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44: July 6, 2008 - July 12, 2008

Candidate Reacts to Snow's Death

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) issued a statement on the death from...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 12, 2008; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama <3 Wilco

Updated 11:20 a.m. By Perry Bacon Jr. and Paul Kane CHICAGO -- Fans of the...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 12, 2008; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Nervous About Bernie Mac's Fundraising Show

By Perry Bacon Jr. CHICAGO -- Comedian Bernie Mac, introducing Sen. Barack Obama at a...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 12, 2008; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
 
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Karzai the Lover?

RNC asserts there have been "multiple assignation attempts on President Karzai."

By Web Politics Editor  | July 11, 2008; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Reid Chastises McCain for Not Voting Since April

As of July 7, McCain had missed 61.8 percent of the roll call votes in this Congress, which made him the No. 1 absentee in the Senate.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 11, 2008; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
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Outside Group Help for McCain Allowable, After All

Vets for Freedom can coordinate with McCain campaign so long as they don't mention his name, says veteran campaign finance advocate.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 11, 2008; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Hagel to Join Obama on Iraq Trip

Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), an opponent of the Iraq war and a dark horse in the campaign to be Barack Obama's running mate, will accompany the presumptive Democratic nominee when he travels to Iraq soon, sources on Capitol Hill and close to the Obama campaign confirmed.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 11, 2008; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Merkel Denies Bush Pressure Over Berlin Obama Speech

Officials said an amicable appearance by Obama as early as next week could be worked out.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 11, 2008; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (206)
 
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"It's Embarrassing" to Speak Only English, Says Obama

Defends comments calling for Americans to learn more foreign languages.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 11, 2008; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
 
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Obama: McCain Helped Create Current Energy Woes During Washington Tenure

Obama says that McCain's energy ideas, such as a gas tax holiday and more offshore oil drilling, would do little to reduce prices at the pump.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 11, 2008; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (100)
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New McCain Ad Cites Service of Latino Military Veterans

Updated 10:03 a.m. By Ed O'Keefe John McCain's newest ad attempts to humanize the...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 11, 2008; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (141)
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RNC Launches New Online Platform Discussion Site

By Jose Antonio Vargas The Grand Old Party is morphing into the Grand New...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 11, 2008; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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McCain Distances Himself from Gramm

Phil Gramm "does not speak for me," the Arizona senator says.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 10, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (241)
 
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NTSB Unsure of Cause for Obama Plane Problem

A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board found no clear reason why an evacuation slide deployed while Sen. Barack Obama was flying Monday from Chicago to Charlotte, N.C.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 10, 2008; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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McCain Plans to Spend $200 Million Before GOP Convention

Campaign also announces it raised just over $22 million during the month of June.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 10, 2008; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Gramm Stands by Recession Comments

The top adviser to Sen. John McCain declined to retract the comments quoted yesterday in the Washington Times.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 10, 2008; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (148)
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Obama's Accidental Sister Souljah Moment

Obama finally had his Sister Souljah moment and didn't even have to show up. Jesse Jackson did it for him solo.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 10, 2008; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (387)
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For FEC, It's Back to Full Strength

After a seven-month hiatus, the FEC resumes functioning with the full six commissioners.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 10, 2008; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Clinton and Obama Reach Out to Women Donors

Donors had to provide at least $250 to attend the NY event, but could raise up to $23,000.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 10, 2008; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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McCain Economic Adviser Calls US 'A Nation of Whiners'

Former senator Phil Gramm says the nation is in a "mental recession," not an actual one.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 10, 2008; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (234)
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Critics Ask: Is Obama Too Hard on Blacks?

By Perry Bacon Jr. While the Rev. Jesse Jackson has already apologized for comments he...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 10, 2008; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (251)
 
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In N.Y., Obama Belatedly Makes the Ask for Clinton

By Perry Bacon Jr. NEW YORK -- Stevie Wonder's song "Signed, Sealed, Delivered " was...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 10, 2008; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Obama's FISA Vote Goes Against Dem Leadership Grain

Updated 7:18 p.m. By Shailagh Murray Angering liberals and civil liberties groups, Sen. Barack Obama...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 9, 2008; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
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It's Jackson vs. Jackson on 'Ugly' and 'Demeaning' Obama Remarks

Both father and son offer apologetic words to Obama.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 9, 2008; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (239)
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McCain Sparks Controversy with Social Security 'Disgrace' Comments

