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Sam Stein

Rudy Has Little Bite As McCain's Newest Attack Dog

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rudy Giuliani took to the role of McCain attack dog and terrorism expert on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, pleading for a civil discou...

Washington Post Recycles False Obama Muslim Rumors On Front Page

Talking Points Memo | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Digby and BarbinMD have already dealt heavy blows to today's reprehensible Washington Post piece that recycles the rumors that Obama is a Muslim on ...

Two Washington Post Reporters Criticize Paper For Obama Muslim Story

Horse's Mouth | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Okay, there have been a few developments with regard to the widely-criticized Washington Post piece I posted about last week that recycled the Obam...

Clinton Camp Admits Iowa County Chair Passed Along Obama Muslim Smear Email

Talking Points Memo | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A day after the Hillary campaign hit the Obama camp for bullying voters in nasty phone calls, the Hillary crew has just acknowledged that an Iowa coun...

WaPo Ombudsman: Obama Muslim Rumors Story "Not A Deliberate 'Smear Job'"

Washington Post | Deborah Howell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Stories about rumors are tricky and easily misconstrued. A Nov. 29 story and headline that explored Barack Obama's "connections to the Muslim world" a...

Author of Obama Muslim Smear Piece Is Giuliani Advisor

Talking Points Memo | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As Ben Smith noted over the weekend, conservative writer Daniel Pipes has authored a new piece that unveils the next Obama Muslim smear. Pipes wrote: ...

Obama Camp Buys Google Ads To Debunk Email Smear

Politico.com | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Carrie and I wrote today about the technical aspects of fighting a viral e-mail smear, and Tim Tagaris writes approvingly of an Obama campaign move we...

Obama Fights Muslim Rumor On Google

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Carrie and I wrote today about the technical aspects of fighting a viral e-mail smear, and Tim Tagaris writes approvingly of an Obama campaign move we...

Clinton: "As Far As I Know" Nothing To Base Obama Muslim Rumor On

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ben Smith at the Politico writes: A weird moment of TV, partially captured in the clip above. Clinton denies she thinks Obama's a Muslim, but her den...

Jason Linkins

Obama Muslim Smear Resurfaces: NYT Op-Ed Tags Obama As Muslim 'Apostate'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been a few weeks since the nation has pointedly moved on from the Wright matter, so I guess it's time for the pendulum to swing back to the Obama-as-secret-Muslim argument.

Sam Stein

GOP Operative Releases Obama Muslim Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Less than a week into the formal general election campaign and Republican operatives have already pulled the Is-Barack-Obama-A-Muslim? card. Famed ...

Jason Linkins

Clinton '3AM Phone' Ad Inspires Parody, Insipid Blog Posts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, unless you've been living under a rock, you've seen the recent ad from the Clinton campaign in which your children are sleeping and it's 3AM and s...

Was Clinton's "3AM" Ad Xeroxed...From A McCain Supporter?

Buzzflash.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Hillary Clinton's campaign raised the fear ante when it started running an ad over the weekend in Texas that asked who you would like to answe...

Jason Linkins

Latest '3AM' Parody Uncovers The Real Threat Facing America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This latest parody of that silly "3AM And There's A Phone Ringing" commercial comes from Public Service Administration, the same folks who brought you...

Girl In Clinton's '3am Phone Ad' Supports Obama

The New Argument | Evan Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From the New Argument: Casey Knowles, a High School Senior in Washington state, recently discovered she was one of the sleeping children in Clinton's...

SNL Spoofs Hillary's 3AM Ad

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Two weeks after "bitch is the new black," and just one week after Hillary Clinton's surprise appearance on the show, SNL is at it again: this time, op...

Jason Linkins

3AM Phone Call Girl Favors Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hey, have you heard? The little girl from the famous "3am phone call" ad is actually a grown-up supporter of Barack Obama! Which is, I guess, a TOTA...

Will Thomas

Obama: If I'm Not Ready, Why Suggest Vice Presidency?

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Obama responded today to the Clinton's repeated suggestions of a joint "dream ticket." Said the senator at an afternoon rally: "I just want ever...

NYT Op-Ed: 3AM Ad Sends Racist Message

NY Times | Orlando Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ON first watching Hillary Clinton's recent "It's 3 a.m." advertisement, I was left with an uneasy feeling that something was not quite right -- someth...

Olbermann Slams Clinton in Special Comment: "You Are Campaigning As If Barack Obama Were The Democrat And You Were The Republican"

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Aides: Presidents Rarely Have To Make Snap Decisions At 3AM

Washington Post | Michael Abramowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is no dispute, as a dramatic campaign ad from Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign suggests, that presidents get plenty of phone calls at 3 a.m. A...

Hillary Clinton's New 3AM Ad On Economy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A press release from the Clinton campaign: New Ad: Clinton Campaign Unveils "Ringing" Ad Statewide in Pennsylvania 30-Second Television Spot Highl...

Drudge Pits Obama And Clinton Against Each Other In Shame-Off

236.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Democratic frontrunner Barack Obama's campaign is accusing Hillary Clinton's campaign of "shameful offensive fearmongering" after her aides allegedly ...

Clinton Ad Plays National Security Card

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

**NEW UPDATES BELOW*** "Entering a proud tradition of Democrats trying to scare the beejesus out of voters by implying the rival candidate may be res...

Keith Olbermann To Do "Special Comment" About Hillary Clinton Tonight — First Time Targeting A Democrat

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE, March 12, 2007: Well, he did it — and here it is. ---------- On last night's "Countdown," Keith Olbermann announced that tonight he'd be ...