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44: August 24, 2008 - August 30, 2008

Unity on Display at Tubbs Jones Memorial

Late congresswoman who backed Clinton, then Obama, is honored by both.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 30, 2008; 6:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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Gustav May Blow RNC Off Course

McCain raises prospect of altering convention plans if hurricane batters the Gulf Coast.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 30, 2008; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  B_Blog, Conventions, John McCain, Republican Party  
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McCain Gets $7 Million Bounce from Palin Pick

The flood of money comes just before McCain enters the public financing system.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 30, 2008; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (448)
Categories:  B_Blog, John McCain, Sarah Palin, The Green Zone  
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Palin Thanks Her Online Supporters as Interest Grows

Palin's online backers are thrilled by her selection as McCain's running mate.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 30, 2008; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
Categories:  B_Blog, John McCain, Sarah Palin, The Clickocracy  
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Palin Ads Showcase Family, Conservative Values

political ads from her 2006 gubernatorial campaign reveal a folksy style that emphasized her youth and accomplishments as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 30, 2008; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
Categories:  Channel 08, Republican Party, Sarah Palin  
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Obama and Biden Heart the Steelers

Obama and Biden's NFL loyalties are revealed.

By Lexie Verdon  | August 29, 2008; 8:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Evangelicals Heap Praise on Palin

The choice of Palin excites evangelicals and conservative religious leaders.

By Lexie Verdon  | August 29, 2008; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
Categories:  Religion, Republican Party, Sarah Palin, The Debate Rages On...  
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Palin Not Convinced on Global Warming

Palin once cautioned against "overreaction" to global warming concerns.

By Lexie Verdon  | August 29, 2008; 6:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
Categories:  B_Blog, Republican Party, Sarah Palin  
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Obama Calls Palin

Barack Obama calls to wish Palin good luck.

By Lexie Verdon  | August 29, 2008; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
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Bush Praises McCain's 'Exciting Decision'

President calls her "a proven reformer" and "champion of accountability in government."

By Lexie Verdon  | August 29, 2008; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
Categories:  John McCain, Republican Party, Sarah Palin  
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Looking to Wikipedia

Obama campaign was surprised by choice of Palin.

By Lexie Verdon  | August 29, 2008; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Palin Selection Surprised Her Staff, Too

Palin spokesman learned of decision only this morning.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 29, 2008; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (125)
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McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin

Republican presumptive presidential nominee John McCain announces that he has chosen first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 29, 2008; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  John McCain, Sarah Palin, Video Report  
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Ha! Say the Online Hillary Supporters

By Krissah Williams Thompson The HillBloggers -- stalwart online supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton --...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 29, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1025)
Categories:  Hillary Rodham Clinton, John McCain, Sarah Palin, The Debate Rages On...  
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A Wave for McCain in Dayton

By Robert Barnes DAYTON, Ohio -- McCain supporters took seriously that their rally today was...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 29, 2008; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Palin Pick Leaves Bruised Feelings

By Anne E. Kornblut DENVER -- Though it was high in shock value, the Palin...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 29, 2008; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (635)
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Portman Mocks Obama at McCain Rally

By Robert Barnes The Nutter Center at Wright State University is full for Sen. John...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 29, 2008; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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McCain in Feb.: Gender Not a Factor in VP Choice

By Glenn Kessler Six months ago, Sen. John McCain insisted that he would not choose...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 29, 2008; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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McCain Picks Palin

John McCain has selected Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 29, 2008; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  B_Blog, Conventions, John McCain, Sarah Palin  
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Veepstakes Gone Wild--A GOP Dark Horse?

By Robert Barnes DAYTON, Ohio -- John McCain stayed out of Barack Obama's way last...

By Washington Post Editor  | August 29, 2008; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
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Pawlenty: 'I Will Not Be in Dayton'

With speculation reaching fever pitch, and McCain's vice presidential announcement imminent, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty all but confirms it will not be him.

By Washington Post Editor  | August 29, 2008; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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McCain Campaign's Instant Response

By Michael D. Shear Within seconds of Barack Obama's final word, Sen. John McCain's campaign...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 11:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
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Live from Inside Invesco Field

Dispatches from the inside.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 10:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Outside the Stadium, Looking in

By Alec MacGillis DENVER -- There are a lot of people inside the Invesco Field...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 10:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Conventions, Democratic Party  
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Watching the Speech from a Watch Party

By Jose Antonio Vargas DENVER -- It might be hard to find anyone who traveled...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 10:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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McCain Stadium Rally Has Tickets to Spare

By Robert Barnes DAYTON, Ohio -- While Obamaniacs competed for tickets and withstood long lines...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 8:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
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Kilpatrick Poses Quandary for Obama in Mich.

