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Montana's Three Big-Sky Electoral Votes In the Air

Posted November 4, 2008 | 11:19:44 (EST)

There's a fierce battle underway in the red state of Montana with its sparse population, big sky prairies and snow-capped mountains. The 'Treasure State' went for Bill Clinton in 1992 but President GW Bush claimed it by 20 percent in the last two elections. However, Montana may hold the golden...

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Arizona Going Rogue?

Posted November 3, 2008 | 22:05:26 (EST)

Is it possible that John McCain can lose his home state of Arizona?

With new polls and early voting results showing the state is in play, during the last 48 hours the Obama Campaign has reversed gears and redirected its army of volunteers in the Grand Canyon state back to...

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Volunteers Report on the Full-Media Campaign: How Obama Is Mailing, Pinging and Texting His Grassroots Supporters

Posted October 30, 2008 | 15:03:17 (EST)

Trolling the deep seas of the American electorate for voters, Barack Obama and John McCain are using 21st-Century communication tactics -- emails, text messages, FaceBook, video links, Twitter, GoogleGroups -- to enlist supporters in crucial battleground states, recruiting and deploying volunteer forces, and pumping up their campaign coffers.

Questions...

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Campaign Phone-Bank Volunteers: Dodging Abuse and Dialing for Victory

Posted October 24, 2008 | 11:16:30 (EST)

This article is based on contributions from OffTheBus community members who participated in this week's call out. The full byline of contributors appears below.

"It's a good night when I don't get cussed out," laughed Karen Sellars, one of seventy campaign phone bank volunteers responding to a Huffington Post...

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Campaign Diary Ground Report: Obama Volunteers Certain Their Unmatched Enthusiasm Will Win The White House

Posted October 16, 2008 | 15:38:08 (EST)

As the presidential campaigns hurl toward Election Day, the Huffington Post's OffTheBus project asked campaign volunteers to send in reports on the ground game being waged across the country in the form of journal entries detailing their behind-the-scenes experiences and insights.

We have yet to receive dispatches from the McCain-Palin...

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Local Media Broadcasters Nationwide Report Palin Exceeded Expectations And Biden More Knowledgeable

Posted October 3, 2008 | 14:16:07 (EST)

This article is based on contributions from OffTheBus community members who participated in this week's call out. The full byline of contributors appears below.
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In an assessment coordinated by HuffPost's OffTheBus, almost 100 citizen journalists viewed post-debate coverage across the nation, looking to see how local...

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VP Debate Tonight: Which Palin Will We Get?

Posted October 2, 2008 | 08:41:28 (EST)

It's Thursday night, October 2, and the Vice Presidential Debate is about to begin. Governor Sarah Palin is ready for prime time, or is she?

Her lip gloss is covering her tattooed lips or not. Her hair is piled high. Her tight skirt is smoothed, but one thing is...

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With New Ads, Obama Pushes Back Against Ugly McCain Campaign

Posted September 12, 2008 | 08:59:27 (EST)

What ever happened to John McCain's promise to run a "clean and respectable campaign?"

Desperate to win the White House in his second attempt, Sen. McCain is undermining this election by unleashing lies and smears against Barack Obama during the GOP party convention, on the stump with his running mate,...

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Palin Pregnancy: Mother Daughter Interrupted

Posted September 2, 2008 | 02:17:43 (EST)

It was the first visual of Sarah Palin with her family that caught my attention and somehow it didn't feel right. No, it wasn't Gov. Palin's weird retro hair style or her obvious good looks. It was Palin's eldest daughter, Bristol holding her parents' 5-month old baby. Now, we learn...

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McCain's Deadliest Catch: Polls Say GOP In Deep Water

Posted August 31, 2008 | 03:42:59 (EST)

Two major daily tracking polls spell ominous news for the GOP.

