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44: March 9, 2008 - March 15, 2008

New Point of Emphasis: 'Common Dreams'

By Peter Slevin CHICAGO -- One day after Sen. Barack Obama sharply rejected his former...

By Post Editor  | March 15, 2008; 8:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
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Obama Wins More Delegates in Iowa, Calif.

Updated 11:33 p.m. By Peter Slevin CHICAGO - Sen. Barack Obama picked up nine more...

By Post Editor  | March 15, 2008; 8:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (324)
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Clinton Gets Her Irish Up

As she hits St. Patrick's Day parades in Pennsylvania, former first lady said she played big role in brokering Irish peace deal.

By Post Editor  | March 15, 2008; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (421)
 
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Answering More Questions About Rezko

Updated 11:07 p.m. By Peter Slevin CHICAGO -- Sen. Barack Obama, seeking to put to...

By Post Editor  | March 14, 2008; 9:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
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ActBlue Reports Raising $21 Million

By Matthew Mosk There have been plenty of signs of the huge advantage Democrats appear...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 14, 2008; 7:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  The Green Zone  
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Clinton, Stumping in Pa., Takes on Oil Profits

PITTSBURGH -- Continuing her extensive campaigning in Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton promised to increase the taxes on profits from oil companies and criticized her rival Barack Obama in an appearance at an event held at a gas station in Pittsburgh. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 14, 2008; 6:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
 
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Obama Condemns Pastor's Remarks

In a statement sent to The Huffington Post this afternoon, Obama sought to put some distance between himself and the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, calling his comments "inflammatory and appalling." --Peter Slevin

By Web Politics Editor  | March 14, 2008; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (437)
 
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McCain Invites Fundraisers to London

Updated 3:51 p.m. By Matthew Mosk Sen. John McCain and his staff have been...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 14, 2008; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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21st Time's the Charm: Another Democratic Debate in the Works

If you're interested in another 30-minute argument about health care mandates, followed by one more round on the 2002 Congressional vote authorizing the use of force in Iraq, you're in luck: the two remaining Democratic presidential candidates will be holding another primary debate. That would be their 21st one. --Garance Franke-Ruta

By Web Politics Editor  | March 13, 2008; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
 
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A Military Earmark's Ties to Obama Money Man

Sen. Barack Obama requested $8 million for a military defense contractor that has close ties to one of his most prodigious fundraisers. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | March 13, 2008; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (190)
 
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Off the Trail for a Day, Senate Life Resumes

Marathon budget votes in the Senate, stretching from late morning until late tonight, mean lots of quality floor time for Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | March 13, 2008; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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The Indeterminate Election

So Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton got her groove back by winning Texas last week, right? Yes. No. Who knows? --Peter Baker

By Web Politics Editor  | March 13, 2008; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Morning Cheat Sheet  
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Obama on Race and the Race

CHICAGO -- Taking questions after winning the Mississippi primary, where he fared far better with black voters than white ones, Sen. Barack Obama argued that he has performed well across a range of demographic categories in a campaign that he believes is too often measured by race, gender and geography. --Peter Slevin

By Web Politics Editor  | March 12, 2008; 6:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Adoration, Protesters Greet McCain on N.H. Return

EXETER, N.H. -- Sen. John McCain returned Wednesday to the state that, more than other, gave him the Republican nomination, holding what his campaign billed as his first town hall of the general election. --Michael D. Shear

By Web Politics Editor  | March 12, 2008; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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For Superdelegates, a Dinner with Clinton

Members of the elite -- and increasingly sought-after -- superdelegate universe are gathering at her home around 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., according to one Democratic aide. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | March 12, 2008; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
 
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Ferraro Cuts Ties with Clinton

Geraldine Ferraro has relinquished her position on the Clinton campaign after causing a firestorm with her remarks that Sen. Barack Obama is only where he is politically because he is a black man. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | March 12, 2008; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama's Brass Band

CHICAGO -- Sen. Barack Obama set out to address the military gravitas question Wednesday, standing before nine retired generals and admirals in a Chicago museum to offer fresh details of his national security thinking and renewed criticism of his chief rivals for their support of the Iraq war. --Peter Slevin

By Web Politics Editor  | March 12, 2008; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bush Bashes Clinton (and Obama)

President Bush waded further into the presidential race today, slamming Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama for "empty, hollow political rhetoric" on trade and warning that they would make "a reckless mistake" by retreating from agreements to lower barriers with other countries. --Peter Baker

By Web Politics Editor  | March 12, 2008; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Primary Positioning

Eager to be able to claim victory in Michigan and Ohio, Hillary Clinton's campaign is aggressively pushing Barack Obama to reach an agreement for a re-vote in those states. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 12, 2008; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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AFL-CIO to Target McCain

The labor union announced on a conference call today that it was launching a $53 million campaign to define McCain as the wrong candidate to lead the country on economic issues. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | March 12, 2008; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fla. House Members Oppose Mail-In Vote

By Jonathan Weisman Just when a solution seemed within reach for the thorny issue of...

