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The Fix: May 27, 2007 - June 2, 2007

The Fix on Facebook

The Fix is (finally) on Facebook. We've formed a group where you can meet and greet other Fix fanatics and talk about what unites us all -- a love for politics. We'll try to regularly update the group page with...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 2, 2007; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Lands Coveted Endorsement in Iowa

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (N.Y.) Iowa campaign received a nice boost today when Jerry Crawford threw his considerable weight behind her candidacy. "Hillary Clinton is ready to be president on Day One," said Crawford today. "She has the experience to...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 1, 2007; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (131)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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The Line: Battle for House Taking Shape

Slowly but surely the House playing field is starting to take shape. Democrats have scored early recruiting successes in Missouri's 6th District and Ohio's 16th, while Republicans got their men in Georgia's 8th District and California's 11th. But we're still...

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 1, 2007; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House , The Line  
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Dodd Gambles With a Global Warming Ad Buy

Give Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) this: He's not sitting back and waiting for his window of opportunity to open, he's trying to pry it open with his own two hands. Dodd will launch the third ad of his presidential campaign...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 31, 2007; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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McCain Goes on Offense on Immigration

No issue animates the Republican base like immigration. And, in the days following the announcement of a bipartisan deal on the issue, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) found himself on the receiving end of a series of body blows from his...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 31, 2007; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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The Endorsement Elite: Florida Democrats

The many changes in the presidential primary and caucus calendar have fundamentally reshaped how each party will pick its nominee -- changes that the candidates (and the media) are still trying to figure out. Today is the first in an...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 31, 2007; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  '08 Endorsement Elite  
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The 2008 Angle on the Zoellick Nomination

Regular readers know that the World Bank isn't typically written about in The Fix. But President George W. Bush's nomination of Robert Zoellick to replace Paul Wolfowitz at the bank has an interesting tie-in to the 2008 presidential campaign. Zoellick...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 30, 2007; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Fred's In, Who's Hurt?

The news that former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) is going to run for president isn't terribly surprising. He's been moving in that direction for the last several months and in the past few weeks has hired both a campaign manager...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 30, 2007; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Parsing the Polls: The Health Care Dilemma

All eyes were on Iowa yesterday where Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to unveil a proposal to reform the healthcare system. The campaigns are already battling over the relative merits of the competitions' proposals --...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 30, 2007; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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Story Conference: The Book(s) on Hillary

The Fix's Chris Cillizza sits down with Post White House Correspondent Michael Abramowitz and National Political Correspondent Lois Romano to discuss two new books about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). The latest Story Conference also looks at whether the passage...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  May 29, 2007; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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Skip Iowa: Sound Strategy or Loser Talk?

Lost amid the massive media hubbub that followed the leak of this memo advising Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) to skip the Iowa caucuses was a fundamental question: Is it the right strategy? Let's first revisit the fundamental premise of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 29, 2007; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Wag the Blog: Tape Everything?

We've written extensively on The Fix about the power of Markos Moulitsas and his Web site, Daily Kos. Markos has become an iconic figure in the progressive netroots community and has considerable influence over those online activists. So, we were...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 29, 2007; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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