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Archive: August 5, 2007 - August 11, 2007

New Romney Ad: "Change Begins"

Mitt Romney's latest ad, aimed at getting out the vote for the upcoming Republican Iowa straw poll, plows a familiar furrow: "Send a message to Washington. Washington politicans in both parties have proven they can't control spending and they won't control our borders." A paint-by-numbers effort....

By | August 9, 2007; 12:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Still Crazy After All These Years

Mike Gravel's campaign posts this clip -- created by one of its campaign operatives -- that rips off, er, pays homage to the Apple "Think Different" campaign: "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes, etc." Maybe it worked...

By | August 9, 2007; 7:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ad Watch: New Romney and Paul Ads In Iowa

DES MOINES, IOWA -- It's a rainy day here in Iowa's capital city, which gives Hawkeye State residents a great excuse to sit at home and watch TV. If they do, they may see these new ads, out just in time for Saturday's GOP straw poll. Mitt Romney's ninth campaign...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 8, 2007; 4:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Girl Part III: The Attack Ad

The "Obama Girl" is back -- this time as the target of an "attack ad." The ad raises questions about Obama Girl's spending habits, her political preferences, her social standing, and -- a warning for the faint of heart -- the fact that she appears in lingerie and bikinis. Oh,...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 8, 2007; 4:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton and Obama on Immigration

Speaking before the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Hillary Clinton says she wants an immigration bill that provides a "path to legalization" for undocumented immigrants. Senator Obama tells the La Raza Conference in Miami, FL. that he's "walked the walk, I just don't talk the talk....

By | August 8, 2007; 2:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

AFL-CIO Debate Highlights

At the AFL-CIO debate in Chicago on August 7, Senators Dodd and Clinton pile on Senator Obama for suggesting that the US unilaterally send forces into Pakistan to fight al-Qaeda. Sound Bite: [Clinton] "You can think big, but remember, you shouldn't always say everything you think if you're running...

By | August 8, 2007; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

McCain=Reagan?

John McCain says he "enlisted as a foot soldier in the Reagan revolution" and still thinks about the former President "all the time." In this clip he tries to convince Republican primary voters that McCain=Reagan. It's a tough sell....

By | August 8, 2007; 8:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Romney Gets in Row Over Mormonism

You may have seen it by now, but here's the full interview Mitt Romney did last Thursday with Iowa radio talk show host Jan Mickelson. The interview focuses first on Romney's straw poll chances, and eventually gets to that emotional exchange played repeatedly on TV over the weekend into this...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 7, 2007; 3:41 PM ET | Comments (20)

Democrats On Organized Labor

Ahead of tonight's AFL-CIO forum with the Democratic presidential candidates in Chicago, Joe Biden and John Edwards have posted videos summarizing their positions on organized labor. They're longer versions of the candidates' 30-second opening statements posted on MSNBC's Web site. The forum airs at 7 p.m. ET on MSNBC and...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 7, 2007; 3:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

An Obama Birthday Boo Boo

It may change by the time you watch this, but the Obama campaign has put up a new video, showing the senator spending his "birthday" with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Obama's birthday is Aug. 4 (you'd know this if you read his washingtonpost.com candidate profile page). The video however...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 7, 2007; 1:29 PM ET | Comments (9)

Invisible McCain

As his campaign staff regroups, Sen. John McCain has been keeping a relatively low profile. So low, in fact, that he doesn't even appear in his latest video. Instead, former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer delivers some classic campaign corn pone while introducing the candidate at a recent Iowa town...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 7, 2007; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Republican Iowa Debate

At Sunday's Republican candidates debate in Des Moines, Iowa, Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani are asked about Senator Obama's recent statements about taking military action in Pakistan against al-Qaeda. Romney says "Barack Obama is confused as to who are our friends and who are our enemies." More Romney clips...

By | August 6, 2007; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (13)

New Democratic Congressional Ad Campaign

As Congress heads off for its summer break, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is launching a month-long campaign touting Democratic successes and targeting President Bush and GOP members of Congress. The first ad highlights Democratic victories on the minimum wage, an increase in veterans' benefits and the passage of some...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 6, 2007; 10:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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