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The Fix: January 6, 2008 - January 12, 2008

Fix Pick: Taken to Task on Endorsements

Regular readers know that Stu Rothenberg, editor of the Rothenberg Political Report, an invaluable political tipsheet, is a close friend and mentor to The Fix. So when Stu speaks, we listen. On Friday, Stu penned an online column taking issue...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 11, 2008; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New Hampshire Predictions Revisited: The Few, The Proud, The T-Shirt Winners

UPDATE, 4:50 pm: We spoke too soon. There were actually TWO members of the Fix community who predicted a Clinton win in New Hampshire. "youcrew" had the race at 37 percent for Clinton, 35 percent for Obama and 19 percent...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 11, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Lands Arizona Gov.'s Endorsement

UPDATE, 11:45 am: The Post's Dan Balz and Shailagh Murray scored an interview with Napolitano in which she confirmed her endorsement. "I think we need fresh voices and fresh messages of unity and coming together," Napolitano told the duo. "I...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 11, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Line: Conventional 'Wisdom'?

The past eight days have been enough to humble even the most confident of political pundits. Iowa's caucuses and New Hampshire's primary produced two different winners from each party and left journalists, pollsters and political junkies wondering what comes next...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 11, 2008; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Republicans Debate: The Conclusion

John McCain, left, speaks with Mike Huckabee at the Republican debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The six Republican presidential candidates disagreed repeatedly but politely in a debate tonight in Myrtle Beach, S.C., a dynamic that affirmed Sen. John McCain...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 10, 2008; 11:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Republicans Debate: The Halfway Point

Mitt Romney, left, John McCain, center, and Mike Huckabee take the stage at the Republican debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Although the six Republican presidential candidates are all standing on stage together tonight, the debate has quickly devolved into...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 10, 2008; 10:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Republicans Debate: The First Moments

The leading Republican presidential candidates spent the opening moments of tonight's debate in South Carolina discussing the state of the American economy, with former governor Mitt Romney (Mass.) coming out aggressively against Sen. John McCain's alleged pessimism on the matter....

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 10, 2008; 9:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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FixCam: Republicans Debate in Myrtle Beach

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By Chris Cillizza  |  January 10, 2008; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New Hampshire Primary: Winners and Losers

After 36 hours of reflection, we're not sure we're any closer to fully understanding just what happened in Tuesday night's New Hampshire primary. The comeback victories by Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) took an already cloudy...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 10, 2008; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Updated: Richardson Makes It Official

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson made it official Thursday -- he's pulling out of the Democratic presidential race. Play Video VIDEO | Democrat Bill Richardson Announced Thursday that he is pulling out of the 2008 presidential race. (AP Video) An...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 10, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
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Kerry's Endorsement of Obama: Assessing the Impact

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) endorsed the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama today in Charleston, S.C., touting the Illinois senator as uniquely prepared to serve as the nation's chief executive. Play Video VIDEO | John Kerry Endorses Barack Obama (CBS News)...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 10, 2008; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Cash Machine Keeps on Churning

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) collected $24 million for her primary campaign over the last three months of 2007 and ended the year with "tens of millions" of dollars in the bank, according to campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe. A jubilant...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 9, 2008; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
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Obama Looks Ahead

Less than 24 hours after a stunning defeat at the hands of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) in New Hampshire, Sen. Barack Obama's campaign sought to turn the focus to Nevada, South Carolina and the slew of states set to...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 9, 2008; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
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Clinton Wins in a Stunning Upset

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) has won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, one of the most stunning comeback victories in modern American politics. County-by-county results from N.H. You can read more here and we'll have far more on The Fix...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2008; 11:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (272)
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Defying Polls, Clinton Continues to Lead

With half of the vote counted, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) is clinging to a 3,000 vote lead over Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) -- an amazing development given a series of public polls that seemed to suggest the Illinois senator...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2008; 9:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Sosnik to Advise Clinton Campaign