Unless resolved, the situation could jeopardize the Democrats' chances of holding Michigan in November.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 7:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Battlegrounds, Conventions, Democratic Party  
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Advance Excerpts: Obama's Speech

The Obama campaign has released advance excerpts of his remarks, "The Promise of America," set for delivery later tonight.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 6:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Conventions, Democratic Party, Primary Source  
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Democrats Becoming Obama's Party

But what kind of party will it be?

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Conventions, Dan Balz's Take, Democratic Party  
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McCain Congratulates Obama in Ad

Updated 5:11 p.m. By Juliet Eilperin Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) campaign has unveiled the...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
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Recalling the "Dream" Speech, 45 Years On

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28, 1963. By Alec MacGillis DENVER --...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Beyond the Pillars, a Speech

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By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (122)
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Invesco Field Stadium Begins to Fill

Workers make final preparations on stage at Invesco Field, the site of the Democratic National...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Obama Surfaces Briefly

Barack Obama in Denver, Colo., August 28, 2008. By Matthew Mosk DENVER -- Barack Obama...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama Campaign Manager Rallies Finance Team

"The mood was fantastic," said one attendee.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Barack Obama, The Green Zone  
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McCain Veep Watchers on High Alert

Speculation about who Sen. John McCain will pick as his vice presidential running mate reached a fever pitch today as all signs pointed to an answer within hours.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (286)
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Biden Sick of the Age Talk

Biden says he'll smack the next person who brings up Obama's age in comparison to his own.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Conventions, Democratic Party, Joe Biden  
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Napolitano's Big Day Jitters

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano said this morning that there's no way not to be nervous about the Democratic nominee's performance tonight at Invesco Field.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Cast of Characters, Conventions, Democratic Party  
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Washington Sketch: Live, From Golden, Colo., It's Al-Jazeera

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank sketches news network Al-Jazeera's visit to Golden, Colorado.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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McCain to Release New Ad as Obama is Speaking

Campaign says the ad will be a "historic" one.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Today, Live Online

The following guests will be taking reader questions in live online chats from the Democratic...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 28, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Jesse Jackson, with No Role

His string of six straight political conventions in which he was given a coveted speaking slot has come to an end.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 11:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Obama Joins Biden on Stage, Visits Invesco Field

Obama visits Invesco Field at Mile High to practice the staging for his speech.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 10:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Republicans Finish Their Platform Work

Republicans adopted a slimmed down, conservative-leaning platform last night in a unanimous vote.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 10:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Obama's Speech Day Forecast: Flawless Weather

By Garance Franke-Ruta DENVER -- The weather out here in Denver is a welcome...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 9:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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ABC News Producer Arrested

An ABC News producer was arrested outside a downtown hotel here Wednesday while he and a camera crew tried to shoot footage of corporate donors leaving a meeting.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 8:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
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Video: Clinton Ends Roll Call

Clinton moves to nominate Obama by acclamation.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Conventions, Democratic Party, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Video Report  
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DNC Wants Reporters Prepped for St. Paul

DNC hands out preparatory materials to reporters going on to St. Paul.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 7:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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No Boring Speech Ahead from Obama

By Anne E. Kornblut DENVER -- Is Sen. Barack Obama trying to make his convention...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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Clinton Regales Her Financiers

By Matthew Mosk DENVER -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton held a private luncheon with her...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Did Daddy Yankee Offer To Endorse Obama?

Democratic Party sources say yes. Daddy Yankee's camp says no.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Biden Speech a Family Affair

The speech will mix Biden's biography with sharply taking on Sen. John McCain's record, particularly on foreign policy issues.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Conventions, Democratic Party, Joe Biden  
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Giuliani Steps Up the "Not Ready" Talk

Standing in front of a huge banner that read "A Mile High, An Inch Deep" and "Not Ready '08," Giuliani questioned Obama's credentials.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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A First Look Inside Invesco Field

Obama will accept the nomination there Thursday night in front of 75,000 people.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Clinton Releases Her Delegates

By Perry Bacon, Jr. DENVER -- Hillary Rodham Clinton cast her vote for Barack Obama,...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Obama Arrives in Denver

By Anne E. Kornblut DENVER -- Renegade has landed. Sen. Barack Obama touched down in...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Michelle Obama: Electing Barack No "Easy" Job

"There's nothing about electing Barack Obama to be the next president of the United States that could ever be easy," she says.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Obama's Thursday Night Task

Obama needs, in the estimation of many Democrats at this convention, to say to the millions of voters still making up their minds that his presidential campaign "is not about me."

