors  | January 26, 2008; 9:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Hillary Rodham Clinton, Video Report  
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Clinton Looks Toward Florida

By Anne E. Kornblut NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Sen. Hillary Clinton arrived here shortly before 8...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 9:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Caroline Kennedy Endorses Obama

Caroline Kennedy has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama in a Sunday op-ed in the New York Times, the first time she has weighed in on a presidential race since her uncle, Sen. Edward Kennedy, sought the White House in 1980. --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 8:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (116)
 
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Jackson a Strategic Absence

In the last several weeks of the battle for South Carolina, a slew of comedians, actors, congressmen and other notables have traipsed into and out of the state as surrogates for Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards. But one of the most prominent figures in Democratic politics over the past 25 years, and a native son of South Carolina, was absent. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who has endorsed Obama and who won the state's 1988 Democratic caucus with 64 percent of the vote, was not asked to campaign here. --Kevin Merida

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 8:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Edwards, Primaries, The Democrats  
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Cheering a Win, Booing President Clinton

Supporters for Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., celebrate his win in the...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 8:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Primaries, The Democrats  
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Obama Landslide Despite Racial Split in S.C.

As expected, Democratic voters in today's South Carolina primary were largely split along racial lines, with Barack Obama picking up overwhelming support among African Americans and a more competitive, three-way race for white voters, according to the National Election Pool exit poll. --Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 8:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Edwards, Primaries, The Democrats, The Pollster  
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Fla. Gov. Crist Endorses McCain

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist endorsed Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) presidential bid tonight, providing the senator with a boost just days before voters head to polls Tuesday. --Juliet Eilperin

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 8:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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White Voters, Last-Minute Choices

By Kevin Merida COLUMBIA, S.C. -- There was a duel going on outside of Hand...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Clinton Flies as Race Goes to Obama

Updated 7:50 p.m. By Anne E. Kornblut COLUMBIA, s.c. -- As the race was called,...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 7:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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Obama Wins South Carolina Primary

Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) scored an overwhelming victory over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary with strong support from black voters, according to network projections. The win sets up a full-scale clash between the two candidates on Super Tuesday, Feb. 5. --Chris Cillizza

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 7:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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County-by-County Results

County-by-County Results Polls in South Carolina close at 7 p.m. Click on the graphic...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Political Geography 101, Primaries, The Democrats  
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Group Looks to Boost Black Turnout

By Matthew Mosk and Kevin Merida The leading Democratic candidates for president continue to benefit...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Primaries, The Democrats, The Hidden Campaign  
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High Turnout, but Fewer Registered Voters

While more than 55,000 new voters were registered in South Carolina in the few months before the January 2008 primaries, voter registration numbers are actually down in the state by over 200,000 since the 2006 elections. --Alice Crites

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 6:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In Case You Missed It, Primaries, The Democrats  
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The Word at Ward 9 in Columbia

Voters prepare while in line at a polling station at Greenview Park January 26, 2008...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 6:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Giuliani Campaigns in Jacksonville

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By washingtonpost.com Editors  | January 26, 2008; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Rudy Giuliani, Video Report  
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Clinton Party to Shut Down Early

The Clinton campaign is hosting a small post-election event at Element Nightlife, a downtown Columbia bar and club. Bartenders here say the campaign has rented the establishment until approximately 9 p.m., guaranteeing an early night for the Clinton supporters who show up. --Ed O'Keefe

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Ready to Play Ball

Mid-afternoon in South Carolina, with the early signs looking good, Sen. Barack Obama went to play basketball. --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Edwards Camp Responds to Clinton Calls

People arrive to vote in the US Democratic primary election at a polling place in...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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S.C. Voters Pick a Candidate

Voters in Columbia, S.C. were split Saturday over who will best represent the Democratic...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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South Carolina, Region by Region

Political Geography of S.C. The three Democratic Party candidates competing in today's South Carolina...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Political Geography 101  
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Early Turnout Well Above Average

Early signs in S.C. suggest turnout could shatter 2004 totals. --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Edwards Defends the Campaigning Spouse

Democratic Party elders everywhere may be telling Bill Clinton to cool it, chill, pipe down, whatever. But John Edwards has a slightly different take on the ex-president's fierce campaigning of late on behalf of his wife. --Kevin Merida

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2008; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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Courting Votes in the Show Me State

