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The Fix: May 18, 2008 - May 24, 2008

Primary Predictions Redux: Kentucky, Oregon

It's t-shirt time! The Kentucky and Oregon Democratic primaries, went down on Tuesday, and the Fix asked the community to predict the results of the races and the next day's storyline. In Kentucky, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) swept Sen....

By Washington Post editors  |  May 24, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton References RFK Assassination

UPDATE, 6:50 pm: The Sioux Falls Argus Leader executive editor Randell Beck has just released a statement in regards the controversy caused by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (N.Y.) comments about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Here's Beck's statement: "The...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 23, 2008; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain's Health: What It Means

The early returns from the release of Sen. John McCain's (Ariz.) medical history are promising for the presumptive Republican nominee. The records, which were reviewed by the Associated Press before the 11 a.m. scheduled release of a summary report on...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 23, 2008; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Friday House Line: Dems Could Gain 20 Seats

Rep. Travis Childers' (D) win last week in a special election in a northern Mississippi district changes everything when it comes to handicapping the House playing field. It is hard to overestimate the cumulative impact of three straight special elections...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 23, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
Categories:  House , The Line  
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Wag the Blog: Picking Early?

Two news items over the past 24 hours have kicked the veepstakes into high gear. Item one: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is hosting Govs. Bobby Jindal (La.) and Charlie Crist (Fla.) as well as former governor and 2008 presidential candidate...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 22, 2008; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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FixCam: Campaign Jingles!

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By Chris Cillizza  |  May 22, 2008; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Campaign Pushes on Florida-Michigan

Following hard on comments made yesterday by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) calling for the seating of delegates from Florida and Michigan and raising the possibility of taking that fight to the convention, her top campaign advisers held a conference...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 22, 2008; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
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Why Clinton (Still) Runs

Day after day, Hillary Rodham Clinton, her husband, former president Bill Clinton, and their daughter Chelsea -- travel the country stumping for support in a race that is, by almost any measure, over. This campaign's not over. (Michel du Cille...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 22, 2008; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (281)
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Clinton's Convention Fight Comments

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) set off a firestorm this afternoon when, during an interview with the Associated Press, she seemed to suggest she was willing to push the Democratic nomination fight all the way to the party's national convention...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 21, 2008; 8:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (648)
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Ad Wars: Graves' "San Francisco" Ad

As the fight for Congress heats up over the coming weeks and months, The Fix will, from time to time, pluck out an ad (or ads) worth watching. We define "worth watching" pretty broadly here at the Fix. Some ads...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 21, 2008; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Winners and Losers: Kentucky and Oregon

The results of the presidential primaries in Kentucky and Oregon played to form last night with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) gaining a wide margin of victory in the Bluegrass State and Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) winning slightly more narrowly...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 21, 2008; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (215)
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Problems for the Obama Juggernaut?

Despite Barack Obama's win in the Oregon primary, the results from tonight's Kentucky Democratic presidential primary are stark. Hillary Rodham Clinton drubbed Obama among the very white working class voters who helped Clinton claim victories in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 20, 2008; 11:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (401)
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Obama Raised $31 Million in April

Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) collected more than $31 million in April, bringing the total his campaign has raised so far this year to $167 million -- a staggering amount that suggests his vaunted fundraising machine continues to churn. As has...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 20, 2008; 8:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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What to Watch For: Kentucky and Oregon

UPDATE, 7:10 pm: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) has, as expected, defeated Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) in the Kentucky Democratic primary. The margin, which was the real question, is being described by CNN as in the neighborhood of 30 points....

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 20, 2008; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
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McKinnon To Step Aside From McCain Effort

Mark McKinnon, the lead media consultant for Sen. John McCain's (Ariz.) presidential bid, is stepping down from that role -- making good on a pledge he made last year not to work against Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) in the fall...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 20, 2008; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
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Kentucky and Oregon Primary Predictions

The Fix is in. Or at least back in nation's capital. And not a moment too soon. The presidential primaries head to Kentucky and Oregon today, with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) expected to claim the former and Sen. Barack...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 20, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (294)
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Primary Predictions Redux: The Mountain State Primary

In the run-up to the West Virginia Democratic primary, the Fix asked Fixistas to predict the outcome of the race and the next day's storyline. Pollsters called Sen. Hillary Clinton's win, but few members of The Fix community accurately nailed...

By Washington Post editors  |  May 19, 2008; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Managing the Obama-Clinton Merger

********************** UPDATE: According to Talking Points Memo, Former Vice President Al Gore will host a fundraiser aimed at unifying the Obama and Clinton camps. ********************* The Fix is on his way back from Texas and won't be actively posting again...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 19, 2008; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (173)
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FixCam Week in Preview: Great Outdoors Edition

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By Chris Cillizza  |  May 19, 2008; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (114)
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McCain's SNL Appearance: 'Oldness' as a Plus

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) took his turn on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" last night, poking fun at his age and his longtime fight against pork barrel spending: "I have the the courage, the wisdom, experience and,...

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 18, 2008; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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