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44: October 19, 2008 - October 25, 2008

McCain Makes Hay of Obama Inaugural Address Report

McCain seized on a newspaper report that Obama's staff has already written a draft of an inaugural address for the Democrat.

By Post Editor  | October 25, 2008; 7:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (161)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Battlegrounds, John McCain  
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New RNC Ad Aims to Stir Doubts About Obama

The ad questions Barack Obama's experience and his ability to deal with a major crisis.

By Post Editor  | October 25, 2008; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  Republican Party  
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New Ad Asks, 'Will The Country Be Better Off Four Years From Now?'

A new ad, scheduled to start airing Sunday in "key states," lays out over two minutes Obama's economic "rescue plan for the middle class."

By Post Editor  | October 25, 2008; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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Obama Bashes Bush in Reno

Says McCain "decided to really stick it to George Bush -- 10 percent of the time."

By Post Editor  | October 25, 2008; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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Lindsey Graham, Scoring From the 50-Yard-Line

Sen. Lindsey Graham got on a roll Friday night as he introduced Sen. John McCain to a crowd of several thousand at a high school football field in Durango, Colo.

By Post Editor  | October 24, 2008; 10:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
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McCain Volunteer's Claim of Attack Unravelled, Online and Off

Bloggers pounced on Ashley Todd's story of being mugged by an Obama supporter, which quickly came apart under police questioning.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 24, 2008; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (136)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain, The Clickocracy  
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Palin Details Special Needs Policies

Palin outlined for the first time today how she and McCain would aid children with special needs.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 24, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
Categories:  Sarah Palin  
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Obama Campaign Offers Bullish Field Report

Senior Obama aides described an electoral map that heavily favors their candidate and an organizational juggernaut aimed at sweeping the battleground states.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 24, 2008; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Battlegrounds  
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John Elway Helps McCain Kick Off Colo. Swing

"I know a thing or two about comebacks," said Elway, famous for his fourth-quarter heroics.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 24, 2008; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
Categories:  Battlegrounds, John McCain  
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President and First Lady Vote for McCain-Palin

President Bush and first lady Laura Bush cast their ballots today as part of the early voting process in Texas, the White House said.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 24, 2008; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  The Voters, White House  
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Meghan McCain Speaks with Post's Balz

Meghan McCain speaks with Washington Post's Dan Balz about her children's book and her optimism about the campaign's success at Sen. McCain's Colorado campaign headquarters.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 24, 2008; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  John McCain, Video Report  
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Obama Outspent McCain 4 to 1 in First Half of Oct.

Obama and the Democratic Party spent more than $100 million during the first two weeks of this month -- four times more than rival McCain and the Republican Party.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 24, 2008; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, The Green Zone  
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Early Look at Obama Speaking Spanish in New Ad

Someone has leaked an early version of a new Barack Obama campaign commercial during which the senator speaks only in Spanish, in an appeal to the nation's Latino voters.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 24, 2008; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Channel 08  
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Obama Arrives in Hawaii

Obama broke from the campaign trail to attend to his gravely ill grandmother.

By Washington Post Editor  | October 24, 2008; 6:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (128)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama  
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McCain's Double-Barreled NoVa Radio Spot

By Matthew Mosk Sen. John McCain has come up with a novel way to make...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 23, 2008; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Barack Obama, The Hidden Campaign  
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Crist Delivers McCain's Message in Florida Radio Ad

Gov. Charlie Crist (R-Fla.) seizes on the McCain campaign "Joe the Plumber/Spread the Wealth Around" talking points in a new campaign radio commercial airing in the Sunshine State.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 23, 2008; 7:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Channel 08, John McCain  
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McClellan Endorses Obama

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan said today that he will vote for Obama.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 23, 2008; 7:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama  
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Biden Gaffe Featured in Conservative TV Ad

Some of Joe Biden's recent comments about Sen. Barack Obama have found their way into the latest TV commercial produced by Let Freedom Ring USA, a conservative group set to spend $5 million by Election Day on a series of TV and radio ads in five battleground states.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 23, 2008; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Channel 08, Joe Biden, John McCain  
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Obama Denouces McCain's 'Strange' Economic Policies

By Robert Barnes INDIANAPOLIS -- As the presidential candidates continued to battle over taxes, Democrat...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 23, 2008; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Battlegrounds, Economy, John McCain  
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Who Is an Elitist? McCain and Palin Explain

By Juliet Eilperin For anyone wondering exactly what constitutes an "elitist" in the eyes of...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 23, 2008; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  John McCain, Sarah Palin  
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Polls Show McCain Leaning Into a Headwind

