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Live from Des Moines Caucus 102

Posted January 3, 2008 | 18:23:05 (EST)

I'm heading over to Precinct 102 in Des Moines, where I'll start broadcasting live here around 5:45pm CST. Senator Biden will be outside for a while greeting supporters, and then I'll head inside to watch the great electoral game of Red Rover, Red Rover, send your non-viable caucusers over!

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Lucky Charms for Breakfast? Biden Staffers Share Game Day Rituals

Posted January 3, 2008 | 12:27:56 (EST)

It's Caucus Day! While there are still plenty of phone calls to make and signs to wave, it's time to rely on your months of hard work, and a little luck. A few Biden staffers share their game day rituals and lucky charms. Iowa Press Secretary Victoria Dillon has her...

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Watch It - Edwards With John Mellencamp Last Night

Posted January 3, 2008 | 10:15:17 (EST)

Between the back row seating and defective WiFi connection, I had a little bit of technical difficulty getting the video stream broadcast out of John Edwards's rally last night with John Mellencamp and Rep. Bruce Braley.

The recorded video stream...

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Biden Volunteers Dot I's, Cross T's

Posted January 2, 2008 | 20:30:06 (EST)

A video peek backstage at Joe Biden's campaign headquarters is Des Moines, as volunteers make the final phone calls to lock up support and solidify their organization in competitive precincts. Polk County field director Raena Davis, a Miami (the warm one, not the midwestern one) native and recent Brandeis graduate,...

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Live from Iowa: But It's No Big Brother

Posted January 2, 2008 | 11:05:29 (EST)

I'm in Chicago's O'Hare airport right now waiting for my airplane to arrive, but in a few short hours, I should be on the ground and broadcasting mayhem. Or boredom, depending on where the minute hand falls.

The angle I hope to contribute to Huffington Post's Iowa Caucus coverage is...

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10Questions.com's David Colarusso On CNN/YouTube Debate Deficiencies

Posted November 30, 2007 | 00:40:32 (EST)

The following piece was produced by HuffPost's OffTheBus.

Apart from Fred Thompson's incessant "um"s and "uh"s (it must be the writers' strike that's got his tongue), my overwhelming impression of the questions selected from YouTube for the GOP by CNN was that most of the questioners were nearly...

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Biden: SC Will Pick the Next President

Posted November 6, 2007 | 09:02:23 (EST)

The following piece was produced by the HuffPost's OffTheBus.

Over five weeks of backpacking around Ireland, one of my lasting impressions of the Irish -- my brethren in moniker only for this Polish-Catholic "Fighting Irish" alumnus -- was that they definitely do not share the same sense of personal...

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Bill Richardson Shops for a Labor Secretary

Posted October 15, 2007 | 12:31:06 (EST)

The following piece is published as part of Huffington Post's OffTheBus project.

This is the third in a three-part series. View Part 2, Part 1.

Bill Richardson spent Friday, October 5, in Atlanta, GA, where he chartered a Spanish-named campaign infrastructure in a state with its fair...

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Bill Richardson Brings Mi Familia to Georgia (video)

Posted October 12, 2007 | 11:29:09 (EST)

The following piece was produced by the Huffington Post's OffTheBus project.

This is the first in a three-part series.

Bill Richardson spent Friday, October 5, in Atlanta, GA, where he chartered a Spanish-named campaign infrastructure in a state with its fair share of anti-immigrant sentiments...

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Bill Richardson's Lonely Yellow Dog (video)

Posted October 11, 2007 | 23:36:48 (EST)

This is the second in a three-part series. Part 1 can be seen here.

Bill Richardson spent Friday, October 5, in Atlanta, GA, where he chartered a Spanish-named campaign infrastructure in a state with its fair share of anti-immigrant sentiments; had a lonely lunch at the Varsity; and, in...

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Rudy Does Atlanta: Or Was That Obama?

Posted September 17, 2007 | 11:13:24 (EST)

The following piece was produced through OffTheBus, a citizen journalism project hosted at the Huffington Post and launched in partnership with NewAssignment.Net. For more information, read Arianna Huffington's project introduction. If you'd like to join our blogging team, sign up here If you're interested in other opportunities,...

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