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44: July 20, 2008 - July 26, 2008

McCain Ad Says Obama Visited Gym Instead of Troops

In a tough new television ad, John McCain accuses Barack Obama of "going to the gym" while in Germany instead of visiting wounded soldiers.

By Washington Post Editor  | July 26, 2008; 10:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Disputes He's on a 'Premature Victory Lap'

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama wrapped up his weeklong foreign tour Saturday, meeting at length with past, present and possibly future British prime ministers and rebutting charges from Republican John McCain's campaign that the trip amounted to a "premature victory lap" by an overly confident candidate.

By Washington Post Editor  | July 26, 2008; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama's Balancing Act

Berlin was a "yes we can" setting without a "yes we can" speech.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 25, 2008; 6:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take  
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John McCain and the Applesauce Aisle

By Garance Franke-Ruta There's been a great deal of online and televised merry-making at...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 25, 2008; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Making the Rounds  
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McCain Meets with Dalai Lama

Sen. John McCain met with the Dalai Lama in Aspen, Co. Friday. McCain reaffirmed his support for the rights of the Tibetan people.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 25, 2008; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Democratic Convention Gets a Native American Blessing

By Jonathan Weisman The Democratic National Convention has had its share of problems, what with...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 25, 2008; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Obama Convention Speech Will Double as GOTV Rally

Obama campaign will use his convention speech to organize on the ground volunteers for fall campaign.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 25, 2008; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
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McCain Again Slams Obama for 'Surge' Opposition

John McCain sharply rebukes Barack Obama over Iraq war policies, saying Obama has failed the test to be commander in chief.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 25, 2008; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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At Appearance with Sarkozy, Obama Talks Tough on Iranian Nuke Program

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, are seen following their joint press...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 25, 2008; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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No Troop Visits for Obama in Germany

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) scraps plans to visit wounded U.S. troops in Germany after Pentagon says the visit would be considered a campaign event.

By Washington Post Editor  | July 25, 2008; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (359)
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The Fittest of Them All

Arizona Senator John S. McCain and cycling champ Lance Armstrong talk about surviving cancer, staying fit.

By Washington Post Editor  | July 25, 2008; 5:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rudy Talks to GOP's 'Young Guns'

By Paul Kane Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani continues to try to keep...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 24, 2008; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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As Obama Visits Germany, McCain Visits German Restaurant

By Michael D. Shear Sen. Barack Obama was in Berlin today, for a lofty...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 24, 2008; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
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McCain Won't Back Down on Obama Critique

By Robert Barnes Sen. John McCain today refused to apologize for recent comments -- now...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 24, 2008; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain to Meet with Dalai Lama

Sen. John McCain will have his own international summit -- of a sort -- tomorrow when he meets with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 24, 2008; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Delivers Berlin Address: 'A World that Stands as One'

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is speaking in Berlin.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 24, 2008; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Unveils Va. Leadership Team

Arizona Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, announced today the members of his Virginia "grassrooots leadership team," who will oversee voter identification and get-out-the-vote operations in each of the state's 134 jurisdictions.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 24, 2008; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Battlegrounds  
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Obama to Address House Democrats Next Week

By Shailagh Murray Sen. Barack Obama will address the House Democratic Caucus on Tuesday at...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 24, 2008; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Aboard Obama's Plane to Berlin

After a pre-dawn visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall, Democratic Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) chats with reporters on his campaign as it jets from Israel to Berlin.

By Washington Post Editor  | July 24, 2008; 6:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Good-bye, Google Bomb

By Garance Franke-Ruta Bloggers, take note: the old-school Google bomb is no more. That's right,...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 23, 2008; 7:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Robert Novak Strikes Pedestrian in Downtown D.C.

Right at 18th & K.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 23, 2008; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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McCain and the Safety of Offshore Drilling

McCain says Hurricanes Katrina and Rita didn't cause spillage. But the spills were large enough to be seen from space.

By Washington Post Editors  | July 23, 2008; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
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McCain's Interview on CBS

CBS airs McCain comments out of sequence.

By Post Editor  | July 23, 2008; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (129)
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Plouffe Takes Obama's Case to the Hill

Obama manager meets with congressional Democrats.

By Post Editor  | July 23, 2008; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Obama Lead Nearly 2 to 1 Among Jewish Voters

Barack Obama has a large, nearly 2 to 1 lead over John McCain among Jewish voters, according to the latest Gallup data.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 23, 2008; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
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At Holocaust Museum, Obama Vows 'Never Again'

Obama opens busy day in Israel by meeting with two former Israeli prime ministers and touring Israel's Holocaust memorial museum.

By Washington Post Editor  | July 23, 2008; 5:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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McCain Celebrates His 'JV' Press Pack

Upon arrival in Pittson, Penn., Tuesday night, McCain aides issued faux press credentials for the "junior varsity" press corps covering the Arizona senator.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 22, 2008; 10:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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Obama's Royal Chauffeur

Barack Obama got the ultimate ride to the airport in Amman Tuesday night, personally driven by King Abdullah in the king's Mercedes 600.