The big Democratic prizes on Feb. 5 are obvious: California, New York, Illinois and New Jersey. But what about Missouri?--Shailagh Murray

By Washington Post editors  | January 25, 2008; 9:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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An Ambien Dream? Nope -- the Clinton Campaign

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) might want to make Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) her Best Friend Forever, but the senior senator from South Carolina has a slightly different take on the matter. --Juliet Eilperin

By Web Politics Editor  | January 25, 2008; 8:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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Talking Cambio With McCain in Miami

The Latin Builders Association basked in the attention of four Republican candidates today, all of whom pledged to pay attention to issues prized by Latino voters.--Juliet Eilperin

By Washington Post editors  | January 25, 2008; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Delegate Math, Super Tuesday and Clinton

By Anne E. Kornblut ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging her...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 25, 2008; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (180)
 
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No Campaign Ad Interference for Super Bowl

The Fox Network won't sell advertising time during the Super Bowl to a political candidate, according to a published report today.--Matthew Mosk

By Washington Post editors  | January 25, 2008; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Clinton Supporters Address Race Issue

Following a week of exchanges with Barack Obama about race, gender, and experience, prominent African American supporters of Hillary Clinton directly addressed those issues this morning while speaking with a mostly black audience at Benedict College.--Ed O'Keefe

By Washington Post editors  | January 25, 2008; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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New Racial Dynamic in S.C.

The racial divide has deepened in South Carolina, with Barack Obama leading Hillary Clinton by a wide margin among African Americans, but badly trailing both Clinton and John Edwards among white voters. And underneath the chasm in vote preferences in the new McClatchy-MSNBC poll by Mason-Dixon, there are signs of other, potentially irreconcilable differences. --Jon Cohen

By Web Politics Editor  | January 25, 2008; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Edwards, Primaries, The Democrats, The Pollster  
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Clinton Also Embraces Republicans

Sen. Barack Obama may have said the GOP is the "party of ideas," but Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is no slouch when it comes to embracing Republicans on the campaign trail these days.--Anne E. Kornblut

By Washington Post editors  | January 25, 2008; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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GOP Hopefuls Court Cuban American Vote

Arizona Sen. John McCain today picked up the endorsement of Florida Sen. Mel Martinez, a Cuban American who may help sway that key voting block here, on a day when all four of the leading GOP candidates courted Latino voters ahead of Tuesday's primary. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 25, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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McCain and the GOP Base

As he seeks to win over Florida Republicans in a closed primary here next week, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) reiterated today that he "earned more Republican votes than everyone else" in New Hampshire and South Carolina. The truth, however, if more complicated.--Juliet Eilperin

By Washington Post editors  | January 25, 2008; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Former Front-runner Giuliani, Now Hoping to be Comeback Kid

"We have them lulled into a false sense of security," Rudy Giuliani joked about his rivals at Thursday's Republican debate here in south Florida. Was anyone really laughing?--Dan Balz

By Washington Post editors  | January 25, 2008; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
Categories:  Dan Balz's Take, Rudy Giuliani  
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Barnstorming and BBQ on Menu in S.C.

Her advisers swear she will lose the South Carolina primary on Saturday, but Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is acting like a candidate who thinks she has a shot, with a packed schedule of events and photo ops on election eve. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | January 25, 2008; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Raised Hopes in South Carolina

By Alec MacGillis BEAUFORT, S.C. -- Following Barack Obama across South Carolina, it is hard...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 25, 2008; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Online Donors Rediscover Edwards

Democrat John Edwards's campaign is preparing to announce today that the former North Carolina senator has raised more than $3 million over the Internet since Jan. 1, despite his underwhelming performances in New Hampshire and Nevada. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | January 25, 2008; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Friend of Bill Goes Off on Bill

Robert Reich was a longtime friend of the Clintons long before he joined the Cabinet in 1993 as labor secretary. But now he's laying into his old friend, Bill Clinton, for his performance on the campaign trail and attacks on Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). --Peter Baker

By Web Politics Editor  | January 25, 2008; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Not Endorsed and Proud of It

Updated 11:16 a.m. By Michael D. Shear and Juliet Eilperin MIAMI -- The New York...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 25, 2008; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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The Republicans Debate

And Chris Cillizza blogs it. Click here for his coverage of the MSNBC Republican debate,...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 24, 2008; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Wanted: A Lawyer for Bernie Kerik

By Matthew Mosk Bernard Kerik, the embattled former New York top cop and longtime adviser...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 24, 2008; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Obama Campaign Pulls Negative Spot, Too

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama participates in a roundtable discussion about the state of the U.S....

