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The Results From Iowa Are In, but Do They Matter?

Posted August 13, 2007 | 18:27:32 (EST)

Gov. Mitt Romney won the most votes, and Gov. Mike Huckabee received the biggest boost following Saturday's Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, but the significance of the event remains to be seen as observers question how much stock to put in an event that was missing three of the four...

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Media Round Up: Iowa Straw Poll

Posted August 13, 2007 | 13:09:49 (EST)

Considering the sparse attendance of the top tier candidates, the 2008 Straw Poll may have limited relevance in determining the state of the contest for the Republican nomination. The news coverage has been split between commenting on the results and pondering whether or not they mean anything. While Gov. Mitt...

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At Yearly Kos, Organization Trumps Ideology

Posted August 3, 2007 | 13:16:11 (EST)

The epicenter of Democratic politics can be found in downtown Chicago this weekend as 1,500 activists, the entire Congressional leadership, and all but one of the party's presidential candidates converge at the Yearly Kos convention. The event is an outgrowth of the influential political blog the Daily Kos,...

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Can Biden Finally Break through the Media Fog?

Posted August 1, 2007 | 13:31:14 (EST)

Joseph Biden is hoping his second campaign rollout goes a little better than his first. The Delaware Senator's second presidential bid got off to a rocky start in February when unfortunate comments he made to the New York Observer about his Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama overshadowed his...

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Obama vs. Clinton: Who's Winning? is a Losing Game

Posted July 31, 2007 | 15:43:14 (EST)

A week has passed since Sen. Barack Obama stated during the CNN/YouTube that he would meet with some of the world's most noxious heads of state within his first year of office without setting preconditions, causing Hillary Clinton to warn about "being used" and the press to react to the...

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GOP YouTube Debate Not Dead Yet

Posted July 30, 2007 | 13:14:10 (EST)

Last Monday's CNN/YouTube debate was widely panned by the right, so it came as little surprise when Gov. Mitt Romney expressed his hesitance at potentially addressing questions from talking snowmen during the proposed GOP YouTube debate set for September 17 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Rudy Giuliani avoided criticizing the...

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Top Republicans Wary of Proposed YouTube Debate

Posted July 27, 2007 | 13:46:40 (EST)

President Bush was no fan of Monday's CNN/YouTube debate. According to Press Secretary Tony Snow, "I don't think [he watched]. I don't think he's big on YouTube debates." Now it appears the men who are looking to succeed him feel the same way, raising questions about whether the GOP's...

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YouTube Debates: Fun but Not Revolutionary

Posted July 25, 2007 | 17:46:28 (EST)

The much-heralded YouTube debate appears to have been a success. The American political landscape, however, is not changing anytime soon. While very few are quibbling with the format, the general consensus in the media seems to be that its role as guardian of the public debate is not being challenged...

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The Consensus On Last Night's Debate Format

Posted July 24, 2007 | 14:18:03 (EST)

Despite doubts heading in, last night's Democratic presidential debate featuring questions drawn from You Tube users has been widely praised in all corners of the media. While some griped that the innovative questioning still produced the same carefully scripted answers, the event was hailed as a step forward for bringing...

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What's The Scoop?

Posted July 19, 2007 | 10:51:24 (EST)

Those in the McCain and Giuliani camps hoping to brand their rival with a moniker like "Made Up Mitt" might want to hold off. Unlike last quarter's most prominent male beauty expenditure, the scoop that Mitt Romney's campaign charged $300 for makeup has failed to pick up any steam. In...

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