A big batch of battleground polls came out early Thursday and brought almost universally bad news for John McCain.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 23, 2008; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (380)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Battlegrounds, Dan Balz's Take, John McCain  
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Washington Sketch: Looking for the Real America

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank sketches Barack Obama's rally in Richmond.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 23, 2008; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Battlegrounds, Rough Sketch  
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Small Donations Create Big Obama Donors

The Obama campaign's United Way approach transforms donors who give in small increments into larger donors before they know it.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 23, 2008; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Barack Obama, The Green Zone  
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McCain Takes a 'Joe' Sprint Across Florida

The ubiquitous Ohio tradesman is not actually present in body, but McCain is invoking his spirit on a bus tour across Florida, as he renews his appeal to blue-collar and middle-class voters.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 23, 2008; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Economy, John McCain  
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Palin May Release Medical Records -- or Not

In an interview with NBC News anchor Brian Williams, GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin seemed to indicate that she would release her medical records before the Nov. 4 election.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 10:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
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McCain Defends Palin Against 'Elitist' Critics

In a fiesty interview this morning with talk show host Don Imus, John McCain vigorously defended his vice-presidential running mate Sarah Palin, describing criticism of her as "elitist" and describing her as "the most qualified" vice presidential candidate in recent years.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  John McCain, Sarah Palin  
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The Race Goes to 11 -- Powell Helps with Indies

By Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta Barack Obama is up 11 points on John McCain...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  The Pollster  
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Expensive Wardrobe Goes Against McCain-Palin Story Line

Post fashion editor Robin Givhan weighs in online today on the contretemps over the Republican...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Sarah Palin, Today at The Post, analysis  
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Obama Talks to Joe the Plumber -- and About Him

For the second straight day, Obama brought up the Ohio plumber, a.k.a. Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, who was made famous by Republican John McCain during the last presidential debate.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Battlegrounds  
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Study: Coverage of McCain Much More Negative Than That of Obama

Media coverage of McCain has been heavily unfavorable since the political conventions, a new study says.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (276)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, John McCain, Media Notes  
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Obama: Biden Prone to 'Rhetorical Flourishes'

Obama said today there is no reason to believe he would be more likely to be tested by an international crisis than McCain would be, despite comments by Biden over the weekend.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (142)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain  
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A $2 Billion Presidential Race

The price tag on the race for the White House now totals $2.1 billion.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  The Green Zone  
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McCain Aides Blast Post Report on Al-Qaeda

Senior McCain aides blasted a report published in today's Washington Post quoting commentary on an Islamic extremist Web site that "Al-Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming election," saying that The Post had relied on a "blogger" whose connections to al-Qaeda were questionable.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  John McCain, National Security, Today at The Post  
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On Al-Qaeda Web Sites, Joy Over U.S. Crisis, Support for McCain

Al-Qaeda is watching the U.S. stock market's downward slide with something akin to jubilation, with its leaders hailing the financial crisis as a vindication of its strategy of crippling America's economy through endless, costly foreign wars against Islamist insurgents. And at least some of its supporters think Sen. John McCain is the presidential candidate best suited to continue that trend.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Today at The Post  
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Palin's Make-Up Costs Add to Extreme Makeover Woes

Palin's make-up artist, the Emmy-nominated Amy Strozzi, was paid $13,200 by the McCain-Palin campaign last month alone.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  John McCain, Sarah Palin, The Sleuth  
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Firefighters Target McCain, GOP Senators on Health Care

The International Association of Firefighters has launched its voter mobilization campaign in support of Barack Obama with a new ad that attacks John McCain's health care proposals -- and two vulnerable Senate Republicans.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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McCain to Granite State: 'I Love You'

"I can't tell you how happy I am to be back in the great state of New Hampshire," McCain proclaimed in a rally at St. Anselm's College.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Battlegrounds, John McCain  
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Ron Paul Supporters, Alive and Well in Ohio

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) may have largely receded from the national scene, but his adherents are still playing a role in the presidential election -- by interrupting political rallies.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Battlegrounds, Ron Paul  
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Veeps Run the Senate, Palin Tells Third-Grader

When asked about the role of the vice president yesterday, GOP vice presidential candidate Palin gave an expansive interpretation of the legislative role.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
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Obama Continues On-Air Latino Outreach

By Ed O'Keefe The Obama campaign continues its recent radio and television ad campaigns...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Battlegrounds, Channel 08  
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McCain Ad: We Are All 'Joe the Plumber'

The ordinary folks in this ad would get a tax cut under Obama, not a hike, if they earned what Joe the Plumber does.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Ad Watch, Barack Obama, Economy, John McCain  
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Palin Outfits Cost RNC $150K

The RNC spent more than $150,000 on clothing, accessories and makeup for Palin and her relatives after McCain selected her as his running mate.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2008; 6:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (264)
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Hillary Clinton, Al Franken and the Return of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy

"Sure, he's been a comedian, and occasionally he's even been funny," former first lady tells Minnesotans.