By Web Politics Editor  | January 24, 2008; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Kucinich Withdraws From Race

Updated 5:29 By Garance Franke-Ruta A day after issuing an "urgent personal appeal" for donations...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 24, 2008; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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McCain Newly Flush

Once his bank accounts were bone dry. Sen. John McCain had to take out a $3 million line of credit from a D.C. bank to keep his Republican presidential bid alive until the New Hampshire primary. Since he won the primary, he has raised more than $6 million, his campaign spokeswoman, Jill Hazelbaker said today. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | January 24, 2008; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama Slams Clinton's War Vote

Obama delivered some of his strongest statements against Hillary Clinton's stance on the war in Iraq, criticizing her 2002 vote authorizing the use of force and her later statements that she had intended the vote as a prod to further diplomacy, not a move to war. --Alec MacGillis

By Web Politics Editor  | January 24, 2008; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
 
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In Fla., GOP Worries About the Future

Rudy Giuliani, right, shakes hands with Florida Governor Charlie Crist during a campaign stop in...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 24, 2008; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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McCain Criticizes Clinton's 'White Flag'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) forcefully attacked Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) today for suggesting during Monday's Democratic debate that she would set a 60-day timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq if elected president.--Juliet Eilperin

By Washington Post editors  | January 24, 2008; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Yo, McCain: Hoping Stallone Can Help Say 'We Did It'

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee might have action film star Chuck Norris. Now, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has now struck back with his own movie-star tough guy -- Sylvester Stallone.--Juliet Eilperin

By Washington Post editors  | January 24, 2008; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Clinton Pulls Negative S.C. Ad

Under fire for attacks on Sen. Barack Obama, the Clinton campaign has pulled a radio ad that quoted the Illinois senator calling Republicans "the party of ideas" and suggesting he thought those ideas superior to Democratic ones. But the Obama campaign has already counter-punched, launching a new radio spot saying Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will "say anything" to get elected. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | January 24, 2008; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (179)
 
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Chelsea Clinton Steps into Spotlight

Chelsea Clinton receives a photograph from Spelman College student Sescily Coney, right, of New Jersey,...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 24, 2008; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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Huckabee Shoots Down Reports He'll Skip Fla.

Mike Huckabee speaks at a rally in Ft. Lauderdale. (AP). By Perry Bacon Jr. FORT...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 24, 2008; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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D.C. Democrats Try to Refocus Attention on Bush

As the Democratic presidential candidates and at least one of their spouses descend into a miasma of anger and accusation, party leaders here in Washington are watching with a growing sense of unease and even aggravation. Among those concerned is Rep. Rahm Emanuel, who is trying to turn the Democratic spears back toward their common enemy, President Bush. --Peter Baker

By Web Politics Editor  | January 24, 2008; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Obama Hits Back on SC Radio

By Alec MacGillis KINGSTREE, SC -- One day after Hillary Clinton put up a radio...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 24, 2008; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
 
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Uncommitted, a Winner at Last

By Juliet Eilperin BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) declared victory last night...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 24, 2008; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Clinton Rallies New Jersey

Leaving her husband to wrestle up the vote for the upcoming primary in South Carolina, Hillary Clinton coasted Wednesday evening into the friendly territory of New Jersey, just next door to her New York home. --Robin Shulman

By Web Politics Editor  | January 23, 2008; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Anti-Clinton Activist Hits SC with Robo-Calls

Nasty automated phone call from "Robert Morrow, on behalf of all of the citizens Bill and Hillary have lied to," have hit the homes of many voters in South Carolina. --Kevin Merida

By Web Politics Editor  | January 23, 2008; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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Firefighters Take on Rudy in Florida

Florida is brimming with make-or-break intensity for Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign, so it comes as no surprise that some of his strongest critics are becoming active there. The International Association of Firefighters today reported spending $67,196 to send out literature in Florida opposing Giuliani's candidacy. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | January 23, 2008; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Kucinich Says Cleveland 'Corporate Interests' Behind Primary Challenge

Supporters of Dennis Kucinich take on monied interests. (Bloomberg News). By Jonathan Weisman As if...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 23, 2008; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Can Giuliani Turn it Around?