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Conventions, Dan Balz's Take, Democratic Party  
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British Foreign Secretary Derides Russia Policy Backed by McCain

The top diplomat of one of the U.S.'s closest allies said kicking Russia out of the G8 was a "knee-jerk" idea.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  John McCain, National Security  
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Turning Bush-McCain Hug into an Icon

Democrats to fund billboards showing McCain and Bush in a hearty embrace.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Battlegrounds, Conventions, John McCain, The Elements of Advertising  
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Obama Previews Goals for Speech

Says his speech will be quite different from 2004 convention address.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Conventions, Democratic Party  
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McCain Attack Ad Makes an Issue of Iran

The ad continues McCain's assault on Obama's foreign policy credentials.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Ad Watch, B_Blog, Barack Obama, John McCain  
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Live Online Today

The following guests will be taking reader questions in live online chats from the Democratic...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton's Speechwriters

By Anne E. Kornblut DENVER -- The line Hillary in Rodham Clinton's speech "No way,...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 11:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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Chaos on the Convention Floor

By Paul Kane DENVER -- The convention floor has turned into an overstuffed pinata, as...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 10:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Casey Speaks to a Changed Party

By Shailagh Murray DENVER -- It was two lines in a speech. But Sen. Robert...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 10:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Cast of Characters, Conventions, Democratic Party  
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In a First, Draft GOP Platform Credits Human Role in Global Warming

By Juliet Eilperin Republicans started making the final changes to their party platform today in...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 9:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Romney Confronts His Own Criticisms of McCain

By Michael D. Shear PHOENIX -- Is Mitt Romney ready to debate Joe Biden? That...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 9:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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McCain, at American Legion, Questions Obama's View of America

McCain said Obama has failed to challenge world criticism which sows doubts about America's greatness.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
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Party City, Colorado

Reports from the late night party scene at the Democratic National Convention.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Rendell Compares Obama to Adlai Stevenson

"With people who have a lot of gifts, it's hard for people to identify with them," the governor said.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (174)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Cast of Characters, Conventions, Democratic Party, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joe Biden  
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Clinton Bundler Joins Obama Camp

Weldon Latham raised nearly half a million dollars for Clinton and is now preparing to do the same for Obama.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Green Zone  
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Kennedy Passes the Torch

Ted Kennedy speaking during day one of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Aug....

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Cast of Characters, Conventions, Dan Balz's Take, Democratic Party  
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Biden Thanks the Delaware Delegation

An emotional Sen. Joe Biden thanked Delaware Democrats for their longtime support at a meeting of the state's delegation.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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McCain Holds Celeb-Packed Fundraiser

McCain rubbed elbows with a chorus of television and movie stars at a fundraiser in the heart of Hollywood Monday night.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Washington Sketch: Recycling the Way to Party Unity

The first day of the Democratic National Convention.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Sorry, Conventioneers: No Bruce For You

"He's definitely not performing," says a source privy to The Boss's schedule.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Live Online, Today at the Post

Live online lineup.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2008; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Convention Tribute to Kennedy

This film tribute to Mass. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was screened tonight at the Democratic National Convention.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 11:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Remarks: Michelle Obama at the DNC

Her remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow below:

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 10:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (128)
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Police Investigate Possible Plot Against Obama

Denver-area authorities are investigating a possible assassination plot against Sen. Barack Obama that was first revealed with a routine traffic stop early Sunday morning.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 9:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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McCain and Jay Leno Joke About His Age

"My social security number is eight," McCain joked on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (190)
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Complete Convention Coverage

Two new blogs launch at The Post.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 7:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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For Money Men, a Convention with a Different Goal

For many of Obama's finance committee members, catering to donor -- and potential donor -- needs is a key part of having a successful convention.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Biden in Denver, a Natural Campaigner

