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44: October 12, 2008 - October 18, 2008

McCain Adviser Suggests NoVa Not 'Real Virginia'

McCain headlined a boisterous outdoor rally in Woodbridge, Va., today, while his campaign took heat for suggesting the populous region was not part of "real Virginia."

By Web Politics Editor  | October 18, 2008; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
Categories:  B_Blog, Battlegrounds, John McCain, Making the Rounds  
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Obama Draws 100,000 in Missouri

A record-breaking 100,000 people cheered Sen. Barack Obama under the Gateway Arch on the Mississippi River, by far the biggest stateside crowd drawn by the Democratic nominee.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 18, 2008; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Battlegrounds  
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CNN's Ed Henry Hit with Gum at McCain Rally

A woman grew so angry that she threw a pack of Dentyne Ice gum at Henry.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 18, 2008; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  John McCain  
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Obama Leads McCain in Newspaper Endorsements

Obama has secured support from 55 editorial boards, including from 10 newspapers that backed President Bush in 2004.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 18, 2008; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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McCain Campaign Launches Pre-emptive Strike on NYT

By Matthew Mosk CONCORD, N.C. -- Sen. John McCain's campaign reacted with fury early this...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 18, 2008; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
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Cindy McCain Releases 2007 Tax Return

The wife of Republican presidential candidate John McCain paid $1.13 million in taxes during 2007 on income of more than $4.1 million.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 17, 2008; 7:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
Categories:  B_Blog, Economy, John McCain  
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McCain Called Joe the Plumber Today

McCain told a crowd of supporters here that he spoke by phone today with Joe Wurzelbacher, a.k.a. Joe the Plumber.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 17, 2008; 6:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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Palin and Brolin to Star on SNL Saturday

Gov. Sarah Palin is set to appear tomorrow night on "Saturday Night Live."

By Web Politics Editor  | October 17, 2008; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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Webb Tells Virginians: 'Trust Barack Obama'

Democratic Sen. Jim Webb, a favorite son of western Virginia, offered a rousing introduction to Sen. Barack Obama and a few choice words about Sarah Palin at an event here today.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 17, 2008; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Battlegrounds  
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McCain Stands Up for Joe

McCain made Joe the Plumber a household name. Now he wants Joe to know he's got his new friend's back.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 17, 2008; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (422)
Categories:  Battlegrounds, John McCain  
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Palin's 'Pro-America Areas' Remark: Extended Version

Updated 4:01 p.m. By Juliet Eilperin In order to clarify comments made by GOP vice...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 17, 2008; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (114)
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Cindy and Candy on the McCain Plane

Calling it a "fall surprise," Cindy McCain made a rare (some say first-ever) visit to the press section of Sen. John McCain's plane this morning.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 17, 2008; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Candidates Trade Jabs for Jokes at Al Smith Dinner

The dinner is a big-time fundraiser for Catholic Charities and, every four years, an opportunity for the major-party presidential nominees to take a few hours off from the combat and sniping of the campaign trail and poke fun at themselves and each other.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 17, 2008; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take, John McCain  
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Before the Bailout, Firms Were Big Donors

By Matthew Mosk Before the financial sector imploded, Wall Street firms made some substantial investments...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 17, 2008; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Conventions, Economy, The Green Zone  
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McCain, Letterman Make Amends

John McCain, so pugnacious in his encounters with his Democratic rival, folded like a tent when confronted last night by late-night host David Letterman, whom McCain stood up last month.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 17, 2008; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  In Case You Missed It, John McCain  
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Going to Bed Hungry in New Mexico

By Travis Fox MAGDALENA, N.M. -- New Mexico is among the states with the...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 17, 2008; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Battlegrounds, Hard Times  
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To Avoid Being 'Depressed,' Palin Skimps on Campaign News

By Juliet Eilperin GREENSBORO, N.C. -- No wonder GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin harbors...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 17, 2008; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (159)
Categories:  Sarah Palin, The Green Zone  
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After McCain Spoke of Autism, Palin Talks of Down Syndrome

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shakes the hand of Hank Williams Jr. during a rally at...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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McCain Makes the Economy Job One

By Juliet Eilperin GOP presidential candidate John McCain made it clear in last night's debate...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Economy, John McCain  
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McCain Calls Obama 'Risky' in Spanish

