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Archive: May 6, 2007 - May 12, 2007

Edwards: Don't Picnic on Memorial Day

Democrat John Edwards makes a rather vague call to Americans to "reclaim patriotism" on Memorial Day weekend. "Don't just go to picnics," he says, and don't just hang out with friends. What does he want us to do? Speak out. Where? How? Not at all clear. See whether you...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 12, 2007; 6:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Giuliani's Direct Talk

There was much coverage of Rudy Giuliani's speech Friday at Houston Baptist University outlining his contrarian -- for Republicans -- views of gay rights, gun control, and abortion. Newspaper and TV reports give us the essential bits. But now, thanks to YouTube, we can hear the source ourselves. Here's...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 12, 2007; 1:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Koo-sin-ich

A supporter of Democratic hopeful Dennis Kucinich makes a commercial -- and handy pronunciation guide -- for the campaign. This ad is endorsed by Kucinich....

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 12, 2007; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Retired Generals Declare War

Retired two-star Army Gen. John Batiste, former Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division in Iraq, says he's taken on a new mission: "I left the army in protest to speak out." And he's speaking out loudly and clearly in an ad from VoteVets.org, a Political Action Committee. General...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 11, 2007; 8:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

It's Obama's Fault

The Chasers War on Everything -- a hilarious Australian fake news show (which, by the way, you can get via a YouTube podcast subscription) -- takes to the streets to America to ask us who we think is behind this darned war. The answer? Barack Obama....

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 11, 2007; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama on Energy

In Sen. Barack Obama's recent address to the Detroit Economic Club, he says a "clean secure energy future" is the country's "next great task." And "if we're going to make significant progress, we're going to have to start with our cars."...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 10, 2007; 4:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chairman YouTube

Our fellow washingtonpost.com blogger Mary Ann Akers, better known as The Sleuth, reports that Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) posted the first ever YouTube video from, as he put it, "the chairman's perspective." Markey chairs the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, so it's perhaps appropriate that...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 10, 2007; 1:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Romney and Religion

The fallout from the dustup over what Al Sharpton said or meant when he commented on Mitt Romney's Mormon faith has spread in a new direction: the practice of racial exclusion in the recent past by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During an appearance on The...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 10, 2007; 11:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

PostTalk: McConnell Talks Politics

In part two of this week's "PostTalk," Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) discusses the chances of GOP presidential hopefuls, and Democratic Senate colleagues seeking the White House. Don't forget to read Dan Balz and Chris Cillizza's recap of their interview with Sen. McConnell here. Play Video VIDEO | PostTalk:...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 10, 2007; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

PostTalk: Sen. Mitch McConnell on the Iraq Debate

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sat down with The Post's Dan Balz and washingtonpost.com's Chris Cillizza Wednesday afternoon to discuss the Iraq war funding debate, GOP congressional chances, and the 2008 presidential race. In this first clip, Balz and Cillizza ask Sen. McConnell about the state of the funding...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 10, 2007; 8:19 AM ET | Comments (2)

Richardson's New Iowa Ad

New Mexico governor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson is out with new TV ads in Iowa. The clip below has two ads, called "Job Interview" and "Tell Me." The "Interview" ad starts running tomorrow; "Tell Me" will air soon. The ads play up the governor's professional experiences in Congress,...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 9, 2007; 2:44 PM ET | Comments (1)

Rating Oliver Stone's New Campaign Ad

Slate.com has partnered with MediaCurve to provide this interesting mashup of the new Moveon.org adby Oliver Stone with an overlay of "dial" reaction results from 300 voters....

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 9, 2007; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Quick (Romney) Fix

Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) has launched his third TV ad of the 2008 campaign season. The ad airs in Iowa and New Hampshire. Chris Cillizza breaks it down....

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 9, 2007; 9:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Biden: "I'm With Joe"

As part of its Iowa effort, the Joe Biden campaign is posting a series of short clips featuring endorsements from state and county officeholders. Low budget, one take, no soundtrack. Simple and straightforward: These Iowans tell you exactly why they support Biden. Nice. -- Peter Hauck...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 8, 2007; 8:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Takes to Iowa Airwaves

Former senator John Edwards's campaign began running TV ads in Iowa today (see the video below). The ads will air in all of Iowa's TV markets, and the Omaha, Neb. market, which includes Council Bluffs, Iowa. As reported in Chris Cillizza's The Fix, the ads are a near carbon copy...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 8, 2007; 5:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

"We the People" -- The Iowa Remix

The environmentally correct John Edwards team believes in recycling -- and that goes for their campaign commercials as well. Here, they add a few Iowans to their "We the People" ad and it's ready for primetime in Davenport and Des Moines. -- Peter Hauck...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 8, 2007; 4:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama: 16 Votes and What Do You Get?

You get an override of President Bush's veto of the Iraq funding/troop withdrawl timetable bill, said Sen. Barack Obama in a speech at the National Conference of Black Mayor's Annual Convention in Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday. Obama said he will pressure Congress to continue sending bills to President...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 8, 2007; 2:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Breitbart.tv Lands Fred Thompson Interview

Breitbart.com -- from Andrew Breitbart, pal of online news kingmaker Matt Drudge -- launches a new internet TV "channel" with an exclusive interview with the shadow candidate, Fred Thompson. Scott Baker, a former news anchor and now online TV entrepreneur, interviews Thompson right after the Republican debate, which he...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 8, 2007; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCain: Googled and YouTubed

Senator John McCain sits for an interview with YouTube's News and Politics Editor Steve Grove and delivers a quick rant on government spending. He also answers some questions from YouTube viewers, including: Is homosexuality immoral? McCain punts it as high as possible: "I do not know . . ....

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 7, 2007; 2:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

First Victory: CNN Frees the Debates

The wall has cracked. CNN has announced that -- unlike MSNBC -- it will open up the debates it is hosting in June under a Creative Commons license. No restrictions. Now that's the ticket. The release: CNN to Make Presidential Debate Footage Available without RestrictionsAs previously announced, CNN will...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 7, 2007; 1:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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