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The Fix: November 23, 2008 - November 29, 2008

Bill Clinton Will Release Identity of Donors

Former President Bill Clinton will release the names of several hundred thousand donors to his presidential library and foundation. Photo by Ng Han Guan -- Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Former President Bill Clinton has agreed to make...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 29, 2008; 11:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  White House  
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Obama Cabinet Picks Creates Vulnerabilities

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- The Fix is enjoying another day in paradise but took a bit of time out of the sun to pen a piece on how the large number of elected officials picked by President-elect Barack Obama for...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 29, 2008; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  White House  
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The Fix Breaks

The next five days (hopefully) for the Fix and Mrs. Fix The Fix, laid low by a post-election/post-field hockey season cold for the past ten days, has decided to seek warmer climes on the Left Coast from which to...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 26, 2008; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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The Best BBQ in Texas

Barbecue in all its glory DALLAS, Texas -- The Fix is en route to sunnier climes for the Thanksgiving holiday (more on that later) but we can't resist taking note of one of the best things about flying through...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 26, 2008; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Fix Notes , Fix Picks  
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Wag the Blog: An Obama Mandate?

Did President-elect Barack Obama earn a mandate on Nov. 4? (AP Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais) At an otherwise news-less press conference yesterday, President-elect Barack Obama was asked about the nature of his victory earlier this month. He responded:...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 26, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (125)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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Wag the Blog Redux: Media Bias?

Is the media biased? The Fix asked readers to weigh in on that question last week after Post Ombudsman Deborah Howell wrote a piece concluding that the paper had favored President-elect Barack Obama in its coverage. And, boy did you...

By Washington Post editors  |  November 25, 2008; 6:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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Inside the Mind of John McCain: On Picking Palin

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) held forth today on his decision to choose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) John McCain is not a man who likes to be psychoanalyzed. So, when he gets reflective...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 25, 2008; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Obama's Ad Dominance Reaffirmed

As the presidential election entered its final months, it became increasingly clear that Barack Obama was vastly outspending John McCain on television -- a massive gap that allowed the Illinois senator to expand the playing field and led to victories...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 25, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Ad Wars , Eye on 2008  
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GA-Senate: Tight as a Tick

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), left, speaks while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney looks on at a rally, Nov. 21, 2008 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo -- Stephen Morton/Getty Images) The Georgia Senate runoff between Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) and former...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 25, 2008; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Senate  
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RNC Chair Race: The Lay of the Land

The fight to be the next face of the Republican party -- or at least the next chairman of the Republican National Committee -- has been defined so far by a cavalcade of announced and potential candidates and a dearth...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 25, 2008; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Republican Party  
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Minner Appoints Biden Aide to Senate

Ted Kaufman, a longtime aide to Joe Biden, will be appointed by Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner to fill the vacancy created by the vice president-elect once he resigns from the Senate. Kaufman is currently one of the co-chairs of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 24, 2008; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Senate  
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Obama's 'Main Street' Focus

President-elect Barack Obama at today's press conference announcing his economic team. AP Photo/Charles Dharapak President-elect Barack Obama had but one central message in his brief press conference today announcing his economic team: I feel your pain. No fewer than...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 24, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  White House  
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The Next Senator From New York Is....

New York Gov. David Paterson will choose the next Senator from New York With Hilllary Rodham Clinton set to be announced as the next Secretary of State sometime soon after Thanksgiving, the race to replace her has already begun...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 24, 2008; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Senate  
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Week in Preview: Turkey Week!

The highlight of this holiday-shortened week comes today at noon when President-elect Barack Obama unveils his economic team in Chicago. The key players are already in place and word was out on Friday about the two biggest names: New...

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 24, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  FixCam  
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