Veteran Democratic operative Doug Sosnik will serve as an adviser to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (N.Y.) presidential effort, although he will not join the campaign in a formal capacity, he confirmed to The Fix tonight. "They asked me and I...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2008; 8:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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McCain Wins New Hampshire

Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) has won the New Hampshire Republican primary, completing a miraculous political comeback and reasserting his role as a top tier candidate in the race.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2008; 8:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Maggie Williams to Join Clinton Effort

Even before the polls close in New Hampshire comes word of changes at the top of the Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (N.Y.) presidential campaign. Maggie Williams, a longtime Hillary Clinton confidante, is reportedly being brought on to coordinate the campaign's...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2008; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Looking Ahead (Already)

While all eyes will be focused in New Hampshire for the next eight hours, there's already evidence that the presidential campaign is moving on. To wit: * Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) campaign launched a South Carolina "Truth Squad" today with...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2008; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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N.H. Expectations Game Underway

The Fix has been tasked with writing the up-to-the-minute lead story on tonight's New Hampshire primaries (you'll be able to find it on the post.com homepage starting around 5 p.m. ET), but throughout the day (and night) we'll also be...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2008; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Prediction Time! New Hampshire Edition

After an outpouring of predictions from political pros and amateur pundits alike on The Fix last week for Iowa's caucuses, we're back again for the New Hampshire primary. The rules are the same. In the comments section below offer your...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2008; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (341)
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Hillary Tears Up: Help or Hindrance?

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) near-tearful response to a question posed yesterday afternoon quickly became the talk of the campaign -- thank you Drudge Report -- on the eve of the critical New Hampshire primary today. The "Clinton choke-up" --...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2008; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (176)
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Fix Fans' Iowa Predictions Revisited

With the New Hampshire primaries less than 24 hours away, we (or, more accurately politics producer Sarah Lovenheim) finally waded through all of The Fix community's predictions -- 230+ -- regarding last Thursday's Iowa caucuses. Remember that we asked for...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 7, 2008; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain Emerging as Establishment Pick?

The stunning arc of Republican Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign is a testament to the cliché of never saying never in politics. Seemingly done and out of the running in late August, McCain now is on the cusp of victory...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 7, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Top 10 Reasons The Fix Loves New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Maybe it's nostalgia as The Fix sits in Manchester airport this morning, ready to jet back to D.C. in advance of tomorrow primary, or maybe it's The Fix's New England roots but we're feeling a warm spot...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 7, 2008; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Polls Picking Up an Obama Surge?

NASHUA, N.H. -- The Fix is sequestered in an Irish pub watching tonight's Republican presidential "forum" but couldn't avoid offering a thought or two about several new polls in the Granite State that suggest Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) received a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 6, 2008; 9:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (122)
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PostTalk: McCain Insists He Can Beat Obama

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Edwards: Change-Agent-in-Chief

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Coming off a debate performance in which he sought dismiss Hillary Rodham Clinton as a defender of the status quo, John Edwards turned his focus to Barack Obama at a town hall gathering in the Queen City...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 6, 2008; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Video: Wooing Independent Voters in N.H.

washingtonpost.com's Chris Cillizza looks at Barack Obama's and John McCain's campaign efforts in New Hampshire, where undecided and independent voters are an important factor in Tuesday's primary.

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  January 6, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Winners and Losers: A Good Night for Obama, McCain

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- A funny thing happened as The Fix was driving back to the hotel after last night's back-to-back Republican and Democratic presidential debates at Saint Anselm's College. At 11:48 p.m. ET came an e-mail from Hillary Rodham Clinton's...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 6, 2008; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (171)
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Video: Balz and Cillizza Analyze the Debates

The Washington Post's Dan Balz and washingtonpost.com's Chris Cillizza talk about the Jan. 5 Republican and Democratic debates in New Hampshire.

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  January 6, 2008; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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