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44: October 5, 2008 - October 11, 2008

Palin Must Save Her Yahoo E-Mails, Judge Rules

By Karl Vick An Anchorage judge has ordered Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to preserve e-mails...

By Post Editor  | October 11, 2008; 8:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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John Lewis Condemns GOP Campaign Tactics

The Civil Rights-era icon said McCain and Palin's tactics are "sowing the seeds of hatred and division."

By Web Politics Editor  | October 11, 2008; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (532)
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Candidate Reaction: North Korea Removed from Terrorism Blacklist

Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama issued statements last night and this morning, respectively, on...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 11, 2008; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain, Primary Source  
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Antiwar Protestor Disrupts McCain Iowa Rally

The interruption prompted a lecture from the Republican presidential nominee on the need for both parties to work together to solve America's problem.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 11, 2008; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (139)
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Obama Thanks McCain for Call to Tone Down Rhetoric

By Robert Barnes PHILADELPHIA -- Democrat Barack Obama said today that he appreciated John McCain's...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 11, 2008; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (140)
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A Cheesesteak Diet for Obama, from the City of Brotherly Love

By Robert Barnes PHILADELPHIA -- All is sweetness and light these days between Barack Obama...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 11, 2008; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Alaska Legislative Probe Finds Palin Misused Power

Updated: 9:36 p.m. By James V, Grimaldi and Kimberly Kindy A state legislative investigator has...

By Post Editor  | October 10, 2008; 8:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (522)
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Questions About Online Controls Follow News of Fake Obama Donors

The number of fake names attached to Sen. Barack Obama's campaign contributions continues to inch up as news outlets and political researchers page through thousands of pages of donor listings.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 6:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  Barack Obama, The Green Zone  
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McCain Asks His Supporters to Be Respectful

McCain responded Friday to the increasingly angry crowds at his rallies and town halls by urging them to be respectful of his rival despite their deep policy differences with the Democratic nominee.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 6:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (216)
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Obama Encourages Early Voting in Ohio

Ohio is one of several states across the country where anyone is allowed to vote early, and everywhere Obama and his supporters campaigned over the last two days, they urged their partisans to vote before Nov. 4.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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McCain Campaign Calls for Investigation of ACORN-Obama Ties

By Michael D. Shear MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Sen. John McCain on Friday accused his rival...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (151)
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Alaska Trooper Inquiry Report Scheduled for Release Today

This Jan. 28, 2008 file picture shows Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan in Anchorage,...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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A Buckley for Obama

"It's a good thing my dear old mum and pup are no longer alive. They'd cut off my allowance," Christopher Buckley writes, endorsing Barack Obama.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Bush Still Bullish on McCain

"The president is convinced that John McCain has still time to close up this race," the White House press secretary told reporters aboard Air Force One.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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McCain Not Commenting on Stock Fluctuations

McCain's campaign manager said he sees no reason why McCain or his staff should comment regularly on the declining stock market, saying that he doesn't know what they would say.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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As McCain Goes Negative, a GOP Senator Makes a Positive Turn

Falling behind in a sheaf of polls amid one of the nastiest campaigns in the country, Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) announced today that he will unilaterally disarm: He will pull his negative advertising and urge his supporters to do the same.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Obama's Primetime Buy Comes at Bargain Price

Obama is not getting a price break; the campaign will be charged what's called the "lowest unit cost," in compliance with federal law.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
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McCain's Risky Turn

McCain's tactics are heading over the line, with no restraint in sight, and threaten to provoke reactions among partisans on both sides that will continue to escalate.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (611)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take, John McCain  
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McCain Seeks Reform of 401(k) Rules

McCain proposed that retirees should not be required to cash in the stocks from their retirement accounts when they reach 70-and-a-half years old.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  B_Blog, Economy, John McCain  
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Obama Proposes Small Business Rescue Plan

Obama unveiled a package of tax cuts and loans for small businesses hurt by the credit crisis.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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FEC Complaint Filed Against Group That Ran Ayers Ad

Democracy 21 is alleging that the American Issues Project initiated an attack in violation of McCain-Feingold restrictions.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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McCain Pushes Guilt-by-Association Tie Between Ayers and Obama