As an RNC unit questions Barack Obama's ability to handle a crisis, the McCain campaign will call the Democratic candidate "risky" in a new Spanish-language television commercial.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Channel 08, John McCain  
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McCain Takes a Copter to Letterman

After air traffic delays in Philadelphia threatened to derail his appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman," McCain hopped a helicopter to Manhattan.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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McCain Bundler Accused of War Profiteering

There is more trouble this week for Harry Sargeant, the Florida fundraiser who has been bundling checks for Republican Sen. John McCain.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  John McCain, The Green Zone  
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Post-Debate, McCain Steps Away from Bush as Obama Seeks to Tie Him to President

By Howard Kurtz The McCain Ad: (McCain:) The last eight years haven't worked very...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Ad Watch, Barack Obama, John McCain  
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Oval Office Stars in New GOP Independent Expenditure Ad

By Ed O'Keefe The RNC's independent expenditure unit will spend $18 million in the...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Republican Party  
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McCain in Pa.: 'Joe's the Man'

McCain took his debate performance on the road today, talking about "Joe" at a rally here in suburban Philadelphia and repeating some of his best lines from the face-off with Obama last night.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Battlegrounds, John McCain  
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McCain's Conundrum: What More Can He Do?

After Wednesday's debate at Hofstra University, the question for McCain is what more -- or how much more -- he can do to affect the race.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (586)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take, John McCain, The Debates  
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Joe the Plumber: Not a Licensed Plumber

Joe the Plumber is not exactly a plumber and he's "not even close" to making the kind of money that would result in higher taxes from Democrat Barack Obama's proposals.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (435)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Battlegrounds, John McCain, The Debates  
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Market Fears in Sun City

With more than 40,000 people, Sun City is the country's largest retirement community. And the financial downturn is affecting many of these seniors directly.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Economy, Hard Times  
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Palin Rips Obama Over ACORN in Maine

By Juliet Eilperin BANGOR, Me. -- Speaking before a crowd of a few thousand supporters...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (167)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Sarah Palin  
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Obama's Post-Debate TV Ad

Folks watching cable channels nationwide today may find a new ad from the Obama campaign that repeats an often-used line of attack on John McCain -- that he's in lockstep with the Bush Administration -- and seeks to undermine his protestation to the contrary at last night's final presidential debate.

By Ed O'Keefe  | October 16, 2008; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Channel 08  
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Obama Warns Supporters Against Overconfidence

Obama urged supporters at a New York fundraiser this morning not to grow complacent in the final days of the campaign.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Obama Lawyer Critical of McCain Cell Phone Tower

"This is John McCain's display of his maverick ethics: He believes he is entitled to free cell service while other Americans have to pay for theirs," said Bob Bauer, general counsel of the Democratic presidential candidate's campaign.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Ethics, John McCain  
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Washington Sketch: Buzzword Bingo

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank and Akira Hakuta sketch the final presidential debate of 2008.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 16, 2008; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Rough Sketch, The Debates, Video Report  
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High School Debate Champs Debate the Debate

Last night, four members of the Walt Whitman High School Debate Team from Bethesda, Md., debated John McCain and Barack Obama's presidential debate performances.

By Ed O'Keefe  | October 16, 2008; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Snap Polls: Obama Wins and Two-Thirds Want No More Debates

Barack Obama completed a three-debate sweep on Wednesday night, according to snap polls by CBS News and CNN.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 11:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain, The Pollster  
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Joe the Plumber: the Video

Updated 11:32 p.m. By Garance Franke-Ruta Joe Wurzelbacher, an Ohio plumber, confronted Sen. Barack...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 10:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain, The Debates  
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Live Fact Checking the Final Presidential Debate

Please join the Fact Checker and Friends for live truth squadding of the second presidential...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 8:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain, The Debates  
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Palin as President: The Interactive Satire

By Jose Antonio Vargas Never mind the satirical New Yorker cover a few months ago....

