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The Fix: February 11, 2007 - February 17, 2007

On Iraq, Sen. Clinton Goes on Offense

As the Senate begins debate on President Bush's Iraq surge proposal, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) has posted a video on her Web site touting her plan for a way forward in Iraq. In the three-minute video, she outlines her...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 17, 2007; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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The Line: Another Early Look at the Senate Playing Field

The 2008 cycle got much more interesting earlier this week when comedian/liberal activist/radio show host Al Franken announced that he is running for the Democratic nomination for Senate in Minnesota. Franken's announcement was decidedly subdued and serious, a tone that...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 16, 2007; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate , The Line  
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House Democrats Reveal Their "Frontline"

In the 2006 election, Democrats didn't lose a single House member to defeat, an unblemished record that was credited to a program aimed at funneling funds to endangered incumbents early and often. Known as "Frontline," the program was so effective...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 15, 2007; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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Chasing Big Money: The Democrats

Two separate developments this month show why it's impossible to emphasize just how much the quest for campaign cash will dominate the early stages of the 2008 presidential race. First, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) convened a gathering of several...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 15, 2007; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
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Clinton Wows Influential Progressives

A small group of influential figures in the progressive community shared a meal with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) last Wednesday as part of an ongoing series of gatherings with Democratic presidential candidates. The group, which is headed by former...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 14, 2007; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sen. Clinton on Iran

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) went to the Senate floor early this afternoon to deliver a strong statement about any future U.S. military action against Iran. Clinton said that if President Bush wants to pursue any sort of military action...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 14, 2007; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Parsing the Polls: Answering the Mormon Question

The fact that Mitt Romney is a Mormon is no secret. Scads of stories have been written about that very fact, and it's a regular topic of conversation among Washington's chattering class. John F. Kennedy confronted the issue of voters'...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 14, 2007; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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The Other Edwards Blogger Steps Down

In less than 24 hours, two campaign bloggers for former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) have resigned amid controversy over comments they made on their personal blogs. The latest casualty is Melissa McEwen, who announced her decision on Shakespeare's Sister. "This...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 13, 2007; 10:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Video: Hillary Clinton Campaigns in N.H.

As part of The Fix's ongoing effort to give readers a front-row seat to the 2008 presidential campaign, below is a video that I shot during my weekend in New Hampshire covering Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) first trip to...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 13, 2007; 6:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Analyzing Mitt Romney's Announcement Speech

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) made it official this morning in Dearborn, Mich.: He's running for president. The Fix has read (and re-read) Romney's announcement speech. Here's what you need to know: 1) Mitt Romney is an innovator: He...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 13, 2007; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A New Chapter in the Edwards Blog Flap

Less than a week after former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) decided against firing two campaign bloggers who had written allegedly anti-Catholic comments, one of the two bloggers has resigned. Amanda Marcotte announced Monday evening that she has left the campaign....

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 12, 2007; 11:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Huckabee Makes a Splash in S.C.

Seeking to build credibility as a presidential candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) today announced that Iris and Mike Campbell -- the wife and son of the late Gov. Carroll Campbell (R) -- will take a lead role in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 12, 2007; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Fix's Take on Clinton in N.H.

Chris Cillizza writes in today's Washington Post: "KEENE, N.H., Feb. 11 -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) touted the politics of the possible Sunday during her inaugural visit to New Hampshire as a presidential candidate, a message that found an...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  February 12, 2007; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
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Clinton Insists She Is The Strongest Democrat

NASHUA, N.H. -- At the second house-party gathering of her second day of campaigning in this key primary state, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) insisted that she is the best candidate to win the White House back for her party...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 11, 2007; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton on Clinton

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- No relationship in modern politics is more complex or more scrutinized than the marriage of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and former president Bill Clinton. It has been studied ad nauseam -- and there's no way to...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 11, 2007; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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