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44: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

Ahead of Labor Day, Obama urges help for the middle class

Saying that his policies had "stopped the bleeding" in the job market, President Obama called Saturday on the country to "recommit" to helping the middle class.

By Anne E. Kornblut  | September 4, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Sarah Palin calls reporters 'impotent' and 'limp'

This week's Vanity Fair article had even liberals defending Sarah Palin, saying Michael Joseph Gross wrote a hatchet-job filled with sexist implications.

By Rachel Weiner  | September 3, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (127)
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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer flounders at start and end of debate

At last night's gubernatorial debate, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) appeared to be at a lost for words during her opening statement, leading to some long, awkward pauses:

By Rachel Weiner  | September 3, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (319)
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Ad of the day: Music video attacks Meg Whitman

Billionaire Meg Whitman from California Working Families on Vimeo. This toe-tapper from California Working Families...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 3, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Dentist starts 2012 ad race by touting Hillary Clinton for president

This could make for awkward chatter at the White House: Even before the 2010 midterms are over, a new ad produced by Chicago dentist William DeJean has started the 2012 ad race. And it supports Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president.

By Emi Kolawole  | September 2, 2010; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Ad of the day: Chuck Norris wants you to vote

The National Rifle Association has brought in the big guns, so to speak. A...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 2, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Democrats reenact David Vitter prostitution scandal in video

The Louisiana Democratic Party has released a five-minute documentary-style videodepicting Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) infamous 2007 "D.C. madam" prostitution scandal.

By Matt DeLong  | September 2, 2010; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Joseph Cao: 'I love the president'

In an interview with the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Rep. Joseph Cao (R-La.) makes an odd statement for a Republican.

By Rachel Weiner  | September 2, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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Boxer-Fiorina debate: Boxer blasts Fiorina on HP (video)

Republican challenger Carly Fiorina took aim at the nation's troubled economy during her first debate with Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. The recession and California's unemployment rate loomed large in the debate.

By 44 Editor  | September 2, 2010; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Joe Miller: Obama moving America 'toward socialism'

Traditionally, once a candidate wins a party primary after appealing to the base, they frequently "run to the center" to appeal to moderates as well as the party's hardliners. Alaska GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller, fresh off a stunning upset of Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), is apparently not a traditional candidate.

By Matt DeLong  | September 2, 2010; 6:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (217)
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Angle: Reid 'wants to call me an extremist?'

Republican Sharron Angle is up with a new ad in the Nevada Senate race,...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 1, 2010; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Women, politics and sexism in the media

When then-New York Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) ended her presidential campaign in 2008, she told...

By Emi Kolawole  | September 1, 2010; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Jeff Greene plans to sue two newspapers for libel

Billionaire Jeff Greene, who lost the Florida Democratic Senate primary to Kendrick Meek, is now planning to sue The St. Petersburg Times and The Miami Herald over his failed bid. The New York Times reports:

By Rachel Weiner  | September 1, 2010; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Your Thoughts: Is the Iraq war really over?

In a speech to the nation last night, President Obama said he wants to "turn...

By 44 Editor  | September 1, 2010; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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In new book, GOP 'young guns' take on Obama and their own party

Aggressively looking to distance themselves from their party's past, three top Republican House members are using a new book to repeatedly and often scathingly criticize former GOP leaders.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  | September 1, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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President Obama's Oval Office address on Iraq

When is Obama's speech? 8 p.m. EDT. He visited earlier in the day with troops at Fort Bliss, Texas. Where is Obama's speech? The Oval Office. It's his second Oval Office address -- his first was in June, on the BP oil spill. Check back here on Tuesday night for live video of the speech.

By Rachel Weiner  | August 31, 2010; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
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Ad of the Day: Meet the GOP's 'young guns'

An advertisement funded by Republican House whip Eric Cantor's political action committee isn't the traditional political ad. It's promoting not only the Republican party's field of 2010 candidates but also a new book by Cantor and two other members of Congress.

By Emi Kolawole  | August 31, 2010; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Meghan McCain breaks silence on Sarah Palin

Meghan McCain said Tuesday that Sarah Palin brought "drama, stress, complications, panic and loads of uncertainty" to her father's failed 2008 presidential campaign, breaking her long media silence on the former Alaska governor.

By Matt DeLong  | August 31, 2010; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
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Glenn Beck launches conservative news site The Blaze

Conservative Fox News host Glenn Beck, a frequent critic of the mainstream news media, has launched his own news site.

By Matt DeLong  | August 31, 2010; 6:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
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Glenn Beck rally attendees allegedly get into D.C. bag tax altercation

The George Washington University student newspaper reports that the first day of move-in for the fall semester went pretty smoothly on Sunday, despite the campus' proximity to the nearest Metro stop to the Lincoln Memorial

By Matt DeLong  | August 30, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (139)
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Video: Obama discusses his faith

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams interviews the president, broaching the topic of his religious...

By Eric Athas  | August 29, 2010; 8:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (156)
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Beck: No Beck-Palin 2012 ticket; Crist supports gay marriage ban; Meek 'pretty sure' Obama will stump for him

By Matt DeLong and Felicia Sonmez Sunday Rundown: Today on the Sunday talk shows. FOX...

By Matt DeLong and Felicia Sonmez  | August 29, 2010; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Beck: People don't recognize 'Obama's version of Christianity'

Just one day after he drew a sea of conservative activists to see him speak on the National Mall, Fox News host Glenn Beck appeared on "Fox News Sunday" to discuss the event. Beck said his rally -- at which former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin also spoke -- drew "on the low end 300,000" attendees up to "as many as 650,000."

By Matt DeLong  | August 29, 2010; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (423)
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