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Archive: April 27, 2008 - May 3, 2008

Two More Minutes From Obama

Barack Obama is airing a closing statement to TV viewers in Indiana and North Carolina. Most voters will see it during the evening news on Monday, but some will see it as soon as Sunday. "Minute" is actually two minutes long, and once again states Obama's opposition to a federal...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 3, 2008; 5:00 PM ET | Comments (25)

McCain's Health Solution Ad

The McCain campaign has released a new 30-second spot in Ohio. The ad focuses on Sen. John McCain's health care proposals, including "straight talk to provide portable, affordable health care" and requiring "millionaires to get off prescription drug subsidies." More conspicuously, the ad begins with a banner on the left...

By washingtonpost.com | May 2, 2008; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (17)

Obama Takes Gas Tax War to The Airwaves

Debate about a gas tax holiday will play out all weekend on Indiana airwaves, thanks to Barack Obama's new ad. "Pennies" calls out Hillary Clinton for supporting a tax holiday, something Obama opposes. Here's the script: Another negative ad from Hillary Clinton. But here's what she's NOT saying. USA Today...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 2, 2008; 2:57 PM ET | Comments (2)

The Democratic Primary Season in 7 Minutes

Our partners at Slate.com created a seven-minute satirical depiction of the Democratic primary season thus far. It covers Sen. Hillary Clinton's "cackle," Sen. Mike Gravel scowling at the camera, debates, former Sen. John Edwards staying in the race and Sen. Barack Obama in traditional Somali clothes. Those are just a...

By washingtonpost.com | May 2, 2008; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (2)

Obama's Top Ten List

Barack Obama took his message to The Late Show with David Letterman last night. Here are the "Top Ten Surprising Things About Barack Obama": (The Obama campaign posted the clip on YouTube.) In the same spirit, the Republican National Committee has released its "Top Ten Reasons Barack Obama Isn't Ready...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 2, 2008; 9:05 AM ET | Comments (4)

New Group Criticizes McCain

Progressive Media USA (PMUSA), a new group fronted by former conservative David Brock, has launched an anti-John McCain site called McCainSource.com. McCainSource features online-only productions, such as this video marking the fifth annivesary since President Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech: The site also mixes humor with criticism. "Pop Up Double Talk,"...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 2, 2008; 7:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

SEIU Airs New Ads in Three States

The political arm of Service Employees International Union, SEIU COPE, is quickly emerging as one of this cycle's most high-profile PACs. It's airing new spots in support of Barack Obama and congressional candidates in Indiana and Louisiana, in addition to an Ohio ad critical of John McCain's health care proposals....

By Ed O'Keefe | May 1, 2008; 4:13 PM ET | Comments (4)

Easley for Clinton in New NC Ad

As she has in Pennsylvania and Indiana, Sen. Hillary Clinton is making use of her most powerful surrogate in North Carolina. Gov Mike Easley (D) appears in a new 30-second spot, singing the New York senator's praises. Here's the script: These are tough times in America and I think that...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 1, 2008; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Speaks Gas Tax 'Truth' in Ind. and NC

Barack Obama is pushing his opposition to a gas tax holiday in a new ad called "Truth." Versions are airing in both Indiana and North Carolina. The Obama campaign has also sent several e-mails citing Tom Freidman, an ABC news, and other sources who agree with the senator's position. Here's...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 1, 2008; 11:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

MoveOn Strikes McCain on Iraq

MoveOn.org is concerned that John McCain is "on the air unopposed" in some states, so it's airing a new ad attacking him on the Iraq war. "Candles" starts with a birthday cake with five candles, to mark the five years since President Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech. It also uses images...

By Ed O'Keefe | April 30, 2008; 5:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Maya Angelou in New Ad for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has called upon a big-name supporter to help her out in North Carolina. The poet Maya Angelou is appearing in a new 60-second TV ad in the Tar Heel State, calling the New York senator "a prayer" for American voters. Here's the script: Hillary Clinton is a prayer...

By Ed O'Keefe | April 30, 2008; 4:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

New Ads Attack Obama in Indiana

Hillary Clinton, and the pro-Clinton independent 527 group American Leadership Project are attacking Barack Obama in Indiana with new ads about the economy. ALP has been airing ads in support of Clinton's economic proposals since February. Members of the group told The Post's Matt Mosk that they started the organization...

By Ed O'Keefe | April 30, 2008; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton and Obama's Latest Indiana Ads

Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are airing new TV ads in Indiana. For starters, Obama is airing a 60-second biographical message called "Opportunity." This message -- complete with old family photos, grainy black and white video, and emphasis on his grandmother's work in a bomber factory -- also ran...

By Ed O'Keefe | April 29, 2008; 5:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

SEIU Attacks McCain's Health Care Plan

John McCain is unveiling his health care proposals today in Florida, and is airing a new TV ad on health care in Iowa. But one of the nation's fastest-growing labor unions is also airing ads attacking the plan. SEIU is airing "Feeling the Pain" in Ohio, and Washington, D.C.: SEIU...

By Ed O'Keefe | April 29, 2008; 2:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Religious Leaders React to Rev. Wright

Following Rev. Jeremiah Wright's speech at the National Press Club on Monday, The Post's Hamil Harris spoke with several religious leaders who were in attendance: "It took this outpouring of slanting, of stereotyping by soundbites to get the press involved and they have heard things that they have never heard...

By Ed O'Keefe | April 29, 2008; 1:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCain's Ad on Healthcare

Sen. John McCain released a new health care ad in Iowa today. The 60-second television spot launched a day after McCain started his "Call to Action Tour," which focuses on his health care proposals. He kicks off the tour in Florida with a speech and continues to Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ohio...

By washingtonpost.com | April 29, 2008; 9:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Mississippi Republican Runs Ad Against Obama

By Paul Kane of The Trail Another Republican candidate is turning Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and controversies regarding his former pastor into a political attack ad against his Democratic opponent. Barely two weeks before a special election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat, GOP nominee Greg Davis has begun...

By washingtonpost.com | April 28, 2008; 1:30 PM ET | Comments (12)

Same Ad, Different States for Clinton

Hillary Clinton is running "Cost" in both Indiana and North Carolina. The message discusses her energy plans, and proposed efforts to help reduce gas prices -- including a temporary suspension of the gas tax. "These days it costs 50 bucks to fill up the tank. How can Indiana/North Carolina families...

By Ed O'Keefe | April 27, 2008; 9:00 PM ET | Comments (21)

DNC Releases Second Anti-McCain Ad

The Democratic National Committee has released a second ad criticizing John McCain, this one focused on his comments about the Iraq war. (The first message focused on McCain's comments about the economy.) This ad uses only parts of the infamous Q&A session that McCain held with voters in January (courtesy...

By Ed O'Keefe | April 27, 2008; 2:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

 

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