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Entries by Rachel Weiner from 08/2008

McCain Camp: We Won't Talk About Race Again

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

John McCain's campaign felt they had to respond to Barack Obama's comment about not looking like other presidents. Campaign manager Rick Davis said Ob...

WSJ: Obama May Be Too Thin To Be President

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

The Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick warns Barack Obama of another potentially elitist personal trait -- he's too thin: Speaking to donors at a San...

DHS Take Laptops At Border: No Reason Required

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

Federal agents may take a traveler's laptop computer or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any ...

NRCC Chief To GOP Contenders: Run Against The Party

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told GOP congressional hopefuls on Thursday that they should not be afraid to criticize both political parties - including Rep...

Wal-Mart Warns Workers Of Democratic Win

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

UPDATE: Wal-Mart has issued a statement regarding The Wall Street Journal article outlining how it's warning employees to beware of voting for Democra...

Clinton Supporters Want Gender Bias Plank In Platform

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

As her chances of becoming vice president recede, some of Hillary Rodham Clinton's supporters are pushing for the Democratic Party's new platform to s...

McCain Surprised He's So Close In The Polls

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

The Washington Post does a long profile of John McCain, talking to the candidate and the aide who co-wrote all his books. They talk literature: He ...

McCain VP Talk Turns To Two Women

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

Sen. John McCain's growing popularity among women is fueling speculation that he will select a female running mate, ripening talk about conservative f...

Plane Problems Delay Bill Clinton's Trip To Africa

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

ABC News' Kate Snow and Dana Hughes Report: It's becoming a running joke except it's not that funny. For the seventh time, mechanical failures are ho...

GOP Senator Uses Obama In Another Ad

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) uses Barack Obama in another ad -- even though the candidate endorsed his Democratic challenger. In the ad, Smith touts his ...

McCain Social Security Plan A Total Blank

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

While campaigns typically snow reporters with white papers and policy minutiae, many of the domestic policy plans of John McCain have been notably sho...

Stevens Gets Early Trial Date So He Can Work On Reelection

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Under indictment and watching some Republican colleagues tiptoe away from him, Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is counting on speed to keep...

High-Ranking McCain Staffer Lobbied For Repeal Of Cuba Sanctions

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

A high-ranking campaign staffer for John McCain lobbied for years on behalf of a major corporation in favor of repealing economic sanctions against Cu...

Hillary Clinton Asks Not To Be Nominated At Convention

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

A source close to the New York senator confirmed she won't file a formal request to the convention asking to be nominated along with Barack Obama, who...

Wes Clark VP Campaign Starts

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

IN THE HEADLINES McCain, Obama square off as race issue hits presidential campaign ... McCain defends use of Spears, Hilton in campaign ad while prof...

McCain "Proud Of That Commercial" DNC Makes Web Ad

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee today a web ad today called "Proud of that Commercial" that features John McCain defending his "Celeb" ad. The video...

Sarah Palin: McCain's Vice President (INFO, PHOTOS)

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

***AUGUST 29: THIS POST IS CONSTANTLY UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION. SCROLL*** CLICK HERE TO READ HUFFPOST'S SARAH PALIN BIG NEWS PAGE WITH EVERY STOR...

Obama On Race Card: "What I Said Was What I Think Everybody Knows"

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

Barack Obama responds to John McCain campaign charges that he's using the race card in an interview with the St. Petersburg Times: "I was in union,...

Charlie Crist: McCain's Vice President?

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

AUG 27 -- Chuck Todd Suggests Crist's Marriage Is A Sham: On MSNBC, the analyst says the wedding may be off if Crist isn't picked as McCain's VP. MSN...

Tim Pawlenty: McCain's Vice President?

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

***UPDATE*** AUG 28, 8:34 PM Pawlenty will be on "Meet the Press" this Sunday. AUG 28, 4:30 PM -- Pawlenty Clears His Schedule For The Weekend Sev...

Report: McCain Spending $140,000 A Day On Britney Ad

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

A couple days ago we promised to try to nail down precisely what the McCain campaign is spending on its Britney-Obama ad. Well, it looks like McCain ...

McCain: Affirmative Action "In The Eye Of The Beholder"

Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — John McCain, the father of private school students, criticized Democratic rival Barack Obama on Friday for choosing private over...

McCain Vetting Virginia Rep. Cantor For VP

Posted 08.03.2008 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — John McCain's campaign has asked Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor for personal documents as the Republican presidential candidate steps...

Obama: Bad Economy Could Help Me Win Florida

Posted 08.03.2008 | Politics

Barack Obama's two-day campaign swing through economically hard-hit areas of Central Florida and John McCain's country concert extravaganza in the Pan...

NYMag: Is Mudslinging The Only Way McCain Can Win?

Posted 08.03.2008 | Politics

On the morning in March when Barack Obama was preparing to give his speech on race in Philadelphia to try to contain the fallout from the Jeremiah Wri...