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Obama Welcomes Resolution of Mich., Fla. Delegate Question

ABERDEEN, S.D. -- In an evening news conference here, Sen. Barack Obama said he welcomed the Democratic Party's resolution to the Michigan and Florida problem. --Keith B. Richburg

By Web Politics Editor  | May 31, 2008; 8:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Michigan Delegates to Be Seated, but Bitterness Lingers

The Rules and Bylaws Committee approved a motion that would seat Michigan's disputed delegates based on a complicated allocation formula. --Chris Cillizza

By Web Politics Editor  | May 31, 2008; 7:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (117)
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A Deal on Florida

All Florida delegates will be seated, but they will get only half a vote each. --Chris Cillizza

By Web Politics Editor  | May 31, 2008; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Obama Continues to Press McCain on Iraq

Sen. Barack Obama continued his war of words with Sen. John McCain over the Iraq war during his swing through South Dakota today. --Keith Richburg

By Web Politics Editor  | May 31, 2008; 6:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Resigns Church Membership

Sen. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have resigned their membership from Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. --Keith Richburg

By Web Politics Editor  | May 31, 2008; 6:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (279)
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Obama's Night Trip to Rushmore

Barack Obama joins the press on a late night visit to Mount Rushmore. --Keith Richburg

By Web Politics Editor  | May 31, 2008; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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A Predictable Outcome?

By Garance Franke-Ruta As reports trickle in of a likely deal at today's Democratic National...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 31, 2008; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Democrats Demonstrate, Argue Outside DNC Meetings

Democratic Party members rally outside the site of the Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 31, 2008; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The RBC: Dean Pleads for Party Unity

Howard Dean makes a plea for party unity in resolving the fate of Michigan and Florida votes. --Dan Balz

By Web Politics Editor  | May 31, 2008; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (121)
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Rules & Bylaws, Live from D.C.

The Democratic National Committee Rules & Bylaws committee holds a meeting on the fates of votes cast in Florida and Michigan.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 31, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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DNC Uses McClellan in Anti-McCain Spot

Updated 6:01 p.m. By Michael D. Shear It didn't take long for Democrats to...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 30, 2008; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Pfleger Describes a Life Fighting Racism

It wasn't long ago that the Rev. Michael L. Pfleger of Chicago was preaching the virtues of racial harmony and the need for society to address racism in a direct manner. --Ed O'Keefe

By Web Politics Editor  | May 30, 2008; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
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Chicago Cardinal Criticizes Rev. Pfleger for Inflammatory Clinton Comments

Chicago's cardinal asks Rev. Michael Pfleger to stop talking about the presidential campaign. --Derek Kravitz

By Web Politics Editor  | May 30, 2008; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (178)
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Troop Numbers Flap is 'Nitpicking,' Say McCain Advisers

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a news conference Friday, May 30, 2008, in Milwaukee....

By Web Politics Editor  | May 30, 2008; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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McCain Asserts Return to Pre-Surge Iraq Troop Levels

John McCain misstates the number of troops in Iraq. --Michael D. Shear

By Web Politics Editor  | May 30, 2008; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (164)
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Aguilera and Son Look to Rock the Vote

Musician Christina Aguilera and her son will appear in a Rock the Vote ad. --Krissah Williams

By Web Politics Editor  | May 30, 2008; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Murdoch on Obama

Rupert Murdoch has some kind words for Barack Obama.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 30, 2008; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Obama Again Apologizes for a Preacher

Sen. Barack Obama apologized for the racially charged remarks of Father Michael Pfleger at Trinity United Church of Christ, in which Pfleger mocked Sen. Hillary Clinton. --Krissah Williams

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2008; 8:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (724)
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On the Stump, McCain Parries Questions on War

His aides also say he does not have a cold, and is canceling his events tomorrow for other reasons. --Juliet Eilperin

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2008; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Reid, Pelosi Call for Quick End to Democratic Campaign

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi predict an end to the Democratic nominating contest by the end of next week, if not sooner. --Paul Kane

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2008; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (330)
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South Dakota, the Last Competitive State

Hillary Clinton campaigned in South Dakota. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2008; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bush Continues Quiet Fundraising

As has been the case all week, Bush has been fundraising in secret: Today's event is the fifth the White House has closed to the press, in keeping with its long-standing policy regarding fundraisers in private homes. --Michael Abramowitz

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2008; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Michigan Dems Want Delegates Seated

CHICAGO -- The Michigan delegation to the Democratic National Convention deserves to be seated with full voting rights, state party leaders said in a letter Thursday to the Democratic rules committee, which meets Saturday to decide the fate of disputed delegates from Michigan and Florida. --Peter Slevin

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2008; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
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McClellan's Dish and Tell: Required Reading for Campaign Aides

Why should this book be required reading in the Chicago and Crystal City headquarters of the Obama and McCain campaigns? The simple reason is that many of the people now staffing the two candidates share the same qualities and traits of a younger McClellan, caught up in the excitement of a great cause (to elect their candidate president) and not fully knowing what will await them if they end up in the next White House as aides to the 44th president of the United States. --Dan Balz

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2008; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (111)
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Obama's Doctor Gives Him Clean Bill of Health

Obama's physician of 21 years describes him as lean, muscular, and in overall "excellent health." --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2008; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Presidential Candidates May Miss Climate Vote

