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The Fix: June 25, 2006 - July 1, 2006

The Friday Line: Gingrich, Gore and Another Early Look at 2008

Since The Fix started listing the five Democrats and five Republicans most likely to win their party's presidential nomination in 2008, we've struggled with how to handle two potential candidates -- former vice president Al Gore and former House speaker...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 30, 2006; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , The Line  
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DeLay Embroiled in Texas Ballot Battle

EDITOR'S NOTE: While Chris is on vacation various guest posters are filling in. Kate Deming provides the following update on the Tom DeLay ballot controversy: The legal battle continues in the Texas 22nd U.S. House District over whether the state...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  June 29, 2006; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  House  
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The Fix on Vacation

Readers of The Fix, I'll be taking a mini-vacation for the next few days and will not be posting regularly. But my colleagues at washingtonpost.com have some interesting items in the queue. Also, look for my regular Friday Line feature...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 29, 2006; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Texas Redistricting: Winners and Losers

The Supreme Court's decision to largely uphold the mid-decade congressional re-redistricting plan in Texas that led to the defeat or retirement of six Democratic incumbents in 2004 has sparked a spin war of massive proportions. Always attempting to provide Fix...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 28, 2006; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
Categories:  House  
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The Two Faces of George Bush

If Fix readers had any shred of doubt left that the 2006 elections will be a referendum on President George W. Bush, two new television ads in Senate contests in Connecticut and Nebraska should dispel that notion. Each ad features...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 28, 2006; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  Senate  
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Parsing the Polls: Time for an Iraq Timeline?

Last week the U.S. Senate conducted a heated debate about the best course of action in Iraq. Charges of "cut and run" and "lie and die" were traded between leaders of the two parties, but the most interesting element of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 28, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls , Senate  
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Chafee Remains in Party of Lincoln

Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee will file today to run for re-election as a Republican, ending speculation that he would leave the party in order to improve his chances at winning a second term this fall. "Senator Chafee has always...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 27, 2006; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Senate  
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Utah an Early Test on Immigration

For political observers searching for clues about the influence of immigration on the Republican electorate, today's Utah primary should provide some insight. Not known for its competitive elections, Utah is hosting the marquee primary of the day between 3rd district...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 27, 2006; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  House  
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Clinton Courts Blogosphere

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has pulled off a major coup in her evolving relationship with the liberal blogosphere. She has hired Peter Daou, author of the Daou Report (a blog on Salon.com) and the director of blog operations...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 26, 2006; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Mich. Gov.: Democrats Fight Back

After ceding the airwaves to candidate for governor and wealthy businessman Dick DeVos for much of the last three months, Michigan Democrats are finally fighting back on behalf of Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The state party has started a television ad...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 26, 2006; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Governors  
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Insider Interview: Nevada's Paul Adams

When Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called President Bush a "liar" and a "loser" last spring, Paul Adams sprang into action. He started a website called "Reid's Retchings", hoping to make it a clearinghouse for comments made by the Nevada...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 26, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Insider Interview  
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