By Post Editor  | October 21, 2008; 10:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (175)
Categories:  A_Blog, Battlegrounds, Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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Obama: McCain Making Up Attacks on Joe the Plumber

Both candidates return in their stump speeches to a discussion of Joe Wurzelbacher.

By Post Editor  | October 21, 2008; 9:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Battlegrounds, Economy, John McCain  
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Agreeing to Disagree, or Something Like That

John McCain keeps flubbing his attack lines.

By Post Editor  | October 21, 2008; 8:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Obama's $175,000 Donor?

Missouri woman says she's "a liberal knee-jerk yellow dog Democrat," but she doesn't love Obama THAT much....

By Post Editor  | October 21, 2008; 8:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  A_Blog, Barack Obama, The Green Zone  
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Palin Displays Her Feminist Side

Extolling the virtues of equal pay and opportunity for women, Palin framed her White House quest in terms of feminist values.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2008; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (212)
Categories:  Battlegrounds, Sarah Palin  
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Obama Holds 'Jobs Summit' in Florida

Democratic presidential nominee Sen.Barack Obama speaks at an economic summit with former Chairman of the...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2008; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Battlegrounds  
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Obama Leads Among the Young and the Landline-less

Barack Obama is up 12 points over John McCain among white voters under 30, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  The Pollster  
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McCain Stands by Controversial Flier

McCain this week gave his personal stamp of approval to one of the toughest pieces of direct mail in the 2008 campaign.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2008; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
Categories:  B_Blog, John McCain, The Hidden Campaign  
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Obama Election Night Fees Set Some Journos Grumbling

Any reporter can cover Barack Obama in Chicago on Election Night -- if he or she takes out the checkbook.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2008; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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McCain's 'Idol' Make-Up Artist Stays on the Books

By Mary Ann Akers Remember last month when Republican presidential nominee John McCain got made...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2008; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Labor's Boots on the Ground

The AFL-CIO unleashes its get out the vote effort.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2008; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Barack Obama, The Green Zone  
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Nielsen Media Names Most Engaging Shows by Party

Nielsen Media has released findings in re: which cable shows are most "engaging" among self-identified Dems and GOP-ers.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2008; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Culture Wars, Democratic Party, Republican Party  
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Palin Lists Five Crises to Come Under Obama

Palin mocked Obama and Biden as likely teeing up a number of international crises, should they take office.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2008; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Battlegrounds, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin  
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McCain Tweaks Obama on Baseball and Politics in Pa.

John McCain has been looking for every opportunity to try to sow doubts about Barack Obama. Today, he seized on Obama's effort this week to show some love to the Tampa Bay Rays, a hated group here in Phillies country just before the World Series.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2008; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Barack Obama, John McCain  
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The Republican Party's Identity Crisis

The Republican Party is in the midst of an identity crisis, but it is nothing compared to what could happen if McCain loses and the party suffers a shellacking in House and Senate races.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2008; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (231)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Dan Balz's Take, John McCain, Republican Party  
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At the Red Arrow, a Journey from the GOP to Obama

Elaine Boule, a Republican diner manager who backed Clinton in the N.H. primary, is now supporting Obama for president.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2008; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Battlegrounds, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John McCain  
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Conflicted in Kansas

By Travis Fox GARDEN CITY, Kan. -- It was one of the best years...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2008; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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McCain Stumps with Danforth, a Moderate

Danforth's presence yesterday meant McCain had by his side a respected Republican moderate (known as "St. Jack" in his day) at a time he's been accused of pandering to the GOP's conservative base.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2008; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The Daily Double: Obama and Palin's Time on the Job

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is mocking Sen. Barack Obama's short tenure in the Senate, but her campaign's method of calculating service time doesn't do Palin many favors either.

By Post Editor  | October 20, 2008; 9:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
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Obama Leaving Trail Thursday to See Ailing Grandmother

Madelyn Dunham's deteriorating condition prompts the Democratic nominee to cancel events in Iowa and Wisconsin so he can travel to Hawaii.

