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44: May 11, 2008 - May 17, 2008

In Oregon, Obama Samples Local Flavors

As temperatures soar in Eugene, Ore., Sen. Barack Obama and wife Michelle pause his campaign for an ice cream break. -- Matthew Mosk

By Washington Post Editor  | May 17, 2008; 9:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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Presidential Candidates Offer Prayers for Sen. Kennedy

The presidential candidates offer their prayers and best wishes to Sen. Ted Kennedy after he suffers a seizure and is hospitalized. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | May 17, 2008; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Huckabee Apologizes for Obama Joke

Mike Huckabee says he regrets cracking a joke at the National Rifle Association meeting about Barack Obama being shot.--Michael D. Shear

By Web Politics Editor  | May 17, 2008; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McGovern Explains His Switch to Obama

George McGovern explains why he's switching his support from Clinton to Obama. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | May 17, 2008; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Controversial FEC Nominee Withdraws

Controversial Federal Election Commission nominee Hans von Spakovsky has withdrawn his name from consideration for the post. --Ben Pershing

By Web Politics Editor  | May 16, 2008; 6:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Green Zone  
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McCain Staffers Run Afoul of Campaign Ethics Policy

The campaign of Sen. John McCain continued to dismiss staffers this week for violating the campaign's new ethics policy as Democrats ratcheted up pressure on some of McCain's top advisers for their lobbying backgrounds. --Michael D. Shear

By Web Politics Editor  | May 16, 2008; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama 'Puzzled' by Controversy Over Meeting Foreign Leaders

Sen. Barack Obama this afternoon described his diplomatic approach as being consistent with decades of U.S. foreign policy, and expressed surprise with President Bush's position that it would be wrong to meet with foreign adversaries. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | May 16, 2008; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain Hit Again on Arizona Land Deals

Sen. John McCain's ties to the real estate development arm of his home state's power company continued to prove nettlesome today. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | May 16, 2008; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gillespie Says 'Appeaser' Speech Not Aimed at Obama

Presidential counselor Ed Gillespie said today that President Bush's remarks yesterday in Jerusalem about "appeasement" were not intended as a reference to Barack Obama and suggested that White House aides were surprised by the Democratic reaction. --Dan Eggan

By Web Politics Editor  | May 16, 2008; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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Obama Fires Back at Bush, McCain

Sen. Barack Obama suggested to several hundred residents of this farming town of 20,000 that he welcomed the idea of turning the presidential contest into a debate on who is better fit to guide the nation's foreign policy.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 16, 2008; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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Sounding the General Election Bell

The general election begins.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 16, 2008; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John McCain  
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Rubin Accuses McCain of Hypocrisy

Jamie Rubin accuses John McCain of hypocrisy.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 16, 2008; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain, Today at The Post  
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McCain's Grand Ambitions

John McCain has laid out an ambitious agenda for America. But could he achieve it? --Dan Balz

By Web Politics Editor  | May 15, 2008; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dan Balz's Take  
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Edwards Supporters Start to Swing to Obama

Superdelegates, pledged delegates and endorsers of former N.C. senator John Edwards come out for Barack Obama in the wake of Edwards's endorsement. --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | May 15, 2008; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Candidates Respond to Bush Talk of 'Appeasement'

Addressing the Knesset in Jerusalem, President Bush takes a veiled swipe at Sen. Barack Obama and other Democrats, calling suggestions of negotiating with terrorists "appeasement." Democrats respond.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 15, 2008; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (257)
Categories:  National Security  
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Steelworkers Union Comes Out for Obama

John Edwards's decision yesterday to fall in behind Sen. Barack Obama continued to have reverberations today with the announcement by the United Steelworkers to issue its endorsement. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | May 15, 2008; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Democratic Media Group Ditches Ad Effort

Progressive Media USA, the group organized to be the main soft-money advertising vehicle for Democrats in the fall, will dramatically scale back its efforts in deference to the wishes of the party's presumptive nominee.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 15, 2008; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, The Elements of Advertising  
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McCain: Iraq War Can Be Won by 2013

Sen. John McCain predicted today that the Iraq war would be won and most American troops would come home by 2013 if he is elected president, joining his Democratic rivals for the first time in offering a timeline for a large-scale military withdrawal. --Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post Editor  | May 15, 2008; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, John McCain  
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Text of McCain's Speech on First-Term Goals

Text of this morning's speech in Columbus by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

By Washington Post Editor  | May 15, 2008; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NARAL Affiliates Question Obama Endorsement

NARAL Pro-Choice America affiliates in key swing and primary states are openly distancing themselves from the decision by NARAL Pro-Choice America to endorse Illinois Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to be the Democratic nominee for president. --Garance Franke-Ruta

By Washington Post Editor  | May 15, 2008; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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Edwards Announces His Choice: Obama

John Edwards comes out in support of the democratic front-runner. --Peter Slevin

By Web Politics Editor  | May 14, 2008; 8:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hillraisers Still 'In It to Win'

