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Archive: August 19, 2007 - August 25, 2007

YouTube Impacting (Local) New Hampshire Politics

The "YouTubization" of American politics has gone local, and it's doing so in New Hampshire of all places. As if the residents of Manchester, N.H. didn't have enough politicking to worry about already, a city mayoral candidate has attacked his opponent with an online video. New Hampshire's primary day is...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 23, 2007; 3:20 PM ET | Comments (16)

Obama on the Daily Show: "You Rock, Barack!"

Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama appeared on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show Wednesday night. Here are some highlights. [Watch the full two-part interview below.] * As the interview begins the candidate is greeted by members of the audience yelling "You Rock, Barack!" * Stewart giving advice on how Obama can...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | August 23, 2007; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (7)

Wanted: A Catchy Bumper Sticker

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is out with a new Web ad asking supporters to help them come up with a catchy bumper sticker slogan. And while the spirit of this ad is great, they may also need some help with their acting skills. DSCC spokeswoman Hannah August says the...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 22, 2007; 4:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ad Wars Heat Up Ahead of 'Surge' Report

Gen. David Petraeus is scheduled to begin testifying on Capitol Hill about the troop surge strategy on Sept. 11, exactly six years since the attacks in New York and Washington. Several anti- and pro-war- groups are spending money this month to mold public opinion ahead of Petraeus' comments, and the...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 22, 2007; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (153)

Franken's Take On Bush and Coleman

Few Senate races have the potential to attract as much attention next year as Minnesota's contest, especially if "SNL" alum Al Franken is the Democratic nominee. Incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman (R) is considered vulnerable, and as The Fix reported Friday, "Democrats will seek to make the race a referendum on...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 21, 2007; 11:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ad Watch: Romney on the Radio

We realize that Channel '08 is a blog about the 2008 election on video, but it's always interesting to see the presidential campaigns use YouTube to distribute radio ads to reporters -- and interested supporters -- quickly and on the cheap. The Romney campaign has done just that once again....

By Ed O'Keefe | August 21, 2007; 10:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ad Watch: Cardboard Cutouts Airing In Iowa

There are three new TV ads running in Iowa targeting the Democratic frontrunners -- Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama -- on the issue of health care. The ads were paid for by the California Nurses Association, and Physicians for a National Health Program, two groups pushing for a...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 20, 2007; 12:43 PM ET | Comments (75)


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