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44: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Obama Tells Hispanic Leaders McCain "Walked Away" from Immigration Issue

McCain and Obama both speak before National Association of Elected and Appointed Latino Elected Officials.

By Post Editor  | June 28, 2008; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (149)
 
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Obama Will Travel to Europe and Middle East

Presumptive Democratic nominee will travel to Europe and the Middle East, but dates are not announced.

By Post Editor  | June 28, 2008; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
 
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Indian Americans Take Note of Obama, Thanks to Hanuman

A surprise revelation during an off-the-cuff exchange in Albuquerque, N.M., has turned Barack Obama into the talk of the Indian news media.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 27, 2008; 7:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  The Green Zone  
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Obama Aide Warns Against "Shadowy Outside Groups" in Fundraising Pitch

In the Obama campaign's latest online fundraising innovation, campaign manager David Plouffe today e-mailed the Obama throng a video pitch.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 27, 2008; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
Categories:  The Green Zone  
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McCain to Meet with Billy Graham's Son

McCain will fly to North Carolina Saturday afternoon in advance of the private meeting between the two men.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 27, 2008; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  B_Blog, John McCain  
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Old Jobs Not Coming Back, McCain Warns Ohio Autoworkers

Sen. John McCain told autoworkers here that he will continue to support the free trade agreements that many of them blame for the loss of their jobs, but said he is hopeful that a shift to new technologies will provide a new market for their skills.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 27, 2008; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Party Unity in NH, as Clinton Talks and Obama Says "She Rocks"

Hillary Rodham Clinton passed the torch to rival Barack Obama in their first joint public appearance since he clinched the Democratic nomination.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 27, 2008; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (139)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama  
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Obama Snaps Up Senior Clinton Policy Hands

The Obama campaign hires Neera Tanden, Clinton's long-time policy aide, and Melody Barnes, the executive vice president for policy of the Center for American Progress.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 27, 2008; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Cast of Characters  
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Obama Hires New Religious Affairs Adviser

Shaun Casey has been hired by the Obama campaign to focus on outreach to evangelical voters.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 27, 2008; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Cast of Characters  
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From Iraq to America, McCain Turns a Familiar Phrase

For months, John McCain has been using the exact same phrase to describe his assessment of the situation in Iraq that he's now using to describe his empathy for American suffering tough economic times.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 27, 2008; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  B_Blog, John McCain  
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More Energy Advertising From McCain

John McCain has released another TV ad about energy, with yet another campaign slogan.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 27, 2008; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Channel 08  
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On the Way to Unity

Unity Friday began just after 9 a.m. with the arrival of Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton at Reagan National Airport.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 27, 2008; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  On the Plane  
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Pool Report From Clinton-Obama Event at the Mayflower

More than 200 Clinton donors gather to hear from the former rivals.

By Post Editor  | June 26, 2008; 9:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Supreme Court Rejects Controversial Campaign Finance Provision

The Supreme Court today narrowly overturned a controversial provision of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance legislation, ruling that it is unconstitutional to allow candidates to accept larger-than-normal contributions if their opponents use their own fortunes to finance election bids.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 26, 2008; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Today at The Post  
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AFL-CIO Endorses Obama

The group said it would put more than $50 million and hundreds of thousands of volunteers to work helping elect the Illinois senator.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 26, 2008; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama  
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Pastor Who Officiated at Jenna Bush Wedding Launches Pro-Obama Website

The Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell launched the pro-Obama site "James Dobson Does Not Speak For Me."

By Web Politics Editor  | June 26, 2008; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama  
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Clinton Asks Latino Leaders to Back Obama

Hillary Clinton made her remarks before a luncheon hosted by the National Association of Latino Elected Officials.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 26, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama  
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Republicans Seek to Frame Obama as "Dr. No"

John McCain yesterday released a Web-only ad that compares Barack Obama to the namesake of the 1962 Bond movie, Dr. No.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 26, 2008; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Channel 08  
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McCain Praises Supreme Court Gun Decision

Sen. John McCain praised the Supreme Court decision striking down the District's gun ban in a move that will surely please gun owners and the National Rifle Association.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 26, 2008; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, John McCain  
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Americans Support Gun Rights and Gun Bans

The Supreme Court ruling reflects the public's mixed sentiments on gun issues.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 26, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Pollster  
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Candidates React: D.C. Gun Ban Struck Down

Politicians react to the DC gun ban Supreme Court decision.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 26, 2008; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Primary Source  
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For Obama, It's Wait and See on Gun Ban Question

By Shailagh Murray PITTSBURGH -- Sen. Barack Obama sided with Supreme Court conservatives yesterday in...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 26, 2008; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Campaign Manager Argues Electability

Power Point

By Web Politics Editor  | June 25, 2008; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Defends His FISA Position

Barack Obama explains his support for the Senate bill rewriting intelligence laws.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 25, 2008; 6:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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While Fundraising, Bush Mounts Attack on Obama