This John McCain ad employs guilt-by-association tactics on two fronts, trying to tie Barack Obama to both the mortgage meltdown and an unsavory character. To say that Obama "lied" about his contacts with Ayers, whose Weathermen group conducted bombings when the senator from Illinois was 8 years old, is simply untrue.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (191)
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Thursday Night's SNL Special

--> The Post's Tom Shales reviews the special. Above, the 10-minute presidential debate spoof featuring...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 10, 2008; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Barack Obama, In Case You Missed It, John McCain, The Debates  
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At Cafe, Obama Campaigns One-on-One

En route to a large rally in Ohio, Democrat Barack Obama stops at a small restaurant for a double cheeseburger and pie and to urge a handful of potential voters to cast their ballots for him.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 10, 2008; 6:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Obama Buys Primetime Slots on CBS and NBC

Obama's campaign said it has purchased a half-hour of airtime on CBS and NBC for a primetime political infomercial on Oct. 29.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 9, 2008; 7:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
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McCain Campaign Co-Chair: 'Guy of the Street' Obama Should 'Come Clean' About Past Drug Use

A co-chair of McCain's campaign called Obama "very extreme" on a radio show Thursday and raised the issue of Obama's drug use.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 9, 2008; 7:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
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A Gambling Man, But No Winnings to Declare

By Paul Kane and Glenn Kessler Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is on a losing streak....

By Web Politics Editor  | October 9, 2008; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Obama Reaches Out to Smaller Latino Communities

By Ed O'Keefe The Obama campaign launched new Spanish-language advertising today, shifting from immigration,...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 9, 2008; 6:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Obama Ad Questions McCain Mortgage Plan

By Howard Kurtz The Ad: (Narrator:) In a time of crisis, our leaders' judgment...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 9, 2008; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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The Legacy of Character Attacks

At a time when the nation needs inspiration and confidence-building, the two candidates running for president are trying to ensure that whoever ends up winning next month will be seen as unfit by a sizable portion of the population.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 9, 2008; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (339)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take, John McCain  
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The Problems with the Ayers Attack

There are several reasons to believe that it is not the silver bullet that some within the Republican Party believe it to be.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 9, 2008; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (317)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain, Sarah Palin, The Fix  
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Ending Gridlock? AARP Survey Gets Blank Circles from McCain

McCain campaign declines to answer all of the AARP Magazine's survey questions.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 9, 2008; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Washington Sketch: Where's the Love?

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank and Akira Hakuta sketch a McCain/Palin campaign event in Bethlehem, Pa.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 9, 2008; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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McCain Keeps Up the Attack in Ohio

By Michael D. Shear STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- Sen. John McCain mocked his rival as a...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (159)
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McCain Endorsed by Two Cleveland Browns Players

By Michael D. Shear STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- Sen. John McCain picked up a pair of...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Sierra Club Again Targets McCain in Ohio

Add the popular environmental rights group Sierra Club to a growing list of independent groups working in Ohio in support of Barack Obama and against John McCain.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Coalition of Liberal, Rights Groups Attacks McCain Health Care Plan

By Ed O'Keefe Health Care for America Now, a coalition of liberal, labor, women's...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Cindy McCain Warms Up the Crowd at McCain-Palin Anti-Obama Rally

At the first joint rally held by Palin and McCain in several days, it was Cindy McCain and others who introduced them who delivered the sharpest attacks.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (133)
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Survey: Culture War Truce on the Horizon

Attitudes about hot-button issues such as abortion, legal recognition of same-sex relationships and the size of government are changing among young people.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain, Religion  
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Wasilla Becomes a Target Town

By Perry Bacon Jr. BETHLEHEM, Penn. -- It's a big day in Wasilla, Alaska, and...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Biden Takes on 'Angry Man' McCain

By Perry Bacon Jr. Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden sharply attacked the recent moves...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (127)
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Obama Asks Supporters to 'Believe'

By Robert Barnes INDIANAPOLIS -- Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama followed last night's debate with...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
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For McCain, It's Back to the Ayers Attack

After a brief respite from attacks during the second presidential debate, Sen. John McCain and his Republican allies returned Wednesday to the subject of Bill Ayers.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
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Facing Stiff Odds, McCain Looks to Rise Again

By Dan Balz NASHVILLE -- It was a late night for John McCain's campaign --...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (253)
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McCain Adviser Offers Details on Mortgage Plan

John McCain's policy adviser Doug Holtz-Eakin asserted John McCain's new proposal for the government to buy bad mortgages would eventually help lower interest rates, stabilize housing values and perhaps help millions of homeowners avoid foreclosure or obtain more affordable mortgages

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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Obama Commends Taiwan Arms Sale

Sen. Barack Obama today welcomed the Bush administration's decision to sell $6 billion of military equipment to Taiwan, but unlike his presidential campaign rival, Sen. John McCain, he did not call for the administration to also add submarines and F-16 aircraft.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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A Timeless Debate Format? Or a Dated One?

