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The Fix: December 2, 2007 - December 8, 2007

Yet Another House Republican To Retire

The beat goes on as yet another veteran House Republican announced plans to retire late today. This time it was Rep. Jim McCrery of Louisiana, a ten-term member and fixture on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee. Close to 20...

By Eric Pianin  |  December 7, 2007; 10:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
 
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Edwards' Internal Poll Shows Three-Way Tie

A new internal poll for the presidential campaign of former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) shows the race in Iowa a three-way dead heat with just 27 days left before that state's crucial caucuses. The survey, which was completed by Edwards...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 7, 2007; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Wag the Blog Redux

A USA Today/Gallup national poll from Monday showed the presidential race's two frontrunners -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani -- with considerably smaller leads than in past national surveys. Clinton led Sen....

By Washington Post editors  |  December 7, 2007; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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The Line: For Obama, It Takes a Movement

For months, we've written that the only way for Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) -- or any other Democrat for that matter -- to defeat Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) is to make the vote about more than just politics. Line...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 7, 2007; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (282)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , The Line  
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Dacey To Head Democratic Soft Money Group

Even as most of the political world focuses on the fights for the two parties' presidential nominations, Democrats are moving forward with their plans to construct an independent organization to funnel dollars into the 2008 campaign. The latest development is...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 6, 2007; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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AFT Launches Radio Ads Backing Clinton

The American Federation of Teachers launched radio ads in Iowa today in support of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) presidential campaign, the second major union to weigh in on the Senator's behalf this week. The 60-second radio ad features the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 6, 2007; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Romney's "Faith in America" Speech: What Worked and What Didn't

Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) has just delivered his long-awaited speech on the role faith and religion should play in the American political process. The Fix watched the speech live -- thank you C-Span 3! -- and herewith are...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 6, 2007; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (259)
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Is Huckabee Democrats' Biggest Nightmare?

Mike Huckabee's rapid rise in the Republican presidential race is prompting concern among some Democratic strategists who believe that the former Arkansas governor could become a daunting general election foe should he secure the GOP nomination. Is it Huckabee, not...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 6, 2007; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (189)
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Fix Picks: Reading Up on Romney

For the next 24 hours, College Station, Texas, will be at the epicenter of the Republican political world. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has chosen the city -- home of the Texas A&M Aggies (gig 'em) -- to deliver his...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 5, 2007; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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AFSCME Takes to Airwaves for Clinton

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will unveil a flight of ads in Iowa today designed to promote the candidacy of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the leading edge of a seven-figure expenditure on behalf of the New...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 5, 2007; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (128)
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NPR's Democratic Debate: Winners and Losers

Seven of the eight Democratic presidential candidates gathered in Des Moines this afternoon for a radio debate sponsored by National Public Radio. The debate focused exclusively on three issues: Iran (and the echoes of Iraq), China and immigration. The format...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 4, 2007; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
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Wag the Blog: Slippage or Status Quo?

The new USA Today/Gallup national poll out this morning shows the presidential race's two frontrunners -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani -- coming back to the pack. Clinton led Sen. Barack Obama...

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 4, 2007; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (190)
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McCain Joins MySpace/MTV Presidential Dialogue

UPDATE, 11:15 pm: Click here to watch the full dialogue with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) or watch it below. MTVMusic VideosMTV ShowsEntertainment News ORIGINAL POST Get ready for another MYSPACE/MTV presidential dialogue tonight at 7, this time with Republican Sen....

By Eric Pianin  |  December 3, 2007; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Giuliani Courts Norquist

The courtship of Grover Norquist -- the influential head of Americans for Tax Reform -- continues apace. The latest development is an exchange of letters between Norquist and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani today. The first missive came...

By Eric Pianin  |  December 3, 2007; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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FixCam: Week in Preview

- Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama lead their respective fields in Iowa, according to a new Des Moines Register poll. - Chris Cillizza will co-host an MTV/MySpace Forum with Sen. John McCain on Monday.

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  December 3, 2007; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Picks Up Union Leader Endorsement

Republican Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign got a big boost this morning, receiving a key endorsement from the Manchester Union Leader, New Hampshire's largest daily newspaper and an influential force in state politics. In a front-page editorial, the paper's publisher...

By Eric Pianin  |  December 2, 2007; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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