The Delaware senator, joined by a whole clan of Bidens that included his daughter, wife, brother and two sons, bought five pulled pork sandwiches and a lemonade in downtown Denver at a street vendor called Boney's Smokehouse.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Obama Downplays Speech Expectations

He said he expects it to be a more "workmanlike" speech than the one he gave in 2004.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Conventions, Democratic Party  
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Cindy McCain Heading to Republic of Georgia

She is visiting as part of the World Food Program.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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With a Smaller Crowd, Obama Takes a More Populist Tone

As the convention gets closer, Sen. Barack Obama's crowds are getting smaller -- by design -- and his rhetoric more Clinton-like.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Van Hollen: Obama Campaign Needs "Second Wave"

Democratic Congressional Campaign Chairman Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) acknowledged today that John McCain's "low road" attacks on Barack Obama had taken a toll on the presumptive Democratic nominee's popularity.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Ohio Gov. Bashes Press for pro-Obama Bias

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is the latest supporter of Hillary Clinton to accuse the media of bias in its coverage of the Democratic nomination battle.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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Cable Funnyman Rips Cable News

Jon Stewart ripped the cable news networks Monday as a "brutish, slow-witted beast" and castigated Fox News as "an appendage of the Republican Party."

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Michelle Obama Preps for Her Big Night

Michelle Obama walked the stage and tested out the convention podium this morning, but didn't have a whole lot to say about her big speech tonight.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Lamont Says Lieberman Should Get "Gold Medal for Political Gymnastics"

Lamont expressed amazement that his former opponent was being seriously considered as McCain's running mate.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Conventions, Culture Wars, Democratic Party, John McCain  
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Clinton Advisers Skipping Obama Speech

A number of Sen. Hillary Clinton's top advisers will not be staying in Denver long enough to hear Barack Obama accept the nomination for president.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (592)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Conventions, Democratic Party, Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Green Zone  
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Rice Praises Biden as a "True Patriot"

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today lavishly praised presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph Biden.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Gasolina! Daddy Yankee Endorses McCain

Daddy Yankee, one of the country's top Latino music stars, backs the Arizona senator.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (152)
Categories:  Cast of Characters, Conventions, Culture Wars, John McCain  
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Clinton Dismisses McCain Ads

"I'm Hillary Clinton and I do not approve this message," Clinton said of the ads.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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Obama and What it Takes

Will the Democratic convention in Denver be remembered as the moment Barack Obama became conventional?

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (197)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Conventions, Dan Balz's Take, Democratic Party  
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No Red Meat from Warner Speech

Former Va. governor Mark Warner says his convention keynote speech will forgo aggressive attacks on Republicans.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Behind the Scenes at the DNC

The Washington Post's Jill Bartscht guides a behind-the-scenes tour of The Washington Post workspace and the Pepsi Center at the Democratic National Convention.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Kennedy Comes to Denver

The ailing Sen. Edward Kennedy has come to Denver and will attend the convention tonight.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
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Today, Live Online from the Democratic Convention

The following guests will be taking reader questions in live online chats from the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Monday:

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2008; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Michigan and Florida Delegations Regain Full Convention Voting Rights

The move caps a tumultuous year that initially saw them stripped of all voting rights.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 24, 2008; 8:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
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A Ballgame and a Slow Day for McCain

McCain takes in a Diamondbacks game.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 24, 2008; 7:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
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Race, Gender and Presidential Campaign Coverage

Newsmen deflect suggestions that coverage of Clinton campaign was sexist.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 24, 2008; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Obama, Gearing Up for the Convention, Talks to Clintons

Obama talks to the press on a tarmac and aides describe his conversations with the senator and former president.

By Paul Volpe  | August 24, 2008; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Surprise GOP Speaker at Dem Convention: Jim Leach

On the last day of campaigning before the 2002 midterm elections, President Bush visited Cedar...

By Paul Volpe  | August 24, 2008; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Biden's Web Video Debut as No. 2

Sen. Joe Biden makes his Obama campaign video debut today in a message directed at the ticket's volunteers and donors.

By Paul Volpe  | August 24, 2008; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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In Wis., Obama Offers Tough Words for McCain

One day after appearing with his new vice presidential running mate, Sen. Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail solo -- and acting as his own attack dog.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 24, 2008; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
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Debating the Wisdom of Choosing Biden

By Zachary A. Goldfarb A day before the start of the Democratic convention, former New...

By Post Editor  | August 24, 2008; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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