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Ben Mishkin

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McCain Gets (More) Britney Traction

(12) Comments | Posted July 30, 2008 | 1:26 PM

As Britney would say, "oops, they've done it again."

On a McCain campaign press call today with campaign manager Rick Davis and adviser Steve Schmidt national political reporters skipped the issues and fell straight into the politics. The call was meant to introduce McCain's new television ad, "Celeb." It...

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The New Tempered Change And Its Detractors: A Roundup

(3) Comments | Posted July 8, 2008 | 1:04 PM

With the incumbent Republican president's approval rating around 30 percent and Republican Senators already conceding two seats they currently hold, many see this as the best chance a liberal Democrat has to win a presidential election since the last liberal Democrat won one: Jimmy Carter, in post-Watergate 1976. Apparently,...

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Obama's Sort Of Audacious Southern Strategy

(4) Comments | Posted July 3, 2008 | 12:31 AM

Barack Obama's "Southern Strategy" based on expected "historic turnout in the African-American community" has come under scrutiny recently, setting off a new round of debate on the matter in the blogosphere.

Obama's plan includes going after states such as Georgia, where there are a reported 600,000 unregistered African-Americans,...

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