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Unity, N.H.: Corny, but heartwarming

Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, once rivals for the presidency, will join forces (with matching capes and rings, perhaps) for the first time on the campaign trail in Unity, N.H., this Friday. Unity! I want to cringe and smile at the same time.

Further upping the symbolism in the fact that Obama and Clinton each received EXACTLY 107 votes in Unity, N.H., during the Jan. 8 primary.

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7 words you can ALWAYS say in heaven

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By Dan

Short on the heels of Tim Russert's untimely demise, comes news this morning of the death of comedy legend George Carlin.

There are no words that I could write today that would adequately describe the impact that watching a George Carlin HBO special had on me when I was 11 or 12. In the wake of the first Gulf War, he did a bit, see below, that crystallized all of the yellow-ribbon...

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Give us a break, please

By Lynne

McCain may not have been in the news as much as Obama this week, but I’m not so sure that the media Obama’s been getting is translating into any new votes.

McCain needs to focus on choosing his vice presidential running mate. That choice will have significant impact on his ability to peel Democrats away, keep Independents from voting for Obama or solidify conservative...

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Will he raise the Barr?

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By Jeff

Bob Barr isn’t going to be president; we know that for sure. He knows he’s not going to be president, and his ardent supporters know he isn’t going to be president. Third-party candidates don’t run to get elected, they run to gain visibility for their message, hoping that some of their core issues will gain traction and force the general election...

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Barack like me

By Kim

Obama has launched his first general election campaign ad “Country I love” in 18 key states this Friday. The 60-second spot, see above, is based on his connections to the American foundations of “strong families and strong values.” However, what may be a first for any general election ad EVER is that upfront Obama points out that he was raised by a single...

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Clean money, clean elections

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By Lynne

There are so many ways candidates get take cheap shots at each other — in debates, interviews, e-mails sent to campaign supporters, through push polls, phone banking, direct mail and, yes, with the supposedly uncoordinated assistance by 527 political action committees whose "independent" expenditures are often very nasty indeed. Or they can get their supporters...

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Debunking 9/11 conspiracy theories

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By Jeff

I work with a conspiracy theorist. She loathes George W. Bush and his “Crime Family” and is one of the people who think every random occurrence somehow ties back to Bush. She mentioned today that McCain was going to win because elections are all frauds and pre-determined by some cabal of powerful Illuminati. I also work near Ground Zero and am exposed to “9-11...

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Rumors ... the good kind

Slate comes up with their own list of rumors in response to the Obama campaign's Fight the Smears site, except these are funny.

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Fist jabbing "The View"

Apparently, I've put myself on the fist jab beat.

Michelle Obama appeared on "The View" today and fist jabbed its lovely hostesses.

— Emily...

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McCain 'drops the C-bomb'

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By Kim

I don’t even know if I am allowed to report on this story that has buzzed around the blogosphere for a few months, but I figure this is the wild card that can at the very least sting McCain in the behind — that is, if little old ladies ever got wind of it.

The story goes that in 1992 while McCain was campaigning for his Senate seat, three anonymous...

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