By Washington Post Editor  | July 22, 2008; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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McCain Touts Iraq Successes, Hits Obama

Presumptive GOP nominee presses Iraq "success" story while campaigning in New Hampshire.

By Post Editor  | July 22, 2008; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (131)
 
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Lieberman Appearance at Hagee Conference Sparks Objections

By Michelle Boorstein A close adviser and advocate of Sen. John McCain is set to...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 22, 2008; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
 
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McCain Mocks Media 'Love Affair' with Obama

John McCain's strategists have unveiled a new weapon against what they view as fawning coverage of his Democratic rival: mockery.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 22, 2008; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (246)
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Bush Bundlers Raise Nearly $26 Million for McCain

Campaign Money Watch reports that 124 fundraisers have raised money for both Bush and McCain.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 22, 2008; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  The Green Zone  
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Obama: Iraq Now Needs a Political Solution

Sen. Barack Obama says there have been security gains in Iraq, but the country needs a political solution.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 22, 2008; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sweaty Journalists Await Obama In Amman

After being shut out of the Afghanistan and Iraq portions of his trip, Barack Obama's traveling press corps has assembled at a famous archaeological site in Amman for the candidate's first news conference since leaving the United States.

By Washington Post Editor  | July 22, 2008; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Details of Obama's Trip Released

Details of Obama's stops in Jordan, Israel and Europe are released, included meetings with top leaders, a news conference in Amman and major public address in Berlin, and stops in Ramallah, the Israeli town of Sderot and at Israel's Holocaust memorial museum.

By Washington Post Editor  | July 22, 2008; 5:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Hillary Donors Gave Obama $1.8 Million in June

More than 2,200 Clinton donors became first-time Obama donors in June.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 21, 2008; 6:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (585)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Green Zone  
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McCain: Obama 'Completely Wrong' on Iraq

McCain hammered his Democratic rival's foreign policy judgment during a visit to former President George H. W. Bush.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 21, 2008; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maliki Spokesman Looks Forward to Withdrawal by 2010

Following a meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 21, 2008; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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League of Conservation Voters Endorses Obama

Yet another influential environmental group endorsed Senator Barack Obama for president today in his contest against his GOP rival John McCain.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 21, 2008; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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N.Y. Times Op-Ed Page Rejects McCain Iraq Piece

NYT Op-Ed page asks McCain to redraft his article.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 21, 2008; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (131)
 
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Corzine Smoothes the Road for Obama in the Holy Land

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, left, shakes hands with New Jersey Governor John Corzine prior...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 21, 2008; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Obama's Unprecedented Trip

The journey Obama began when he left Washington last Thursday is one wholly unique in the annals of presidential politics.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 21, 2008; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (159)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take  
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Once a Swift Boat Ad Funder, Now Giving Millions to Energy Ads

Pickens says he will devote $58 million to the ad campaign.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 21, 2008; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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McCain Drills Obama on Gas Prices

But an Energy Department report last year said production would likely not start until 2017 if offshore drilling rules changed, and also no "significant" effect on prices or supplies until 2030.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 21, 2008; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
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Obama, McCain Plan Joint Appearance at Rick Warren's Church

The event will be their first joint campaign appearance.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 21, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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McCain Outspent Obama in June

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain outspent Democratic rival Barack Obama in June, even though Obama took in considerably more money than McCain that month.

By Washington Post Editor  | July 21, 2008; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Obama Arrives in Baghdad

By Sudarsan Raghavan BAGHDAD, July 21 -- U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama landed in...

By Washington Post Editor  | July 21, 2008; 3:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Clinton Loaned Self Another $1 Million After Leaving Race

By Matthew Mosk Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's debt to her vendors grew in June, according...

By Post Editor  | July 20, 2008; 9:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
 
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Giuliani Takes McCain Out to the Ballgame

By Juliet Eilperin Sen. John McCain took in a New York Yankees game today with...

By Post Editor  | July 20, 2008; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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Obama Camp Chooses Site for Berlin Speech

The gold-topped Victory Column, or Siegessaeule, in the heart of downtown Berlin. (Associated Press) Sen....

By Post Editor  | July 20, 2008; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
 
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What Do the Netroots Want? Straw Poll Offers Answers

By Garance Franke-Ruta AUSTIN -- The economy may be the top worry of most Americans,...

By Post Editor  | July 20, 2008; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Maliki Aide's Statement Came After U.S. Call

The statement by an aide to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki calling his remarks in Der Spiegel "misinterpreted and mistranslated" followed a call to the prime minister's office from U.S. government officials in Iraq.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 20, 2008; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mullen Warns Against Obama's Iraq Troop Plan

By Zachary A. Goldfarb The nation's senior military official warned against a plan, put forward...

By Post Editor  | July 20, 2008; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Urges Increase in U.S. Forces in Afghanistan on 'Face the Nation'

Troops would combat the growing strength of the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 20, 2008; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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