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The Fix: February 25, 2007 - March 3, 2007

Gingrich Gets Serious at CPAC

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) rejected the idea that he had called New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) a "nasty woman" but stood by his other recent remarks about her "endlessly ruthless" and "very formidable" political operation in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 2, 2007; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Friday House Line: 10 Districts to Watch in '08

In our last House Line, we provided our list of the ten races likely to be most closely-contested in 2008 based on their level of competitiveness in 2006. As a result, the Line has been primarily populated with freshmen --...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 2, 2007; 7:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Line  
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Clinton Confab in Selma

It wasn't enough that Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) -- the two leading contenders for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination -- were descending on Selma, Alabama this weekend. Now, former President Bill Clinton will be there...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 1, 2007; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - Who's the Most Liberal of Them All?

It's no secret that The Fix gets our fix on raw data. Politics, like baseball, has decades worth of information to slice and dice in hopes of better understanding what it going on out there. So, you can imagine my...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 1, 2007; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Hunting Season in Colorado

Senate Democrats and Republicans agree about very little these days. But there is near unanimity on which Senate seat is the most endangered at this early stage of campaign 2008: Colorado's open seat. Given Democrats' gains on the state and...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 1, 2007; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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Wag the Blog: Obama's Success Among Black Voters

The most remarkable data point from the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll was the ground that Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) gained on Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) among black voters. In a January Post survey Clinton led Obama 60 percent to...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 1, 2007; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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McCain's In

"I'm running" declared an e-mail Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) sent out to his supporters tonight. The e-mail provides a link to a clip (which also includes an option to contribute to the campaign) from McCain's appearance on tonight's "Late Show...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 28, 2007; 10:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A New Weekly Feature: Fix Picks

Welcome to a new feature on The Fix where we try to highlight an article or two that might not have made your reading list, but should. At least once a week, we'll draw your attention to reading material that...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 28, 2007; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fix Picks  
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Parsing the Polls: How Strong Is Gore?

Following his Oscar victory earlier this week, both coasts are abuzz with the prospect of Al Gore declaring himself a presidential candidate. The Fix has long been a close observer of Gore's movements and parser of his words on this...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 28, 2007; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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Mark Warner Considers Senate Bid

As Mike Shear and I wrote in this morning's Post, former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner (D) is considering a run for the Senate in 2008. Warner, who dropped out of the presidential race last October, has had a number of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 28, 2007; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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Mitt's Gaffe

The talk of Washington today is yet another leaked strategy memo -- this time from the campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney. The Boston Globe has the story in all its vivid details. Kevin Madden, a spokesman for the Massachusetts...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 27, 2007; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Daley Forecast: Continued Reign In Chicago

The Post's Midwestern bureau chief, Peter Slevin, filed this report on Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's all-but-certain re-election to a sixth term today. ******** It's election day in snowy Chicago and when it's over, the odds are better than good that...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 27, 2007; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Debating Harkin's Future

The news last week that former Gov. Tom Vilsack (D-Iowa) was dropping out of the presidential race set off a furious round of speculation that Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) might be retiring from Congress. The buzz was that an impending...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 27, 2007; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
Categories:  Senate  
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Rudy Embraces Reagan Legacy

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani offered his vision for a redefined Republican party during a speech to the Hoover Institution in Washington earlier today. That vision? In a word "freedom." In a sometimes meandering 30 minute speech, Giuliani...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 26, 2007; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Romney's Great Expectations

Former Gov. Mitt Romney took to the airwaves in a series of early voting states last week with an ad aimed at introducing himself to voters. But his campaign distributed a memo over the weekend warning supporters not to expect...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 26, 2007; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
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Battling for Netroots Support

Trying to figure out the preferred presidential candidate of the so-called netroots is a difficult proposition. The quick growth of this loose conglomeration of online progressive activists has made it a powerful interest group within Democratic politics but, unlike 2004...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 26, 2007; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Democratic Party  
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