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

Who Won the Week?

The past week in the presidential race was shaping up to be the quietest in recent memory until last night at 7:41 pm. That's when John McCain's campaign sent out a statement from former Texas senator Phil Gramm in which...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 19, 2008; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (125)
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Gramm Steps Aside

Add former Texas Sen. Phil Gramm's name to an ignominious list -- Samantha Power, Billy Shaheen, Geraldine Ferraro to name just a few -- of campaign surrogates forced to step aside after making an impolitic comment. John McCain's campaign just...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 18, 2008; 8:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
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Friday Veepstakes Line: Stark Choices

As Barack Obama and John McCain enter the final stretch in selecting their respective running mates, each man is faced with a stark choice. For Obama, that choice is between change and experience. Does Obama opt for a vice president...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 18, 2008; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Line  
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Friday Senate Line: More and Less of the Line

Editor's Note: Chris Cillizza was online this morning at 11 a.m. ET discussing the veepstakes, congressional approval ratings, the Senate Line and the latest news on politics. With the vice presidential sweepstakes heating up (we are t-minus one month --...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 18, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
Categories:  The Line  
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Edwards Vet Heads North to Help Franken

Eric Schultz, national spokesman for former North Carolina senator John Edwards's 2008 presidential bid, has signed on as deputy campaign manager for the foundering Senate bid of entertainer Al Franken in Minnesota. Schultz, who was heavily lobbied by national Democrats...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 17, 2008; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Senate  
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The Case Against Charlie Crist

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is one of the few potential vice presidential candidates of either party who doesn't seek to downplay his interest in and excitement about the post. "It is very flattering to be considered and even the mere...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 17, 2008; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  Veepstakes  
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Obama's Fundraising in Context

Sen. Barack Obama's $52 million haul in the month of June is nearly certain to quiet whispers that his vaunted fundraising machine had slowed, and seems to justify his decision last month to opt out of public financing for the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 17, 2008; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (228)
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Fix Pick: Get To Know Sheldon Adelson

For anyone who has been to Las Vegas in the last few years, it's hard to miss Sheldon Adelson's imprint on the Strip -- his Venetian and Palazzo casinos are among the most luxurious in Sin City. But, for those...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 17, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Wrestling for Control of Iraq

Two new ads focused squarely on the war in Iraq albeit it with VERY different messages are hitting the television airwaves today. The ads are being sponsored by Vets for Freedom, a group touting the success of the surge in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 16, 2008; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Ad Wars , Eye on 2008  
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Inside the Post Poll: What Obama-Clinton Divide?

The political chatter over the last few days has centered on the continued rift between backers of Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. First came the report over the weekend that Obama had, in a private conversation with a Democratic...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 16, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
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The Case for Charlie Crist

Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist has been all over the national news lately. On the policy front, he backed up Sen. John McCain's (R) call for lifting the moratorium on offshore drilling, a reversal of his opposition to drilling spurred,...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 16, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
Categories:  Veepstakes  
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Freedom's Watch Expands To Senate Behind Bush Campaign Adviser

Freedom's Watch, an independent organization aligned with conservatives and targeting competitive House races, is expanding its mission in the coming election, hiring veteran party operative Tony Feather to run its new Senate-focused wing. Feather, who served as political director for...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 15, 2008; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Senate  
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Afghanistan as the New Iraq?

In dueling speeches today, Barack Obama and John McCain offered contrasting visions for the future of American foreign policy. But, both men also made clear that Afghanistan is a primary front in the war on terror and a battle that...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 15, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
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Progressive Group Slams Freedom's Watch in Robo-Calls

Blue America, a political action committee composed of some of the most prominent progressive bloggers nationwide, is launching automated phone calls into a handful of congressional districts today to defend Democrats from attacks by the conservative group Freedom's Watch. The...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 15, 2008; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  House  
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Wag the Blog: The New Yorker and the Outrage Factor

Unless you have been under a rock for the past 48 hours, you know that the New Yorker cover featuring Barack Obama, dressed in Islamic garb, and Michelle Obama, toting an assault rifle and ammo belt, is all the rage...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 14, 2008; 11:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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MN-Senate: The Body is...Out

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura (I) will not run for the Senate in 2008, bringing to an end a wild week of speculation about the impact the former pro wrestler would have had on one of the marquee contests of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 14, 2008; 9:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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Ad Wars: Norm Coleman and the Power of the Puck

In a political environment as treacherous as this one for Republicans, there's still one tried and true strategy to court voters: pork. As we have written before, Republican incumbents have already surmised that their best strategy to win -- given...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 14, 2008; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate  
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Obama Addresses Iraq, McCain Hits Back

In advance of what is being billed as a "major" address on Iraq by Barack Obama tomorrow, his campaign is working overtime to reposition the Illinois senator on the future of American involvement in the country. Obama started the discussion...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 14, 2008; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Surprising Closeness of the Contest

Despite a general sentiment that John McCain's campaign has gone through an extremely difficult -- and disorganized -- past month, a series of recent polls suggest that the Arizona senator remains within striking distance of Barack Obama with less than...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 14, 2008; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Week in Preview: Staying on Message

"The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." -- Robert Burns, "To a Mouse" Each week of the presidential race, the campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain have a message (or messages) they want to communicate...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 14, 2008; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (233)
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Sunday Reading: Broder on the Enigmatic Obama

We've said it before and we'll say it again: David Broder's Sunday column in the Post should be required reading for any political junkie worthy of the name. In a column entitled "Obama's Enigma", Broder writes: "[Barack] Obama is making...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 13, 2008; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
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An Update on Comment Registration

Many people in The Fix community have emailed me over the past few months wondering when registration for comments would return on the blog. We have good news! By the end of this month, registration should be re-instituted on The...

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 13, 2008; 7:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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