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 6:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  Sarah Palin, The Clickocracy  
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In Lead-Up to Debate, McCain Dials Back Personal Attacks

McCain arrived here for his final debate with the knowledge that it could be his last opportunity to change the direction of his losing campaign.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  John McCain, The Debates  
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Obama Plans to Stick to Domestic Policy at Debate

Obama arrived in N.Y. this afternoon for the final presidential debate prepared to stick to the official topic: domestic policy.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Barack Obama, The Debates  
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CNN Turns Virginia Blue

At 4:01 Eastern Daylight Time today, CNN moved Virginia from the tossup category on its map to an Obama state.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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Conservative PAC Targets Michigan with Inflammatory Obama Ad

By Ed O'Keefe A California-based conservative political action committee called Our Country Deserves Better...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Battlegrounds, Channel 08, The Hidden Campaign  
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Palin Touts 'Come from Behind' McCain Win in N.H., Though Polls Show He Led

According to several polls leading up to New Hampshire's Jan. 8 primary, McCain consistently led his rivals in the Granite State as the primary neared.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
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Michelle Obama: We're Underdogs to the End

By Peter Slevin FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Sen. Barack Obama may be pulling away in...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Debate Reformers Disappointed -- for Now

The Open Debate Coalition asked McCain and Obama to adopt the principles of "open debate" but will have to wait for the next cycle to see their reforms enacted.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, John McCain, The Clickocracy, The Debates  
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McCain's Tough Task as 18 Months of Debates End Tonight

Stand-ins for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate John McCain rehearse during...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
Categories:  Dan Balz's Take  
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Obama Responds to Report on Jackson Comments

By Glenn Kessler The Obama campaign responded quickly today to an instant flap over...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain  
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Signs of Democratic Confidence as Biden Travels Ohio

As Sen. Sherrod Brown travels through Ohio on a bus tour with Gov. Ted Strickland and Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden, there are fresh signs of confidence from the team pushing for Barack Obama's election.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Study: N.H. Voters Increasingly Democratic

New voters in New Hampshire are more likely to be Democrats than longtime ones -- and also now make up a third of voters statewide.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2008; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Battlegrounds, Democratic Party, Republican Party  
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Biden Turns Up Heat on McCain in Ohio Stops

Biden's stump speeches have gone from emphasizing amity and policy differences with John McCain to now, on a tour of small towns in Ohio, constantly referring to the Republican presidential nominee as "mad" and "erratic."

By Post Editor  | October 14, 2008; 9:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Battlegrounds, Joe Biden  
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A Wis. Call for GOP Poll Watchers Draws National Notice

A Republican state official seeks police and security personnel willing to observe voting in inner-city Milwaukee. The Obama campaign says the official's e-mail could raise concerns among voters, a charge a GOP spokeswoman rejects as a distraction.

By Post Editor  | October 14, 2008; 9:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Battlegrounds, Republican Party  
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More Ayers on Wednesday Night?

Obama is pushing back anew against the "palling around with terrorists" charge -- running two television advertisements and a radio spot in states where the Republican Party has ads noting his association with 1960s radical Bill Ayers.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2008; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain, The Debates  
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McCain Plays Down Va. GOP Leader's Remark Linking Obama and bin Laden

Republican presidential nominee John McCain responded this morning to the comments Virginia Republican Party Chairman Jeffrey M. Frederick made over the weekend comparing Democratic nominee Barack Obama to Osama bin Laden.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2008; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Battlegrounds, John McCain  
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Obama Weighs in on McCain Economic Proposals

Sen. Barack Obama gave a mixed review to Sen. John McCain's new economic plan.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Economy  
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Obama Comments on ACORN Controversy

Obama distanced himself from the voter registration group ACORN but also downplayed the fraud controversy that has embroiled the organization in recent days.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2008; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Battlegrounds  
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In Mich., GOP Stalwarts Shore Up the Base

When the McCain campaign abruptly pulled out of Michigan two weeks ago, some Obama aides and top Democrats in the state's congressional delegation dismissed it as a ploy and argued the GOP would be back in the state full-time, big-time. And indeed, since that stunning announcement Oct. 2, it's not as if the Republicans have disappeared.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2008; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Battlegrounds, John McCain, Republican Party  
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Not Just a Hockey Mom: Palin Embraces Sports Mothers of All Stripes

"All you hockey moms, and soccer moms, and basketball moms, and baseball moms, thanks for coming out here to support us," she declared before a crowd of several thousand cheering supporters in Scranton, Pa.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2008; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Battlegrounds, Sarah Palin  
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Outside Groups Step Up Expenditures

Outside groups have not been a huge factor in the presidential campaign to date, but they are still out there making noise.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2008; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain, The Green Zone, The Hidden Campaign  
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A Race Against Foreclosure

Washington Post video reporter Travis Fox is traversing the country on a "3,000-mile road trip, from California to Washington, D.C., to see up close how the economic woes are beginning to affect regular people and how it's going to affect their vote in November."

