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The Fix: May 4, 2008 - May 10, 2008

Wag the Blog: The Longer, the Better?

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) continues to show no signs of dropping her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, despite the seemingly quixotic nature of her bid. "I'm going to keep going because you're keeping me...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 10, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (343)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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The Friday Line: Veepstakes!

Ask someone who works for either Barack Obama (Ill.) or John McCain (Ariz.) about the search for a vice presidential nominee and, to a person, the response you get goes something like this: "It's way too early to even be...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 9, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (470)
Categories:  The Line , Veepstakes  
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Predictions Redux: The Hoosier-Heel Primaries

To the many Fixistas out there who tried to predict the outcomes of Tuesday's Democratic Indiana and North Carolina state primaries -- thank you! And now, for the winners of the official Fix t-shirts as judged by post.com politics producer...

By Washington Post editors  |  May 8, 2008; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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FixCam: Clinton Endures

In the wake of Tuesday night's results in North Carolina and Indiana, there is only one question on the minds of political junkies: "Why is she staying in?" The "she" in that query is Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.)...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 8, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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For Clinton, a Misfire on Gas Tax?

Hillary Rodham Clinton closed her campaign in Indiana with ads that highlighted her support for a suspension of the federal gas tax -- a seemingly smart move given the current prices at the pump and, perhaps more importantly, the lessons...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 8, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (228)
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Fix Housekeeping

The Fix support staff, which is as vast and as powerful as you might imagine it would be, is changing how comments are displayed on the blog. Starting tomorrow, we'll flip a switch (not "the" switch) and set it so...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  May 7, 2008; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Still In The Race, But Faces Major Hurdles

Ever since Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) swept 11 straight contests between Feb. 5 and March 4, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (N.Y.) path to the Democratic presidential nomination has been a narrow one. Obama's winning streak not only gave him...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 7, 2008; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (419)
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The Hoosier-Heel Primary: Winners and Losers

In a primary race that has been defined by its unpredictable twists and turns, the voters of North Carolina and Indiana provided yet another swerve in the narrative. Photo Gallery: Democrats Split Indiana and North Carolina. Sen. Barack Obama won...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 7, 2008; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (265)
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Is It (Finally) Over?

UPDATE, 1:15 am: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) has officially been declared the winner in Indiana, taking 51 percent of the vote to 49 percent for Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.). The final margin looked to be roughly 22,000 votes out...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 7, 2008; 12:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lake, Lake, Lake!

It now looks like the fate of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (N.Y.) presidential prospects hangs on a single county in northwest Indiana. More than 550 precincts remain uncounted in the Lake County, which contains Gary -- a presumed Obama stronghold...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 6, 2008; 10:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Wins N.C., Indiana Too Early To Call

Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) has defeated Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) in the North Carolina presidential primary. Obama's win was thanks in large part to black voters, who cast over 30 percent of the total vote. Exit polls indicate that...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 6, 2008; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What to Watch For: Indiana and North Carolina

The Fix is a HUGE sports fan and, as a result, spends way too much time watching and re-watching "SportsCenter". One of our favorite features from the big show is "What 2 Watch 4" where the anchors give sports junkies...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 6, 2008; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (123)
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Primary Prediction Contest: The Hoosier-Heel Primaries

It's T-shirt time! Primaries in Indiana and North Carolina today offer twin chances for Fixistas to claim their official Fix t-shirt. Heading into today's votes, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) clearly has the momentum in the contest -- the result...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 6, 2008; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (316)
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Prediction Winners: Mississippi and Pennsylvania

Now that official Fix t-shirts have become a decidedly hot commodity (did you see that guy sporting one at Jazz Fest?), people are clamoring to win one in our primary prediction contests. But before we look ahead to North Carolina...

By Washington Post editors  |  May 5, 2008; 9:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Gas Tax Fight Grows Hotter

Less than 24 hours before Indiana and North Carolina voters head to the polls to pick between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.), the two campaigns are upping the ante on the issue of the gas tax....

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 5, 2008; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (252)
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'Dream Ticket' Effort Evolves

An Internet petition drive designed to encourage the idea of a presidential ticket featuring Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) -- in that order -- is reorganizing itself to support the idea of either senator serving as...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 5, 2008; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
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A Comment on Comments

Fix Readers, The Fix is one of the most vibrant and lively forums on the Web. Please remember that the comments section is for the free exchange of ideas and views on politics. Racist, sexist, commercial, and overtly vulgar/profane comments...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  May 5, 2008; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
 
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FixCam Week in Preview: Gassing Up For Tuesday's Primaries

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By Chris Cillizza  |  May 5, 2008; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (196)
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Democrat Wins La. Special Election

State Rep. Don Cazayoux won the special election in Louisiana's 6th district yesterday, a victory that marks the second time this year that Democrats have won a seat previously held by a Republican. Cazayoux, a conservative Democrat, defeated former state...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 4, 2008; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
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