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The Fix: April 8, 2007 - April 14, 2007

The Line: Senate Playing Field Still Favors Dems

There is no better time to watch Senate races than right now, still 18 months away from Election Day. At this still-early point, incumbents are making decisions about their political futures, aspiring candidates are weighing potential runs and the party...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 13, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (226)
Categories:  Senate  
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Wagging the Debate

Our debate over debates produced a lively discussion this afternoon on The Fix. Here's the best of the 125+ comments: * "[Edwards] is well enough known that he doesn't need to participate in a Fox debate for free publicity, and...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 12, 2007; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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Wag the Blog: Debate Over Debates

Over the last few weeks, former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) has led the charge against Fox News Channel's attempts to cosponsor a Democratic presidential debate. Last month, Edwards was the first Democratic candidate to back out of a planned August...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 12, 2007; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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A Closer Look at McCain's VMI Speech

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) yesterday lambasted congressional Democrats for letting political calculations guide their views on the Iraq war, remarks that came in the first of three major policy addresses aimed at reinvigorating McCain's campaign for president. (Watch a video...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 12, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Biden: Bush's Iraq Policy Is Doomed

The Fix's Chris Cillizza and Washington Post reporter Dan Balz interviewed Democratic presidential Joe Biden earlier today in inaugural PostTalk interview (click the image below to watch the interview). PLAY VIDEO Here's the lead from their story: Biden "said today...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  April 11, 2007; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Thompson Reveals He Has Cancer

Fred Thompson -- the Hollywood actor, former Tennessee senator and rumored 2008 presidential candidate -- announced this morning that he was diagnosed with cancer more than two years ago. In an appearance on Fox News, Thompson said his cancer is...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  April 11, 2007; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (144)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Parsing the Polls: The Democrats' (Generic) Edge

Every once in a while a polling number jumps off at the page at The Fix. Such was the case with the most recent Diageo/Hotline poll in which the sample was asked whether they would support a generic Democrat or...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 11, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Eye on 2008 , Parsing the Polls , Republican Party  
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The Imus Test

Over the past several election cycles, Don Imus's radio show had become a must-stop for aspiring politicians. H.G. Buzz Bizzinger called Imus a "powerful Pied Piper" to members of the "media elite" and "political establishment" in a 2006 Vanity Fair...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 10, 2007; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (144)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Iowa's Social Conservatives Are Up For Grabs

The Fix always keeps a close eye on the Iowa media for stories that signal the mood of voters in the all-important, first-in-the-nation caucus state. On Saturday, Mike Glover -- the longtime Associated Press reporter in Iowa -- penned an...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 10, 2007; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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S.C.'s Clyburn Takes Center Stage

When House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) addresses a joint session of the South Carolina legislature today at 12:30 p.m. ET, Democrats with an eye on the White House would be well advised to listen. House Majority Whip James Clyburn...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 10, 2007; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (618)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Fix Pick: Hillary Clinton and the Use of Force

One of the fundamental questions surrounding Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign is simple: Why won't she just apologize for her 2002 vote in favor of a use of force resolution against Iraq? Clinton has been pilloried for her refusal...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 9, 2007; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (137)
Categories:  Fix Picks  
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Marius Penczner Is Back With Edwards

Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has tapped Marius Penczner to play a key role on the media consulting team charged with helping him win the White House in 2008. Penczner first started working with Edwards in late 2003, when he...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 9, 2007; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Mitt Romney's Inner Circle

No Republican presidential candidate has been the subject of such intense media scrutiny in the past few weeks than former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.). Whether it's good news (his $23 million first-quarter haul) or bad (his hunting credentials), Romney has...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 9, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (139)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Inner Circle  
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