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Entries by Sam Stein from 06/2008

McCain's "Right Arm" In War On Terror Has Never Been To Iraq

Posted 06.02.2008 | Politics

John McCain has routinely touted his resoluteness in combating Islamic extremism. When Rudy Giuliani dropped out of the Republican primary and endorse...

Americans Favor President Meeting With U.S. Enemies

Posted 06.02.2008 | Politics

An overwhelming majority of Democrats and Independents, and nearly half of Republicans, say that they agree with Barack Obama's position that, as pres...

McCain's Top Strategist Lobbied For Iran-Linked Firm

Posted 06.02.2008 | Politics

In the summer of 2005, John McCain's chief strategist Charlie Black, working for his firm Black, Kelly, Scruggs & Healey, was paid $60,000 to lobby th...

Superdelegates: We Haven't Heard From The Obama Campaign

Posted 06.02.2008 | Politics

There is a consensus developing around Washington that Barack Obama's presidential campaign is hoping to herd a dozen or so superdelegates into its ca...

McCain Surrogate To Clinton Supporters: Come, Join Us

Posted 06.03.2008 | Politics

A key surrogate to John McCain and a member of the Senator's vice-presidential list, made overt overtures on Tuesday for disaffected Hillary Clinton s...

McCain Tries Aggressively To Distance Himself From Bush In Speech Tonight

Posted 06.03.2008 | Politics

***Scroll Down For Video*** The frame of John McCain being an extension of the Bush presidency is apparently getting under the Senator's skin. In hi...

McCain Continues Courtship Of Clinton Voters

Posted 06.03.2008 | Politics

John McCain's courtship of Sen. Hillary Clinton disaffected supporters accelerated on Tuesday night, as the Arizona Republican continued his charm off...

McCain Camp: Obama Too Liberal...And He Sides With Bush

Posted 06.03.2008 | Politics

Preempting Barack Obama's remarks tonight, the McCain campaign sent out a statement highlighting the fact that the Illinois Democrat had, on many occa...

The Lime Green Monster: McCain's Speech Widely Panned

Posted 06.03.2008 | Politics

It may be a superficial quip with Senator McCain's speech tonight, but as Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic noted, in presidential politics, "theatrics ma...

Pelosi, Reid, Dean Go Public: Democrats Need To Endorse

Posted 06.03.2008 | Politics

Updated With Statement Below In the absence of a concession speech from Sen. Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night, top figures in the Democratic Party we...

Obama In Heated Conversation With Lieberman

Posted 06.04.2008 | Politics

Update: Obama and Lieberman had a heated conversation on the floor of the Senate later today. Details below. Senator Joe Lieberman, serving aptly as ...

McCain Pressed On Past Marital Infidelities During Town Hall (VIDEO)

Posted 06.04.2008 | Politics

During a town hall meeting on Monday, Sen. John McCain was asked, very subtlety, to address how his own marital infidelities - a taboo subject of sort...

McCain Rips Off Obama's Slogan And Logo

Posted 06.04.2008 | Politics

Is John McCain trying to be the older, whiter, more conservative Barack Obama? On Tuesday, the Senator co-opted the slogan that has come to personify...

McCain's Day Marked By False Statements And Gaffes

Posted 06.04.2008 | Politics

A series of misstatements and verbal gaffes hampered Sen. John McCain on the day that unofficially marked the beginning of his general election campai...

Webb's Audition: Blasts McCain, Assesses Obama's Appalachia Problem

Posted 06.05.2008 | Politics

Jim Webb, one of Congress' fastest rising Democrats and a Senator believed to occupy a spot on Barack Obama's vice presidential short list, is slated ...

Obama And Dean Team Up To Recast The Political Map

Posted 06.05.2008 | Politics

Sixteen months after he launched his campaign for the White House, Sen. Barack Obama may, just now, be entering his campaign's most perilous stage. Fa...

Obama Doing Better Among Hispanics Than Kerry In 2004

Posted 06.05.2008 | Politics

One of the key constituencies to watch in the general election will be Hispanic voters. The Republican Party made a mess of its relationship to this g...

Sherrod Brown Endorses Obama

Posted 06.05.2008 | Politics

In another sign that the Democratic Party is unifying behind Barack Obama, Sen. Sherrod Brown, who had stayed neutral throughout the primary process, ...

Here Comes The Story Of A Hurricane McCain

Posted 06.05.2008 | Politics

The topic-de-jour in Campaign 08 on Thursday was the National Catastrophe Fund, a pocket of loot that would help states to stabilize the insurance mar...

McCain Surrogate: I'm Simply Less Principled Than McCain

Posted 06.06.2008 | Politics

There was a bizarrely repentant tone to a conference call organized by the McCain campaign on Friday, as a surrogate to the Senator was forced to defe...

Clinton's What If: Ickes' Abandoned Run At DNC Chair

Posted 06.06.2008 | Politics

The post-mortems are just now trickling in on Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and already there is a list of "what-could-have-beens" lin...

GOP Obstruction Has Shattered Previous Record

Posted 06.09.2008 | Politics

It has become a routine in the Senate. Last Friday, congressional Republicans, with the aid of a handful of Democrats, successfully obstructed the pas...

Top Obama-Clinton Officials Begin Reconciliation Process

Posted 06.09.2008 | Politics

The reconciliation process between the upper echelons of the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns has already begun, as advisers and fundraisers...

McClellan To Testify Before Judiciary Committee

Posted 06.09.2008 | Politics

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, whose scathing memoir about his time in the Bush administration sent waves through Washington D.C....

Kathleen Sebelius, Completing The Obama Puzzle

Posted 06.10.2008 | Politics

When weighing Kathleen Sebelius' potential as a possible vice presidential pick for Barack Obama, it's useful to consider two separate instances when ...