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44: June 29, 2008 - July 5, 2008

Obama to Deliver Values Speech at St. Louis Church Conference

By Jonathan Weisman ST. LOUIS -- After a week touring Republican strongholds, Sen. Barack Obama...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 5, 2008; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama and Clinton, Together Again

Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton will make three joint fundraising appearances next week.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 5, 2008; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Green Zone  
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Is an Oscar Winner Filming Obama?

An Oscar-winning director shows up with the Obama campaign in Montana.

By Washington Post Editor  | July 4, 2008; 9:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Celebrates a Small-Town Fourth

Obama kicks off a July 4 parade in Butte, Mont.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 4, 2008; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
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McCain Continues Aggressive Spanish Radio Play, Targeting Obama in New Spot

Updated 1:26 p.m. By Ed O'Keefe John McCain's staff shakeup earlier this week came amid...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 4, 2008; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Obama Holds Second News Conference on Iraq Withdrawal Plan

Sen. Barack Obama held a second news conference today on his position on withdrawing from Iraq.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 3, 2008; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Responds to Online FISA Critics

Critics of Obama's FISA stance have organized the single largest group on his web site.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 3, 2008; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, The Clickocracy  
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A Recipe for Confusion: McCain, Rain and a Metal Mexico City Roof

Sound of rain drowns out voices at news conference.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 3, 2008; 5:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Softens on Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

Obama says military commanders, Iraq stability and troop safety will guide pace of withdrawal.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 3, 2008; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, National Security, On the Issues  
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Jeb Bush Joins McCain on Tour of Basilica in Mexico City

John McCain visited the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe this morning along with his wife and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 3, 2008; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Former Aide Defends Bush Record on National Service

One of the architects of President Bush's first-term volunteer service initiatives struck back today against Sen. Barack Obama's assertion that Americans were not asked to sacrifice in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 3, 2008; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Schmidt, in Memo, Consolidates Control Over Campaign

Sen. John McCain talks with senior adviser Steve Schmidt, left, after arriving in Romulus, Mich.,...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 3, 2008; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Camp Says No Way to Three-Day Convention

The Obama campaign says it is looking forward to the full four days, the last of which is the 40th anniversary of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 3, 2008; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Briefed Yesterday on Hostage Rescue Operation

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and his aides had briefed John McCain Tuesday night about the plan to rescue the Americans, along with 12 other captives.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 2, 2008; 7:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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RNC Affiliate to Launch Energy Ads

An independent arm of the Republican National Committee plans to air its first political ad of the 2008 presidential campaign with a spot that contrasts the two candidates on energy issues.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 2, 2008; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Candidates React to Hostage Rescue in Colombia

The presidential candidates issued statements on today's hostage rescue in Colombia.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 2, 2008; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, John McCain, Primary Source  
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War on Drugs Seeing Progress in Colombia, Says McCain

By Juliet Eilperin CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA -- After riding a fast boat on the Port of...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 2, 2008; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Black Conservative Group Rips Obama in New Radio Ads

New radio ads call Sen. Barack Obama a racist and an elitist.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 2, 2008; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
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When It Comes to the First Ladies Club, Public Views Obama Like an Incumbent and McCain Like a Challenger

By Jennifer Agiesta Public opinion on potential first ladies most often produces one of two...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 2, 2008; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Pollster  
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Obama Opposes Gay Marriage Ban

Barack Obama is opposing a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in California, taking a liberal stand on an issue in the midst of moving to the middle on several others in recent weeks.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 2, 2008; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
Categories:  Barack Obama, On the Issues  
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A Bump in the Fist Bump Story

Campaign says Barack Obama was refusing to sign a young boy's hand, not fist bump it. --Jonathan Weisman

By Web Politics Editor  | July 2, 2008; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Schmidt Takes Over Day-to-Day Leadership of McCain Campaign

Rick Davis remains atop Team McCain, but move shows sensitivity to criticism.

By Post Editor  | July 2, 2008; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (153)
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Obama Highlights Service and Responsibility on Continuing Patriotism Tour

Barack Obama is expected to expand on themes of values, faith and patriotism in a speech on civic responsibility later today.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 2, 2008; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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McCain Travels South, Searching for Message

The McCain campaign seems uncertain what sort of message it is trying to send with trips to Colombia and Mexico.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 2, 2008; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
Categories:  Dan Balz's Take, John McCain  
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McCain's Supreme Court Judgment Calls

By Juliet Eilperin ABOARD THE McCAIN CAMPAIGN PLANE -- While Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and...

