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The Fix: April 20, 2008 - April 26, 2008

Colbert vs Stewart

Forget the ongoing primary fight between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.). The primary that really matters is the one between Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for the hearts, minds and, yes, even the eyeballs of America....

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 26, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (296)
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DNC Officials Huddle With Clinton, Obama Campaigns

In an attempt to kick start the general election contest before the party has picked its nominee, Democratic National Committee officials have met in recent days with the top campaign brass of Sens. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 25, 2008; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
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Friday Line: McCain's Best Strategic Moves

With Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) locked in a seemingly endless fight for the Democratic nomination, The Fix is taking a pass on the vice presidential Line this month. There's too much uncertainty -- even for...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 25, 2008; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
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Obama Memo: On Electability

Seeking to rebut the argument that Sen. Barack Obama's recent primary losses in Ohio and Pennsylvania endanger Democrats' chances of wining the White House in the fall, the Illinois senator's campaign is circulating a memo to superdelegates chock full of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 24, 2008; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (314)
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FixCam: Debut of The Fix T-Shirt!

Today marks the unveiling of the The Fix's official t-shirt. It seemed as good a time as any to say thank you for all of your contributions to this blog over the last few years. The goal of The...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 24, 2008; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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How Clinton Can Win It

Following Tuesday's primary in Pennsylvania, it's clear that the Democratic presidential contest between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama is not likely to conclude until early June. Given that reality, the overarching question facing party activists and elected officials (read:...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 24, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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North Carolina Republican Party Invokes Wright

Throwing subtlety out the window, the North Carolina Republican Party began airing an ad today that seeks to tie the two Democrats running for governor to Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) and, by extension, to Obama's former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright....

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 23, 2008; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pa. Primary: Winners and Losers

The Fix loves the day after an election. There's data to sift, spin to analyze, and future contests to contemplate. Election nights often clarify, sometimes confuse but very rarely disappoint. Just twelve hours or so after Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 23, 2008; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Wins. Or Does She?

With nearly 90 percent of Pennsylvania's precincts reporting, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) had a 55 percent to 45 percent lead over Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.). So, Clinton won the Pennsylvania Democratic primary. Or did she? At issue is whether...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 22, 2008; 11:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Wins Pa.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) has claimed a much-needed victory over Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) in tonight's Pennsylvania Democratic primary, ensuring the race for the party's nomination will continue through at least May 6 when Indiana and North Carolina vote....

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 22, 2008; 9:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Group Seeks to Tie House Candidate to Obama

In a sign of things to come if Sen. Barack Obama winds up as his party's standard-bearer, Freedom's Watch is airing an ad in a Louisiana special election that seeks to tie the Democratic candidate to the Illinois senator. The...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 22, 2008; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What Kind of 'Win' Does Clinton Need in Pa.?

Polls in Pennsylvania won't close for another six hours but Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton are exchanging dueling memos as each side seeks to set expectations for tonight. "Pennsylvania is considered a state tailor-made for Hillary...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 22, 2008; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pennsylvania Primary Prediction Time!

The day Fixistas around the country -- if not the world -- have been waiting for has finally come. Political Geography of Pennsylvania No, not the Pennsylvania primary -- although that is today. We're talking about the arrival of the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 22, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (452)
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DNC Hits McCain, But Can They Keep It Up?

UPDATE, 5:45 pm: Progressive Media USA is taking to the Ohio airwaves tomorrow in an attempt to match Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) advertising in the crucial swing state. The ad is a replica of what the liberal group, led by...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 21, 2008; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
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Clinton Ad Invokes Harry Truman and Osama Bin Laden

Hours after Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) began airing an ad in Pennsylvania that subtly questions Sen. Barack Obama's readiness to handle a pending crisis, the Illinois Senator's campaign unveiled an ad of its own that starkly rebuts that charge....

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 21, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Week in Preview: PA Primary Edition

The wait is almost over. After six weeks without a primary or caucus in the Democratic presidential race, Pennsylvania voters will head to the polls tomorrow to choose between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. The pressure is clearly...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 21, 2008; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama & Clinton in Full 'Outrage' Mode

UPDATE, 2:45 p.m. ET: The Clinton campaign is now up with a new ad in Pennsylvania that seeks to directly rebut the Obama ad on health care that began running yesterday in the state. Here's the ad: On a conference...

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 20, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
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