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The Fix: January 21, 2007 - January 27, 2007

The Line: Can Any '08er Knock Off McCain or Clinton?

The number of candidates entering (and entering and entering) and exiting the 2008 presidential race makes it feel more like January 2008 than January 2007. With the primary and caucus calendar likely to be more compressed than ever before, candidates...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 26, 2007; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (226)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , The Line  
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Clinton in Iowa: Setting Expectations

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) makes her first trip to Iowa in more than three years this weekend, traveling to that most influential of states when it comes to presidential politics. A schedule sent out by her campaign earlier today...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 25, 2007; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Will Louisiana Gov. Race Hold Lessons for Obama?

When Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) announced this week that he will challenge Gov. Kathleen Blanco (D) this November, it drew little attention from the national media. But how the Louisiana voting public treats Jindal could well provide some clues to...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 25, 2007; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Governors  
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Capitalizing on Kerry's Exit

One of the last remaining questions in handicapping the 2008 presidential field was answered Wednesday when John Kerry removed himself from consideration as a candidate for the Democratic nomination. Sen. John Kerry takes part Wednesday in a debate on Iraq....

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 25, 2007; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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John Kerry Opts Out of Second Presidential Run

While most of Washington's chattering class had long ago dismissed Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as a viable candidate for the presidential nomination in 2008, today's news that he is officially removing himself from consideration sent waves through the political world....

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 24, 2007; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Parsing the Polls: Inside the '08 numbers

The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll pegged New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) as the leaders in the coming presidential nomination fights. While polls this far out -- especially of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 24, 2007; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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Wag The Blog Update: Readers' SOTU Advice

In the hours leading up to President Bush's State of the Union speech, Fix readers offered a wide variety of answers to our Wag the Blog question, which asked readers to weigh in on what the line of the night...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 23, 2007; 10:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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What Should Be Bush's Line of the Night

When President Bill Clinton stood before Congress in January 1996 to deliver the final State of the Union address of his first term, he famously declared: "The era of big government is over." As President Bush prepares his sixth State...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 23, 2007; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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Celinda Lake Joins Biden's 2008 Team

If Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (Ill.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) are the hares of the 2008 Democratic nomination race, Sen. Joe Biden (Del.) is aiming to be the tortoise. Biden has landed top Democratic pollster Celinda Lake for his 2008...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 23, 2007; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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They (Better) Work For Us

A handful of heavy hitters in progressive politics have formed a new organization aimed at forcing congressional Democrats to vote and act more like Democrats on economic issues. The group, which includes a political action committee called Working For Us...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 23, 2007; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Democratic Party  
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Dems Offer Olive Branch to Bush?

On the eve of President Bush's State of the Union address comes news that the commander-in-chief will address the House Democratic retreat next month in Williamsburg, Virginia. Bush was invited to the gathering by the Democratic leadership -- spearheaded by...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 22, 2007; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Democratic Party  
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Giuliani Hires E-Campaign Expert

As Dan Balz and I wrote in today's Post, presidential candidates on both sides are focused heavily on bolstering their Internet presence through a variety of new tools, including video, podcasts and even online video chats. To brainstorm and implement...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 22, 2007; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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A Democratic Cattle Call

The crowded presidential field on the Democratic side will gather this weekend for the first real cattle call of the 2008 election -- a gathering of the Service Employees International Union executive board at Gallaudet University. The 60-member board will...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 22, 2007; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Who's Who at Team Clinton

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) presidential campaign may be less than 48 hours old, but she already has a full stable of senior staffers in place. Here is a look at the people who will guide Clinton's White House bid....

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 22, 2007; 4:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Inner Circle  
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