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The Fix: January 4, 2009 - January 10, 2009

Wag the Blog Redux: Obama's First 100 Days

President-elect Barack Obama's first 100 days will be among the most heavily scrutinized in the history of the presidency as his supporters, his opponents and reporters see whether he can translate his soaring campaign rhetoric into effective governance. In this...

By Washington Post editors  |  January 9, 2009; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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More Senate Republican Retirements?

Ohio Sen. George Voinovich (center) is contemplating joining fellow Republican Kit Bond of Missouri (left) in retirement. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) UPDATED, 6:45 p.m.: NBC political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd (his Chuckness to us) writes in...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 9, 2009; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Republican Party , Senate  
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Palin: Crazy or Crazy Like a Fox?

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's interview for a forthcoming documentary about the way in which she was covered during her bid for the vice presidency in 2008 has once again catapulted her into the middle of the national political conversation....

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 9, 2009; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (231)
Categories:  Republican Party  
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The Friday Line: 10 for 2010

The impact of President-elect Barack Obama's rapid rise through the political ranks -- elected senator in 2004 and president four years later -- is already being felt in the campaign world as scads of would-be senators and governors are emerging...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 9, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  The Line  
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Obama Announces Kaine as DNC Chair

President-elect Barack Obama looks on as Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine speaks at the Democratic National Committee, where Obama announced Kaine as the new DNC chairman. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press) By Chris Cillizza President-elect Barack Obama formalized his appointment of Virginia Gov....

By Paul Volpe  |  January 8, 2009; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Obama Bets Big on Big Government

President-elect Barack Obama enunciated his vision for an activist -- and expansive -- government as the best way to address the economic crisis in a speech this morning, and in the process placed a major bet that the majority of...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2009; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
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MO-Senate: Bond to Retire

Missouri Sen. Kit Bond (R) will retire in 2010, a decision that hands Democrats a prime pickup opportunity in a state where the party has made strides in recent years. "In 1972, I became Missouri's youngest Governor," Bond said this...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2009; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Senate  
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Obama and the Politics of the Stimulus

President-elect Barack Obama will deliver a speech this morning to make the case for his stimulus plan -- and begin his defense of the office he has not yet taken. When President-elect Barack Obama takes to the podium at...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 8, 2009; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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1,000 Words

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) This photo -- taken yesterday as the five living presidents (and presidents-elect) shared a meal together -- has so very many caption possibilities. Submit your own in the comments section below and we'll pluck out...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 7, 2009; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
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NY-Sen: Did Caroline Campaign Too Much?

Caroline Kennedy listens to a reporter's question during a news conference at City Hall in Buffalo, N.Y.. Kennedy is campaigning for the open Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Don Heupel) When the news broke that Caroline Kennedy,...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 7, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Burris To Be Seated?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (right) seems to be backing off opposition to seating former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) UPDATE, 2:20 p.m.: Burris held his own press...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 7, 2009; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Senate  
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Indecision Roils RNC Race

UPDATED, 12:22 p.m. ET: Florida Republican Party Chairman Frank Greer will endorse former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele's bid for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee this afternoon. Greer was mulling a candidacy of his own but has decided...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 7, 2009; 6:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Republican Party  
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MN-Senate: Coleman Contests!

Sen. Norm Coleman filed a formal election contest this afternoon, a move that ensures several more months of drama in the race between the incumbent Republican and entertainer Al Franken. "As of today, not every valid vote has been counted...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 6, 2009; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
Categories:  Senate  
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Burris Backs Reid Into a Corner

Lost amid the scads of cameras and scrambling reporters seeking to get a glimpse or a word from former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris over the last 24 hours is one simple fact: Burris -- and, by extension, embattled...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 6, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (142)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Senate  
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FL-Senate: Jeb Bush Will Not Run

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is expected to make a decision soon about whether he will run for the open Senate seat in Florida in 2010. UPDATED, 3:48 p.m. ET: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will not run for...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 6, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (131)
Categories:  Senate  
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Wag the Blog: Obama's First 100 Days

There's little question that President-elect Barack Obama studied the haphazard transition of the last Democratic president -- Bill Clinton -- in order to avoid making the same mistakes. Where Clinton was scattershot, Obama has been steady. Where Clinton tended toward...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 6, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
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MN-Senate: Franken Claims Victory

UPDATED, 5:00 p.m. ET: Al Franken declared himself the winner of the Minnesota Senate race moments ago just hours after the state's canvassing board certified a final vote tally that put him 225 votes ahead of Sen. Norm Coleman. "After...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 5, 2009; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (280)
Categories:  Senate  
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Tim Kaine and the Future of Obama For America

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine will be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee. (Photo by Linda Davidson of the Washington Post) Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine's installation at the head of the Democratic National Committee sends a strong signal...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 5, 2009; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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FixCam Week in Preview: Obama Heads to the Hill

President-elect Barack Obama heads to Capitol Hill to sell his economic stimulus plan, Public Enemy and the Fix's favorite Christmas gift....

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 5, 2009; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Kaine Will Be DNC Chair

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine will be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, according to the Post's own Mike Shear. As Shear writes: "A personal friend of the president-elect, Kaine is a gregarious chief executive who is known to...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 4, 2009; 6:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Richardson Withdrawal Mars Seamless Transition

President-elect Barack Obama announced New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson as Commerce Secretary during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 03, 2008. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) The decision by New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 4, 2009; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
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VA-Gov: The Macker Is In

Former Democratic National Committee Chair Terry McAuliffe announced his bid for the Virginia governorship via video this weekend, a candidacy that ensures a national spotlight will shine on the Commonwealth this year. Best known for his work as a...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 4, 2009; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Governors  
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