By Post Editor  | October 20, 2008; 9:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
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Ken Adelman Backing Obama

Adelman is the latest Republican foreign-policy heavyweight to endorse Sen. Barack Obama.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2008; 7:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Cast of Characters  
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Republicans' Betamax Media Strategy

Every week, the Republican Party mails video cassettes of its ads to The Post -- in Betamax.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2008; 7:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  John McCain, New Media  
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Inauguration Inflation Underway at Washington Hotels

Thinking about heading to Washington for Inauguration Day? Get out your wallet ... or bring a tent. Rates are stratospheric for the week of Jan. 20 for the few hotels that aren't yet booked.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2008; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Inauguration Week  
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WaPo-ABC Daily Tracking Poll, Release #1

By Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta Democrat Barack Obama enters the final two weeks of...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2008; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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McCain Optimistic About Florida Outcome

Senior McCain advisers expressed optimism Monday about their chances in Florida, saying that they remain competitive despite a huge financial disadvantage.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2008; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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McCain Solicits Russian U.N. Ambassador

Sen. John McCain, straining to match Senator Barack Obama's fundraising juggernaut, inadvertently reached out to an unlikely donor: Russia's U.N. ambassador Vitaly I. Churkin.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2008; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Biden Campaign Releases Some Medical Records for Review

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden is in "excellent health," according to a physician who reviewed his medical records on behalf of the Obama presidential campaign.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2008; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Obama Goes Inside Baseball

Can you root for one team in the World Series while "showing some love" for the other?

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Obama Barnstorms Fla. as Early Voting Begins

By Robert Barnes TAMPA -- Barack Obama is barnstorming early-voting Florida this week, trying to...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2008; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Obama Talks Black Voter Turnout

The candidate made an appearance today on Black America Web, the site affiliated with Radio Host's Tom Joyner's nationally syndicated radio show.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2008; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Biden Warns World Will 'Test' Obama, Prompting McCain Response

John McCain has not been talking too much about international affairs in recent days, but the suggestion by Democratic running mate Joe Biden that the world may try to test a President Obama early in his administration prompted him to dive back in.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2008; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Palin to Appear on '700 Club'

Gov. Sarah Palin held a wide-ranging 20-minute interview this weekend with the Christian Broadcast Network.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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When It Comes to Obama, Palin Counts the Days

GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has a new way of attacking Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama for his lack of experience: She now provides a tally of how many days he served in the Senate before launching his presidential bid.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2008; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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On 'SNL,' Palin Beats Biden -- and McCain

Palin delivered "Saturday Night Live" its best preliminary ratings in 14 years.

By Kendra Nichols  | October 20, 2008; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Palin Criticizes Robocalls

GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin last night criticized the automated calls the Republican National Committee and her own campaign have put out linking Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama to former Weather Underground member William Ayers, even though she did not call for a halt to the controversial practice.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2008; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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Three Undecideds in a Diner

Here they are, three undecideds in one of the swingiest of swing states, just sittin' here, stewing in their undecidedness.

By Washington Post Editors  | October 19, 2008; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Obama Aired Ad Targeting Women During Palin's SNL Performance

A new television spot from the Obama campaign relies on a group of everyday female supporters to sum up several of its arguments against a John McCain presidency.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 19, 2008; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Hope Theme Makes a Comeback as Obama Tours N.C.

Obama returned to his rhetorical roots today, reprising core campaign themes of hope, change and unity.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 19, 2008; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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In Ohio Swing, McCain Again Hails 'Joe the Plumber'

As he barnstorms the Buckeye State, McCain continues to call Joe Wurzelbacher the winner of the past week.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 19, 2008; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (142)
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McCain Avoids Wright and Praises Palin on Call with Jewish Leaders

McCain ducked a direct invitation this morning to criticize Obama over his one-time pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 19, 2008; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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Powell Endorses Obama

The former secretary of State crossed party lines this morning to endorse Obama for president, the most prominent GOP defection yet of the 2008 campaign.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 19, 2008; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (412)
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Obama Shatters Fundraising Record

"In the month of September, we raised over $150 million and added 632,000 new donors for a total 3.1 million donors to date," the campaign announced.

By washingtonpost.com  | October 19, 2008; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (202)
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Palin Goes 'Live From New York'

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin came face to face with her television doppelganger last night, but only for the briefest of moments as she played along with the satirists of "Saturday Night Live."

By Post Editor  | October 19, 2008; 12:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
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