Social Security becoming a problem for the presumptive Republican nominee.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 9, 2008; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
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Obama Looks to Power of Latino Vote

Obama challenges the Latino community to fulfill its potential as a force in American politics.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 9, 2008; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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McCain Gets a Little Help from Outside Group

By Matthew Mosk When the political group Vets for Freedom bought TV ads in Virginia,...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 9, 2008; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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McCain Criticizes Obama for Stance on Iranian Revolutionary Guard

McCain uses Iranian missile test news to criticize his Democratic rival on the failure to declare the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 9, 2008; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
 
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McCain Campaign Restricts Press Access

By Michael D. Shear PITTSBURGH -- Welcome to the new John McCain press strategy. Avoid...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 9, 2008; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Merkel Chides Obama for 'Electioneering' Abroad

German Chancellor warns Obama against speaking at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate later this month.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 9, 2008; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Candidates React to Iranian Missile Test

Sen. John McCain issued a statement on the Iranian long-range missile test this morning; Sen....

By Web Politics Editor  | July 9, 2008; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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Malia Obama Teases Her Dad

Sen. Barack Obama talks to his daughter Malia as they watch an Independence Day parade...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 9, 2008; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
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McCain's Latest Iran Joke

Responding to a question about a survey that shows increased cigarette exports to Iran, McCain said, "Maybe that's a way of killing them."

By Post Editor  | July 8, 2008; 8:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (344)
 
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Obama Assails McCain on Immigration Before Latino Audience

By Perry Bacon Jr. Sen. Barack Obama repeated his charge that his opponent Sen. John...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 8, 2008; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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Democrats Gear Up New Push for Universal Health Care

A coalition of liberal groups announced today it will spend $40 million to make health insurance a major issue in the 2008 campaign.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 8, 2008; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
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Obama Responds to RNC Energy Ad with Own Spot

Obama campaign will air an ad promoting his energy plans.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 8, 2008; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Gorbachev Decries Presidential Candidates' 'Cold War'-Style Military Spending Plans

The former Soviet leader called on U.S. presidential candidates to develop alternatives to the use of military power.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 8, 2008; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
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McCain Responds to Maliki's Call for an Iraq Withdrawal Timetable

By Michael D. Shear Sen. John McCain, who has repeatedly derided anyone who advocated a...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 8, 2008; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Woos Hispanics in LULAC Speech

McCain promises to pursue comprehensive immigration reform "practically and humanely."

By Web Politics Editor  | July 8, 2008; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Campaigns Against '60s in New Spot

Latest McCain ad reminds boomers that while they may have participated in the excesses of the late 1960s, he was serving time in a North Vietnamese prison camp.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 8, 2008; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Tells Voters His Views Have Not Changed

Rejects "this whole notion that I am shifting to the center, or that I am flip-flopping."

By Web Politics Editor  | July 8, 2008; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (190)
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McCain's Mixed Fiscal Policy

McCain today is an unconvincing tax cutter but he also an unpersuasive deficit hawk.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 8, 2008; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Webb Takes Himself Out of the VP Running

Va. senator released a statement saying "under no circumstances" would he be Sen. Barack Obama's running mate.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 7, 2008; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Renews Balanced Budget Pledge

Sen. John McCain pledged today to balance the federal budget by 2013.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 7, 2008; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Obama's Team on the Hill

Barack Obama's presidential campaign announced a new slate of liaisons to Capitol Hill today.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 7, 2008; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Campaign Plane Diverted, NC Visit Postponed

The unscheduled stop was a "minor and precautionary" step, campaign spokeswoman Linda Douglass said.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 7, 2008; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama to Accept Nomination Before Crowd of 75,000

The Obama campaign officially announced today that Sen. Barack Obama will accept the Democratic nomination at the Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 7, 2008; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Coalition of Latino Groups Launches Voter Drive

A multi-million dollar ad campaign designed to encourage voter registration and increased political participation among Latinos who are legal residents launches today nationwide on Spanish-language television and radio stations.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 7, 2008; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Kerry, on 'Face the Nation,' Calls McCain Wrong on the War

Updated 6:34 p.m. By Juliet Eilperin Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) might have flirted with the...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 6, 2008; 6:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Veterans Group Urges Support to 'Finish the Job'

Vets for Freedom releases a television ad.

By Post Editor  | July 6, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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