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2008; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Battlegrounds, Economy, Today at The Post, Video Report  
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Cautious Support From Obama for Banking Plan

Obama offered lukewarm support, along with multiple caveats, to the Bush administration's decision to partially nationalize the U.S. banking industry.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2008; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Battlegrounds, Economy  
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'Gossip Girl' Stars Featured in New MoveOn Ad

Spoofing antidrug public service announcements that target teens and their risky behavior, the latest commercial from MoveOn.org Political Action stars two actors from the hit CW teen soap opera "Gossip Girl" encouraging parents to just say no to a behavior common to their age group: Voting for John McCain.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2008; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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McCain Offers Economic Plan

McCain proposed $52 billion worth of tax breaks aimed at reducing the impact of stock market losses on the nation's seniors, providing relief to the unemployed and encouraging savings.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2008; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (290)
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Plouffe's Latest Televised Morale-Boosting Session

Obama campaign manager sends a video message to donors.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2008; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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David Broder Talks to Voters in Pennsylvania

Repeating a tradition he's conducted for decades, Post political columnist David Broder speaks with voters in a key swing state. Video by Ed O'Keefe.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2008; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Judge Says Mich. Policy Violated Voting Law

By Mary Pat Flaherty Michigan violated federal law when it removed about 1,500 newly registered...

By Post Editor  | October 13, 2008; 10:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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McCain Responds to Conservative Critics

In an interview with CNN this afternoon, Sen. John McCain responded to conservative critics who say he should not be proposing so much government spending to lift the troubled economy.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 13, 2008; 6:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Analyst: Campaign Ads Sapping Market Confidence

By Matthew Mosk Looking for someone to blame for the global economic crisis? How about...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 13, 2008; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Economy, The Green Zone, The Hidden Campaign  
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Hank Williams Jr. Cleans Up His Act for McCain-Palin

Hank Williams Jr. sang an ode to "McCain-Palin tradition" at a rally here today, but the song's original lyrics don't quite mesh with the campaign's family values theme and were altered for the campaign event.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 13, 2008; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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McCain Hiring Paid Canvassers in Florida

In a switch from the GOP strategy in 2004, the McCain campaign is now offering to pay people to do door-to-door canvassing in Florida.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 13, 2008; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Palin Stays on the Offensive at Huge Va. Rally

By Juliet Eilperin RICHMOND -- GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin continued attacking Democratic nominee...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 13, 2008; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (324)
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Obama Proposes New Economic Measures

Obama outlined a proposed $60 billion in new tax breaks and other benefits and urged Congress to act quickly after the election to provide middle-class relief.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 13, 2008; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
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Questioning Obama

Sen. Barack Obama canvasses a neighborhood Oct. 12, 2008, in Holland, Ohio. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 13, 2008; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (490)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take, John McCain  
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In Virginia, McCain Vows an Underdog Fight

Declaring that "nothing is inevitable here," McCain noted that his campaign is 6 points behind Sen. Barack Obama's in the polls, a stark admission as public polls document his slide. But McCain sought to turn his position in the race into a positive, calling himself an underdog and portraying Obama as too certain of victory.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 13, 2008; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Palin Talks to Alaska Reporters about Troopergate

Palin this weekend disregarded an ethics investigator's finding that she had abused her executive power as Alaska's governor and instead embraced a second finding in the report to say that she had been cleared of wrongfully firing her state public safety commissioner.

By Washington Post Editors  | October 12, 2008; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (508)
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McCain Schedules Return to Letterman Show

Sen. John McCain will be on David Letterman's late-night talk show on Thursday, nearly a month after he canceled an appearance at the last minute.

By Post Editor  | October 12, 2008; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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McCain and Palin Appear to Disagree on North Korea

President Bush's decision to remove North Korea from the State Department's list of the state sponsors of terrorism badly split officials in his administration. Now it appears to have also split a potential McCain-Palin administration.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 12, 2008; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
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