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Archive: March 9, 2008 - March 15, 2008

The NEW Pastor at Obama's Church

Several news organizations are reporting on the racially-charged words of Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, the founder and retired pastor of Barack Obama's Chicago church, Trinity United Church of Christ. Otis Moss III, 37, is Wright's hand-picked successor at Trinity. He's the son of Otis Moss Jr., who preached with Dr....

By Ed O'Keefe | March 14, 2008; 4:01 PM ET | Comments (204)

Video Marks McCain's POW Anniversary

John McCain's campaign has produced a video marking the 35th anniversary of his March 15, 1973 release and return home from North Vietnam, where he was held as a prisoner of war for six years. The video stars fellow POWs Orson Swindle, and Paul Galanti, and McCain's mother, Roberta McCain....

By Ed O'Keefe | March 14, 2008; 2:01 PM ET | Comments (3)

Is Christopher Guest Producing Clinton Videos?

A group of Hillary Clinton's Texas supporters posted this video on Wednesday, and as far as we can tell, it was not approved the candidate. Instead, Hillaryfan8 is responsible for this message. "We need a woman in the House, the White House!" the supporters chant. "We don't need no bling,...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 14, 2008; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (3)

Your Obama Ad, Oliver Stone Approved

Moveon.org is asking members to submit a 30-second ad for the Sen. Barack Obama. Best of all, the group has recruited academics, activists, authors, and celebrities to pick the winner. Oliver Stone, Moby, Jesse Jackson, Ben Afleck, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Lessig are just some of the folks that will pick...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 13, 2008; 1:50 PM ET | Comments (20)

Hulu's Presidential Archive

A new video-sharing Web site, Hulu.com, launches today as an ad-supported alternative to YouTube. It's a joint venture of NBC Universal and News Corporation. Selected TV programs and movies from both companies are available for viewing on the site. As The Post reports, Hulu "requires viewers to sit through two...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 13, 2008; 11:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Commander-in-Chief Threshold

Flanked by retired military heavyweights, Barack Obama explains why he is the most qualified candidate to be commander-in-chief. Sound Bite: "The real commander-in-chief threshold doesn't have to do with years tallied up in Washington. It has to do with the judgment and vision that you will bring to the...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 13, 2008; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (2)

Ferraro Speaks Out Again

Geraldine Ferraro responded to criticisms of her comments of Barack Obama this morning on ABC's "Good Morning America" and CBS's "The Early Show," refusing to apologize for what she said about Barack Obama's candidacy. Ferraro recently told the Daily Breeze of Torrance, Calif. that if Obama were "a white man,...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 12, 2008; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

O'Hillary

You don't think Hillary Clinton had anything to do with Northern Ireland's peace process? Well, at least consider this video proof, as provided by the Clinton campaign. The video includes clips of her speech at the lighting of the Belfast, Northern Ireland, Christmas tree in 1995. It also features clips...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 11, 2008; 6:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bush Gridiron Dinner Video Raises Questions

YouTube users have posted even more video of President Bush's performance at last Saturday's Gridiron Dinner. The new videos feature a more direct camera angle as the president performs his rendition of "The Green Green Grass of Home." (You start to see the president about one minute into the video.)...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 11, 2008; 5:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eliot Spitzer on YouTube

A YouTube search for "Eliot Spitzer" reveals several videos, many added in the past 24 hours. The Post's Keith Richburg reports today that "his popularity quickly waned as he became enmeshed in scandals and political missteps, including allegations that his staff used New York state troopers to collect potentially damaging...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 11, 2008; 1:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Last Minute Attempt in Mississippi

Hillary Clinton is making a late run at Barack Obama in Mississippi by way of a TV ad she also aired in Texas. The ad discusses Clinton's plans to create jobs, improve the economy and end "giveaways for corporate special interests." While Clinton is not expected to win the Magnolia...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 10, 2008; 4:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

President Bush at the Gridiron Dinner

The Gridiron Dinner is the capital's annual white-tie affair that brings together the nation's top political journalists and the folks they cover. The Post's Monica Hesse reports that more than 600 showed up for this year's event, which included the first and last performance of President Bush and the Busharoos....

By Ed O'Keefe | March 10, 2008; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (119)

McCain and Grizzly Bears

The Post's Joel Achenbach reports today on a key element of John McCain's stump speech -- a $3 million study of grizzly bear DNA. "I don't know if it was a paternity issue or criminal," McCain jokes, "but it was a waste of money." The study featured prominently in a...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 10, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Man in the Arena

The Post's Michael D. Shear reports today that John McCain's aides are "determined to start crafting McCain's public image. They released a two-minute, online ad Friday called 'Man in the Arena,' which compares McCain to former British prime minister Winston Churchill and former president Theodore Roosevelt, focusing on McCain's military...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 9, 2008; 12:39 PM ET | Comments (4)

 

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