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The Fix: September 16, 2007 - September 22, 2007

Rudy and the NRA

In politics, showing up is at least half the battle. So, the very fact that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has, shall we say, a mixed record with the National Rifle Association, spoke in person today at...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 21, 2007; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Friday Senate Line: A New Number One

Wow. We knew that September was going to be a crucial month when it came to determing the Senate landscape, but so much has happened since the last Line that it took even us by surprise. Republican Sens. John Warner...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 21, 2007; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Line  
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Wag the Blog: Fundraising Foibles

The bizarre story of fundraiser turned fugitive Norman Hsu has once again shined a spotlight on the business of professional cash-collecting and the perils it creates for candidates for president. In today's Post, John Solomon and Matt Mosk detail a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 20, 2007; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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Bush vs MoveOn

Just when the hubbub over MoveOn.org's "General Betray Us" ad appeared to be receding into the political background, President Bush unleashed an attack on the group -- and the Democratic Party -- during a just-concluded press conference. Bush called the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 20, 2007; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (221)
Categories:  Democratic Party  
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Obama's Return to Message of 'Change'

Over the next few months, there will be hundreds of television ads run by the candidates for president and scores of interest groups hoping to influence the primary and caucus electorate. But no ad may be more important -- both...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 20, 2007; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (173)
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Republican Shays Dangles Retirement

The threat by veteran Rep. Chris Shays (R-Conn.) to retire next year unless he is granted a ranking committee assignment poses a new dilemma for GOP party leaders who already are struggling to avert widespread losses in the 2008 congressional...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 19, 2007; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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FixCam: Bob Schaffer and the Colorado Senate Race

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By Chris Cillizza  |  September 19, 2007; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Parsing the Polls: Clinton and the Electability Factor

In handicapping her chances for the nomination, there is perhaps no stronger argument in Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-N.Y.) favor than the fact that most Democrats believe she represents their best chance of getting the White House back in 2008. With...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 19, 2007; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Parsing the Polls  
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Clinton Campaign Adds Senior Operative

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has lured Guy Cecil, the political director of Senate Democrats' campaign arm, to her campaign where he will be tasked with heading up the field and political efforts of her presidential bid. "We are thrilled that...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 18, 2007; 6:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Dems Seek Upper Hand With Atlas Project

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By Chris Cillizza  |  September 18, 2007; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wag the Blog Redux: The Gore-acle's Game

Last week's Wag the Blog discussion focused on who Al Gore might endorse for president and whether such an edorsement could hurt or hinder a candidate. Most of you seemed to think he'll check Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) off his list...

By Washington Post editors  |  September 18, 2007; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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FixCam: The Week Ahead

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By Chris Cillizza  |  September 18, 2007; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Loses Key Michigan Backer

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox plans to resign his post as state chairman of Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) presidential campaign, according to state and national sources. Cox, who was elected attorney general in 2002 and is widely expected to run...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 17, 2007; 9:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ramstad To Retire

Minnesota Republican Rep. Jim Ramstad announced his retirement from the House today, creating another major problem for House Republicans and a golden Democratic pickup opportunity. Ramstad is the seventh House Republican to choose against running for re-election in 2008. He...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 17, 2007; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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Hillary on Health Care

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) announced the details of her health care plan this morning in Iowa, a moment that reinforced the idea of her as the central mover in not only the Democratic primary but the broader 2008 race. The...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 17, 2007; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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