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Gallup: McCain Breaks A Long Losing Streak, Barely

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

Although yesterday's poll means relatively little, McCain's campaign will no doubt seize upon it as an island of hope in a sea of troubles. We're talking about a 1 percent lead.

Sam Stein

Obama Takes Cues From Bill Clinton In Handling McCain's Age | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

They have been the preferred adjectives for the Obama campaign when going after its opponent. Following a John McCain misstatement, policy shift, or h...

Rachel Weiner

McCain's New Tactic: Savage Obama's Character | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Politico reports that, having tried unsuccessfully to paint Barack Obama as a liberal flip-flopper, John McCain is getting personal: As Senator B...

Obama's "Poll Position" Is Better Than The New York Times Is Telling You

John Lumea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Lumea

When Bob Barr and Ralph Nader are factored in, McCain is 10 or 12 points behind. To put it clearly for the Times's Adam Nagourney, that puts Obama 10 or 12 points ahead.

Sam Stein

McCain Fumbles His "This Week" Appearance | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Coming off of a week in which he made several notable gaffes and was overshadowed by his rival's trip overseas, Sen. John McCain was undoubtedly hopin...

Why McCain's Attack Makes Obama Look Big

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Ever since Obama canceled a trip to visit wounded soldiers in Germany based on logistical disagreements with the Pentagon, McCain has used the snafu to argue that Obama (you guessed it) does not support the troops.

Fifty-State Strategy Gains But The Old Swing States Still Rate

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

Despite the seeming success so far of Obama's genuine national strategy, the fact is, states that were battlegrounds in 2004 have remained tight, ensuring that McCain remains highly competitive.

Sam Stein

McCain Strongly Rejected Long-Term Iraq Presence: "Bring Them All Home" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When it comes to getting U.S. troops out of Iraq, Sen. John McCain was for the idea before he was against it. Three years before the Arizona Republic...

Sam Stein

McCain Campaign Running Obama-Castro Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign has a new web ad out placing Barack Obama, for the second time, side-by-side with a foreign dictator. This time, it's Fidel Castro...

New Polls: An Unexpected Uptick for McCain

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

Yesterday's data delivers positives for McCain and reminds that, however much red states like North Carolina and Alaska may be shifting, Obama has a lot of ground to cover before November.

McCain: Obama Socialist? "I Don't Know"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with the Kansas City Star, John McCain says Barack Obama was labeled as having the "most extreme" record in the Senate. "Extreme? You...

McCain Delegate Is Vocal Obama Admirer

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you've read enough profiles of Barack Obama, chances are you're familiar with the name Kirk Dillard. An accomplished and articulate legislator who ...

McCain Calls Obama Health Care Plan 'HillaryCare'

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain devoted a substantial chunk of his town hall meeting Thursday to drawing contrasts with Barack Obama on health care policy, stressing his ...

McCain Strategy Unveiled: Another New Map

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

The plan is not as innovative as its designers suggest. Obama will be played up as beyond the mainstream and California as seriously in play, both ideas unlikely to rattle the Obama campaign.

Sam Stein

McCain Takes Page From Clinton: Attacks Obama On Committee Chairmanship | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's more evidence that John McCain is looking to the primary campaign of Hillary Clinton as a template for his own race against Barack Obama. On ...

Bipartisan Partisanship -- Not An Oxymoron

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

McCain and Obama can can get our politics back into the fact-driven solutions business, listening to ideas from liberals and conservatives to pick among them based on what works, not what is ideologically correct.

Civil Campaign? McCain Camp Says Obama Wants To Lose In Iraq

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign, which has said it doesn't question Obama's patriotism, is now doing something awfully similar: Claiming that Barack Obama and the...

Poll: Obama Beating McCain In Arizona

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a sign of continued weakness in his home state, an online poll shows Sen. John McCain trailing Sen. Barack Obama by 3-percentage points in Arizona....

Sam Stein

McCain's New Ad: "Beautiful" Words Won't Improve Your Life | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign is out with a new, minute long TV ad that is at once biographical and a not-too-subtle jab at Barack Obama. Starting with his mil...

Hands Off Obama

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

If the barbs against the Obama keep up at a steady rate, McCain won't even need a strategy -- all he'll need to do is keep his mouth shut. Leave the swift-booting of Obama to the Repugs.

The McCain Strategy: It's the Perception of the Economy, (Stupid)

Hilary Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary Rosen

Rick Davis, former McCain campaign manager, told me that with the conventions taking place so late in the summer, voters' thinking about the election would be greatly affected by their summer experience.

Sam Stein

For McCain A Candidate's Military Pedigree Hasn't Always Mattered | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the third straight day, Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign has raised a ruckus over comments suggesting that his military service may not, i...

John McCain Should Probably Stop Calling Barack Obama "Dr. No"

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Saying "Dr. No" over and over and over and over is either a brilliant subliminal appeal to racists who enjoy mid-century genre fiction or it's a really, really tone deaf thing to call a man with a mixed-race background.

Obama Opting Out of Public Financing

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

With this bold move, Obama is going straight past McCain to the source of real GOP election funding, the RNC, which will be spending massively to defeat the Democratic nominee in the fall.

Sam Stein

McCain's Take On Bin Laden, Habeas Corpus Is Delusional, Legal Scholar Says | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, led by new attack dog Rudy Giuliani, alleged on Wednesday that Barack Obama lacked the chops to lead the cou...