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Archive: June 17, 2007 - June 23, 2007

Giuliani Preaches Fiscal Discipline

Rudy Giuliani says that he will bring fiscal discipline to the federal government just like he did to "out-of-control spending" in New York City. Sound Bite: "It led George Will to conclude that I ran the most conservative government in the last 50 years -- not just in New...

By | June 22, 2007; 1:59 PM ET | Comments (1)

Edwards on Poverty in America

There are "two Americas." That's John Edwards' story and he's sticking to it. In a speech yesterday at the Cooper Union school in New York City, Edwards outlined some of his solutions to ending poverty in America. Sound Bite: "Having 37 million people in the richest nation on the...

By | June 22, 2007; 12:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Crushing on Fred Thompson's... Politics

It was only a matter of time. Coming on the heels of the wildly popular "Crush on Obama," Fred Thompson is the latest candidate to have his own online troubadour. And what his admirer -- that'd be country singer James Kole -- lacks in the bikini-department, he makes up with...

By | June 21, 2007; 3:47 PM ET | Comments (3)

Spotlight on Brownback

In his YouTube Spotlight, Sam Brownback says that "I'm on the yellow brick road to the White House" as we see grain silos in the background as his RV whizzes past. How American can you get? "I'm running for this race to rebuild the family, renew the culture." He...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | June 21, 2007; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (1)

The 411 On New York's 311 -- And Bloomberg

Newly independent New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg visited the city's 311 Customer Service Center Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the system's 50 millionth call, doing his best to avoid the story splashed on the front cover of this morning's New York tabloids (which had almost identical looks today). The...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 20, 2007; 2:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Here We Go: Bloomberg's Google Appearance

The day before announcing his political independence, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg visited Google's world headquarters and spoke with employees about a number of issues. The 63-minute video shows Bloomberg discussing his early life, the beginnings of his company, Bloomberg LP, and his answer to the "will you...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 20, 2007; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Romney Family 'Decision' With Cameras Rolling

The Romney campaign has posted a video called, "The Decision", a 13-minute movie chronicling the Christmas 2006 family meeting where the former governor, his wife, five sons, their daughters, children, and dogs discussed the pros and cons of a major presidential campaign. While the Romney family and the campaign score...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 20, 2007; 9:47 AM ET | Comments (2)

Gingrich's New Immigration Ad

Lest we forget there's still another Republican considering a presidential campaign, Newt Gingrich is out with a new ad criticizing immigration proposals expected to be reconsidered soon by the Senate. The ad, sponsored by the group Citizens United, features Gingrich explaining why he doesn't support what he calls, "The McCain-Kennedy...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 20, 2007; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (2)

Fred Thompson Calls On London

Fred Thompson, shadow candidate, speaks in London and so we get a few clips on YouTube to get a sense of him. Here he is in on Iraq, saying nothing much, slowly: Here he is Iraq and on Margaret Thatcher. And here he is on his political heroes, starting...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 20, 2007; 9:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Sopranos Redux

The Clinton campaign has just released the results of its Campaign Song Contest. But it's the companion video people will be talking about. The winning song: "You And I" by Celine Dion. As we've reported before, the Clinton campaign's YouTube strategy took off with this song contest. She's been praised...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 19, 2007; 1:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

CNN/YouTube Debate: The Best of The Questions So Far

I've just watched all the early submissions of voter questions for candidates in the CNN/YouTube Democrats' debate. The interesting ones. You can submit a question to be considered for the July 23rd debate here. The best question I've seen: Eddy wants to know what the candidates will do in...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 18, 2007; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (11)

 

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