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44: March 23, 2008 - March 29, 2008

Obama: Let the Contest Continue Into June

By Shailagh Murray STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Many of his supporters may be growing impatient,...

By Post Editor  | March 29, 2008; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton: Get Some Popcorn and Settle In

By Perry Bacon Jr. HAMMOND, Ind.--Asked about Sen. Barack Obama's remark today that the Democratic...

By Post Editor  | March 28, 2008; 10:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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Obama Ad Ignites Questions on Oil Money

In a new ad for Sen. Barack Obama, it all depends on the meaning of the words "oil companies."--Howard Kurtz

By Washington Post editors  | March 28, 2008; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
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McCain Casts Himself as President Americans Are Waiting For

Sen. John McCain starts the general election campaign--regardless of his opponent--with an ad that focuses on his heroism and his calls to "never surrender."--Alec MacGillis

By Washington Post editors  | March 28, 2008; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
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For Clinton and Supporters, Not Time to Bow Out

Mishawaka, Ind. -- Hillary Clinton doesn't sound like a woman who has any intention of leaving the Democratic presidential race. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | March 28, 2008; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (234)
 
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Former Edwards Donors Prefer Obama

Sen. Barack Obama has raised twice as much money as Sen. Hillary Clinton from donors who had previously been bankrolling John Edwards' presidential bid, according to a new analysis by CQ MoneyLine of contributions given in February, the first full month after Edwards dropped out of the running.By Matthew Mosk

By Washington Post editors  | March 28, 2008; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
 
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Where No Other Democratic Leader Has Dared Go

Sen. Patrick Leahy has gone where no Democratic leader has dared go. It's time, the Vermont senator said, for Hillary Clinton to get out of the presidential race. "She ought to withdraw and she ought to be backing Senator Obama," he told Vermont Public Radio.--Dan Balz

By Washington Post editors  | March 28, 2008; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (894)
Categories:  Dan Balz's Take  
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Rice Responds to Obama's Race Speech

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in an interview with the The Washington Times that was released today, said she watched Sen. Barack Obama give his speech on racism in America last week, adding, "I think it was important that he gave it for a whole host of reasons."--Glenn Kessler

By Washington Post editors  | March 28, 2008; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Obama Wins Backing of Pennsylvania's Casey

Senator and son of popular former governor becomes first big-name Pennsylvanian to join Illinois Senator's camp.

By Post Editor  | March 28, 2008; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (221)
 
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On Wright Question, Unclear Answers From Obama

While he has discussed his relationship with the former pastor of his church constantly over the last two weeks, it's still unclear what exactly Barack Obama heard as he sat in the pews of Trinity United Church of Christ.--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  | March 27, 2008; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (230)
 
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McCain Democrats? Putting a Survey in Historical Context

By Jon Cohen Democrats afraid their party will suffer from the extended primary battle point...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 27, 2008; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John McCain, The Pollster  
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A Survey That Raises Tough Questions

Democratic superdelegates watching the competition between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and wondering what to do ought to take a look at the latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll. The survey, out Thursday morning, doesn't provide all the answers they're looking for but does raise all the right questions. --Dan Balz

By Web Politics Editor  | March 27, 2008; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John McCain  
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An Economic Call at 3 a.m.?

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hillary Clinton is still imagining that 3 a.m. phone call.--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 27, 2008; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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McCain, Under Pressure, Revisits Economic Questions

The McCain campaign revisited the economy today, issuing a statement saying that he would not be opposed to all attempts to help struggling homeowners, as long as speculators were not bailed out. --Alec MacGillis and Krissah Williams

By Web Politics Editor  | March 27, 2008; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Obama Backers Urge Pelosi to Stand Firm

Online activists at MoveOn.org, a liberal group that has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, responded today to a letter top donors to Sen. Hillary Clinton sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | March 27, 2008; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
 
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Big Democrat Donors Among Pelosi Critics

The group of 21 Hillary Clinton supporters who wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday and upbraided her for suggesting that Democratic superdelegates should back the candidate with the most pledged delegates are not just any collection of Democrats.--Matthew Mosk

By Washington Post editors  | March 27, 2008; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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In Romney Territory, a McCain Pitch

Can Mitt Romney act as a rainmaker for John McCain in Colorado and Utah?--Alec MacGillis

By Washington Post editors  | March 27, 2008; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Puerto Rico Governor Indicted

The decision by Puerto Rican Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila last month to endorse Sen. Barack Obama seemed like good news at the time -- Puerto Rico represents one of the last contests in the primary process, and Acevedo Vila is one of the territory's seven superdelegates.--Matthew Mosk

By Washington Post editors  | March 27, 2008; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Obama Outlines Economic Plan

Sen. Barack Obama, tackling the fallout from the collapse of the subprime housing market, today outlined major changes in the way the federal government regulates financial institutions and called for a second stimulus package to boost the economy.--Dan Balz

By Washington Post editors  | March 27, 2008; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (221)
 
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The President Speaks, But is Anyone Listening?

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The band is playing, the crowd is gathering, the cameras are set up. At any moment, the president of the United States will show up to give a speech on war and peace. And the television guys are debating whether they will even get on the air with the story.--Peter Baker

By Washington Post editors  | March 27, 2008; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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Liberalism Without Dogmatism?