One of my favorite reality shows, The Deadliest Catch, documents the dangers of Alaskan fisherman as they search for crab in the frosty and ferocious Bering Sea. It seems a perfect metaphor for the McCain candidacy now...

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And The Talking Heads Run On, Gavel To Gavel

Posted August 26, 2008 | 07:10:49 (EST)

Oye, it's a 'talk amongst yourselves' marathon as the msm fell all over themselves on the first night of the Democratic Convention in Denver yakking it up in the extreme. What a bust for the talking heads on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox...but mostly, for viewers interested in the convention.

I...

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Michelle Obama: The Closer Ready For Prime Time

Posted August 25, 2008 | 21:28:07 (EST)

The drama unfolding at the Democratic National Convention last night was one for the history books.

Following an emotional appearance by the 'Lion of the Senate' Sen. Ted Kennedy as he battles brain cancer and represents the Kennedy myth and legacy, Barack Obama gave prime time to his wife,...

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Obama-Biden: A Match Made In Iowa

Posted August 23, 2008 | 15:01:52 (EST)

Score one for Obama!

Known for his verbal blunders, Sen. Joe Biden has blundered into the race of his life and most probably, of his near-ultimate dream. He may never be president but he may well become vice president.

His son, Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, is the current...

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Time to Bury the "Meet the Press" Format

Posted July 1, 2008 | 11:41:46 (EST)

Meet the Press is boring, predictable, stodgy, and... boring. There, I've said it. Someone had to, especially now that Tim Russert, the 18-year moderator of the show has moved on to wherever television journalists go after they've given their final sign-off from this earthly plane -- and let me be...

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Unity: Not Exactly Woodstock '69, But Close

Posted June 27, 2008 | 03:17:48 (EST)

It's not exactly Woodstock '69 but close. It's the season premiere '08 general election campaign. The music will be blaring. The crowd will be jumping. The loudspeakers booming. The cameras rolling and clicking, but the press buzz before today's official "Unity Tour" in the symbolically named town of Unity, New...

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Barack-Hillary "Unity Tour" Starts Friday In Unity, NH

Posted June 23, 2008 | 20:01:47 (EST)

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton kick start their official "Unity Tour" descending upon the tiny rural village of Unity, New Hampshire (pop. 1530), this Friday and State Rep. John Cloutier (D-Claremont) gave OffTheBus an exclusive interview, saying "I think it's just great! They [Obama and Clinton] split the vote evenly...

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Obama vs McCain: Digging-In or "Standing Ready"

Posted June 16, 2008 | 04:55:37 (EST)

Staking out the differences between what a Democratic presidential win in 08 would look like during a natural disaster -- remember Katrina? -- compared to a continued Republican White House, Barack Obama ditched his suit, picked up a shovel and started loading up sandbags in a flood zone. On the...

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Obama: Wheels Down In Missouri And Fortunes Rising

Posted June 9, 2008 | 14:45:25 (EST)

There's a big bucks fundraiser being held in Missouri tonight and one of the event chairs -- translation: must raise $50,000 -- the "Donald Trump of St. Louis," Mike Roberts, gave an exclusive interview to OffTheBus, explaining just why Missouri is one of the top battle states in November and...

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Three Speeches, Three Fates: Grumpy, Doc and Happy

Posted June 4, 2008 | 03:56:20 (EST)

Listening to all three speakers perform Tuesday night it's not hard to imagine the future.

Grumpy, John McCain, looked and sounded like a loser even though he is his party's leader. Doc, Hillary Clinton, certainly is a loser but acted like a winner and Happy, Barack Obama, is the winner...

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Hillary: It Ain't Over Yet!

Posted June 4, 2008 | 01:53:34 (EST)

In a defiant speech ignoring Barack Obama's historic win as the first African-American to become a presidential nominee -- a giant step toward righting our horrific racist past, precisely 200 years since the slave trade was abolished in 1808 -- Hillary Clinton delivered a Valedictory speech initiating a 'write in'...

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