McCain said he did not support the bill sponsored by two of his closest allies, Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) and John Warner (R-Va.), because it doesn't offer enough aid to the nuclear industry, and he would not come to the floor to vote on it. --Juliet Eilperin

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2008; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
 
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McClellan on the Today Show

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan defended his tell-all memoir, "What Happened," on working inside the Bush White House on NBC's "Today" show this morning.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2008; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Obama Shrugs Off Prospect of Continued Clinton Run

Sen. Barack Obama told reporters on his press plane last night that soon after Tuesday, the Democrats will have their nominee. --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2008; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Obama Wonks It Up in Education Speech

THORNTON, Colo. -- In his prepared speech on education, Barack Obama included a great deal to answer the charge that his campaign is long on soaring rhetoric and short on the earthbound specifics required to actually govern. --Karl Vick

By Web Politics Editor  | May 28, 2008; 8:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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Obama's Lobbying Contradiction

The co-director of Barack Obama's presidential campaign in Puerto Rico is a Washington-based federal lobbyist for the government of Puerto Rico.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 28, 2008; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Obama Looks to the Southwest

Obama campaigns in Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada. --Karl Vick

By Web Politics Editor  | May 28, 2008; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Wheat, Silver and Nuclear Waste: McCain Takes Questions In Nevada

John McCain answers questions at a town hall in Reno. --Juliet Eilperin

By Web Politics Editor  | May 28, 2008; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Poll: Majority of Californians Back Gay Marriage

For the first time in decades, more California voters approve rather than disapprove of allowing same sex couples the right to marry, according to Field Poll results released Wednesday. --Ashley Surdin

By Web Politics Editor  | May 28, 2008; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
 
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Florida Voter's Lawsuit Dismissed

A judge tosses out a Florida political consultant's suit and says the DNC has the right to determine its own primary practices. --Krissah Williams

By Web Politics Editor  | May 28, 2008; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (277)
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Clinton Backers Plan Rules and Bylaws Protest

Clinton supporters plan to put heat on panel over Florida and Michigan delegates. --Garance Franke-Ruta

By Post Editor  | May 28, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (279)
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Book Says GOP Widens Income Gap

A new book by Princeton professor Larry M. Bartels says income disparities between rich and poor Americans widen when Republicans hold the White House, and shrink slightly when there is a Democrat in the Oval Office.--Dan Balz

By Washington Post Editor  | May 28, 2008; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Highlights from 'What Happened'

Selected passages from Scott McClellan's just-released book about his time in the Bush White House.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 28, 2008; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
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Rove, White House Dispute McClellan Book Tales

Karl Rove said Scott McClellan's tell-all book made him sound like a liberal blogger and the White House described him as "disgruntled." --Michael D. Shear and Michael Abramowitz

By Web Politics Editor  | May 28, 2008; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (346)
 
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Candidates Agree on Darfur

In an unusual joint statement, the three major presidential candidates warned the government of Sudan that they are united in demanding a halt to the violence and genocide in Darfur. --Michael Abramowitz

By Washington Post Editor  | May 28, 2008; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Obama Talks Housing in Las Vegas

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By Web Politics Editor  | May 27, 2008; 6:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Obama's Uncle and the Liberation of Auschwitz

Republican strategists and conservatives bloggers pounce on Obama's statement that his uncle helped liberate Auschwitz.--Jonathan Weisman

By Web Politics Editor  | May 27, 2008; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Calls for New Arms Treaty With Russia

Sen. John McCain today called for negotiating a new arms control agreement with Russia that would further reduce nuclear weapons, staking out a position on nonproliferation that was somewhat at odds with the policies of the Bush administration. --Glenn Kessler

By Washington Post Editor  | May 27, 2008; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Breaks with Bush Over North Korea

Sen. John McCain broke today with President Bush's new policy on North Korea. --Glenn Kessler

By Web Politics Editor  | May 26, 2008; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Speaks with 'Deep Humility' on Memorial Day

Sen. Barack Obama spoke for most of an hour about doing right by America's veterans.

By Washington Post Editors  | May 26, 2008; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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For Memorial Day, McCain Critical of Webb's G.I. Bill

Speaking at a Memorial Day ceremony in New Mexico, Sen. John McCain asserted that the G.I. Bill sponsored by Virginia Sen. James Webb will drive soldiers out of the armed services. --Michael D. Shear

By Web Politics Editor  | May 26, 2008; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Online, It's Target Clinton

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has had a complicated relationship to the Internet and, in comparison to her chief rival, a consistently losing Web presence. --Jose Antonio Vargas

By Web Politics Editor  | May 26, 2008; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (804)
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McCain Hosts Three Possible Running Mates

By Juliet Eilperin and Michael D. Shear As Sen. John McCain and his top aides...

By Post Editor  | May 25, 2008; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
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Obama Reminds Grads What They Can Do for Country

By Alec MacGillis MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- There were hundreds of diplomas handed out Sunday at...

By Post Editor  | May 25, 2008; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Camp Stokes RFK Flap by Blaming Obama

By Zachary A. Goldfarb Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign accused Sen. Barack Obama's campaign of...

By Post Editor  | May 25, 2008; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Again Seeks to Explain RFK Remarks

Sen. Hillary Clinton, addressing furor over her RFK remarks, fails to mention the widespread worry over Sen. Barack Obama's safety. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | May 25, 2008; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (221)
 
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