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44: June 15, 2008 - June 21, 2008

Obama Supports FISA Legislation, Angering Left

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) today announced his support for a sweeping intelligence surveillance law that has been heavily denounced by the liberal activists who have fueled the financial engines of his presidential campaign. --Paul Kane

By Web Politics Editor  | June 20, 2008; 6:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (284)
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Trust in Congress Scrapes the Bottom of the Barrel

A new Gallup poll released this today shows the U.S. Congress at the bottom of a list of 16 "institutions" in terms of public trust. --Jon Cohen

By Web Politics Editor  | June 20, 2008; 6:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Bloomberg Decries 'Whisper Campaign' Against Obama

New York's independent Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg urged Jewish voters to reject wedge politics. --Keith B. Richburg

By Web Politics Editor  | June 20, 2008; 6:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (85)
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McCain Defends NAFTA in Canada

By Perry Bacon Jr. OTTAWA, Canada -- Calling it "not a political campaign trip," John...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 20, 2008; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Emanuel Asks McCain to 'Clarify' Stance on Great Lakes Oil Drilling

By Michael D. Shear Democrats are not about to let Sen. John McCain's support for...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 20, 2008; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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DNC FOIAs State Department on McCain Contacts

The Democratic National Committee has submitted a request under the Freedom of Information act to the State Department, asking for records relating to actions by Canadian Ambassador David Wilkins in helping to set up a visit to Ottawa by Sen. John McCain. --Michael D. Shear

By Michael Shear  | June 20, 2008; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Obama Holds Economic Roundtable with Governors

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), center, listens during a meeting of Democratic Governors...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 20, 2008; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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McCain Says He Expects to Be Outspent

"We are probably going to be outraised in this campaign," McCain told supporters in Minneapolis, Minn. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 20, 2008; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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Obama Announces First Joint Appearance with Clinton

The event is planned for June 27th. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | June 20, 2008; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
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Democrats Question Ambassador's Role in Organizing McCain Speech in Canada

A $100-a-plate luncheon speech by Sen. John McCain in Ottowa was organized in part by U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins, and Democrats alleged that Wilkins's actions could be construed as a violation of the Hatch Act, which prohibits many kinds of political activities by government employees. -- By Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post Editor  | June 19, 2008; 11:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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Politics Takes Hiatus in Flooded Iowa

Official campaigning ground -- or rather squished -- to a halt over the past week in Iowa as the state was inundated. --Kari Lydersen

By Web Politics Editor  | June 19, 2008; 7:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Sierra Club to Endorse Obama

The Sierra Club, one of the nation's largest and most politically-active environmental organizations, announced this evening it would endorse Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president.--Juliet Eilperin

By Web Politics Editor  | June 19, 2008; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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AFSCME, a Former Critic, Endorses Obama

By Alec MacGillis Only last month, Gerald McEntee, the president of the American Federation of...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 19, 2008; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Williams Gets the Call for "Meet the Press"

Brian Williams get first turn in Russert's Sunday seat.

By Post Editor  | June 19, 2008; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (275)
 
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McCain Sharpens Attack on Obama Over Public Financing

"This is a big, big deal," the Arizona senator said. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 19, 2008; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (146)
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Beyond YouTube, Video Puts Users at the Center of the Campaign

Are viral personalization campaigns are the next big thing for campaigns? --Jose Antonio Vargas

By Web Politics Editor  | June 19, 2008; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Launches Nationwide Ad Campaign

Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) will launch an 18-state ad buy beginning tomorrow in which he speaks directly to voters in an attempt to get out in front of the misinformation likely to be spread about him as the general election campaign revs up. --Chris Cillizza

By Web Politics Editor  | June 19, 2008; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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McCain Raises Money the Hard Way

By the count of some reporters who trail him daily, McCain has attended more than 90 fundraisers since March 5. --Michael D. Shear

By Web Politics Editor  | June 19, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Obama Opts Out of Public Financing

Barack Obama says it's time for his supporters to "declare your independence from a broken system." --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | June 19, 2008; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (575)
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At Fundraiser, Bush Goes After Democrats

President Bush used his final appearance at the annual GOP fundraiser for House and Senate candidates to serve up some of the reddest meat he has dished out in recent days, trashing congressional Democrats.

By Washington Post Editor  | June 18, 2008; 11:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Touts 'Clean' Coal and Nuclear Power

By Perry Bacon Jr. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Continuing his emphasis on energy issues, Sen. John...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 18, 2008; 6:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Campaign Apologizes for Blocking Muslims at Event

Sen. Barack Obama's campaign apologized after a report surfaced that campaign volunteers in Detroit had shooed two Muslim women wearing headscarves out of camera range at a rally earlier this week. --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | June 18, 2008; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Albright Helping Obama Bridge Differences with Clinton

By Anne E. Kornblut Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright appeared to do a bit...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 18, 2008; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Seeks out the Wise Old Men (and Women) of Foreign Policy

By Perry Bacon Jr. Interviewed in April about his role advising Barack Obama on foreign...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 18, 2008; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama VP Mention Campaigns for McCain

James Jones flies with John McCain to an energy event in Missouri. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 18, 2008; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What Makes a Good VP? Ask Bill Richardson.

