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Archive: March 23, 2008 - March 29, 2008

McCain's First General Election TV Ads

Senator John McCain, the GOP presidential nominee, released his first ads aimed at a general election audience. This 60-second spot titled 624787, discusses McCain's experience as a Navy commander and leader. The ad asks a variety of rhetorical questions about McCain's character and leadership ability, such as "What must a...

By washingtonpost.com | March 28, 2008; 5:18 PM ET | Comments (23)

Congressional Republicans Attack With Video

The GOP's House and Senate campaign committees have posted several items in the past few days designed to sitr up support, and favorable news coverage. The NRCC has posted a video attacking Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) for voting for "faulty legislation that jeopardizes our terrorist surveillance program." Giffords faces Arizona...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 27, 2008; 4:00 PM ET | Comments (3)

Minnesota's Senate Race On Camera

Minnesota's senate race is expected to be an expensive and nasty affair, with popular, well-funded Republican incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman facing a well-funded Democrat in the form of former funnyman Al Franken. Both candidates spoke Wednesday in St. Paul, Minn., and their campaigns quickly posted video of the events on...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 27, 2008; 12:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Is It Fair to Ask Chelsea Clinton About Lewinsky?

While campaigning Tuesday at Butler University in Indianapolis, Chelsea Clinton was asked if she thought her mother's credibility was damaged by the Monica Lewinsky scandal: This raises an interesting question: Considering her active involvement in her mother's campaign, is it fair game to ask Chelsea Clinton about the Lewinsky scandal?...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 26, 2008; 10:22 AM ET | Comments (1186)

Congressional Candidates, Generals Unite to Present Iraq Exit Plans

Retired military officers and at least 25 Democratic House and Senate candidates are joining forces to present what it calls "A Responsible Plan" to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq. The group will present the details of its plan on Thursday. It calls for the removal of all U.S. military forces...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 25, 2008; 2:39 PM ET | Comments (3)

Clinton On The Air in Pennsylvania

With exactly four weeks until the Pennsylvania Primary, Hillary Clinton has started airing TV ads in the state. Clinton's ad launch comes just days after a weekend ad blitz by Barack Obama. Clinton's "Level" message is focused on her economic proposals: A similar version of this ad in Texas, and...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 25, 2008; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (19)

Clinton Fact-Checks Obama

Just as the Obama campaign is circulating a video fact check of Hillary Clinton, the Clinton campaign has produced a similar video critical of Barack Obama's plans to withdraw U.S. service members from Iraq. The video combines Obama's statements about troop withdrawals with the comments of his former foreign policy...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 24, 2008; 3:54 PM ET | Comments (14)

Pumping Up Petraeus

Freedom's Watch is getting ready for early April, when Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker return to Capitol Hill for another round of Congressional testimony about the future of the war in Iraq. The conservative group's latest online-only video features Petraeus-friendly video clips and articles, and urges supporters to...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 24, 2008; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

It's Raining McCain!

A friend sends along this musical tribute to the candidate. One word: Ouch!...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 24, 2008; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Video Fact-Checking Clinton

Fact-checking has become a popular, and important part of political journalism. As The Post's Shailagh Murray and Jonathan Weisman report today, "in a presidential contest involving three sitting senators, embellishment of legislative records may be an inevitability." YouTube user jedreport couldn't agree more. This video combines Hillary Clinton's recent comments...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 24, 2008; 9:09 AM ET | Comments (7)

Obama Reaches Out to Republicans and Independents in PA

Barack Obama aired three TV ads in Pennsylvania this weekend, ahead of the state's Monday voter registration deadline. The ads aim to convince younger Democrats, Republicans and independents to register to vote in the Democrats-only primary on April 22nd. "Carry" has aired in other states, and it highlights Obama's bipartisan...

By Ed O'Keefe | March 23, 2008; 8:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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