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The Fix: February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008

FixCam: On Cindy McCain

Above you'll find a Fix riff -- we'll be doing more of these in the near future -- about the role Cindy McCain played at a press conference earlier this week in which her husband, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.),...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 22, 2008; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wisconsin Primary Predictions Winners

Prior to the Wisconsin primaries on Tuesday, we asked Fix readers to predict which candidates would emerge victorious. We wanted the order of finishes for the two races, with the correct percentages. We also challenged the Fix community to speculate...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 22, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Line: Let's Get Serious About VeepStakes!

Two-and-a-half weeks after Super Tuesday, the Republican and Democratic presidential nomination contests are nearly resolved. On the Republican side, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) appears to be the all-but-inevitable nominee -- in spite of the recent hubbub about an alleged inappropriate...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 22, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (374)
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Democratic Debate: It's All Over

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By Chris Cillizza  |  February 21, 2008; 10:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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An Actual Debate!

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By Chris Cillizza  |  February 21, 2008; 9:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
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The First 45 Minutes: We're All Friends Here

Neither Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) or Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) seemed willing to throw the first punch in tonight's Democratic presidential debate in Texas, sidestepping questions from the debate's moderators aimed at drawing contrasts and instead hewing closely to...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 21, 2008; 8:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Opening Statements

The debate is under way with Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) delivering opening statements. Clinton went first, emphasizing her long roots in Texas -- her first "political" job was registering voters in South Texas -- and...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 21, 2008; 8:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Democrats Debate: The Austin Showdown

Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) will share a stage tonight in Austin, Tex. -- the first time the two have debated one another on television in nearly three weeks. Play Video VIDEO | Barack Obama is...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 21, 2008; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
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McCain Story: What It Means

The New York Times front-page story detailing an alleged relationship between Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and a female lobbyist has shaken up what had become a sedate Republican presidential nomination fight and forced the all-but-certain GOP nominee to directly rebut...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 21, 2008; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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John Weaver Speaks

John Weaver, a former senior aide to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and the man in the middle of maelstrom surrounding the Arizona senator's relationship (or lack thereof) with lobbyist Vicki Iseman, just spoke to The Fix in an attempt to...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 21, 2008; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Change To Win Endorses Obama

UPDATE, 10:30 Eastern Time, Feb. 21: Change To Win has officially decided to throw its endorsement behind Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), according to Anna Burger, the chair of the group. "Change to Win is excited to announce the endorsement of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 21, 2008; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
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Wag the Blog: Impact of the McCain Story?

The political world was abuzz last night about a New York Times story that alleged a too-close relationship between Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and a female lobbyist. Play Video VIDEO | McCain Dismisses Affair Rumor (CBS News) The story detailed...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 21, 2008; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (186)
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Clinton's Blueprint

A trio of senior advisers to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (N.Y.) presidential campaign held a conference call this afternoon to lay out what they believe is a blueprint that -- over the next two weeks -- will restore the race...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 20, 2008; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (477)
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Feb. 19 Contests: Winners and Losers

Another primary (and caucus) night is in the books, with Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) sweeping their respective races and, in the process, consolidating their status as the frontrunners for the two parties' presidential nods. Beyond the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 20, 2008; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (243)
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The Fix's First Take on Wisconsin Results

In case you've been hiding under a rock tonight, Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) claimed victories in Wisconsin's presidential primaries. John McCain, left, and Barack Obama scored big wins in Wisconsin's Feb. 19 primary. (Reuters photo composite)....

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 19, 2008; 10:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (204)
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Clinton in Ohio: Work Not Words

Even as political junkies across the country were waiting expectantly for the results from tonight's Wisconsin presidential primary, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) was preparing to deliver a speech in Ohio in which she draws a stark contrast between herself...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 19, 2008; 8:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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One Hour Left!

There's still an hour to go before polls close in Wisconsin (9 p.m. ET) and The Fix, just like all of you, is waiting expectantly. Just in case you are looking for some reading material to fill the time, here...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 19, 2008; 8:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Wisconsin Primary Prediction Time

Another day, another chance to win an official Fix t-shirt. (For a sneak peak at the design, click here.) The highlight of today's action is in Wisconsin where Sens. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) are facing off...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 19, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (300)
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Obama Camp: Clinton Tactics 'Damaging to the Party'

Sen. Barack Obama's (Ill.) campaign manager asserted in a conference call this morning that the tactics employed by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) in regard to the fight for Democratic delegates has the potential to fracture the party heading into...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 19, 2008; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (351)
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FixCam: What Will Happen in Wisconsin?

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By Chris Cillizza  |  February 19, 2008; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (122)
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Pining for JFK?

The Fix is taking it slow today but couldn't resist posting a little something that caught our eye. It being President's Day, Gallup decided to commemorate the holiday by releasing a question from a poll conducted earlier this month that...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 18, 2008; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (285)
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Obama Pays a Visit to John Edwards

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) made a pilgrimage to North Carolina today to visit with John Edwards, according to his spokesman. "Senator Obama visited this morning with John and Elizabeth Edwards at their home in Chapel Hill to discuss the state...

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 17, 2008; 5:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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