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The Fix: January 13, 2008 - January 19, 2008

Nevada/South Carolina: Winners and Losers

The Nevada caucuses and South Carolina Republican primary are behind us. The obvious winners were Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mitt Romney in the Silver State, and John McCain in the Palmetto State. But The Fix likes to go beyond the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2008; 9:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Delegate Math: Who Won Nevada?

UPDATE, 8:15 p.m: Both the chairwoman of the Nevada Democratic Party and a senior adviser for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign are insisting that the contention that Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) won more delegates in today's caucus is incorrect. "The...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2008; 8:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Wins Nevada

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) won the Nevada Democratic caucuses today, a convincing win over Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) heading into next week's South Carolina primary. County-by-County Results Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe insisted that it was Clinton's focus on...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2008; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Romney Wins Nevada, Democratic Caucus Begins

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney claimed a victory in Nevada's GOP caucuses this afternoon, his second win in the last five days in the fight for the nomination. A union member waits in line Saturday at the Paris Casino Democratic...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2008; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nevada and S. Carolina -- Get Those Predictions In!

It may be the weekend, but voting is going on in both Nevada and South Carolina today. And, if there is voting happening, that means that it's time to predict the results. With two states voting simultaneously today, we're looking...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  January 19, 2008; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Michigan Predictions Revisited

After a lot of bad guesses about the New Hampshire primary, The Fix community bounced back nicely this week with a number of people coming very close to calling the exact outcome of the Michigan Republican primary. The early leaders...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 18, 2008; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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The Line: Don't Forget Congress!

We've been receiving some e-mails in The Fix inbox of late chiding us for going all presidential in the last few weeks. While we make no excuses for covering what is, quite frankly, the most wide open, unpredictable and exciting...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 18, 2008; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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The Friday Line: Uncertainty Reigns

We're four states into the 2008 presidential election and we're less certain about who the party nominees might be than we were before the voting began. It seems the more ballots that are cast, the more muddied the picture grows....

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 18, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rangel: Clinton Will Overcome 'National Perceptions'

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By Chris Cillizza  |  January 17, 2008; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Eight Years Later, S.C. Playing Field Favors McCain

Much of the coverage of Saturday's Republican presidential primary in South Carolina has focused on what happened in the Palmetto State eight years ago. That year, John McCain's insurgent campaign for the GOP nomination effectively came to an end after...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 17, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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In Florida, Giuliani Hits Romney in New Ad

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been left out of the campaign for much of the last few weeks, but a new ad his campaign is running in Florida seems certain to put him back in the mix....

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 17, 2008; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
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The National Polls Don't Matter, Right?

With three early state returns under our belts, one thing is clear -- national opinion surveys don't mean squat. Since early 2007, polls showed Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rudy Giuliani with comfortable leads, making them the respective frontrunners for the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 17, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Aide: Clinton Is 'Prohibitive Favorite' in Nevada

The Nevada caucuses are still three days away, but the battle over what the eventual results will mean began in earnest this afternoon when The Fix received a phone call from David Plouffe, campaign manager for Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.)....

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 16, 2008; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fix Pick: Obama, the New Gary Hart?

Regular Fix readers know we have long believed (and written) that the best -- and perhaps only -- way for Barack Obama to defeat Hillary Rodham Clinton is to turn his campaign from a traditional test between two candidates and...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 16, 2008; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Thoughts on a Politics-Heavy Night

The Fix sits surrounded by televisions. At around 9:45 pm, the television on our right was tuned to the Democratic presidential debate between Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards. Meanwhile, on the television on our left, Larry King...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2008; 11:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (165)
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Romney Wins Michigan

Former governor Mitt Romney (Mass.) has won the Michigan Republican presidential primary, besting Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and claiming a much-needed bit of momentum heading into votes in South Carolina, Florida and the slew of states set to vote on...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2008; 9:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain "Truth Squad" Fights Back

Even before the Michigan primary voting ends, surrogates for Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) organized a conference call with reporters to push back against an incendiary flier that was passed out to members of the South Carolina media today. The flier,...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2008; 7:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Expectations Game Underway in Michigan

The polls won't close in Michigan for another couple of hours, but that doesn't mean the presidential campaigns aren't already busily spinning expectations about tonight's results. There's little question that Mitt Romney has the most riding on today's vote. After...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2008; 6:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Michigan Primary Prediction Time!

One week after the shocking finish in New Hampshire's Democratic primary, it's time to get back on your prediction horse. The Michigan primary, which is only being contested on the Republican side, gives everyone in The Fix community a chance...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2008; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (202)
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Wag the Blog: Clinton, Obama and Race

A truce has (apparently) been called between Sens. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) after several days of increasingly strong rhetoric over racial issues. It all began when Clinton -- seeking to drive home her message that experience...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2008; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Giuliani -- Still Very Much In It

Remember Rudy Giuliani? Rudy Giuliani walks in part of The Three Kings Parade route in the Little Havana section of Miami on Jan. 13. (AP Photo) You know, the one-time frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination? America's mayor, the man...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2008; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Race Within the Republican Race

With Michigan's Republican primary set for tomorrow and South Carolina and Florida ready to choose their candidate by the end of the month, it's no secret that what happens in these three states could very well determine the GOP nominee....

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 14, 2008; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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Edwards: I'm In It To Win It

In the wake of his distant third-place finish in last week's New Hampshire primary, many in the political world expected former senator John Edwards (N.C.) to disappear -- ceding the race to Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 14, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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FixCam: Week in Preview

What a political week we've got in store. Three key states -- Michigan tomorrow, then South Carolina and Nevada on Saturday -- will hold primaries or caucuses in the next five days. Which candidates wind up winning could give...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 14, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Slams Clinton's 'Meet' Appearance

Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) dismissed an appearance made by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) on "Meet the Press" this morning as "political point scoring," condemning his main rival for the Democratic presidential nomination for seeking to recast the events of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 13, 2008; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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