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Rough Sketch: April 13, 2008 - April 19, 2008

Bush's Special Friend

You know times are tough when the American president and the British prime minister start talking about the good ol' days of the Blitz. President Bush and Prime Minister Gordon Brown found themselves in such a situation yesterday as they faced the cameras in the Rose Garden. Unpopular wars and...

By Dana Milbank  | April 18, 2008; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Not the Holy See, but We Like It

"In our nation," President Bush told Pope Benedict XVI at the White House yesterday, "faith and reason coexist in harmony." Well, most of the time. As the pontiff addressed an adoring crowd on the South Lawn -- about the time he mentioned the "sublime destiny of every man and woman"...

By Dana Milbank  | April 17, 2008; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Bitter and the Sweet

Associated Press Chairman Dean Singleton, seated, was very sorry for commingling the names of the candidate and the terrorist. (Charles Dharapak/ Associated Press) So much for the liberal media. John McCain and Barack Obama both appeared before the nation's newspaper editors yesterday. The putative Republican presidential nominee was given a...

By Dana Milbank  | April 15, 2008; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain Gets His Favorite Treat

The base responded to the candidate's flirtation with its usual display of detachment. The AP presented McCain with a box of Dunkin' Donuts to recreate the magical feel aboard the Straight Talk Express....

By Dana Milbank  | April 14, 2008; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Called 'Obama bin Laden'

Sen. Barack Obama, however, came in for rather rougher treatment. He spent most of his ASNE luncheon speech battling the perception that he's an "elitist" who thinks people turn to God and guns out of bitterness -- and then the AP's chairman, Dean Singleton, accidentally likened the Democrat to...

By Dana Milbank  | April 14, 2008; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain 'Falls Asleep' During Question of Age

Persumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain was meeting with his "base" this morning -- a forum hosted by the Associated Press at the annual gathering of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. The candidate, enjoying his free time while the Democrats slug it out, spent an unhurried morning chuckling...

By Dana Milbank  | April 14, 2008; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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