Polls forecast a tough road to the nomination for Republican Rudy Giuliani.(Getty Images). By Jon...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 23, 2008; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Bill Clinton Unloads on Press

Former president Bill Clinton lashed out in response to criticism on Wednesday from a prominent Democrat in South Carolina, accusing the Obama campaign of running a political smear campaign against him through the media. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | January 23, 2008; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (251)
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McCain Outlines Economic Plans

John McCain learns where bathtubs come from in Florida. (Reuters). By Juliet Eilperin ORLANDO,...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 23, 2008; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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For Edwards, a Looming Personal Decision

Edwards needs whatever help he can get at this stage in the Democratic presidential race. --Dan Balz

By Web Politics Editor  | January 23, 2008; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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A Deep-Seated Fear Leads to Questions in S.C.

At a town hall forum at Winthrop University here, Rita Moore-Johnson, a lab technician, rose to ask Obama a question that she said her 77-year-old father had put to her. He didn't doubt whether Obama could really get elected, but whether he'd be able to accomplish what he wanted to in office. "He feels that an African-American candidate won't be able to do what he needs to do in Washington to get change done." What, Moore-Johnson asked, could Obama say to change his mind? --Alec MacGillis

By Web Politics Editor  | January 23, 2008; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Campaign Decries Clinton S.C. Ad

Obama's loyal supporters have made him the poll leader in S.C. By Matthew Mosk Barack...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 23, 2008; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
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Pa. Gov. Rendell Endorses Clinton

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell endorsed New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president today in Carlisle, Pa. The governor was there for the groundbreaking of a law school building, according to the Associated Press, and told reporters before the event that he thought Clinton's performance in the Senate had been "spectacular." --Garance Franke-Ruta

By Web Politics Editor  | January 23, 2008; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Who Let the Dogs Out?

By Garance Franke-Ruta From the "Da-ad, you're embarrassing me!" files comes this newly viral video...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 22, 2008; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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On African American Blogs, Sharp Words for Candidates

By Jose Antonio Vargas These are busy -- and impassioned -- times in the Afrosphere....

By Web Politics Editor  | January 22, 2008; 7:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Alfonse D'Amato Endorses McCain

Sen. John McCain swooped into Rudy Giuliani territory yesterday to announce an endorsement from Alfonse D'Amato, the influential former New York senator, in a hotel in midtown Manhattan. --Robin Shulman

By Web Politics Editor  | January 22, 2008; 7:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bill Clinton Severs Burkle Business Ties

By Matthew Mosk As President Clinton further expanded his campaign activity on behalf of wife...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 22, 2008; 6:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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In Greenwood, Chant of 'Fired Up' Comes Home

By Alec MacGillis GREENWOOD, S.C. -- To Obama supporters, it's a refrain that captures...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 22, 2008; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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In Atlanta, Huckabee Courts the South

By Perry Bacon Jr. ATLANTA -- Targeting the South and Midwest in advance of the...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 22, 2008; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bill Clinton's South Carolina Ties

Former president Clinton makes a sartorial misstep at a South Carolina campaign event.--Dan Balz

By Web Politics Editor  | January 22, 2008; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fred Thompson Out of Race

Former senator Fred Thompson (Tenn.) bowed to the obvious moments ago, dropping out of the 2008 presidential race in a tersely-worded statement.--Chris Cillizza

By Washington Post editors  | January 22, 2008; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton Presses Case Against Obama

Taking her turn at a little post-debate spin, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton described Sen. Barack Obama as "very frustrated" in their exchanges on Monday night in Myrtle Beach. "He clearly came last night looking for a fight," Clinton said. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | January 22, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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With Feb. 5 Focus, Huckabee Skips Fla. Ads

Following his loss in South Carolina, Mike Huckabee is focusing on the Feb. 5 states.--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | January 22, 2008; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Offstage Action at Dem. Debate?

The nasty spat between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama last night sure created fireworks, but after the debate attention turned to an offstage encounter, between Clinton and former senator John Edwards.--Shailagh Murray

By Washington Post editors  | January 22, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Democratic Candidates, Congressional Leaders Differ on Economy

While Democratic presidential candidates pound President Bush's economic policies on the campaign trail, their party's Congressional leaders head to the White House to hammer out a stimulus package. Top Democratic lawmakers, and Bush, agree that it is in their interest to forge a deal, instead of remaining in stalemate and risking recession.