Bill Richardson makes the case for a candidate who sounds like -- Bill Richardon. --Keith B. Richburg

By Web Politics Editor  | June 18, 2008; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Fundraiser Set for Kennedy Homestead Tonight

Barack Obama is heading to Hickory Hill -- the famed Kennedy homestead in McLean, Va. -- for a party that costs $28,500 per person to attend tonight. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | June 18, 2008; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Convenes National Security Working Group

By Anne E. Kornblut As Sen. Barack Obama convened the first meeting of his new...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 18, 2008; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Giuliani's Approach to Terrorism, as Mayor and Candidate

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, pictured at the Swiss Economic Forum in Thun,...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 18, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Michelle Obama's Campaign View

Michelle Obama co-hosts the view with Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 18, 2008; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Poll: McCain Trounces Obama Among White Evangelicals

Sen. John McCain so far is performing well among rank and file evangelical voters, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. --Perry Bacon Jr.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 18, 2008; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Giuliani Chimes In, Bashing Obama on Sept. 11

Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani accused Barack Obama of having a "September 10" mentality and taking a "softer" approach to terrorism. --Michael D. Shear

By Michael Shear  | June 18, 2008; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton, Obama to Meet with Her Top Fundraisers

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has scheduled her first joint appearance with Sen. Barack Obama since the end of the nomination fight. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | June 17, 2008; 7:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Talks Energy, Slams Obama as "Carter"

In a speech intended to kick off a lengthy discussion about the nation's energy needs, John McCain accused Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of favoring failed energy policies based largely on the imposition of higher taxes. --Michael D. Shear

By Michael Shear  | June 17, 2008; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Praises Former Clinton Campaign Manager

Patti Solis Doyle is "a terrific, experienced campaign hand," Obama said. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | June 17, 2008; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Accuses McCain of Playing Politics with National Security

Barack Obama strongly rejected accusations from the John McCain campaign that he is soft on terrorism. Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | June 17, 2008; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Randy Scheunemann: McCain Adviser Campaigned for War

Randy Scheunemann, the foreign policy adviser to Sen. John McCain who today accused Sen. Barack Obama of a "policy of delusion" toward terrorism, in late 2002, Scheunemann helped create The Committee for the Liberation of Iraq. --Peter Slevin

By Web Politics Editor  | June 17, 2008; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terrorism Takes Center Stage as Obama Responds to McCain Camp's Charges

Obama campaign clashes with McCain on how to handle terrorism. --Alec MacGillis

By Web Politics Editor  | June 17, 2008; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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An Environmental Ad War

The Sierra Club launches a new radio ad in Ohio attacking John McCain's environmental bona fides. --Ed O'Keefe

By Web Politics Editor  | June 17, 2008; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama to Meet with Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Sen. Barack Obama will begin a series of meetings with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus tonight. --Anne E. Kornbut

By Web Politics Editor  | June 17, 2008; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Advisers Slam Obama for 'Sept. 10 Mindset'

John McCain advisers call Barack Obama as "naïve" and "delusional" in his approach to terrorism. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | June 17, 2008; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain's Declaration of Independence

By Howard Kurtz The Ad: John McCain stood up to the president and sounded...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 17, 2008; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New MoveOn Ad Targets McCain's War Stance

MoveOn and AFSCME team up to run an antiwar ad in Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan. --Shailagh Murray

By Web Politics Editor  | June 17, 2008; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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An Obama Crowd in Detroit Comes Ready to Boo

By Anne E. Kornblut DETROIT -- Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm received a deafening chorus of...

By Post Editor  | June 16, 2008; 9:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Has 20 Point Lead on Lowering Gas Prices

Half of voters say Barack Obama would have better chances of easing pain at the pump. --Jon Cohen

By Post Editor  | June 16, 2008; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (130)
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McCain Calls for End to Offshore Drilling Ban

In a break with environmentalists, John McCain is advocating an end to the offshore oil rig drilling ban. --Micheal D. Shear

By Web Politics Editor  | June 16, 2008; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gore to Endorse Obama in Speech Tonight

Former vice president Al Gore is making his debut appearance with Sen. Barack Obama in Detroit tonight. --Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | June 16, 2008; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (216)
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Obama Plans Pre-Election Trip to Iraq, Afghanistan

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) speaks at a campaign rally at Kettering High School June 16,...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 16, 2008; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Insiders Take Umbrage at Solis Doyle Move

By Anne E. Kornblut FLINT, Mich. -- The nomination fight is over, but the warring...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 16, 2008; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bush's Hoop Dreams Fall to Earth in N. Ireland

President Bush, in Northern Ireland, tries to join in on a game of basketball. --Dan Eggen

By Web Politics Editor  | June 16, 2008; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Solis Doyle Joins Obama Campaign

Former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle was appointed as the Barack Obama campaign chief of staff to the future vice presidential nominee. Anne E. Kornblut

By Web Politics Editor  | June 16, 2008; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New Staffer for Michelle Obama

Democratic operative Stephanie Cutter is joining the Obama campaign as a senior adviser and chief of staff to Michelle Obama. --Shailagh Murray

By Washington Post Editors  | June 16, 2008; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Another Bush in the White House?

George W. and Laura Bush talk up the president's brother, Jeb Bush, as a possible future presidential contender. --Dan Eggen

By Web Politics Editor  | June 16, 2008; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Young Voters, Engaged and Online

By Jose Antonio Vargas Whoever wins the White House come November, this much is true:...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 16, 2008; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (150)
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Obama Delivers Father's Day Sermon

Barack Obama delivers a lecture on the responsibilities of fatherhood at Chicago's Apostolic Church of God. --Juliet Eilperin

By Web Politics Editor  | June 15, 2008; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (375)
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McCain Meets with Iraqi Foreign Minister

John McCain met privately with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari this morning at his campaign headquarters. --Juliet Eilperin

By Web Politics Editor  | June 15, 2008; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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McCain Texas Fundraiser Back On, Sans Oilman

Updated 4:37 p.m. By Juliet Eilperin Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) has decided to hold a...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 15, 2008; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (132)
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