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As Petraeus Testifies, RNC Slams Clinton & Obama

As Congress prepares to hear testimony this week from Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, the Republican National Committee is using the general's appearance as an opportunity to take aim at Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama. The RNC's new online video, "Politics vs....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | April 7, 2008; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (71)

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)

Giuliani Hits MoveOn, MoveOn Whacks Back

The Ad War between Republicans and MoveOn.org continues today, with Rudy Giuliani airing a radio ad, stating the group is targeting him because he can beat next year's Democratic nominee. In response, MoveOn is taking its anti-Giuliani ad national. Let's review this Ad War so far: -- MoveOn runs a...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 18, 2007; 03:55 PM ET | Comments (47)

Reaction to Iraq Debate

Iraq dominated Washington's attention this week, with Congressional hearings, controversial newspaper ads, newspaper ads criticizing newspaper ads, and the president's primetime address to the nation. There's been plenty of reaction in the last 24 hours to the president's speech, and other Iraq-related events. The most high-profile response to the president's...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 14, 2007; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ad Watch: Kids In Fatigues

Several anti- and pro-war ads are airing nationwide ahead of next week's Congressional hearings and debate on the future of the Iraq war. The pro-war Freedom's Watch group aired several of its ads during the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night on Fox News Channel, and they're also airing on other...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 7, 2007; 12:38 PM ET | Comments (8)

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)

Mobilizing for "Macaca"

Kos gives orders to his troops, telling them to record every moment of every Republican candidate's appearances: Every appearance by a top Republican official or candidate should be recorded. Every one of them.All it takes is one "Macaca" incident to transform a race or create one where one didn't...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | May 23, 2007; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (1)

Retired Generals Declare War, Part III

Retired General Wesley Clark takes command in the third ad released by VoteVets.org. (Previous ads featured retired Gen. John Batiste and retired Major General Paul D. Eaton speaking out against President Bush's Iraq policy. The ads are scheduled to run in states targeting key Republican senators and representatives.) General...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 16, 2007; 01:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Retired Generals Declare War, Part II

VoteVets.org has released its second ad featuring a retired U.S. Army General speaking out against President Bush's Iraq policy. This ad features retired Major General Paul D. Eaton, a former commander in Iraq. Eaton says President Bush did not listen to his commanders, and he's "still not listening." As...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 14, 2007; 01:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Retired Generals Declare War

Retired two-star Army Gen. John Batiste, former Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division in Iraq, says he's taken on a new mission: "I left the army in protest to speak out." And he's speaking out loudly and clearly in an ad from VoteVets.org, a Political Action Committee. General...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 11, 2007; 08:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rating Oliver Stone's New Campaign Ad

Slate.com has partnered with MediaCurve to provide this interesting mashup of the new Moveon.org adby Oliver Stone with an overlay of "dial" reaction results from 300 voters....

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 9, 2007; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Oliver Stone's Moveon.org Ad

As part of its VideoVets Project, MoveOn.org has released a 30-second ad directed by Oliver Stone. The message: "Tell Congress: Support Our Troops, Bring Them Home." More on Stone and the ad here. Oliver Stone video interview here. Ron Kovic, author of Born on the Fourth of July, is...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 4, 2007; 02:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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