President Bush suggested that Barack Obama was just another liberal Democrat intent on raising taxes and retreating from Iraq.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 25, 2008; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, John McCain  
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Obama Opposes Supreme Court Rape Decision

Sen. Barack Obama said he opposed the Supreme Court's decision today that child rapists may not be executed in cases where they do not kill their victims.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 25, 2008; 6:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
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AFL-CIO Outlines Major Election Effort

By Alec MacGillis It may not seem as if Barack Obama will need that much...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 25, 2008; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Names His Energy Proposal, Slowly

Sen. John McCain today gave a name to the grab-bag of energy proposals he's unveiled in the last week: The Lexington Project, named, he said, for the town where Americans asserted their independence.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 25, 2008; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Pollsters Trash Public Surveys

By Michael D. Shear Sen. John McCain is fighting the perception that he is quickly...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 25, 2008; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New Wine in Old Bottles

A campaign between Barack Obama and John McCain once offered enormous possibilities for something new. Instead, the two presumptive nominees have opened their campaigns for the White House with what looks and sounds like a repeat of the kind of politics both have promised to leave behind.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 25, 2008; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dan Balz's Take  
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It's the Medium, Not the Messenger

It's the Internet, stupid!

By Web Politics Editor  | June 25, 2008; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Clickocracy  
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GOP Senate Candidate Latches Onto Obama

Embattled Republican Sen. Gordon Smith (Ore.) released a television advertisement yesterday seeking to link himself with the presumptive Democratic nominee for the presidency.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 25, 2008; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Battlegrounds  
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Obama Asks Donors to Help Pay Clinton Debt

By Shailagh Murray LOS ANGELES -- Two days ahead of his meeting in Washington with...

By Post Editor  | June 24, 2008; 11:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain to Travel to Colombia and Mexico

Sen. John McCain announced today that he will travel next week to Colombia and Mexico

By Washington Post Editors  | June 24, 2008; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Obama's Emails With Scarlett Johansson

By Shailagh Murray LOS ANGELES -- As he headed to a Hollywood fundraiser, Sen. Barack...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 24, 2008; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Democrats Intensify Efforts to Reach Faith Voters

Democrats go after faith voters.

By Washington Post Editors  | June 24, 2008; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Ridicules McCain's Energy Plans

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain spar over energy policy.

By Washington Post Editors  | June 24, 2008; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Goes to Hollywood

Obama courts Clinton fundraiser in Hollywood.

By Washington Post Editors  | June 24, 2008; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Wants a Greener Government

McCain calls for a greener government, as he gets pummeled on offshore drilling.

By Washington Post Editors  | June 24, 2008; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Unity Excited About Obama and Clinton

Unity looks forward to Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

By Washington Post Editors  | June 24, 2008; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tancredo Questions McCain

Former presidential hopeful Rep. Tom Tancredo questions John McCain on his immigration policy.

By Washington Post Editors  | June 24, 2008; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dobson Hits Obama for "Distorting" Bible

Focus on the Family leader critiques 2006 speech on faith.

By Post Editor  | June 24, 2008; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (232)
 
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Bill Clinton "Committed" to Helping Obama

Statement says he is "obviously committed" to helping Illinois senator win the White House.

By Post Editor  | June 24, 2008; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
 
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Team Obama Keeps Heat on Over Black Comments

Allies keep Black comments in the news

By Post Editor  | June 24, 2008; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (176)
 
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Obama's Pocketful of Talismans

By Shailagh Murray ALBUQUERQUE - Sen. Barack Obama emptied his pocket at a town hall...

By Post Editor  | June 23, 2008; 8:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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Elizabeth Edwards Says It'll Be Close

By Garance Franke-Ruta NEW YORK -- Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Democratic presidential candidate and...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 23, 2008; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Jill Comes Clean

By Garance Franke-Ruta NEW YORK -- It's not a techie politics conference until someone throws...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 23, 2008; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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McCain Denounces Top Aide's Comments

Sen. John McCain denounced comments from a top adviser that another terrorist attack in the U.S. would help his campaign.

By Washington Post Editors  | June 23, 2008; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (236)
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McCain Talks Energy in California

Sen. John McCain talks electric cars and offshore drilling in California.

By Washington Post Editors  | June 23, 2008; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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Obama's Evolving Ethanol Rhetoric

A changing message on alternative fuel.

By Post Editor  | June 23, 2008; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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Clinton and Obama's Unity Event

Will appear in the town of, yes, Unity, N.H. on Friday

By Post Editor  | June 23, 2008; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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A Better Battery?

By Michael D. Shear WANTED: A better electric car battery. REWARD: $300 million. OFFERED BY:...

By Washington Post Editor  | June 23, 2008; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
 
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Obama Targets "Enron Loophole"

Calls for closer scrutiny of trading in energy futures.

By Post Editor  | June 22, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (198)
 
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