By Post Editor  | March 11, 2008; 11:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Beats Clinton in Mississippi

By Chris Cillizza Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) defeated Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) in Mississippi's...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 11, 2008; 9:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Texas Caucus Chaos Continues

The long delays that plagued the start of so many Texas caucuses last week are expected to continue -- until March 29. --Eli Saslow

By Web Politics Editor  | March 11, 2008; 7:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Disagrees With but Declines to Press Ferraro

Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign declined today to force former Democratic vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro from its finance committee, as her rival Sen. Barack Obama and his aides demanded, after Ferraro suggested Obama would not be in the position he is not if not for his race and gender. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 11, 2008; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Calls for Censure of Ferraro

FAIRLESS HILL, Penn. -- The Obama campaign called on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to censure former vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro. --Peter Slevin

By Web Politics Editor  | March 11, 2008; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton Drops a Hillraiser

Sen. Hillary Clinton has dumped another bundler. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | March 11, 2008; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama's Mississippi Morning

Barack Obama tries out the grits at S.B. Buck's during a Mississippi breakfast stop. --Peter Slevin

By Web Politics Editor  | March 11, 2008; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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When it Comes to Spitzer, It's TV on the Radio

DC 101 radio sponsored a "Hooker Block" of songs at midday today in honor of New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer. --Peter Baker

By Web Politics Editor  | March 11, 2008; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Making the Rounds  
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Hillary and Emily Bring Out the Female Voters

On Super Tuesday II last week, women comprised 59 percent of the electorate in Ohio, a seven percentage point increase over 2004, and in Texas, women made up 57 percent of the electorate, a four point rise over four years ago. --Jeff Birnbaum

By Web Politics Editor  | March 11, 2008; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sinbad Unloads on Hillary Clinton

Then first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton sings with her daughter Chelsea, singer Sheryl Crow, left,...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 11, 2008; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Clinton Supporter, Sure, But Shy on the Stump

By Jonathan Weisman Eliot Spitzer's travails aren't all bad for Hillary Rodham Clinton -- but...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 11, 2008; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama: Clinton Hasn't Passed Commander in Chief Test, Either

The Obama campaign has awoken from the stupor of its Texas and Ohio losses with a series of tough hits today on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | March 11, 2008; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hillary Clinton's Spitzer Problem

For a supporter, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer sure hasn't done Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton any favors lately. --Peter Baker

By Web Politics Editor  | March 11, 2008; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Granddaughter of a Millworker

SCRANTON, Penn. -- The Senator from New York who grew up in Chicago but lived her adult life in Arkansas and Washington now is bragging of her roots in another place: Scranton, Pennsylvania. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 11, 2008; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rendell: Obama-Clinton Would Be Okay Too

By Perry Bacon Jr. SCRANTON, Pa. -- Sen. Barack Obama blasted Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton...

By Post Editor  | March 10, 2008; 9:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain Sees the Doc

Sen. John McCain went to the doctor's today as reporters intensified their grilling about the 71-year-old Republican nominee's medical condition. --Michael D. Shear

By Web Politics Editor  | March 10, 2008; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain Campaign Condemns Backer's Obama Remarks

A spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain today condemned comments by Iowa Rep. Steve King (R), who on Friday said terrorists would be "dancing in the streets" if Barack Obama is elected president. --Michael D. Shear and Peter Slevin

By Web Politics Editor  | March 10, 2008; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton Declines to Comment on Spitzer

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) declined to comment on reports that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, a supporter, was involved with a prostitution ring. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 10, 2008; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Spitzer Apologizes, Does Not Resign

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By Web Politics Editor  | March 10, 2008; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Girl in Clinton Ad Prefers Obama on the Phone

The much talked about campaign ad with the ringing phone and images of vulnerable, sleeping children that has been credited with helping Sen. Hillary Clinton win Texas and Ohio has come under new scrutiny by one unwitting star of the commercial. --Krissah Williams

By Web Politics Editor  | March 10, 2008; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama: I'm No V.P.

COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Sen. Barack Obama set out this morning to puncture the idea of a Clinton-Obama ticket, calling the suggestion an example of "gamesmanship" and "doubletalk" by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former president Bill Clinton, who said here Saturday that a ticket with Clinton on top and Obama as vice president would be "an almost unstoppable force." --Peter Slevin

By Web Politics Editor  | March 10, 2008; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (580)
 
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Clinton Open to Obama as V.P.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) would consider naming her rival for the Democratic nomination as her vice presidential pick, even if for now, she believes Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is not ready to be the nation's commander in chief, her campaign's chief spokesman said.--Jonathan Weisman

By Web Politics Editor  | March 10, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mich., Fla. Dilemma Consumes Democrats

By Zachary A. Goldfarb Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, warned today...

By Post Editor  | March 9, 2008; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
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