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44: July 13, 2008 - July 19, 2008

Obama Aide Envisions a Game-Changing Movement

By Garance Franke-Ruta AUSTIN -- Defending Sen. Barack Obama's controversial January praise of former president...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 19, 2008; 9:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Barr Shows Up at Netroots Nation

Updated 3:21 p.m. By Garance Franke-Ruta AUSTIN -- A second surprise guest at Netroots Nation...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 19, 2008; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Campaign Welcomes Report of Maliki Support for Timetable, But Maliki Government Demurs

Iraq's prime minister Nouri al- Maliki addresses the media in Najaf, south of Baghdad, Iraq,...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 19, 2008; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Independent Ad Knocks Obama

By Matthew Mosk While the role of outside groups has been somewhat muted during the...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 19, 2008; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gore Speaks at Netroots Nation

Former vice president Al Gore makes a surprise appearance in Austin.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 19, 2008; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain's Burn Rate Shoots Up

Republican Sen. John McCain spent more money in June than he took in.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 19, 2008; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Takes on the 'Cable Monster' and an 'Extreme' Obama

As the general election gets into full swing, John McCain is becoming increasingly adept at name calling.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 19, 2008; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Travels to Afghanistan

Barack Obama arrives in Afghanistan Saturday, the first stop on a weeklong foreign tour that will take him to seven countries, including Iraq.

By Washington Post Editor  | July 19, 2008; 5:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain and Those Bush Tax Cuts

By Perry Bacon Jr. John McCain is now offering another rationale for his opposition to...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 18, 2008; 8:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gramm Makes Exit from McCain Team Official

Former Texas Senator formalizes departure after "mental recession" comment.

By Post Editor  | July 18, 2008; 7:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain Strafes Obama on War

By Howard Kurtz The Ad: Barack Obama never held a single Senate hearing on...

By Post Editor  | July 18, 2008; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
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At 'Netroots Nation,' Obama Campaign Goes to Ground

By Garance Franke-Ruta AUSTIN -- As liberal bloggers and the people who read them gather...

By Post Editor  | July 18, 2008; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Questions About McCain's Tech Savvy Worry Bloggers on the Right

By Jose Antonio Vargas AUSTIN -- It's blog central here this weekend. In the Texas...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 18, 2008; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain on Iraq Withdrawal "Time Horizon"

McCain spokesperson says agreement is the result of "surge strategy that [Obama] voted against, campaigned against and railed against."

By Post Editor  | July 18, 2008; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain Talks with GM workers

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) promised to provide a $5,000 tax credit for Americans who buy electric-powered cars such as the future Chevy Volt and "other automobiles that put us on the path to energy independence."

By Washington Post Editors  | July 18, 2008; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Bites Dog

Candidate makes a stop at Pronto Pup during Michigan swing.

By Post Editor  | July 17, 2008; 8:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gore Delivers Remarks on Energy and the Climate

Al Gore gave a speech in Washington, D.C., today.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 17, 2008; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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McCain Softens Spokeswoman's Take on Obama Trip

McCain offered a more charitable interpretation of his opponent's foreign trip, which a spokeswoman had called a "first-of-its-kind campaign rally overseas."

By Web Politics Editor  | July 17, 2008; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Obama Defends Michelle

Some items of interest today.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 17, 2008; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Yes We Can? Not So Fast, Says McCain

In case the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee is casting about for a new slogan, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has a suggestion for him: "No, we can't."

By Web Politics Editor  | July 17, 2008; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain  
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In Nebraska, McCain Fights the 'Headwind'

Unusual state system may allow Obama to pick up Nebraska electoral delegates.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 17, 2008; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Battlegrounds, John McCain  
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Obama Raised $52 Million in June

The number is the second-highest monthly total ever for a presidential campaign.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 17, 2008; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (240)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, The Green Zone  
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Catholic Activists Ask McCain to Boot Faith Adviser

A group of left-leaning Catholics today publicly asked Sen. John McCain to boot a faith adviser.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 16, 2008; 6:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Obama Will Open 20 Offices in Virginia

Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) presidential campaign announced today it is opening 20 regional headquarters across Virginia, a potentially unprecedented move by a statewide candidate.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 16, 2008; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Battlegrounds  
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Solis Doyle Opens Up About Move to Obama

Patti Solis Doyle poses in the hallway of the downtown Chicago headquarters of Democratic presidential...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 16, 2008; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
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MoveOn Ad Slams McCain on Iraq Withdrawal Timetable

MoveOn.org has produced a new ad using recent comments by Iraq's prime minister to make its case that John McCain is wrong about the Iraq war.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 16, 2008; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (174)
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Bayh, Nunn Decline to Decline a Possible Veep Spot

Democratic Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh and former Georgia senator Sam Nunn made clear they will continue in the long line of politicians who would not decline the vice presidency if asked.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 16, 2008; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Obama Campaigns on National Security in Indiana

