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Archive: May 13, 2007 - May 19, 2007

Politics as Reality TV

David Cameron, leader of Britain's Conservative Party, is using the Internet to turn himself into a reality show. Get a load of his latest dozen videos: Cameron lives among Muslims, going to a Muslim school, working the cash register in a local store, riding the bus with schoolkids. Then...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 17, 2007; 2:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

South Carolina GOP Politics: Gov. Mark Sanford

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) spoke with washingtonpost.com's Chris Cillizza on May 16 about 2008 GOP campaign politics and his own political future. Play Video VIDEO | (Video by Ed O'Keefe, washingtonpost.com)...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 17, 2007; 1:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Alliance Renews Call for Parties to Open Their Debates

On the same day the Democratic National Committee announced the dates, locations and TV networks for its six sanctioned presidential debates, a bipartisan alliance is renewing its call for TV networks to lift restrictions to video of the debates. As noted in this blog a few days back, several Democratic...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 16, 2007; 4:27 PM ET | Comments (11)

Recapping the 2nd GOP Debate

In the video below, washingtonpost.com's Chris Cillizza and The Washington Post's Michael D. Shear recap the Republican presidential debate in Columbia, S.C.; a few candidates appear to comment on their performance: Play Video VIDEO | Recapping the S.C. GOP Debate (Ed O'Keefe / washingtonpost.com)...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 16, 2007; 1:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Retired Generals Declare War, Part III

Retired General Wesley Clark takes command in the third ad released by VoteVets.org. (Previous ads featured retired Gen. John Batiste and retired Major General Paul D. Eaton speaking out against President Bush's Iraq policy. The ads are scheduled to run in states targeting key Republican senators and representatives.) General...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 16, 2007; 1:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Gov. Richardson Sits Down With YouTube

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) sits down with YouTube's Ben Smith for a 10 minute interview. Richardson emphasizes his wide range of experience (surprise!), asks all Americans to "get greener" and talks about how his "insurgent candidacy" is reaching out to the Internet community. He says this election...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 15, 2007; 10:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Thompson Comes Out Smoking

Non-candidate Fred Thompson and filmmaker Michael Moore are having a bit of a back-and-forth. In a National Review article, Thompson criticized Moore's trip to Cuba with a group of 9/11 emergency responders; according to reports, Moore's new documentary, "Sicko," will depict Cuba's health care system as superior to that...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 15, 2007; 7:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fox News and the Debate(s)

I talked to a Fox News spokesman about their policy on use of video from tonight's Republican debate. Rather than opening up some, as MSNBC has done, or fully, as CNN has done, they're playing a big coy: They say that we should consult our attorneys regarding fair use....

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 15, 2007; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dodd Unveils First Ad

Sen. Chris Dodd's first commercial is a plug for the Feingold-Dodd-Reid amendment to set a timetable for getting U.S. troops out of Iraq. "Unfortunately, my colleagues running for president have not joined me. . . We can't simply wait for a new president. We should have the conviction to...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 15, 2007; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Retired Generals Declare War, Part II

VoteVets.org has released its second ad featuring a retired U.S. Army General speaking out against President Bush's Iraq policy. This ad features retired Major General Paul D. Eaton, a former commander in Iraq. Eaton says President Bush did not listen to his commanders, and he's "still not listening." As...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 14, 2007; 1:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Some Uninspired Straight Talk from McCain

John McCain follows up his turn in YouTube's YouChoose '08 Spotlight by responding to three questions (so far) from viewers. Unfortunately, McCain doesn't use the YouTube platform to its (and his) fullest advantage. He doesn't reference the viewer's question; he doesn't connect personally; he looks like he'd rather be...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 14, 2007; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bill's Mother's Day Gift to Hillary

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign today released a four-minute, forty-second video of Bill Clinton extrolling his wife's many virtues and deep experience: "She has best combination of mind and heart, of leadership ability and a feel for the consequences of the decisions a leader makes." Of course, it's well-produced...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 13, 2007; 3:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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