Televised presidential debates are stuck in the 20th century.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  B_Blog, The Clickocracy, The Debates  
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Candidate Reaction: Emergency Federal Reserve Rate Cut

Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama issued statements on the emergency Federal Reserve interest rate...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Economy, John McCain, Primary Source  
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New Anti-McCain Spot Appeals to Veterans

The group VoteVets is launching a toughly worded, $1.3 million ad campaign today, largely targeting veterans in Virginia.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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RNC: a 'Trillion' Reasons to Vote Against Obama

The Republican National Committee's independent expenditure unit will spend more than $5.5 million in the next week to air an ad in five battleground states that claims Barack Obama's government spending proposals could cost close to $1 trillion.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Sarah Palin, Freed?

After delivering scripted speeches for much of her candidacy and avoiding contact with reporters, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spent about a dozen minutes chatting with the press on her campaign plane tonight -- the first time she has done so as a VP candidate.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2008; 12:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
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Obama Follows Debate with Fundraiser at Gore's

By Robert Barnes NASHVILLE -- Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama followed his debate at Belmont...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 11:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Watch the Full Obama-McCain Debate

Candidates Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) participated in the second of three presidential debates on Tuesday, October 7th at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 11:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  In Case You Missed It, Video Report  
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Debate Watching with Gov. Palin

Updated 12:10 a.m. By Perry Bacon Jr. Aboard her campaign plane, after taking questions for...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 10:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
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McCain Urges More Weapons for Taiwan

By Glenn Kessler Sen. John McCain today issued a statement urging the administration to add...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 7:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Can McCain Change the Game?

The political oddsmakers have come to a near unanimous view that, barring unforeseen developments, McCain is on course to lose the election. McCain, therefore, needs an unforeseen development.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 6:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (131)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain, Rough Sketch, The Debates  
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McCain and the U.S. Council for World Freedom

When John McCain severed his ties with a group linked to ultra-rightwing death squads in Central America may make a difference considering some of the literature associated with the U.S. Council for World Freedom.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 6:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Brokaw's Private Obama Interview

Tom Brokaw, the moderator of tonight's presidential debate, has interviewed Barack Obama before.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Palin Rips Obama on Social Security 'Fear and Panic,' but Tangles Health Policy Descriptions

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin accused Barack Obama of practicing "old-style politics" and misleading voters in his attacks on Sen. John McCain's Social Security views, continuing her criticism of the Democratic nominee.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
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Live Fact Checking Begins at 9

Please join the Fact Checker and Friends at 9 p.m. Eastern for live truth squadding...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama Team Ready for Mud

Barack Obama's advisers are usually cautious about managing expectations -- never predicting a landslide, always downplaying how well their candidate will do in the debates. But with just a few hours until the second presidential debate here on Tuesday night, some of them let a little confidence slip.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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ACORN Nevada Office Raided

Nevada state officials on Tuesday morning raided the Las Vegas office of ACORN as part of an investigation into alleged voter fraud by the organization.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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Democrats Predominate Among Newly Registered Florida Voters

Florida Democrats gained 415,580 people this year as of Sept. 1, while Republicans gained just 169,841.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Immigration Ad War Continues in Spanish

McCain and Barack Obama continue to fight over the issue of immigration in only their Spanish language ads.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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A Debate About McCain

McCain on the hot seat in tonight's debate.