How conservatives and liberals alike think Obama may be different. --Alec MacGillis

By Web Politics Editor  | March 26, 2008; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Obama Gets Back to Work

On his first campaign stop since returning from a brief vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barack Obama likened the presumptive GOP nominee John McCain to George W. Bush. --Perry Bacon

By Web Politics Editor  | March 26, 2008; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
 
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Chelsea Clinton Gets Fired Up

A day after her most pointed remark yet on the campaign trail, Chelsea Clinton will appear at several different fundraising events for her mother in Washington. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 26, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (146)
 
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Gravel Joins the Libertarians

Mike Gravel, the septuagenarian former Alaska senator, has announced that he is joining the Libertarian Party and will be competing for its presidential nomination in Denver in late May. --Alec MacGillis

By Web Politics Editor  | March 26, 2008; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Clinton Donors Warn Pelosi on Superdelegates

A group of major contributors to the Democratic Party sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today calling on her to back away from previous comments and reaffirm that superdelegates should be free to back whichever candidate they believe would be the party's best nominee. --Dan Balz

By Web Politics Editor  | March 26, 2008; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (225)
 
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On War and the Economy, McCain Provides a Clear Contrast

For all the talk about McCain's maverick style and cross-party appeal, his views on two of the biggest issues of the campaign put him sharply at odds with the Democrats. --Dan Balz

By Web Politics Editor  | March 26, 2008; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (177)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John McCain  
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McCain Details His Foreign Policy

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By Washington Post Editors  | March 26, 2008; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
 
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That Pesky Pledged Delegate Question

By Anne E. Kornblut Is the Clinton campaign planning to pursue pledged delegates - the ones awarded to Sen. Barack Obama in states that have already voted?

By Web Politics Editor  | March 26, 2008; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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Clinton Weighs in on Wright Controversy

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking for the first time directly about the association between the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Sen. Barack Obama, said "getting up and moving" would have been the right response to hearing the preacher's fiery sermons. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | March 25, 2008; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (584)
 
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The Democrats' Good News Primary

There is understandable concern among Democrats that the longer the battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton goes on, and the nastier it gets, the more split the party will be heading into the fall campaign. But news out of Pennsylvania overnight offers contrary evidence, suggesting this contest is good news for the Democrats. Figures from Pennsylvania's Department of State showed that Democrats have now topped 4 million registered voters, the first time either party has crossed that threshold. --Dan Balz

By Web Politics Editor  | March 25, 2008; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take, Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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Obama, Releasing Returns, Presses Clinton on Taxes

Sen. Barack Obama attempted today to up the ante in his effort to force rival Sen. Hillary Clinton to release her tax returns. --Matthew Mosk and Alec MacGillis

By Web Politics Editor  | March 25, 2008; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (176)
 
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McCain Expands Media Team

By Chris Cillizza Presumptive GOP nominee John McCain is vastly expanding his campaign media team...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 25, 2008; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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The Campaign Season of Taking Offense

Somehow an election campaign that in theory is centered on the Big Issues of our day, such as war and recession, instead has turned into a sticks-and-stones contest.--Peter Baker

By Washington Post editors  | March 25, 2008; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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McCain to Address Economic Crisis

Sen. John McCain plans to declare the nation's economy in "crisis" this morning at a speech aimed at bolstering his image on domestic issues.--Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post editors  | March 25, 2008; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Obama Picks Up Support from Romney Backer

Barack Obama picks up support from an unlikely quarter. --Robert Barnes

By Web Politics Editor  | March 24, 2008; 7:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
 
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Clinton, Obama Camps Trade Outrage and Charges -- Again

The drama-filled tit-for-tat continued today between the campaigns of Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. This time is was the Clinton campaign's turn to demand that an Obama supporter apologize for a comment that Clinton spokesman Phil Singer called the "most personal attack yet" by the Obama campaign. --Krissah Williams

By Web Politics Editor  | March 24, 2008; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
 
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McCain Has Tough Words for Democrats on Iraq, Environment

CHULA VISTA, Ca. -- In his first public event since returning from overseas, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told a friendly crowd of older veterans this afternoon he remained committed to staying in Iraq after observing first-hand how U.S. troops were faring there. --Juliet Eilperin

By Web Politics Editor  | March 24, 2008; 6:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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McCain Girls Are Your New Jalopy

By Garance Franke-Ruta Barack Obama had the Obama Girl, but now John McCain has a...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 24, 2008; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Making the Rounds  
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Anti-Clinton Group's Appeal Brushed Aside by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today turned down an appeal from a conservative group that was challenging the way it could promote "Hillary: The Movie," a film that criticizes Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. --Robert Barnes

By Web Politics Editor  | March 24, 2008; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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In Pa. Address, Clinton Homes in on Economy

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out a plan to stem the growing housing crisis, calling for greater lender transparency and assistance for individual homeowners and communities to prevent more foreclosures. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | March 24, 2008; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
 
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Who's the Stronger Democrat for the General Election?

Presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) shake hands after...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 24, 2008; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (302)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take, Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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Clinton Camp Says Obama Has Double Standard

By Anne E. Kornblut Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign continued its pushback Sunday against charges that...

By Post Editor  | March 23, 2008; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Richardson Scorns Clinton Aides, Defends Clinton

By Zachary A. Goldfarb New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said today that the people around...

By Post Editor  | March 23, 2008; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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