By Washington Post Editor  | January 22, 2008; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In Spin Room, No Masking a Tough Night

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- In the lobby of the Palace Theatre here, the campaign cornermen stayed extra late to debate the results of the brawl on the beach. Quite naturally, every candidate emerged victorious in the eyes of their representatives. --Kevin Merida

By Web Politics Editor  | January 21, 2008; 11:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Reagan Question Returns at Debate

By Garance Franke-Ruta During tonight's Democratic presidential debate on CNN, Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 21, 2008; 9:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clash of the Democratic Titans

In the most explosive Democratic debate so far, Clinton and Obama veered from the assigned topic in the first segment -- the economy -- to hurl personal slurs and compare records. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | January 21, 2008; 8:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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An Appetizing Assignment

By Howard Kurtz MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The press covering tonight's Democratic debate is in...

By Post Editor  | January 21, 2008; 8:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Paul Campaign Buoyed by Nevada Finish

Ron Paul holds 8-month-old Maggie Brunson after besting Rudy Giuliani in the S.C. primary....

By Post Editor  | January 21, 2008; 6:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In S.C., a Chilly Rally With Warm Sentiments

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally, held five days before South Carolina's Democratic primary, drew hundreds to the steps of the statehouse here, among them all three Democratic presidential candidates. --Shailagh Murray

By Post Editor  | January 21, 2008; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Atlanta Mayor Needles Bill Clinton

Proving that Barack Obama's supporters have gotten the message that former president Bill Clinton is, as Barack Obama announced on "Good Morning America" today, now fair game, The Atlanta Journal Constitution today reported that Atlanta mayor and Obama backer Shirley Franklin "took what appeared to be a political shot" at former president Bill Clinton, as he stood "not 20 feet in front of her." --Garance Franke-Ruta

By Web Politics Editor  | January 21, 2008; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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McCain-Giuliani Race Heats Up

John McCain and Rudy Giuliani are fighting for the support of New Yorkers. (Getty...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 21, 2008; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Romney, Giuliani Take to Air in Spanish

Both men target Florida Hispanics.

By Post Editor  | January 21, 2008; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Return of National Advertising

National television advertising has not been a regular part of presidential campaigning for years now. But it became clear today that the unusual demands of February 5 -- where candidates will have to compete in 22 states at once -- have changed the dynamics for political advertising. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | January 21, 2008; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Campaigning for Wife, Bill Clinton Walks Fine Line

As the Democrats assembled here Monday morning to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. on the grounds of the state capitol, the show of harmony and unity around the King holiday could not disguise the simmering tensions between the Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama campaigns -- particularly the role that Bill Clinton has taken up in behalf of his wife. --Dan Balz

By Web Politics Editor  | January 21, 2008; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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After Nevada Caucuses, Charges of Foul Play

Tensions between the Obama and Clinton campaigns escalated today when officials traded charges about conduct on the ground during the Nevada caucuses Saturday. --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | January 20, 2008; 6:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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At King's Church, Resonant Tableaux

Barack Obama links arms with Rev. Raphael Warnock, left, and associate pastor Shanan Jones as...

By Post Editor  | January 20, 2008; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Giuliani Shifts Emphasis to Economy

By Zachary A. Goldfarb Rudolph Giuliani, the man missing from the opening rounds of the...

By Post Editor  | January 20, 2008; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Looks Ahead to Florida

Looking ahead to Florida, where he will arrive later today, McCain said the state's Jan. 29 primary "is very important. I don't know if it's a must win, but it's certainly very important to me." He added that while the pro-military bent of South Carolina helped him edge out his GOP competitors here, that same sort of patriotism and enthusiasm for the military is also "very true in Florida." --Juliet Eilperin

By Web Politics Editor  | January 20, 2008; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Recapping the S.C. GOP Primary

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By washingtonpost.com Editors  | January 20, 2008; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Behind McCain's Win

Arizona Sen. John McCain won the South Carolina GOP primary, losing only the party's most conservative voters and doing significantly better among evangelicals than he did in Iowa. --Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta

By Web Politics Editor  | January 20, 2008; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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