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Alex MacCallum is a former news editor of the Huffington Post. She received her JD Candidate from UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, and has written for The Washington Post.

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Tuesday's Campaign News

(9) Comments | Posted October 31, 2006 | 1:35 PM

The AP obtained a memo from the assistant secretary of defense for public affairs showing "The Pentagon is buttressing its public relations staff and starting an operation akin to a political campaign war room... New teams of people will "develop messages" for the 24-hour news cycle and "correct the...

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Friday's Campaign News

(10) Comments | Posted October 13, 2006 | 7:48 PM

Rep. Bob Ney would be the fifth member of the Republican House leadership to resign this year. He has said he will remain in Congress though he is pleading guilty to corruption charges, but GOP leadership can't want someone who is going to jail for over two years to...

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Monday's Campaign News

(11) Comments | Posted October 9, 2006 | 2:01 PM

The Foley scandal continues: The LA Times reported that Foley had sex with a page, after he graduated from the page program and was no longer a minor.

NY Times: A former Foley aide asked Hastert's chief of staff to deliver a "stern caution" Foley to leave the...

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Friday's Campaign News

(21) Comments | Posted October 6, 2006 | 2:49 PM

Fox News: "House Republican candidates will suffer massive losses if House Speaker Dennis Hastert remains speaker until Election Day, according to internal polling data from a prominent GOP pollster."

A new Time poll says two-thirds of Americans aware of Rep. Mark Foley's sexually explicit emails sent to under-age congressional...

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Thursday's Campaign News

(18) Comments | Posted October 5, 2006 | 12:28 PM

The Hill reports that the source who gave media outlets Rep. Mark Foley's email exchanges with a former House page was a GOP House staffer. The source has been a registered Republican since being eligible to vote.

The Hill goes on: "Republicans who are calling for probes to discover...

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Wednesday's Campaign News

(6) Comments | Posted October 4, 2006 | 12:53 PM

Hastert vowed he would not quit, and tied his fate to the elections: "If they [his critics] get to me, it looks like they could affect our election as well."

And Majority Leader Rep. John Boehner dumps all the blame on Hastert: "In my position, it is...

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Monday's Campaign News

(20) Comments | Posted October 2, 2006 | 1:49 PM

A New MSNBC/McClatchy Newspaper poll shows that "Democratic candidates have a strong chance to win all seven at-risk Republican Senate seats." A breakdown of the poll's numbers:

In RI, Sheldon Whitehouse (D) leads Lincoln Chafee (R) 42%-41%.

In PA, Bob Casey (D) leads Rick Santorum (R) 49%-40%....

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Friday's Campaign News

(23) Comments | Posted September 29, 2006 | 2:01 PM

A new Fox News poll shows Democrats leading the GOP by an 11-point margin if the congressional election were held today. It also shows "more voters blame the Bush administration than blame the Clinton administration for failing to capture Osama bin Laden."

Yet another person comes forward saying she...

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Thursday's Campaign News

(9) Comments | Posted September 28, 2006 | 3:34 PM

Update: "Claire McCaskill told reporters today that there's little doubt in her mind about Obama's plans for 2008. "He's running," she said. When Obama raises money for himself these days, the money no longer is going into his political action committee fund, but his Senate re-election warchest.... The distinction: Money...

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Wednesday's Campaign News

(15) Comments | Posted September 27, 2006 | 2:43 PM

George Allen called claims that he severed the head of a deer and put it on the mailbox of a home believed to be owned by a black family "absolutely false," "pure fabrication" and "nonsense," according to the Washington Post. But the allegations are confirmed by another one of...

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Tuesday's Campaign News

(26) Comments | Posted September 26, 2006 | 2:00 PM

Some campaign news from today:

Larry Sabato, a noted political scientist, on Sen. George Allen's use of the "N-word" last night onHarball: "The fact is that he did use the 'N' word, whether he's denying it now or not."

Is the conservative Weekly Standard...

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Today's Campaign News

(10) Comments | Posted September 25, 2006 | 4:12 PM

Some campaign news from today and yesterday:

Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) debated a non-candidate for the Senate today. Instead of debating Democratic challenger Bob Casey, he faced-off with the Green Party's Carl Romanelli. But "This morning [Romanelli] was tossed from the ballot by a judge who...

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Today's Campaign News

(26) Comments | Posted September 21, 2006 | 1:41 PM

I'm going to try to put together a set of links to the day's campaign news every day for the Huffington Post.

Here are a few from today:

LA Times/Bloomberg Poll: Democrats are leading 49% to 39% when registered voters are asked which party they intend to...

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