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Entries by Sam Stein from 03/2008

Fundraising Hauls Create Headaches For Watchdog Groups

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

Much to the consternation of Republicans, Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have made history this election season by raising unprecedented amoun...

Clinton Camp's Election Eve Strategy: Attack!

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

Sounding at times optimistic and at time incredulous, the Clinton campaign on Monday used every tool at its disposal in an effort to push the senator ...

Kerry: Clinton's Not Reading Iraq NIE Not A Big Deal

Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

Over the past few days, Sen. Barack Obama has hit back against attacks on his national security credentials in part by noting that, when it came time ...

McAuliffe Tells Penn: Stop Talking To The Press

Posted 03.04.2008 | Politics

For the second time in as many days, a Clinton surrogate bristled at the public infighting involving the campaign's chief strategist Mark Penn. As T...

Hillary Clinton's Polish Pander

Posted 03.04.2008 | Politics

On March 5, 1940, the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin ordered the execution of more than 20,000 Polish POWs in what became known as the Katyn massacre. Fi...

McCain Gets Riley Endorsement After Years Of Political Help

Posted 03.04.2008 | Politics

On Monday, Sen. John McCain received the endorsement of Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, connecting the circle of a political relationship that has spanned mor...

Obama Camp Hits Back: Clinton Failed Commander in Chief Test

Posted 03.04.2008 | Politics

For yet another day on the campaign trail, the topic of national security, and the respective readiness of Democratic candidates to be commander-in-ch...

Ohio Exit Polls Show Clinton's Late Attacks Worked

Posted 03.04.2008 | Politics

Exit polls from Ohio suggest that Sen. Hillary Clinton's last minute aggressive campaigning against Sen. Barack Obama may have been effective in holdi...

Texas Polls: Obama And Clinton Maintain Demographic Groups

Posted 03.04.2008 | Politics

Exit polls from Texas show Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton holding on to the demographic groups that have come to personify their campaigns. ...

Obama Congratulates McCain: See You In The Fall

Posted 03.04.2008 | Politics

Late Tuesday evening Sen. Barack Obama took a moment from waiting for election results to call Sen. John McCain and congratulate him on his Republican...

Rep. Ellison: Clinton Trying To Reap Benefit Of Obama-Muslim Smear

Posted 03.05.2008 | Politics

The Clinton campaign flatly denies any hand in the Obama-is-a-Muslim smear campaign that has bubbled beneath the media surface, but it is more than w...

Obama Camp: Clinton Picks Up Only Four Delegates

Posted 03.05.2008 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama's campaign is claiming that after rival Hillary Clinton's three primary election wins Tuesday night, her campaign has picked up an i...

Clinton Aides Compare Obama To Ken Starr

Posted 03.06.2008 | Politics

Aides to Sen. Hillary Clinton accused Sen. Barack Obama of adopting Republican talking points and acting like Ken Starr for launching a more aggressiv...

For Clinton, Two Different Stances On Two Pentagon Contracts

Posted 03.06.2008 | Politics

This past week, Sen. Hillary Clinton derided the Pentagon's decision to award a $40 billion defense contract to build mid-flight refueling tankers to ...

Bradley: Bill Clinton's Financial Backers Could Pose Big Problem

Posted 03.06.2008 | Politics

Though known for his soft-demeanor, former senator and current Obama supporter Bill Bradley let off a bit of steam at the Clinton campaign during an a...

Obama Camp Presents Clinton As McCain-Lite

Posted 03.06.2008 | Politics

Advisers to Senator Barack Obama sought to change the context of the campaign's foreign policy debate by casting Sen. Hillary Clinton as John McCain-l...

Clinton Surrogate Hints That Primary Battle Will Go To Convention

Posted 03.07.2008 | Politics

In a Friday conference largely focused on calls for Sen. Barack Obama to fire his aide, Samantha Power, for a personal attack she levied at Sen. Hilla...

Samantha Power: From Obama Asset To Campaign Casualty

Posted 03.07.2008 | Politics

In early 2005, Samantha Power was working on a follow up to her Pulitzer Prize winning book ""A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide," w...

Levin On Michigan Do-Over: Ain't Happening

Posted 03.07.2008 | Politics

Sen. Carl Levin said on Friday that he did not view a "do-over" of the Michigan primary as a practical way of getting the state's delegates seated at ...

Clinton Surrogate: Obama Can't Milk The Iraq War Cow

Posted 03.10.2008 | Politics

The Clinton camp's attempts to call into question both the sincerity of Barack Obama's call for an Iraq troop withdrawal and his ability to serve as c...

Dershowitz Comes To Spitzer's Defense

Posted 03.10.2008 | Politics

Alan Dershowitz, who taught Eliot Spitzer at Harvard Law School, came to his former student's defense today after it was revealed that Spitzer was tie...

Obama Aides: VP Talk Is A Ruse

Posted 03.10.2008 | Politics

High-profile supporters of Sen. Barack Obama dismissed the notion Monday that he would be a "dream team" vice-presidential nominee, arguing that the s...

McCain Received Defense Firm Cash After Backing Its Contract

Posted 03.11.2008 | Politics

Critics on Tuesday questioned whether Sen. John McCain catered to special interests when he aggressively threw his support behind a $35 billion Pentag...

Obama Camp: Our Popular Vote Lead Is Pretty Insurmountable Too

Posted 03.12.2008 | Politics

Buttressed by a victory in last night's Mississippi primary, Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign claimed on Wednesday that it not only had a ...

McCain Declines To Push For Iraq Oil Audit

Posted 03.12.2008 | Politics

This past week, two senior members of the Senate Armed Service Committee -- chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) and former chairman John Warner (R-VA) -- penne...