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Behind the Numbers: April 29, 2007 - May 5, 2007

In Their Own Words: The First GOP Debate

Thursday night's nationally televised GOP presidential debate gave many Americans their first look at the full field of declared candidates, and for candidates languishing in polls such events might be their key out of the basement. In the most recent Post-ABC News poll, those more tuned into the '08 race...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  May 4, 2007; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Tonight the Role of Ronald Reagan Will Be Played By...

As 10 GOP contenders take the stage tonight at the Reagan Presidential Library, expect frequent references to "The Great Communicator," who left office with high approval ratings. When his second term ended, more than six in 10 Americans approved of how Reagan was handling his job. And asked retrospectively, 71...

By Jon Cohen  |  May 3, 2007; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Old Rivalries Die Hard

Votes in the House commending college championship sports teams usually are a lopsided affair, and this year's vote congratulating the Florida Gators for winning their second consecutive NCAA basketball title was no exception: it passed 415-0. But the lack of opposition doesn't mean everyone was in favor. Along with 13...

By  |  May 3, 2007; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Privately Funded Congressional Travel Down

With limits on congressional travel passed by the House and additional restrictions being considered in the House and Senate, lawmakers are taking dramatically fewer privately funded trips this year. In the first two months of 2007, the amount spent by private interests on travel for legislators and their staff members...

By  |  May 2, 2007; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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What's in a Word? Amnesty

In Thursday night's Democratic debate - the first of this election cycle - one of the moderators read a question from a viewer in Oregon: "Senator Clinton, if you were currently the president, would you defy the majority of American citizens and offer a form of amnesty for illegal aliens?"...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  April 30, 2007; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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