By Post Editor  | October 7, 2008; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (365)
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Palin Adds Fannie Mae Execs to List of Objectionable Obama Associates

The Republican vice-presidential candidate launched a fourth straight day of attacks on Obama over personal associations.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (148)
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Ads Point Fingers Over False Advertising

Both presidential candidates are using news organizations and fact-checking groups to accuse each other of airing false advertising, though only John McCain goes so far as to call Barack Obama a liar.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2008; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Mrs. Hagel to Endorse Obama

Lilibet Hagel, the wife of GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel, endorses Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama this morning.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 7, 2008; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Obama Campaign Urges Last Minute Voter Registration

By Jose Antonio Vargas Talk about a digital campaign assault. By 2 p.m., Sen. Barack...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2008; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
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Palin Nixes Nuclear Energy for Iran

Palin breaks with the Bush administration's current policy on Iran's quest for nuclear energy.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2008; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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McCain Previews Debate Line of Attack

On the eve of the second presidential debate, John McCain offered some of his sharpest rhetoric about Barack Obama, saying there are "essential things we don't know about Senator Obama" or his record.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2008; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
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SEIU Launches New Ad Critical of McCain Health Care Plan

The Service Employees International Union is targeting John McCain's health care plan in a new ad airing in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, suggesting the Republican's plan will mean tax increases for middle income Americans.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2008; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Palin Talks About the Market Slump at Fla. Fundraiser

Palin addresses the financial crisis in remarks at a fundraiser.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2008; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Sharp Words from McCain for Obama in N.M.

By Michael Abramowitz ALBUQUERQUE -- Continuing the rapid-fire tit-for-tat of the campaign trail, Sen. John...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
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Keating Inquiry Appears Different, 17 Years Later

John Dowd misremembers a part of the Keating inquiry.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2008; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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McCain Lawyers Push Back on Obama Keating Five Charges

In a conference call with reporters this afternoon, John Dowd, the Washington lawyer who represented McCain during the Senate investigation, called the inquiry a "classic political smear job" by the Democrats running the Senate at the time, saying that they only included McCain to make sure that a Republican was among the targets.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2008; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (212)
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At Fla. Fundraiser, It's Heels On and Gloves Off for Palin

The Post's Dana Milbank was the pool reporter as Gov. Sarah Palin attended two luncheon fundraisers in Florida today.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2008; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
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FEC Queries McCain Campaign on 'Excessive Contributions'

The FEC sent a letter to McCain's campaign treasurer demanding information about "contributions that appear to exceed the limits."

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2008; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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In Fla., Palin Goes for the Rough Stuff as Audience Boos Obama

Palin continues to press Obama on past Ayers association.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2008; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (824)
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McCain Spot Asks: 'Who Is Barack Obama?'

This John McCain ad blatantly distorts Barack Obama's words in an effort to paint him as callous about the role of the U.S. military.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2008; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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Palin: Obama 'Less Than Truthful' About Ayers Association

The McCain campaign is signaling this morning that it is perfectly willing to up the ante in a brawl with Barack Obama over the two candidates' past associations.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2008; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (121)
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Before Character Attacks, a Policy War on the TV

New ads released over the weekend by Barack Obama continued a focus on health care, while John McCain's criticized Obama's record on taxes in perhaps the last gasp of the policy-related ad war that has dominated the airwaves in recent weeks.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2008; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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Dems: Forget Ayers, Remember Keating

Obama's campaign reminds voters of McCain's connections to the Keating Five savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s, after GOP attacks linking Obama to '60s radical William Ayers.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 6, 2008; 6:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (274)
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Biden Steps Off Trail for Mother-In-Law's Funeral

By Perry Bacon Jr. ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden will...

By Post Editor  | October 5, 2008; 8:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Ahead of Debate, Carolina Is On Obama's Mind

By Perry Bacon Jr. ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Barack Obama is feeling a little vindicated as...

By Post Editor  | October 5, 2008; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Obama Warns Against McCain 'Smear' Tactics

By Perry Bacon Jr. ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Sen. Barack Obama said today that, while his...

By Post Editor  | October 5, 2008; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (812)
 
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RNC to File FEC Complaint on Obama Fundraising Practices

A lawyer for the Republican National Committee today said the party will ask the Federal Election Commission to look into the source of thousands of small-dollar contributions to the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 5, 2008; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (345)
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Palin v. Biden: The SNL Take

With Queen Latifah as Gwen Ifill, Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Jason Sudeikis as Joe Biden, "Saturday Night Live" continues on a parodic roll.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 5, 2008; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
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