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Air Security Mess

By Adrian

To all my loyal fans — and I know there is at least one or two of you — I’m back. I was out in the great state of Texas for some family business but have happily returned to New York (despite American Airline’s best effort to keep me home). I’ll confess: I’ve been so busy that I just haven’t had time to keep up with politics. So, I want to do something...

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He Speaks!

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Gore finally endorsed Obama in Detroit last night. Better late than never, right? Right??

— Meg...

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Russert dead at 58

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NBC News veteran Tim Russert has died of a heart attack at age 58. A statement from Adrian:

"My condolences to Mr. Tim Russert's family and all his colleagues and NBC. Tim, your honesty and thorough reporting, calm voice and piercing intellect will be missed by millions of viewers around the world."...

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Who’s got a crush on McKinney?

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By Lynne

McCain might not have to do anything to grab disgruntled Hillary supporters away from Obama ... not as long as Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney is in the race.

The Nation posted an opinion piece this week by John Nichols in which two students, former Clinton supporters who are now backing McCain, wrote:

For those of you who just can't stomach McCain, we suggest...

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Obama to "Fight the Smears"

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By David

Interesting new campaign tactic from Obama. His campaign launched a new Web site, "Fight the Smears" to beat back rumors that he is a Muslim, a racist, a terrorist, etc., etc.

Clearly, the Obama folks feel that merely dismissing these rumors as unfounded isn't enough, and they decided that putting out an online truth squad was necessary....

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Ron Paul is out

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Maverick-longshot-but-nonetheless-impassioned Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has announced he will end his campaign tonight.

Now's a good time to check out Paul's awesome CGI-laced campaign ad, written on by our Dan.

— Emily...

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What I Hope is the Last Time I Have to Talk About 'Unifying the Democrats'

By Meg

1. What will Clinton have to do/say to get her supporters to also throw their weight behind Obama?

Nothing. Sure, there will be some who refuse to vote for Obama because he’s not Hillary, just like there will be some Americans who will refuse to vote for Obama because he is black, some who refused to vote for Hillary because she’s a woman and some who will refuse...

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Dems will vote for Dems

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By Jeff

Former Clinton supporters are going to be voting for Obama. They were always going to vote for Obama, no matter how much they pouted. I think even if Clinton hadn’t come out for Obama, her supporters would have still voted for him. The quasi-posturing about supporting McCain by her senior supporters was more about bargaining power and trying to get some assurances...

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What Went Wrong: My Take

By David

Plenty of URL’s have already been spilled on "what went wrong," but before Hillary Clinton’s presidential run is ushered off the stage of history, my take is that it comes down to one thing: The Delegate Hunt.

In the days before Super Tuesday, at a visit to a state Obama campaign office, a couple of local campaign coordinators pointed to a computer with grassroots...

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It's not just about the fist bumps

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North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley and Sen. Barack Obama deal with a secret handshake gone awry Monday in Raleigh, N.C.

— Emily...

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