Barack Obama touted his proposals to stop the spread of nuclear weapons to countries unfriendly to the U.S. and address other security threats.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 16, 2008; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
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Obama Touts National Security Credentials, Again, in TV Ad

"Barack Obama understands our changing world," says the spot.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 16, 2008; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (131)
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Planned Parenthood Spot Targets McCain on Birth Control

The spot uses recent footage of McCain struggling to express his opinion when asked what he thought of some health care companies' decision to cover Viagra, but not birth control.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 16, 2008; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Candidates React to News of Iran Talks

By Glenn Kessler Barack Obama and John McCain have both reacted quickly to the news...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 16, 2008; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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McCain Asks NAACP Audience for Votes

GOP presidential nominee says the association "means more to me than any other," despite his historic opposition to many of its policies.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 16, 2008; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (156)
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The Return of JibJab

JibJab releases a new video.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 16, 2008; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Making the Rounds  
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In St. Louis, McCain Takes a Concrete Position: Chocolate

By Juliet Eilperin ST. LOUIS -- Showing his intimate knowledge of the Show Me State's...

By Post Editor  | July 15, 2008; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Clinton Offers Donors Option to Redirect Their Funds

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is giving donors to her general election fund an option: either take the money back, or contribute it to her 2012 Senate re-election coffer.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 15, 2008; 6:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Green Zone  
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McCain Lists Top Bundlers

The list includes 63 people who have raised in excess of $500,000 for the campaign.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 15, 2008; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  John McCain, The Green Zone  
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McCain Revises Plan to Send Three U.S. Brigades to Afghanistan in Favor of NATO Forces

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) modified his assertion today that the U.S. could send three additional brigades to Afghanistan by drawing on troops that were leaving Iraq.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 15, 2008; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Bush Bristles at Obama Criticism of Iraq War

By Dan Eggen President Bush was drawn into the presidential campaign at a White House...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 15, 2008; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
 
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McCain Backer Lugar Doesn't Mind the Mention in New Obama Ad

"I am pleased we had the chance to work together," Lugar said, recounting his 2005 trip to international hot spots such as Ukraine and Azerbaijan with Obama.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 15, 2008; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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McCain: 'I Know How to Win Wars'

Arizona senator slams Obama's judgment over Iraq and Afghanistan wars in N.M. speech.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 15, 2008; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Touts Work Securing Loose Nukes in New Ad

"America's Leadership" promotes his efforts to secure nuclear weapons around the world.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 15, 2008; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Delivers Address on Iraq War

Obama laid out his vision for disengaging U.S. forces from the war in Iraq.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 15, 2008; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Urges NAACP to Insist on 'Responsibility'

Supporters cheer as Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) speaks during the NAACP National...

By Post Editor  | July 14, 2008; 9:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Napolitano Announces Open Democratic Platform Discussions

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano is setting up a competition with the Republicans for the most open and inclusive operation in history.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 14, 2008; 6:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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McCain Tells Latinos Immigration Reform is 'Top Priority'

Speaks before the National Council of La Raza.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 14, 2008; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bush Lifts Executive Ban on Offshore Drilling

Putting pressure on congressional Democrats to back more exploration for oil, President Bush on Monday lifted an executive ban on offshore drilling that his stood since his father was president.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 14, 2008; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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N.M. Gov. Not Lobbying for Veep Slot

By Ed O'Keefe Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) would not say on Monday if he has...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 14, 2008; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Reaffirms Iraq Withdrawal Plan, Sparking a Fresh Round of McCain Camp Criticism

By Perry Bacon Jr. Barack Obama is strongly reaffirming his stance on pulling combat troops...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 14, 2008; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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'Tasteless and Offensive' New Yorker Cover Riles Obama Camp

Barack Obama's campaign sharply rebuked the New Yorker magazine for its cover this week.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 14, 2008; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama to Donors: 'I'm Skinny but I'm Tough'

An image of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) at a Newport Beach, Calif., fundraiser, July 13,...

By Post Editor  | July 13, 2008; 9:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain Campaign Pulls Plug on Gramm

By Juliet Eilperin Sen. John McCain is definitely done trotting his friend and former Senate...

By Post Editor  | July 13, 2008; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clinton: GOP Should Apologize to America

Hillary Clinton praised Barack Obama, used humor to poke at President Bush, John McCain and the GOP, and sounded wistful about her own presidential run in a speech before the American Federation of Teachers.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 13, 2008; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (327)
 
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Obama Vows to Keep Talking About Fatherlessness

Obama said he would continue to deliver tough love speeches to the black community, even if the Rev. Jesse Jackson doesn't like it.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 13, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (201)
 
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Reed, Hagel to Join Obama on Iraq Trip

All three senators have called for reducing the number of troops in Iraq.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 13, 2008; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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