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The Fix: March 18, 2007 - March 24, 2007

The Line: Shaking Up the GOP Presidential Rankings

Wow. What a week. Former Sen. John Edwards's (D-N.C.) announcement on Thursday that his wife's cancer has returned -- but that he will remain in the race -- was yet another reminder of just how unpredictable politics can be. It's...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 23, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (240)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , The Line  
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The Edwards Factor: What We Know and Don't Know

Former Sen. John Edwards' s announcement that his wife's cancer has returned but that he will remain an active candidate for president has captivated the political world. In an attempt to make sense of what impact the development will have...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 22, 2007; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Edwards and Wife Upbeat in Face of Tough Medical News

Former Sen. John Edwards dispelled any speculation Thursday that he would curtail his presidential campaign activities after he and his wife, Elizabeth, revealed at a press conference in Chapel Hill that her cancer has returned. After spending several harrowing days...

By Eric Pianin  |  March 22, 2007; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Wag The Blog: Will Gore Run?

The frenzy over whether or not Al Gore will run for president in 2008 reached a fever pitch yesterday as the former vice president testified in front of a House and a Senate committee about global warming. We've written extensively...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 22, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (172)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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Creator of Anti-Hillary "1984" Video Revealed

After weeks of speculation about who created the Orwellian, anti-Hillary Clinton ad, we now seem to know the answer. It was Philip de Vellis, a former staffer for Sen. Sherrod Brown's campaign and, until today, an employee of Blue State...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 21, 2007; 8:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Gingrich Plays Coy on '08 Plans

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said the only way Republicans can win the White House next year is with a relentless focus on the future, not the past. Newt Gingrich, the man who lead the 1994 GOP takeover of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 21, 2007; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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Money, Money Everywhere

In today's Post Anne Kornblut and I detail the packed fundraising schedules of the 2008 presidential candidates and the near-nonstop spinning of their campaigns about how much money all that effort will produce by March 31. But, as always, we...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 21, 2007; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Colorado Senate: Leading Republican to Exit Race

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. ET: McInnis made it official this afternoon, releasing a statement to the press that the race wasn't right for his family. McInnis's departure leaves Republicans without an obvious candidate, although chatter surrounding a candidacy by former Rep....

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 21, 2007; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  Senate  
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Louisiana: Blanco Bows Out of Gov. Race

Gov. Kathleen Blanco (D-La.) announced minutes ago that she will not stand for a second term this November, stepping aside from a race that many within her party did not believe she could win. Louisiania Gov. Kathleen Blanco (AP Photo)...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 20, 2007; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Governors  
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Brownback's Iowa Strategy

Much has been written about the attention that former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) has lavished on Iowa since the 2004 election. That media coverage, however, has overshadowed the fact that Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kans.) has worked quietly in recent years...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 20, 2007; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (111)
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Wag the Blog Follow-up: Jumping Ship on Gonzales

Late last week The Fix asked readers whether Sen. John Sununu's (R-N.H.) call for the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales would be the exception or the rule for endangered Republicans in 2008. Since that time, Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.)...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 20, 2007; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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The YouTube Effect (Part XIII)

It has become a pet project of ours at The Fix to track the YouTube videos that have Washington chattering. Today, we highlight a clip that has been on the site since March 5 but only of late is getting...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 19, 2007; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
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The Case For Fred Thompson

It's been only a week since former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) acknowledged that he is considering a run for president in 2008. But in that short time he has managed to generate considerable interest among grassroots activists and the national...

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 19, 2007; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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