By Post Editor  | July 2, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Politics Stops at Water's Edge, but Not Above It

By Juliet Eilperin ABOARD THE McCAIN CAMPAIGN PLANE -- The moment Sen. John McCain touches...

By Post Editor  | July 2, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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McCain Reflects on His POW Experience

By Juliet Eilperin ABOARD THE McCAIN CAMPAIGN PLANE -- Sen. John McCain defended his Vietnam...

By Post Editor  | July 1, 2008; 11:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
 
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McCain Receives Warm Welcome to Colombia

By Juliet Eilperin CARTAGENA, Colombia -- Sen. John McCain showered praise on Colombian President Alvaro...

By Post Editor  | July 1, 2008; 10:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Obama Backs Expanded Government-Funded Faith Organizations

Backs Bush program, but insists on non-discrimination in aid recipients.

By Post Editor  | July 1, 2008; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
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Obama Met with Powell in June

By Shailagh Murray Sen. Barack Obama and retired Gen. Colin Powell met for about an...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 1, 2008; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Obama Shuns the Fist-Bump

Obama takes a pass on the gesture in Zanesville.

By Post Editor  | July 1, 2008; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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Obama Weighs in on Clark Comments

Rejects comparison to anti-Kerry Swift Boat veterans.

By Post Editor  | July 1, 2008; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (140)
 
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A Conservative Minister Watches Out for Obama in Smalltown West Virginia

By Alec MacGillis In the past few days, two of my colleagues here at The...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 1, 2008; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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McCain Picks Fight Over Justices

At Sheriffs' Association gathering, praises Roberts and Alito, hits Obama

By Post Editor  | July 1, 2008; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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Obama Still Faces a Big Task in Telling Voters Who He Is

Having proved he could overcome the Clinton machine, Obama must now prove he can overcome questions about who he is and what he believes.

By Post Editor  | July 1, 2008; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (273)
Categories:  A_Blog, B_Blog, Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take  
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McCain Celebrates a Big Tent Kind of Night

By Juliet Eilperin BRYN MAWR, Pa. -- In an air-conditioned tent on the lawn of...

By Post Editor  | June 30, 2008; 9:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
 
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McCain Foreshadows Latin America Trip

Sen. John McCain spoke at length about his upcoming trip to Latin America and approach to international affairs during a ride on his Straight Talk Express bus to Pipersville, Pa., today.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 30, 2008; 6:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Freedom's Watch Hits Obama for Delay on MoveOn Statement

The conservative group points to Obama's critique of the liberal activist group in a speech today -- seven months after Obama missed a Senate vote to condemn the group.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 30, 2008; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Obama's Working Class Pitch

Analysis of new campaign ad "dignity."

By Web Politics Editor  | June 30, 2008; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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McCain Heads Onto the Factory Floor

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) listens to Rhonda Wertz during a tour of the Turbine Airfoil...

By Post Editor  | June 30, 2008; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Obama Calls on Bill Clinton for Campaign Help

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama reached out to former president Bill Clinton this morning.

By Post Editor  | June 30, 2008; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Obama Repudiates Clark's Assertions About McCain

Sen. Barack Obama repudiated comments made by retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark over the weekend questioning the significance of Sen. John McCain's military record.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 30, 2008; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
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Obama Hits Back at Questions About His Patriotism

Obama laid out his vision of what it means to be patriotic in a speech today in Missouri.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 30, 2008; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (764)
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Obama's Patriotism Speech

Barack Obama is giving a speech about patriotism -- "The America We Love" -- in...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 30, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
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Straight Talk Express Gets an Upgrade

Monday morning marked the inaugural flight of Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) new campaign plane.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 30, 2008; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  John McCain, On the Plane  
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Obama to Deliver Patriotism Speech

Barack Obama will deliver a speech on patriotism at noon EST today in Missouri.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 30, 2008; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Libertarian Barr Says GOP Is Played Out

By Zachary A. Goldfarb Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr, a former Georgia congressman, said today...

By Post Editor  | June 29, 2008; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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