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November 01, 2008 |
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America is near the end of the longest democratic succession struggle in world history: 23 months ago the first candidate threw his hat in the ring. By comparison, Bill Clinton was considered an early entry when he announced in October 1991, just 13 month...
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October 29, 2008 |
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Senator Obama recently added a new line to his stump speechclaiming he is "worried about Americans who are losing their homes, and their jobs, and their life savings" while Senator McCain is "worried about losing an election."It is curious that Sen. Obama...
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October 29, 2008 |
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There has been an explosion of polls this presidential election. Through yesterday, there have been 728 national polls with head-to-head matchups of the candidates, 215 in October alone. In 2004, there were just 239 matchup polls, with 67 of those in Octo...
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October 28, 2008 |
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With victory in sight, Barack Obama's supporters are predicting that he will give us a new New Deal. To see what that might mean, let's look back on the original New Deal. The purpose of New Deal legislation was not, as commonly thought, to restore eco...
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October 25, 2008 |
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If Barack Obama wins the American presidential election in nine days’ time, it will be because he has beaten the Republicans at their own game, according to Karl Rove, the noted “architect” of President George W Bush’s two victories. The Democrats have co...
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October 24, 2008 |
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A newly released study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism has confirmed what some have already suspected—media coverage of this year's presidential race has been far from balanced.The Pew study, released October 22, found th...
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October 22, 2008 |
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No campaign moves in a straight line. Every race experiences turns toward one side or the other, driven by events, the determined efforts of one candidate, or even a bored media hoping for a new story line....
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October 20, 2008 |
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In my Wall Street Journal column last week, I mentioned that Sen. Obama has been trying to position himself more in line with center-right Americans and away from his record as the most liberal member of the Senate. One of the avenues through which Obama ...

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