Clinton supporters say they are not delusional. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | May 14, 2008; 7:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Green Zone  
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Cindy McCain Divests $2 Million with Sudan Ties

Cindy McCain on Wednesday divested herself of $2 million in mutual funds that invested in Sudan. --Michael D. Shear

By Web Politics Editor  | May 14, 2008; 7:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Emphasizes Faith in Kentucky

Barack Obama sends out a flier reminding voters that he is a Christian.--Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | May 14, 2008; 7:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NARAL Endorses Obama, but Unity in Short Supply

EMILY'S List president slams NARAL over endorsement. --Garance Franke-Ruta

By Web Politics Editor  | May 14, 2008; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Judge Rebuffs DNC Lawsuit Against McCain

Judge John Bates said the DNC failed to wait 120 days for the Federal Election Commission to contend with the complaint, as the law requires. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | May 14, 2008; 6:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Primaries, The Green Zone  
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Edwards Endorses Obama

John Edwards will endorse Barack Obama at a Grand Rapids, Mich., rally. --Peter Slevin and Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | May 14, 2008; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton Predicts Nominee Before Convention

Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested today that the Democratic party would have a nominee, in all likelihood, by June. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | May 14, 2008; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (100)
 
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College Dem Superdelegates Back Obama

They had asked YouTube viewers who they should support before casting their support Obamaward. Jose Antonio Vargas has the whole story.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 14, 2008; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
Categories:  Today at The Post  
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Obama's International Following

Barack Obama's supporters around the world have organized vibrant online communities. --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | May 14, 2008; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
 
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Dems, McCain Jockey on Environment

Arizona Sen. John McCain claims the environmental mantle, but the record shows that Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have also pushed for a strong response to global climate change. All three presidential hopefuls differ with President Bush on the issue.

By Washington Post Editor  | May 14, 2008; 7:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Clinton: "This Race Isn't Over Yet"

No signs that Clinton plans to exit the race anytime soon after West Virginia victory.

By Post Editor  | May 13, 2008; 9:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (189)
 
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Waiting for Clinton

Waiting for Clinton to declare victory in West Virginia.

By Post Editor  | May 13, 2008; 8:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Obama Looks Past W.Va.

As Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton prepared to celebrate victory in West Virginia's presidential primary, Sen. Barack Obama was halfway across the country staging what might be called the first event of the Democratic general election campaign. --Peter Slevin

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2008; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Primaries  
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McCain Again Steps Away From Bush

John McCain touted his green credentials and against distanced himself from the president. --Juliet Eilperin

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2008; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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The Pre-Spin from West Virginia

The Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama campaigns argue the meaning of tonight's likely Clinton win. --Eli Saslow

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2008; 6:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Primaries  
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MoveOn Targets McCain Aides

The liberal online advocacy group MoveOn.Org Political Action has sent out a new e-mail that seizes on the weekend purging by Sen. John McCain of two advisers who had registered as lobbyists for the repressive regime of Burma. --Matthew Mosk

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2008; 5:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain, The Hidden Campaign  
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Clinton, Obama Get Cordial Senate Welcomes

There was no tension or spectacle in the chamber as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both returned to the Senate for an energy bill vote. --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2008; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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McCain Supporting Pastor Apologizes

Pastor John Hagee apologized today in a letter to the Catholic League for comments that angered Catholic leaders. --Michael D. Shear

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2008; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
 
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Rockefeller Reflects on W.Va. Voters, Obama's Chances

Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV cautioned not to read too much into Sen. Barack Obama's expected loss in West Virginia today. To make the point, he recounted his own political career. --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2008; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
 
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West Virginia Voters at the Polls

Voters weigh in on their presidential picks during the West Virginia primary Tuesday, where Sen. Hillary Clinton is favored to win big on the Democratic ballot. (Video by the Associated Press.)

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2008; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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McCain Breaks with Bush on Climate Change

John McCain broke sharply with President Bush today, arguing for mandatory curbs on greenhouse gas emissions and issuing emissions credits to polluters. --Juliet Eilperin

By Web Politics Editor  | May 12, 2008; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
 
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Optimistic Clinton Backer Predicts W.Va. Blowout

State Sen. Harry Truman Chafin predicted that Hillary Clinton could exceed margins of 80-20 tomorrow. Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | May 12, 2008; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (180)
 
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Clinton Running Hard in West Virginia

Hillary Clinton presses her case in the sixth-to-last state to vote. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | May 12, 2008; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (184)
 
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Obama Targets Michigan

Barack Obama pivots to general election mode with a trip to Michigan on Tuesday. --Peter Slevin

By Web Politics Editor  | May 12, 2008; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
 
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Edwards: 'Obama Will Be the Nominee'

By Zachary A. Goldfarb Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said it is likely...

By Post Editor  | May 11, 2008; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
 
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Obama's Independent-Minded Oregon Supporters

Obama finds support among white-collar independents in Oregon. --Alec MacGillis

By Web Politics Editor  | May 11, 2008; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
 
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