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Archive: May 11, 2008 - May 17, 2008

MoveOn Fires Straight Talk at McCain Campaign

MoveOn.org is calling on John McCain to fire one of his top aides, amid reports he's re-vetting his entire campaign staff for ties to lobbying. As first reported by The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder, the campaign is asking staffers to complete a questionnaire that asks if the person has ever been...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 16, 2008; 1:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fair to Compare?

We wrote a post yesterday about Sen. Barack Obama's speech to the Detroit Economic Club in May 2007. It caused quite a furor. Many of you contend the auto industry folks in attendance actually responded very cooly to Obama's call for higher fuel efficiency. However, as far as we can...

By washingtonpost.com | May 16, 2008; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

New Ads for Clinton in Kentucky and Oregon

Proving she has no plans to leave the race just yet, Hillary Rodham Clinton is airing new messages in Kentucky and Oregon. "Partner" delivers her economic message to middle class voters. "It's hard to pick between a gallon of milk, and a gallon of gas," says one man in the...

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

Should Obama Clarify Comments on Detroit Speech?

UPDATE: Please refer to the new follow-up post, in which we address the concerns that came up in the comments section. **** Sen. Barack Obama may have to retract a claim he made at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Indianapolis on May 8. In the 30-minute speech, Obama discussed the usual...

By washingtonpost.com | May 15, 2008; 5:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

New McCain Web Ad Predicts Rosy Future

John McCain has released a new, Web-only ad that suggests that a McCain administration will have accomplished almost everything on the candidate's "to do" list by 2013. While much of the coverage today is about McCain's pledge that he will bring most American troops home from Iraq by 2013 if...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 15, 2008; 3:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Thoroughly Modern Superdelegates

Lauren Wolfe and Awais Khaleel are not only the President and Vice President of the College Democrats of America but they're also superdelegates. And today they effusively endorsed Barack Obama. On YouTube. Of course....

By Ed O'Keefe | May 15, 2008; 1:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Last-Minute W. Va. Radio Ad

With voting underway in West Virginia, Hillary Clinton is airing a 60-second radio ad in the Mountain State. Here's part of the script: "In Washington, some people say the presidential primary in West Virginia doesn't much matter. That your voice doesn't count. But you know what? Tuesday we can show...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 13, 2008; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (5)

Clinton Says Thank You, Again and Again and Again

A soft-spoken Hillary Clinton thanks her supporters for, uh, just for being her supporters. Oh yeah, and for helping her win the Indiana primary. She says she's going to keep on campaigning and if anyone wants to help out, she'd be grateful. -- Peter Hauck...

By washingtonpost.com | May 12, 2008; 4:29 PM ET | Comments (6)

MoveOn's Winning Ads for Obama

It's been two months since MoveOn.org asked group members to submit ads in support of Barack Obama, who is endorsed by the group. Having received more than 1,100 submissions, the group picked "Obamacan," a 30-second message produced by David Gaw and Lance Mungia of Monrovia, Calif. It's about Obama's bipartisan...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 12, 2008; 2:51 PM ET | Comments (6)

McCain's Environmental Message

John McCain gives what his campaign describes as a "major speech" today on global climate change in Portland, Ore. The Post reports today that an "examination of McCain's voting record shows an inconsistent approach to the environment: He champions some 'green' causes while casting sometimes contradictory votes on others," McCain...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 12, 2008; 1:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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