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44: August 22, 2010 - August 28, 2010

Bachmann holds a rally of her own

By Emi Kolawole Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) hosted her own rally Saturday at the Washington...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 28, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (247)
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Inside Glenn Beck's 'Restoring Honor' rally

Credit: Alex Brandon/AP Updated: 5:07 p.m. Collected here are a series of updates from...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 28, 2010; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (146)
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Inside Al Sharpton's 'Reclaim the Dream' march

Credit: Kevin Wolf/AP Full coverage of the Glenn Beck and Al Sharpton rallies Updated:...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 28, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (187)
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Sarah Palin takes 'Restoring Honor' stage

Credit: Alex Brandon/AP By Philip Rucker Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate,...

By Philip Rucker  | August 28, 2010; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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Obama touts positive Iraq news in radio address

President Obama will deliver a major address to the nation on Tuesday night highlighting his campaign promise to bring the war to a close.

By Post Editor  | August 28, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Joe Miller compares Murkowski third-party bid to prostitution

Alaska mayor Joe Miller and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) are still locked in a tight primary fight. (Results on Wednesday showed Joe Miller holding a slim lead of about 1,900 votes, but a winner won't be declared until election officials count as many as 10,000 absentee ballots.) In the meantime, Miller has been squabbling with the National Republican Senatorial Committee over their support for Murkowski. And now he's comparing the Republican senator to a prostitute.

By Rachel Weiner  | August 27, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Ad of the Day: 'Who is Ken Buck?'

The Fix's Aaron Blake reports that Democrats are going negative early in the 2010...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 27, 2010; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Freedomworks CEO: Expect 400,000 to 500,000 people at Glenn Beck rally

Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. During an appearance on ABC News's "Top Line," Freedomworks CEO...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 27, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Bloomberg joins Obama's golf foursome

By Scott Wilson VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass.--For his fifth round of golf this vacation, President...

By Scott Wilson  | August 27, 2010; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Your Photos: Glenn Beck and Al Sharpton rallies

Share your photos of the Glenn Beck and Al Sharpton rallies through Flickr. E-mail us...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 27, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Ad of the day: 'Alan Grayson saved our schools'

Update: 2:54 p.m. We received the following message from Rep. Alan Grayson on Thursday:...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 26, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Bush BBQ at the center of German lawsuit

A BBQ dinner of wild boar and beer, held for President George W. Bush four years ago, is at the center of a lawsuit to be decided here in Germany next week.

By Stephen Lowman  | August 26, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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Sarah Palin: We wouldn't stand for Scott Brown in Alaska

In an interview Wednesday, Sarah Palin told Fox Business that while it makes sense that Massachusetts might "put up with Scott Brown," the new Republican star senator wouldn't last in Alaska.

By Rachel Weiner  | August 26, 2010; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (140)
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Providence candidate proposes during mayoral debate

By Matt DeLong Here's something you don't see every day. During a Providence mayoral debate...

By Matt DeLong  | August 26, 2010; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman: I'm gay

Ken Mehlman former chairman of the Republican National Committee and the former campaign manager for George W. Bush's 2004 re-election bid, has told his family and colleagues that he is gay, according to The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder.

By Felicia Sonmez  | August 25, 2010; 6:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (291)
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Obama to speak to troops, nation next week on Iraq

By Scott Wilson VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. -- President Obama will travel Tuesday to an army...

By Scott Wilson  | August 25, 2010; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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DNC spokesman can't name Alaska Dem running for Senate (Updated)

Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee spokesmen were on...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 25, 2010; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Groups call for Alan Simpson's resignation over 'sexist' letter

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) -- the outspoken co-chair of President Obama's debt commission -- is in hot water with some advocacy groups after he sent an e-mail to National Older Women's League Executive Director Ashley Carson comparing Social Security to "a milk cow with 310 million tits!"

By Matt DeLong  | August 25, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
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Ad of the day: Ron Klein comes out swinging

Democratic congressional candidate Ron Klein has just started his race against Republican Allen West...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 25, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Major Garrett leaving Fox News for National Journal

Fox News' White House correspondent Major Garrett is leaving to join National Journal as a congressional reporter. The network's two other White House reporters, Wendell Goler & Mike Emanuel, will take Fox News' front-row seat.

By Rachel Weiner  | August 25, 2010; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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McCain gets attacked on primary day

Sen. John McCain stands a good chance of winning tonight's primary against challenger J.D. Hayworth....

By Emi Kolawole  | August 24, 2010; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Dan Quayle comes to son Ben's defense

Credit: AP Photo/Matt York Former Indiana Senator and Vice President Dan Quayle has come...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 24, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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A beach vacation in the rain

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. -- The weather here is awful, turning the island into a blustery, rain-soaked mess for the First Family's vacation. Much of their fun has, by necessity, moved indoors during the days-long storm.

By Scott Wilson  | August 24, 2010; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Boehner's not alone in calling for Geithner to go

House Minority leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) joins others in calling for the ouster of Treasury...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 24, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Ron Paul: Rand's his own man on the 'mosque' issue

By Emi Kolawole There appears to be a rift in the House of Paul. Republican...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 23, 2010; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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Bristol Palin getting $14K for speech

Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin,...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 23, 2010; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
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Scott Brown's Lucky grows up, gets photo shoot

Credit: Senator Scott Brown/Facebook In June, a staffer for freshman Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) found...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 23, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Ann Coulter on WND: 'They're a bunch of fake Christians'

After being dumped from a WorldNetDaily conference over her participation in the gay Republican group GOProud's "Homocon," Ann Coulter is attacking the right-wing website.

By Rachel Weiner  | August 23, 2010; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
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McConnell mum on paying for tax cuts; Imam's wife: N.Y.C. project 'must go forward'; Blago 'serious' about comeback

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he takes President Obama at his word when he says he is a Christian.

By Matt DeLong and Emi Kolawole  | August 22, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
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Karzai admits intervening on behalf of aide

Afghan President Hamid Karzai admitted Sunday to intervening on behalf of one of his top aides imprisoned on corruption charges

By Matt DeLong  | August 22, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Blago is 'serious' about political comeback

After a jury deadlocked on 23 of 24 federal charges related to corruption last week, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's (D-Ill.) said he is "serious" about attempting a return to politics if a new trial fails to convict him on corruption charges.

By Matt DeLong  | August 22, 2010; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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