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Entries by Sam Stein from 04/2008

How McCain Backpedaled On Public Financing

Posted 04.01.2008 | Politics

By the summer of 2002, Sen. John McCain was already considered one of the most prominent advocates for campaign finance reform. He had made reducing t...

Feingold Calls Out Intel Chief For Saying Dems Want To Imprison Bush

Posted 04.01.2008 | Politics

Senator Russ Feingold is calling the Director of National Intelligence out for telling what seemingly amounts to a massive exaggeration if not downrig...

McCain's Memphis Visit Raises Past Opposition To MLK Day

Posted 04.01.2008 | Politics

This Friday, Sen. John McCain will head to Memphis, Tennessee to commemorate the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The stop, which is par...

Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Posted 04.02.2008 | Politics

In recent days, aides to Sen. Hillary Clinton have increasingly pressed the idea that the popular vote in the Democratic primary should be a guide for...

Durbin On Clinton Camp Raising Wright: Try Your Best

Posted 04.02.2008 | Politics

Sen. Dick Durbin, one of Barack Obama's chief surrogates, said on Wednesday morning that Sen. Hillary Clinton was within her right to use Obama's con...

Clinton, Obama Surrogates Take Softer Approach On Iraq Withdrawal

Posted 04.02.2008 | Politics

Key surrogates to both Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama suggested on Wednesday that a sensible policy in Iraq would provide the next commander i...

McCain Is AWOL On New GI Bill

Posted 04.03.2008 | Politics

In November 2007, Sens. Jim Webb and Chuck Hagel penned an op-ed in the New York Times advocating a reformed G.I. Bill that would provide Iraq war vet...

Murtha: Clinton Cannot Win Nomination Without Popular Vote

Posted 04.03.2008 | Politics

Hillary Clinton simply cannot be the Democratic nominee if she doesn't win the popular vote, Pennsylvania congressman and Clinton-backer John Murtha s...

Pelosi Sticks To Her Guns On Superdelegate Question

Posted 04.03.2008 | Politics

Nancy Pelosi doesn't seem to be backing down from her position on super delegates, despite being the target of a threatening letter from big-wig Clint...

Hagel: McCain Facing Electoral Buzzsaw Over Iraq

Posted 04.03.2008 | Politics

The Republican Party and its presumptive nominee Sen. John McCain are heading into a 2008 electoral buzzsaw with their continued support of the Iraq w...

Murtha Rips Fellow Vietnam Vet McCain

Posted 04.04.2008 | Politics

Sen. John McCain's promise to restore America's standing in the world even while maintaining troop presence in Iraq is based on an essentially faulty ...

Clinton-Backer Nutter: Media Covers Race With "Double Standard"

Posted 04.04.2008 | Politics

A key Pennsylvania surrogate to Sen. Hillary Clinton accused the media on Thursday of having a "double standard" in the way it has reported the issue ...

Governor Ed Rendell Hints That Mark Penn Should Be Fired

Posted 04.06.2008 | Politics

This has, undoubtedly, been a very tough week for Sen. Hillary Clinton's chief campaign strategist, Mark Penn. First, news breaks that he met with C...

McCain Gets Facts Wrong On Iraq Again

Posted 04.06.2008 | Politics

Facts can be funny things. Over the past several weeks, Sen. John McCain has been occasionally tripping over them in his advocacy for continuing Amer...

Mark Penn Speaks (In Private): Will Still Advise Clintons, Calms Nervous Aides

Posted 04.07.2008 | Politics

Mark Penn, who resigned over the weekend as the Clinton campaign's chief strategist, went into full damage control mode on Monday, hosting a conferenc...

New Book: McCain Once Physically Attacked Fellow Congressman

Posted 04.08.2008 | Politics

UPDATE: McCain has responded to the report below. Watch the video here. * * * Appearing on Fox News this past Sunday, Sen. John McCain attempted t...

Bill Clinton's Ties To Colombia Trade Deal Stronger Than Even Penn's

Posted 04.08.2008 | Politics

On Sunday evening, Sen. Hillary Clinton's chief campaign strategist, Mark Penn, resigned from his post after it was revealed he was working (on the si...

McCain Speaker: Have Your Tiger Woods, We've Got McCain

Posted 04.08.2008 | Politics

At a campaign stop today, Sen. John McCain's introductory speaker took a sharp and potentially sensitive swipe at Sen. Barack Obama, saying that McCai...

Clinton Camp: It's A Miracle We're Not Behind In Pennsylvania

Posted 04.09.2008 | Politics

If you were operating off of the tone of Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign it's a downright political miracle that the she isn't trailing B...

Clinton Firm's Deal Left Pennsylvania Churches In Shambles

Posted 04.10.2008 | Politics

There is an old axiom of government: all politics is local. And while the saying is cliché, it can certainly prove true. How else does one explain t...

McCain Still Not On GI Bill, Even As Other Senate Vet Signs Up

Posted 04.10.2008 | Politics

The prospects of passing Sen. Jim Webb's 21st Century GI Bill increased on Thursday after Sen. Daniel Akaka, a veteran of WWII and the Democratic chai...

McCain Camp Lashes Soros -- After McCain Took His Money

Posted 04.10.2008 | Politics

Sen. John McCain's campaign aggressively fired back against news on Thursday that Democratic financier George Soros was taking part in a $40 million t...

McCain Won't Apologize For Vote Against Civil Rights Act

Posted 04.11.2008 | Politics

This past week, Sen. John McCain repented for his decision in 1983 to oppose a federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King. Speaking on the annivers...

Begala: "Nothing But Contempt" For Penn, Compares Him To Rumsfeld

Posted 04.11.2008 | Politics

Longtime Clinton adviser and confidant Paul Begala took full aim at Mark Penn on Friday, expressing scorn for the recently demoted strategist, and com...

Harry Reid Calls For Bush To Boycott Olympic Ceremony

Posted 04.11.2008 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has become the latest in a growing list of Democratic luminaries who are imploring President Bush to not attend the ...