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Entries by Rachel Weiner from 11/2008

McCain Adviser Can't Name Instance Of Voter Fraud From Fake Regulations

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

For weeks Republican leaders have warned that widely reported problems with fake voter registrations could result in a flood of phony votes in pivotal...

McCain Camp Holds Get-Out-The Vote Rally In Arizona

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

On one block, they wanted U.S. Sen. John McCain to be their president. On another block, they wanted to divorce him. Two competing rallies for and ag...

GOP Rep. Tried To Prove Bill Ayers Wrote Obama's Memoir

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

The Republicans have made a last-minute attempt to prevent Barack Obama's ascent to the White House by trying to recruit an Oxford academic to "prove"...

McCain's Travel Schedule Shows Desperate Situation

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

Is cartography destiny? At the very least, John McCain's final 48-hour travel schedule reflects the degree to which Obama has determined the politica...

Obama Poised To Win Iowa In Landslide

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

McPain. Barack Obama is beating John McCain in Iowa by a whopping 17 percentage points, according to the Iowa Poll published in today's Register. Ob...

Palin Suggests U.S. At War With Iran

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

In her interview with Fox News' Greta van Susteren last night, Gov. Sarah Palin appeared to claim that the U.S. needs to "win" the non-existent war wi...

Chuck Todd: If McCain Wins All Toss-Ups He Still Loses

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

NBC News' final map gives Barack Obama the win: With two days before Election Day, the final NBC News map shows Obama remaining above the 270 electo...

Bush Loyalists Throw Pity Party

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

After failing in every imaginable way, with the worst approval ratings since the dawn of modern polling, and with a party that wants the president to ...

Reid: Stevens Cannot Serve In Senate

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was forced into the middle of Sen. Ted Stevens' (R-Alaska) re-election bid late Saturday night after a seni...

Original Mavericks To McCain: "You're No Maverick"

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

Brave New Films talks to the actual original Mavericks, who aren't too fond of John McCain using their name: Fontaine Maverick, great-great-grandd...

Election Predictions: Pundits Weigh In

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

Make your own predictions below... Karl Rove Winner: Obama Electoral College: Obama 338 McCain 200 Rove writes on his website: The final Rove & Co....

Biden To Protesters: Politics Of Division Must End

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden made fun of a small group of protesters Sunday, then told supporters that t...

Conservative On Canvassing For Obama

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

There has been a lot of speculation that Barack Obama might win the election due to his better "ground game" and superior campaign organization. I ha...

Palin: Fey Will Need "That Sarah Outfit" For "Next Four Years"

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

Watch your back, Tina Fey. Gov. Sarah Palin kicked off a rally in Ohio this afternoon with a feisty shot at Ms. Fey, who has played Ms. Palin with de...

Joe The Plumber: 'I Question Obama's Loyalty To The Country'

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

Normally it would just be funny, if Joe the Plumber (or JTP as press insiders have dubbed him) was just another sudden celeb shooting off his mouth an...

Obama: "You've Never Seen Dick Cheney Delighted Before"

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

A few moments ago in Ohio, Barack Obama tweaked his ongoing mockery of Dick Cheney's McCain endorsement a bit. "Yesterday, Dick Cheney came out of hi...

Diarist: My Mother Voted For Obama From Deathbed

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

We're in a death watch here. My mom was diagnosed with Stage IIIb lung cancer back in May of 2006, and it's finally come to the crisis hour. ... My ...

GOPer: Where Is McCain's Virginia Ground Game?

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

A McCain-backing law student in Charlottesville emails, slightly demoralized: I've been called by the Obama Campaign 20 times in the past week, a...

Both Campaigns Go To Church

Posted 11.02.2008 | Chicago

On the final Sunday before Election Day, volunteers for both presidential candidates fanned out to churches in competitive states, congregations bused...

Last Minute Dirty Tricks: Bogus Fliers, Smear Emails

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics
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In the hours before Election Day, as inevitable as winter, comes an onslaught of dirty tricks _ confusing e-mails, disturbing phone calls and insinuat...

National Obama Ad Features Paul Simon's "American Tune" (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

Progressive Future is running this ad, featuring Paul Simon's "American Tune," on CNN and MSNBC: The group adds this information: RealtyTrac® re...

Utah Polygamous Communities Produce Voters' Guide

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — One of Utah's original voting blocs _ polygamists _ is attempting to re-establish its political influence after more than a cen...

Howard Dean Campaigning In Arizona

Posted 11.02.2008 | Politics

It really is a 50-state strategy. And, Arizona is in play. Via email from the DNC: On Monday, November 3rd DNC Chairman Howard Dean will spend t...

McConnell On Dem Challenger: "I Want To Beat Him Like A Drum"

Posted 11.03.2008 | Politics

The US Senate race in Kentucky has been a mean-spirited fight and won't likely end in a knockout. Long-time Republican Senator Mitch McConnell is lock...

Reagan, Nixon Speechwriter Endorses Obama

Posted 11.03.2008 | Politics

It may be something of a surprise that, as a long time conservative, I now support Barack Obama. In 1968, I was a speechwriter first for Ronald Reagan...