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The Fix: January 14, 2007 - January 20, 2007

Post-ABC Poll: Clinton, Giuliani Lead Primary Fields

On the day that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton officially entered the 2008 presidential sweepstakes, a new Washington Post-ABC News survey shows her with a wide lead over her potential Democratic rivals. Clinton took 41 percent in a hypothetical primary field...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 20, 2007; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (242)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Clinton Embarks on High-Tech Listening Tour

The wait is over. After more than two years of intense speculation about her future political plans, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton today took the first formal steps toward a run for the White House. Like Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) before...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  January 20, 2007; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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The Line: Senate Dems Hold Early Advantage

Sen. Wayne Allard's (R-Colo.) announcement this week that he will not seek a third term gives Democrats an immediate boost in their effort to expand their razor-thin Senate majority in the 2008 elections. Allard was sure to be a prime...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2007; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (148)
Categories:  Senate , The Line  
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Wag The Blog: What You Had to Say

For the second straight week, we've had more than 100 comments in just a few hours of our Wag the Blog question on whether Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) gender or Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) race represents an impediment to...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 18, 2007; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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Wag the Blog: HRC & Obama

Welcome to week two of Wag the Blog, the latest Fix feature where we ask you to write about interesting political issues. A few reminders before we get started. First, the question below is intended to spark discussion and should...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 18, 2007; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (170)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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MoveOn.org Targets McCain in Iowa and New Hampshire

Over the past several election cycles, Moveon.org has demonstrated a willingness to throw its weight around in the political process. Today provides yet another example, as the influential liberal group is up with television commercials intended label Sen. John McCain...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 18, 2007; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Handicapping the 2008 Battle For the House

In the past week, the incoming heads of the Democratic and Republican House campaign committees sought to define the parameters of the 2008 playing field. And, not surprisingly, both parties say they are on offense. "At the [Democratic Congressional Campaign...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 17, 2007; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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Giuliani's Widening Circle of Advisers

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has a famously loyal group of advisers -- individuals who have stood by his side not just in political campaigns but also in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 17, 2007; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Inner Circle  
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Barack Obama's Impressive Team

In announcing his presidential exploratory committee today, Sen. Barack Obama said he will not make a final decision on whether or not to run for president until February 10. Whether or not he's officially in the race for the 2008...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 16, 2007; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Inner Circle  
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For Clinton and Edwards, Obama News Ups the Pressure

The news this morning that Barack Obama has decided to form a presidential exploratory committee has set the political world afire. Sen. Barack Obama took another step forward Tuesday toward a 2008 presidential bid. Above, Obama makes remarks Monday during...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 16, 2007; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain-Romney Endorsement Contest Continues

Less than a week after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced that Sen. Jim Demint (R-S.C.) has endorsed him in the all-important state of South Carolina, Sen. John McCain will counter today by announcing that state House Speaker Bobby Harrell...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 16, 2007; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Colorado Senate: Allard to Retire

Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.) announced today he will not seek a third term in the Senate, setting up a high-profile race to replace him next year. Allard, who had pledged to serve just two terms in the Senate, said that...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2007; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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Romney, McCain Tout New Backers

In the escalating behind-the-scenes battle between Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), both men scored coups of a sort over the weekend. Romney has landed Vin Weber, a former Minnesota Republican Congressman and Republican...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2007; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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